But what makes this tape echo sound and is it possible to get this sound without a tape echo emulation? Continue reading “Tape delay sounds without a tape?”
Guitarists are known to be pretty traditional and therefore love tube amps.
Tube amps (mostly) sound quite well but at the same time they are (typically) pretty loud.
And especially in this day and age the use of PA systems is standard everywhere, a guitarist who plays just for fun or maybe even semi-professional will not be able to use a 100 Watts amp head. Continue reading “Tube amp, transistor, NuTube”
Although many delay pedals do have tap Tempo, they lack of a midi input.
This is why it is sometimes difficult to adapt the tempo of the delay exactly to the tempo of a song. Continue reading “Tipps&Tricks: How to synchronize several delays without midi”
Some guitarists might think “Stevie Ray Vaughan uses an Ibanez Tubescreamer – when I get myself a Tubescreamer too, I will sound like him.” Or “Eric Johnson is using a BK Butler Tube Drive for his lead tone, by using the same pedal I will also create exactly this sound.” Continue reading “Tipps&Tricks: Why do I not sound like my idol?”
The DOD Rubberneck has got a TRS input that can be used to conjoin a three function foot switch.
By this you can control the tap function, the rubbernecking and also the modulation. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: DOD Rubberneck external tap tempo switch”
To me a complete wet/dry or wet/dry/wet setup sounds marvelous but it also has got some disadvantages. Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: Faux wet/ dry- Setup”
To many guitarists the chase for the perfect overdrive pedal is a never ending story.
And not only because of different ideas of sound, have other guitarist’s recommendations leaded to disappointment as not every overdrive pedal is suitable for all kind of sounds. Continue reading “How to find the right overdrive pedal?”
The 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”
To 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”
I guess almost anyone who uses one or more pedals with tap tempo on his pedalboard have thought about a device that is able to tap several pedals at the same time. Continue reading “DIY Mini Tap Tempo Controller”
After 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”
For 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”
Besides choosing the right microphone, the positioning in front of the amplifier is decisive for the sound of a record. Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: Amp miking Part 2 – Positioning”
So many times i heard the question which kind of pedal one should chose: an analog one or a digital emulation? To me it seems to be nearly a question of faith which type of pedals get a place on the pedalboard and this is why I would like to focus on this topic. Continue reading “Ask the Dude – Analog pedals vs. digital emulations”
The world of guitarists is divided into two parts: on one side you can find those who love the Tubescreamer and on the other side there are the Tubescreamer haters. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tubescreamer”
For a nice guitar sound on stage or for recording in the studio the quality of the microphones is decisive. Here are some classics that are used quite often: Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: How to mic an amplifier (part 1) – Different types of mics”
After the release of a new analog delay mostly the question arises if this pedal sounds like an old Deluxe Memory Man and if it is possible to replace this legendary pedal by the new one. Continue reading “Which pedal sounds like the Deluxe Memory Man ?”
This year two of the most remarkable pedals have been released: The Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM and the DOD Rubberneck. A decision between these two pedals is pretty difficult. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get? Tonal Recall RKM vs. Rubberneck”
When a guitarist buys his first guitar he always gets also a pick and mostly this will be the brand he uses for the rest of his life while pedals, guitars, amps and speaker will be modified or changed frequently. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks : Picks”
I guess almost every guitarist has got his very own place in the rehearsal room. Next to him his amplifier. For a long time you have been adjusting the setting of your amp to get the sound you have longed for Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to improve your guitar sound”