Compressor Pedals

Cali76For a long time guitarist got along without compressor pedals or at best used a MXR Dyna Comp, but lately studio-compressors and their replicas became also for the guitar quite popular. Continue reading “Compressor Pedals”

Tips & Tricks: How to get seamless loops

Ask the DudeThe problem that the tempo of the loops created by loopers like the Digitech JamMan Stereo or the Boss RC-2 after a while vary in a certain way, in other words the looper gets out of sync and does not produce seamless loops anymore, has been discussed in many forums. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to get seamless loops”

How a tube-amp works – Part 1

RöhreTo me as a layperson the functionality of a tube-amp is a phenomenon and because of this fascination I decided to deal a bit more intensively with it.

Here I would like to explain (maybe some kind of inexpertly) try to explain how a tube-amplifier with cathode-bias works: Continue reading “How a tube-amp works – Part 1”

Soundscaping Pedalboard

This is a demo of my soundscaping-/ambient- pedalboard.

I used the following pedals:

PLUS Pedal, Line 6 Echo Park, Origin Effects Cali 76 TX, Bogner Wessex, Strymon DIG, TC Electronic Hall of Fame.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Deluxe Reverb, PLUS Pedal, Line 6 Echo Park, Origin Effects Cali 76 TX, Bogner Wessex, Strymon DIG, TC Electronic Hall of Fame, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Analog Delay vs. Digital Delay (PT 2399 based analog voiced)

This is a comparison of an analog voiced, PT 2399 based digital delay and an analog delay (Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM).

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Deluxe Reverb, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

For further information about the “delay(ed)”- delay don’t hesitate to ask the Dude ( delaydude@delaydude.de).

Punchy Guitar-Sound

AmpEspecially in the songs of hard rock or heavy metal bands the guitars sound pretty voluminous and punchy.
One produces this kind of sound by combining several microphones for the recording but notably by doubling the guitar-tracks or by multi-tracking. Continue reading “Punchy Guitar-Sound”

Types of Delays

Fulltone TTEDelays enrich the guitar-signal and create a vivid sound. There are numerous songs that get their very own character through the sound of a delay (f. e. many songs of U2).

There are different types of delays; each of them has got its advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading “Types of Delays”

Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM vs. Diamond Memory Lane 2

This is a comparison of the Diamond Memory Lane 2 with the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall (red knob mod).

Gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Princeton Reverb, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase. Continue reading “Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM vs. Diamond Memory Lane 2”

Looper

TC Electronic Ditto X4More and more guitarists use a low volume setup while playing their guitar at home. In this case drum computer and loopers are perfect devices for songwriting or practicing.
Here I would like to introduce some different loopers of several manufacturers. Continue reading “Looper”

Bedroom Level Amp

amp vergleichThe sound of a tube amplifier pushed into saturation is unique. And although sometimes I play clean, my favorite amp-sound is never totally clean. I adjusted the amp in a way that it shows soft colorations and starts to compress when I dig in harder. This is the reason why so many prefer the supposed clean-sound of a tube amp instead of the sound of a transistor amplifier. Continue reading “Bedroom Level Amp”

+++ News: In cooperation with JHS Boss developed the JB-2 Angry Driver +++

Boss JB-2 Angry Driver
Quelle: Boss.info

40 years of company history and for the first time Boss developed a pedal in cooperation with another manufacturer. Recently Boss put the JB-2 Angry Driver on the market which has been implemented in collaboration with JHS.

This overdrive is based on the Boss BD-2 Blues Driver and the JHS Angry Charlie. So the JB-2 Angry Driver covers almost all kinds of sounds, from a boost over an overdrive to a distortion with marshall-sound. Continue reading “+++ News: In cooperation with JHS Boss developed the JB-2 Angry Driver +++”