The first example started from within the pedal’s comfort zone. We used a Strat into a Bassman-style guitar amp set on the edge of breakup. We then used the Looking Glass to boost the amp’s front end as well as cut some of the loose low-end synonymous with this style of amp by using the Bass Cut control.
Next up, we paired the Looking Glass with a clean amp and used the treble control to add a hint of sparkle and the drive control for some grit when the guitar is pushed. We also used the Input Filter to tune the input impedance of the pedal to get the sweetest high-end response from the Strat.
With this example, we used an amp that had a much more rounded low-end, paired it with a mahogany-bodied guitar with humbuckers and used the Looking Glass to shape the amp’s response to bring back some clarity and high-end saturation. As you can hear, the Looking Glass can expertly carve out the desired sonic experience from an amp.
This example demonstrates how the pedal reacts when you switch the gain circuit to ‘High’ mode and crank the gain to full. We then reduced the Bass Cut to bring back some more low-end and saturate the tone even more. The sound has a great snap to it and really brought out the character of the Strat.
To top things off, we took it to the extremes. For this last example, we grabbed the Ibanez and cranked the amp to get some more saturation. Then we used the Looking Glass to tighten up the low end and push the front-end even more. We then adjusted the input filter to bring out the biting character of the basswood body.