It’s about time someone used the classic Spinal Tap quote as a launchpad for a guitar product.
In case you aren’t familiar, Nigel’s most famous quote from Spinal Tap (the video) is about his Marshall amps going to 11. It’s absolutely hysterical in context to the rest of the movie, but watch the clip if you haven’t seen it.
Here’s the quote:
Nigel: “You’re on 10 on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?”
Marty: “I don’t know.”
Nigel: “Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?”
Marty: “Put it up to eleven.”
Nigel: “Eleven. Exactly. One louder.”
Marty: “Why don’t you just make 10 louder, make 10 be the top number, and make that a little louder?”
Nigel: “…..(long pause)…..these go to 11!”
A classic scene from a classic movie for guitar players. Now let’s take a close look at this pedal with a little help of some videos.
Lovepedal Amp Eleven Tele Tones
Guitarist Josh Smith demos the Lovepedal Amp 11 with some slick, gutty Telecaster licks. Notice how the tone has girth, but in no way gets muddy. Chords ring through clearly in between Josh’s single note lines. There’s a really nice low-mid gutty feeling to this pedal, much like a cranked amp. And, Lovepedal advertises the pedal as capable of achieving these tones anywhere from coffee house volumes to club volumes.
Pro Guitar Shop demos the Lovepedal Amp 11
Andy from PGS puts the Lovpedal Amp 11 through a test with a Stratocaster and Telecaster. The gain stacking with the Boost function is a very nice feature, making the pedal incredibly useful live. There’s a number of pedals on the market these days offering this function, including Lovepedal’s own Les Lius for tweed tones. Make sure you watch the video to it’s end and check out the cool box!
In the end, the Lovepedal Amp Eleven offers an array of different saturated amp tones via it’s Bass, Tone, Level, Drive and switchable Boost controls. For more information, head over to Lovepedal’s website.