Mass of the Fermenting Dregs are first up in series of cover versions that may not extend any further, ‘Man Of Arun Plays The Hip Hits’.
I wound up the Fender Stratocaster I bought in the early 1980s for this one which I’ve recently added some Porter Pickups in a pre-wired scratch plate from Six String Supplies. Of course I immediately modded it by making the tone pots treble and bass cuts operating on all pickups.
The Fender Cyclone II with its unusual choice of three Jaguar pickups handles slide which as mentioned in the video runs through the Origin Effects Slide Rig II pedal – the compressor for those who don’t like compression.
Caveat emptor: the Cyclone reissue with Stratocaster pickups doesn’t sound the same. And who would want one without the go faster stripes anyway.
Scuffham Amps S-Gear is the virtual amplifier choice – including on the bass, a Sire Marcus Miller V7, which can only be described as solid in terms of build, weight and sound.
What have I learnt on this journey? That YouTube video compression doesn’t like red – whether alone or mixed in purple.