For 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”
The 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”
In collaboration with Billy Corgan Electro Harmonix develops a reissue of the legendary V4 op-amp Big Muff. Continue reading “+++ News: Electro Harmonix puts a V4 op-amp Big Muff reissue on the market +++”
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”
Whenever you read something about amplifiers you will hit terms like “Blackface”, “British sound” and “Tweet sound”. But what is meant by them? Continue reading “Types of amplifiers – Part 1”
But what is the difference between them? Continue reading “Overdrive – Distortion – Fuzz”
Which pedal you should get depending on the sound you long for. Continue reading “Which Pedal should I get ? Memory Lane 2 vs. ARDX20”
… are searching for a certain sound but you don’t know, how to get it? Continue reading “Ask the Dude”
Especially 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”
More 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”
Only 18 month after the Ojai has been introduced at Winter NAMM 2016 Strymon now presents the Ojai R30, the improved version of the Ojai. Continue reading “News +++ The new Strymon Ojai R30 available soon +++”
The 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”
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 +++”
Lately I found a link to a crowdfunding-campaign which I think is worth to be supported. Continue reading “+++ NEWS: ERIC Tube Saturator Tube-Overdrive Crowdfunding-Campaign+++”
On the 6th of September 2017, a product run down of the British amplifier-manufacturer Victory takes place at Just Music Berlin.
Within the German Clinics Tour Mick Taylor ( known by “That pedal show” on youtube) and Rabea Massaad (guitarist of the Band Dorje and one of the stars of Andertons youtube-channel) are presenting from 18:30 pm to 20:00 pm the different amplifiers of Victory Amps UK. Continue reading “+++ Event tip September +++”
The PLUS Pedal has been introduced at Winter NAMM 2017 and I must confess that I was immediately enthusiastic. It started 2015 as an experiment of three technically well trained guitarists and turned out to be one of the most interesting innovations at the NAMM. Continue reading “PLUS Pedal Release”
Although many guitarists love large pedalboards, most of them go into raptures over the sound that originates when the guitar-signal runs straight into the amplifier. The dynamic is increased and the guitar has got a higher output. Continue reading “Downsizing”
There are many good and informative pages for guitarists on the internet. I would like to present you a list of my favourite pages: Continue reading “The 10 most exciting pages for guitarists”
2017 numerous new pedals were put on the market. Especially for delays it seems that the Golden age has come. There have been some interesting innovations for both, the analog (because of the reissue of the MN2005-chip) and the digital delays. Continue reading “New Delays in 2017”