Overview of Laboga Mr. Hector Amplifier
Scott Bonnell aims to demo the Laboga Mr. Hector amplifier, after receiving numerous requests for the same. The demonstration includes the amp playing isolated tones, both clean and heavy, showing how it responds to different settings and pedals.
They showcase some tones just for a flavor of what the amp can do before they jump into demonstrating its capabilities with a song. They also provide some insight into their setup and signal chain for enthusiasts who might want to understand the process in more depth.
This amplifier showcases its potential with its great clean sounds. The demo makes use of an LSL Saticoy for clean tones and then switches to an OD guitars Rhea for the heavy, overdriven stuff. Miking up with a sure sm57 and a nauman tlm-102 ensure top-notch audio capture for the demo.
Pedals like a KHDK Ascendancy overdrive pedal and a Guptc PDEQ, that mimics the depth and presence control of an amplifier, can be used with the Mr. Hector. The demo showcases how this amplifier responds to different pedals and settings. Describing what each function and pedal does to the sound of the amplifier, Scott goes on to demonstrate the sounds it can create.
The Laboga Mr. Hector can be compared to a rectifier, though it has its unique sound that could be categorized as refreshing amidst a sea of identical amplifiers. With a bit of saturation and boost from a pedal, this amplifier can produce quite pleasing tones.
Understanding the balancing act of the treble within the EQ, or the gain can be crucial for obtaining the best sound out of Mr. Hector. Be a little more heavy-handed, and you might end up with an undesired fizzy or hairy sound. It requires some time to get the sound right within your specific mix or setup.
A notable feature of the Laboga Mr. Hector is its clean channel. The clean tones it can produce aren’t just a mere write off but are quite appreciable for an amp of its type.