Just finished the prototype today. The sounds and features by far exceed all my expectations. For a full rundown of what this baby can do see the Gemini page of this website.
My good friend and tame shredmaster Rich Russell did some great soundclips for me.
Rich used a USA Fender Telecaster. The amps were driving a Marshall 1936 2×12. No other effects except a little SHO boost for the ‘shredding’ parts, and a touch of reverb. Microphone was a Shure SM58.
The Thermionic soundclips was recorded directly into a Valve Junior set to clean, all the drive you hear is coming from the Thermionic. Rich used a USA Fender Telecaster. No other effects except a touch of reverb. Microphone was a Shure SM58.
I built a nice little pedal for Mike Fetting of EffectsWire, he asked me to do an interview too. Read more here:
Soundclips! As people will know, I’m not a legendary guitarist or bassist. Please be forgiving, listen to the tone and not the technique.
Guitar clips: Thermionic Guitar
Audio path: Rick’s fingers >>> Telecaster Custom bridge pup (HB) >>> Thermionic Overdrive >>> Roland Bolt 60 watt tube combo >>> Shure SM58 >>> Wavelab
Bass clips: Thermionic Bass
Audio path: Rick’s fingers >>> Washburn RB2500 five string active >>> Thermionic Overdrive >>> Roland Bolt 60 watt tube combo >>> Shure SM58 >>> Wavelab
It’s been a long haul, source parts, mathing FET’s, etching enclosure, but the SDR limited run is finally coming together. They’ll start shipping over the next couple of weeks.
Just finished this one for Nikola in Hamburg. He asked if I could implement power scaling, so this one has got a ‘Brake’ knob instead of master volume, which adjusts the B+ voltage from anywhere between 110v and 190v – nice feature, and very useful for scaling down the output which maintaining the ‘full on’ sound.