Well that was pretty damn impressive! Nailing the Live Dead tones.
john in san diego
Plus 3 -- Nice playing (and killer tone).
I got my solar flare on Friday. Fell in love with it, instantly. Like half of the people on here, I'm a huge fan of the earth drive. It's been the one constant on my board, since I got it. For this reason, when Brad described what he was going to do with the Solar Flare, I knew I would order the pedal so that I could get it as soon as possible. For me -- it's the perfect compliment to the earth drive -- which I use when I need grit. For distortion, I have tried multiple boxes, including a tube screamer (silver mod), Wirlwind Goldbox, and more recently, the T-Rex Dr. Swamp. They were all OK -- but, for me at least, I found them all a bit compressed. I was actually was on the verge of buying another earth drive and stacking them with each other, because I love the way the earth drive sounds for both grit AND when cranked. But when Brad announced the Solar Flare -- that seemed like an even better option. It's an incredible distortion pedal. I put it side by side with the Goldbox (which is essentially the old MXR pedal Jerry used), and after a few minutes, I took the Goldbox off, and put it away. The Solar Flare really screams, but to my ears, it's warmer, more transparent, and overall, just more musical. It's got that same bees in the box quality, but to me at least, it's more pronounced, and less harsh as well. I always have a hard time describing tone -- I hope this helps. Thank you, Brad -- this pedal rocks!