+++ 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

A 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”

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”

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”

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?”

My Top 10 delays

Effect PedalThese are the top 10 analog delays.
Of course this ranking is absolutely subjective. Continue reading “My Top 10 delays”

Ask the Dude – Analog pedals vs. digital emulations

Ask the DudeSo 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”

Which pedal sounds like the Deluxe Memory Man ?

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 ?”

Innovative boutique pedals

Effect PedalThe market for guitar-effects has grown a lot in the recent years and therefore there has never been a wider range of pedals as today.
While the first boutique manufacturers focused themselves on the modification and the building of clones of old and rare pedals, the next generation of boutique manufacturers found a totally new way. Continue reading “Innovative boutique pedals”

EHX Super Pulsar

Every guitarist knows the pulsating sound of a tremolo-effect. The Super Pulsar by Electro Harmonix is a tremolo pedal that provides controllability beyond the setting of speed and depth. Continue reading “EHX Super Pulsar”

Which pedal should I get? Tonal Recall RKM vs. Rubberneck

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”

Delay Dude on YouTube

NewsFrom now on you can find all videos of the Delay Dude on youtube.com/delaydude.

Besides overdrive- and compressor- shootouts, videos with DIY instructions and modifications you will encounter comparisons of numerous analog and digital delays by various manufacturers like Electro Harmonix, Chase Bliss Audio, Fulltone or Strymon.

Every Wednesday a new video will be released. Just have a look and subscribe.