Tipps& Tricks: Effect pedal breakdown – first aid instructions

Ask the DudeSooner or later almost every pedal breaks down.
Sometimes it starts with a loos connection or it suddenly gets impossible to switch them on.
In this two-part article I would like to present some useful hints that may help you to revive your pedal. Continue reading “Tipps& Tricks: Effect pedal breakdown – first aid instructions”

Tipps & Tricks: EQing delay pedals

Ask the DudeOverdrive pedals mostly provide a tone control to adapt the frequencies of the distortion to the amp and the guitar.
Unfortunately, many delays lack this feature or you will at best get a low pass or low cut filter.
Although for delays in particular, it is important to fit into the mix quite well. Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: EQing delay pedals”

Tipps & Tricks: Tape delay sounds without a tape?

Ask the DudeThe charm of tape delays is unique, and their digital emulations are pretty popular.

But what makes this tape echo sound and is it possible to get this sound without a tape echo emulation? Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: Tape delay sounds without a tape?”

Effect History: Multi Digital Delays – Current developments (Part 3)

Effect PedalIn part 1 and 2 I have dedicated myself to the beginnings of multi digital delays and the second generation of this kind of pedals.
Recently there occurred some new developments concerning delays, so I would like to present the latest multi delays. Continue reading “Effect History: Multi Digital Delays – Current developments (Part 3)”

Effect History: Multi Digital Delays (Part 2)

Effect PedalThe next generation

The first part of this series was about the Boss DD-20 and the Line6 DL4.
Both pedals have been the standard for a long time and still they are pretty popular.
But they have been replaced by technically extensive pedals of the next generation. Continue reading “Effect History: Multi Digital Delays (Part 2)”

Effect History: The first multi digital delays (Part 1)

Effect PedalAlmost every guitarist who is addicted to delays is always searching for the perfect delay sound.
Uncountable analog and digital delays are jockeying for space on the pedalboard.
Early 21st century numerous manufacturers recognized this dilemma and started to invent multi digital delays.
Some of them I would like to present in a three-part series. Continue reading “Effect History: The first multi digital delays (Part 1)”

Tube amp, transistor, NuTube

Vox Lil' Night TrainGuitarists 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”

Strymon DIG vs. Boss DD-2 Digital Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Strymon DIG with the Boss DD-2.

While the Strymon DIG currently is the most modern digital delay, the legendary Boss DD-2 was one of the first.

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

Click here for a comparison of the Strymon DIG with the TC Electronic 2290 and here for a comparison with the Korg SDD 3000.