+++ News: 6 days left till NAMM Show 2018 +++

NewsLess than a week left until the NAMM Show 2018 opens the doors.
And almost every minute one gets to know new information about news pedals. Continue reading “+++ News: 6 days left till NAMM Show 2018 +++”

DOD Rubberneck Dark Repeats and Oscillation – Analog Delay

On request of YouTube subscribers I made this demo about how to create dark repeats and dark oscillation with the DOD Rubberneck:

gear: Fender Jaguar, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Click here for a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM and here for a comparison with the EHX Deluxe Memory Man.

+++ News : The NAMM Show 2018 +++

NewsThe NAMM Show 2018 is getting closer and already first information about new pedals seep through.
Here are a few insights: Continue reading “+++ News : The NAMM Show 2018 +++”

Tape echo maintenance

Fulltone TTEA real tape echo provides an extraordinary sound and is a worthwhile investment for your guitar sound. Unfortunately the maintenance of a tape echo is not as simple as the care of a digital or analog delay pedal. Continue reading “Tape echo maintenance”

Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM – Dark Repeats & Oscillation

This video shows how to create dark repeats and bright oscillation with the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM.

gear: Fender Jaguar, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Click here for all videos of the Tonal Recall RKM.

Tipps & Tricks: Germanium Fuzz as a Booster/Overdrive

Ask the DudeThe germanium fuzz was one of the first overdrive pedals that have been available in the first days of history of electric guitars. Those days this effect offered totally new kinds guitar sound. Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: Germanium Fuzz as a Booster/Overdrive”

Tipps & Tricks: Guitar Cables

Ask the DudeTo many guitarists the guitar cable is a book with seven seals and most of them never even think about the quality of their cables. Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: Guitar Cables”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo TTE vs. T-Rex Replica – Tape Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the legendary Fulltone Tape Echo with the T-Rex Replica.

Click here for other TTE videos.

gear: Epiphone Riviera (with P94 Pickups), Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

How to plan your pedalboard

Ask the DudeAfter you have chosen your very own pedal stock it makes sense to plan your pedalboard so you won’t have to rearrange your pedals for every rehearsal or every gig.
When you only use two or three pedals running on batteries they will be connected quite easily and you will not necessarily need a pedalboard. But in the long run no guitarist I know has been satisfied with two or three pedals. Continue reading “How to plan your pedalboard”

TC Electronic Hall Of Fame vs. Strymon Big Sky – Reverb Comparison

This is a reverb pedal comparison:  TC Electronic Hall Of Fame vs. Strymon Big Sky.

gear: Epiphone Riviera (with P94 Pickups), Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Tape Echo Emulations: Hughes & Kettner Replex or T-Rex Replica

Which PedalBecause of their very special sound which is less sterile or dull (in comparison to digital or analog delays), tape echo emulation pedals are almost among the most popular delay effects. Continue reading “Tape Echo Emulations: Hughes & Kettner Replex or T-Rex Replica”

Big pedalboard vs. mini workhorse

PedalboardLately I visited a concert in a small club and there it happened again: the band started with the first song and at the same time one of the guitarists began to fiddle about his pedalboard because not a single tone of his guitar reached the boxes. Supported by his roady he was able to rectify his short-time mutism but to me this is not really the perfect concert opening. After the show the guitar tech told me that exactly the same happened the night before. Continue reading “Big pedalboard vs. mini workhorse”

Tipps & Tricks: How to set up a guitar

Ask the DudeFor good music the guitarist need the right attitude and his guitar needs the right adjustment.
To set up a guitar is pretty simple and also brand new guitars often have to be adjusted. Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: How to set up a guitar”

Power for your Pedals – 9V or more?

Multi-NetzteilTo almost all producers of guitar effect pedals 9V still is the one and only standard. But who has set this norm? And is 9V really the best option for effect pedals? Continue reading “Power for your Pedals – 9V or more?”

Neunaber Expanse vs. Strymon Big Sky – Reverb Comparison

This is a comparison of the Neunaber Expanse Reverb with the Strymon Big Sky Reverb:

 

gear: Different than usual I use a Epiphone Riviera (with P94 Pickups), Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.