GERMANIUM - MILD DRIVE

Thomas Atzinger uses his Gas Fx Drive Thru with a Tausch Thinline Telecaster and a Audio Amp Co. Custom Tweed Deluxe. Pedal settings are Volume and Tone at 12:00 with Gain at 11:00 and Germanium mode selected. Amp channels are bridged with both channel Volumes on 2, Tone on 5, Bias switch on "lo". Cables are by Vovox and George L. Thomas really works the volume control on his guitar to explore a range of clean and dirty tones. Listen to the way the guitar is just on the edge of feedback and check out the reflection of the LED on the control plate.

SILICON - SEMI HEAVY DRIVE

This time Thomas Atzinger uses his Gas Fx Drive Thru with a Tausch Les Paul (Häussel 1959 pickups) and an Audio Amp Co. Custom JTM 45 with matching 4 x10 cabinet loaded with Fane speakers. Pedal settings are Volume at 10:00 with Gain and Tone at 1:00. Amp channels are bridged, both channel volumes are on 3 with Bass at 3, Mid 5, Treble/Presence 6 and Wild control 12:00. Plexi boost is on. Cables are by Vovox and George L. Again Thomas works the controls on his guitar to create a wide range of tones and achieve that fabled Les Paul ‘bloom’ on the held notes.

FULL RANGE OF SETTINGS

Guitarist Sam Vilo from Finland really puts the Drive Thru though its paces with a fantastic sounding Suhr Classic Custom Strat and a Suhr Badger 35 amplifier with a quartet of EL84 tubes. The sepia toned photography and closeup shots of the pedal are almost as beautiful as Sam’s playing.

TWO DRIVE THRUS STACKED

Here’s Thomas again pulling some brutal tones out of his pair of Drive Thrus. His Warmoth T-type sounds wild through a JTM-45 - Thomas expertly keeping it right on the edge of feedback. He asked for a blue LED on his second order so it would be easier to tell them apart. Of course we were happy to oblige.

LESTER’S BLUES

Valued customer Johnny Flamenco out in Canada puts his Drive Thru and VOS ’58 Gibson Les Paul through their paces with some tasty blues playing. There is a little bit of clipping on this video’s audio track, but you’ll get the idea.

KIT BUILD

Here’s a kit build from Stephen Edward. He has done a great job on the graphics and he’s added an account of the build on his blog. Stephen used a Strat and a Fender Blues Junior for this video clip. Just click the link below to visit Stephen’s Grail Guitars Blog. There’s plenty of cool stuff on there.

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KIT - MEDIUM DRIVE

My mate Tony Berrington is a man of many talents. He built his kit into a regular BB box (minus the battery) and he’s playing a mid 1950s swamp ash Strat replica that he also built himself. The pickups are Lollar Vintage Blondes and the amp is a Vox AC15 TBX. The genuine 1960s Ace strap is pretty impressive too. Don’t forget to check out the other demos of Tony’s home made guitars and some of his amazing vintage gear.

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DROP TUNED WITH HUMBUCKERS

Sam Vilo shows how the Drive Thru handles humbuckers and dropped tunings. The guitar is a Fano JM6 with Lollar humbuckers, the amp is a Clark MTC-45 played through four 12” Blackbacks and there’s a touch of Belle Epoch delay. Once again Sam pulls out a huge range of tones and textures and this guy has serious chops. About fourteen minutes in Sam activates his Teese RMC8 wah pedal.

Crank Starter

This time Sam Vilo plays his Fano JM6 with Lollar humbuckers, the amp is a Clark MTC-45 played through four 12” Blackbacks. About half way through Sam stacks his Crank Starter with a Bogner Ecstasy Blue overdrive then adds a hint of delay from a Strymon El Capistan.