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.

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”

DigiTech SDRUM in sync with TC Electronic DITTO X4

This is a demo of the DigiTech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DITTO X4.

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

The Ditto only adopts the tempo of the SDRUM when he hasn’t saved a loop yet.
After you have recorded a loop you can’t change the tempo of the Ditto anymore. But the SDRUM sends signals via midi to start/stop the Ditto in sync. If you delete the loops on the Ditto you will be able to feed in a new tempo with the SDRUM. Hereafter you can record a different part in another tempo.

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 ?

EHX Deluxe Memory ManAfter 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

Super PulsarEvery 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”

Fender Tweed Amp Sound Comparison – Princeton vs. Champ

This is a comparison of the sound of a Fender Tweed Champ with the sound of a Fender Tweed Princeton.

In the first part of the comparison I use a Fender Telecaster and in the second part a Gibson Les Paul.

The Amps I am using for this comparison are clones with the original circuit of the respective amp.

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

Which PedalThis 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.