Being a world renowned guitar gear demonstrator, and being crowned Guitarist Magazine’s ‘Young Guitarist Of The Year 1997′ when he was 16. – Chris George is well versed in all things guitar.
I approached Chris and offered to make him his very own OD pedal from the Rowbi FX Custom Shop, something I’ve never done before. Rowbi FX is a hobby for me and all previous pedals I’ve built ( see some of them here ) are owned by yours truly. With that in mind I consider this a one off thing for a good friend – and so won’t be making any more Chris George Drive pedals. This is a one off :-)
Chris essentially wanted a clean boost with a bit more oomph and a way to boost treble too – but was happy for me to put my own spin on it. So I took those requirements baked it at gas mark 7 for a few weeks (while it was built and tested) and viola – the Rowbi FX Custom Shop Chris George Drive was born.
Chris has given the pedal a good work out, and had this to say: “The pedal sounded amazing on my recent tour! Although it’s not a gain monster, there is plenty to add some sparkle, particularly on vintage amps. Thanks again for it, I’ll definitely have it as my go to OD pedal from now on.”
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Purely from a teenage lad sense of humour point of view, I was really looking forward to seeing Steel Panther. Crude lyrics mixed with hair metal is what I expected and that’s exactly what I got.
Highlights were the band playing (Fuck all night) Party All Day, Asian Hooker, and Gold Digging Whore. The last of those also included all the slutty ladies from the front row being invited on stage to play the floozy. It was all quite amusing except for the fat lady who decided to start twerking with her see through clothes! Not cool.
Essentially though, if you like some comedy hair metal and you’re not easily offended – Go to a Steel Panther gig.