Got an email this morning from Guitar Center inviting me to come down to GC and try out the new Golden Cello from Mad Professor, an overdrive and delay in one pedal. Intrigued, the Dawg did a little sniffing around. Here’s info I got from the Mad Professor site:
Mad Professor Amplification is proud to release a new pedal that will be sold exclusively at Guitar Center stores and Musicians Friend.
The Golden Cello pedal offers guitar players one of the most sought after lead tones on the planet. In this one small gold pedal is the much sought after million dollar tone. Sweet cello-like singing fat lead tone with the most luscious open ambient tape delay.
The tone that you used to need: a great overdrive, a vintage tape delay and a loud vintage full-stack at full volume is now one foot stomp away! Very easy to setup – just plug it into any (quality) clean amp and you get “The Tone!” you have been seeking, at any volume level. This inspiring pedal will keep you playing and playing, you simply can’t stop!
Just four knobs for total output: Volume, Delay level, Tone and Drive. You simply cannot get a bad tone out of this pedal. This is a pedal th at belongs on every pedalboard, in every gigbag and every studio. Singing lead tone, with the classic Mad Professor dynamics and touch sensitivity.
Here’s a video demo:
Hmm… This is definitely a cool pedal, but as they say you need: “A great overdrive, a vintage tape delay and a loud vintage full-stack at full volume,” I already have with my Timmy and Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay. Granted, having both in one box is very convenient. I’ll probably go down to GC in the next few days to try one out. But at $199, I don’t think it’ll be an expenditure I’ll be making any time soon, and it REALLY has to blow me away. The demos I’ve seen in addition to the one I linked to here have been pretty awesome, but for me, it’s not a tone that I’m currently after as I’m actually writing stuff that is a lot more clean right now plus, as I said above, I can get that tone with the pedals/amps I have.
But all that said, if this tone is for you, this pedal would definitely be worth checking out. Mad Professor pedals are the bomb!