"Crossed Wires" with Pat Benson
By Pat Benson
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Host Pat Benson discusses everything guitars, pedals, amps, synths, and more. Featuring guest interviews with musicians, builders, techs, and contributors to the gear community. Hear demos of vintage/boutique gear that you might not have heard anywhere else, or at least not on a podcast before!
||Clean12: Demo: Adventure Audio Dream Reaper||This week Pat demos the Dream Reaper, an oscillating, modulating, Fuzz Feedback Machine by Adventure Audio. This pedal is something out of the ordinary and loaded with weird features guaranteed to turn your tone into something unexpected. But don't b||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Demo: Boss PS-3 Pitch Shifter/Delay||This week Pat runs down the Boss PS-3 Pitch Shifter/Delay. Released between 1994-1999; this was before the days of Rainbow Machines and Timeline delays and well ahead of its time. This wasn't the only unusual sounding pedal as the 90's produced a lot o.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Demo: JHS Pedals "The VCR" Volume, Chorus, and Reverb||This week Pat demonstrates the signature Ryan Adams "VCR" by JHS pedals into a Benson Vinny amplifier while playing a Nash JG63, a 1978 Les Paul Custom, and a modified Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster. No tone was harmed durning the process of this demonstra.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Demo: Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run Stereo Delay/Reverb||This week Pat does a rundown of the Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run Stereo Delay/Reverb using a Gibson Les Paul Standard with Seymour Duncan Antiquities into a Benson Vinny 1-watt amplifier.Like the show? Please rate and subscribe on iTunes. Fan m...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Interview with Dan Rose||(https://crossedwirespod.com)Pat talks with Dan Rose of Elder Brother about his new record, guitar tones, recording with Chris Conley, seeing Ryan Adams three times in one weekend, and recent gear acquisitions. Like the show? Please rate and subsc...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Pedal Shootout: Boss CE-2 vs. Mr.Black Vintage Chorus||This week Pat demos two chorus pedals, a vintage Boss CE-2 and a Mr.Black Vintage Chorus LTD. Do you consider yourself a chorus connoisseur or are you new to the sounds of lush chorus? Don't know if it will make the cut to your never-ending pedalboard?.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Interview with Will Levy||This week Pat talks with Will Levy of the band The Story So Far about gear acquisitions, working at Billy Joe's guitar shop in Oakland California, Evertune bridges, Marshall clones, and visiting the Gibson showroom in NYC. Like the show? Please rate...||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Interview with Tom Kogut of TOMKAT Pedals||This week Pat talks with Brooklyn based pedal builder Tom Kogut of TOMKAT pedals about breakfast smoothies, the bachelor, participating in his first NAMM show, how he got started making pedals, designing unique and artistic circuit boards, builder insp.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Demo: TOMKAT Violet Muffer||This week Pat answers listener questions and demos a TOMKAT Violet Muffer fuzz pedal during the second half of this show. A Gibson Les Paul Standard (not a studio as he mentioned on the show), Partscaster, and Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster were all plugge.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Interview with Ryan Hunter and Brian Byrne||This week Pat talks with Ryan Hunter and Brian Byrne of the band Envy On The Coast about when they first noticed guitar tone, their gear over the years, getting thrown into doing big tours at the beginning of their career, and working on their own indi.||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Interview with Eric Hudson & Ricky Sampson||This week Pat talks with Eric and Ricky of the band Foxing about recording their most recent album "Dealer", working together as a band on their music video, dealing with the overwhelming situation of having their gear stolen one night in Austin, Texas.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Interview with Ben Walsh||This week Pat talks with Ben Walsh of Tigers Jaw while on tour in Europe about his introduction to music, growing up in Scranton Pennsyvania and the influence of local bands such as the Swims and Okay Paddy, Les Pauls, and delicious Belgium waffles. ...||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|