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Nels Cline Get GOO Live Performance Music Video

By July 22, 2016July 25th, 2016Artists, GOO, GOO Videos, Videos

In this short movie, Nels Cline’s performance unleashes his little tone monster, “GOO”, creatively showcasing the scary qualities of his signature guitar distortion pedal.

Named by *Rolling Stone* as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” and best known as Wilco’s guitar hero, Nels Cline is a true virtuoso recognized for his versatility and improvisational skills. A walking encyclopedia of guitar effects and tone, Nels is a true pedal geek who has owned and used hundreds of iconic stompboxes.

“I wanted the most expressive, touch sensitive, and responsive distortion pedal I’ve ever experienced”, says Nels. “GOO will rock your socks off, and then its singing sustain will envelop you in sonic viscosity and consume you in creamy, dreamy distorted bliss.”


Nels’ first signature distortion pedal combines the best characteristics of his favorites along with a simple gig-friendly design. Its sonic character and truly natural tube amp-like response gives players the freedom and flexibility to play everything from rock to alternative to jazz fusion to blues.

GOO’s unique artistic design was inspired by the 1958 movie “The Blob”, and its graphics represent the movie’s jelly monster while the pedal’s three distinct glow-in-the-dark knobs capture its sci-fi vibe. GOO ships in custom packaging inspired by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and the Revell models of his “monsters”, originally issued in the 1960s.


From 0:00 to 0:22 – GOO is OFF = Clean Amp Sound
From 0:22 to 0:50 – GOO is ON, GAIN about 1:00 o’clock | TONE about 11.00 o’clock
From 0:51 to 1:48 – GAIN almost 4:00 o’clock = SUSTAIN! SUSTAIN! SUSTAIN!
From 1:49 to 2:23 – GAIN about halfway | TONE about 3:00 o’clock = CRUNCH!!
From 2:24 to 3:23 – GAIN about 2:00 o’clock | TONE about 1:00 o’clock

Equipment Used:

Effect Pedals:

1. “GOO” ICON Series Nels Cline Signature Distortion Pedal by ToneConcepts Inc.
2. “Belle Epoch” Delay by Catalinbread


GUITAR: 1959 Fender Jazzmaster
AMP: Studius “Moseley” 1×12 (21 watts)

Filmed at Big Sky Works (Brooklyn) by Nathan West assisted by Chris Clark
Light show by Drippy Eye (Brooklyn)
Edit by Bobby Berry