Note: Edit below containing audio track to reference quality Hey there, I know, I know, someone else doing demos for pedals? Good grief... Well, I have been dissatisfied with pedal demos for a long time. Don't get me wrong, there are some killer videos out there with killer cats showing off some killers pedals (this sentence just kills, right?). Juan's Pedals and Effects is a pretty great source for pedals and has some wonderful information. There are also some great demonstrators for the more obscure/boutique guitar pedals out there, but for the most part demo videos are lacking. It seems that a lot of videos have demonstrators that are simply not playing styles that really fit pedals, such as hearing stock blues riffs on a glitch pedal or a synth fuzz or something along those lines. Don't get me wrong, everyone is entitled to what they enjoy playing, but with pedals you can't just turn any pedal on and play any old riff. You have to get to know the pedal and drop music that takes advantage of the pedal in a creative manner. Maybe I'm totally off base and I simply have a skewed interest in music (which I do), but I know I would appreciate seeing someone do what I'm wanting to do. So... since I have a huge passion for pedals and I realize this, I thought, "You know, I should just get out there and start doing demos on my own." That being said, I wanted to check in with the Talkbass crowd and see what you guys are interested in seeing in demos. I have some ideas of my own and I intend to do multiple videos demonstrating both bass and guitar (and potentially other sources), but one of the main problems that I see with demos is... it's always the pedal by itself!! I almost NEVER run a single pedal. Don't get me wrong, I totally understand hearing a pedal by itself and the quality of that, but to have such few demos of cats running a chain is crazy. One of the biggest things is with fuzz pedals. As someone that is more into synth bass (think John Davis), my first reaction is, "Well, how would this sound with an OC-2 (or something similar)?" Considering how popular synth bass has become, I don't see this as a ridiculous request. Anyways, if you guys could let me know what you would like to see in pedal demos (or even tell me, "HEY! WE DON'T NEED MORE DEMOS, MAN!!!!!") that would be stellar. EDIT: I see that a lot of you cats are stating the need for solid quality. Here is a demo to show you what you can expect quality-wise. X-Files Arrangement It will probably always be a DI recording, because I'll be recording at my teaching studio, which hasn't been treated yet. Once that happens I'll probably venture into throwing mics on the recording(s). I'll have the potential to run three different basses and all of them have active/passive pulls. One Jazz style bass by Noguera with Thomastik Flats One custom single cut by Greyman with soaps One Tom Clement fretless with Barts The head will be a TC Electronic RH450 (gets a clean tone) that is solid state. So far the biggest mentioning has been slapping, and well, I don't really slap. It's not an interest of mine, so expect to mostly hear finger style and maybe some picking. The next thing mentioned seems to be "talking." I cannot stand talking in demos, ESPECIALLY when it has nothing to do with the pedal. I don't intend to talk at all unless I need to explain the context of something or a pedal has an odd set off knobs. Most of these pedals will be obscure, so I doubt anyone who stumbles on them needs me to explain what a "gain" knob does... I appreciate the feedback! It's great. I expect to have a video up by the end of March (hopefully much sooner than that), and Talkbass will be one of the first places to know about it! When it is posted, definitely give feedback!