Watch: 60 Cycle Hum podcast recorded live for Live

The duo discuss a Gibson U Harp from 1918 that’s been sent in by a listener, the Caroline WC2, and other instruments, pedals and bugbears. Live: 60 Cycle Hum is a guitar podcast that covers the used gear market. Each week hosts Ryan and Steve tackle gear ads sent in by listeners and discuss topics relevant to the guitar gear industry.

Ryan and Steve discuss the impact of JHS’s new and affordable pedal range, and the dealer-first launch. “JHS did a smart thing and got all of the products into the dealers’ hands first.

“It sounds like they made 100,000 pedals or something! An immense amount of pedals for the launch and somehow it all stayed quiet.”

The podcast is sponsored by Chase Bliss Audio and Big Ear pedals, and they discuss Chase Bliss’s new reverb pedal in collaboration with Meris. “The CXM 1978 is a collaboration between Chase Bliss and Meris in this [Preamp Mk II] format,” Steve says.

Ryan interjects by detailing the reverb the pedal is based on, “It’s supposed to be based on a sought-after, vintage studio reverb, which solidifies my point that I think these are meant to be studio bling.

“I see people complaining online… For studio people? No, that’s who these are for. If you have a recording studio and a client coming in… they’re meant to sit on a recording desk and impress your studio clients, and it will.”

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