KEITH MERROW Demos the Seymour Duncan Palladium Gain Stage Pedal

Keith Merrow recently spent some quality time with the new Palladium Gain Stage Pedal from Seymour Duncan (by whom he is gainfully employed), and he shot this video to show off how it sounds. And how it sounds is awesome! Each of these clips is the pedal into the clean channel of both a Revv Generator 120 and a Kemper Profiler, and they sound heavy as hell.


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  • Not gonna lie. I’d use it as part of a portable rig, but it still has that jagged note separation that plagues high gain solid state designs.

    • I bet all the people who saw Death live in 1988 thought ‘gee this band is really great but it’d be better if it wasn’t for the jagged note separation’

      • I’m just saying it as a guitarist myself that that’s what I hear. Obviously most of the audience wouldn’t be able to tell the difference and the way the pedal is presented is based on how Keith has it eq’d, his string attack, etc. There’s countless variables, and in this presentation, that’s what I hear. There’s great solid state amps from Ampeg, Marshall, the list goes on.

        • Either way I wouldn’t pay £349 for a bloody overdrive

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