For 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”
To 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?”
Besides choosing the right microphone, the positioning in front of the amplifier is decisive for the sound of a record. Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: Amp miking Part 2 – Positioning”
These are the top 10 analog delays.
Of course this ranking is absolutely subjective. Continue reading “My Top 10 delays”
The Hudson Electronics Broadcast is an innovative booster and overdrive pedal that has been debuted in different versions. It is based on the classic broadcast consoles of the 1960s. Continue reading “Review: Hudson Electronics – Broadcast”
So 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”
The world of guitarists is divided into two parts: on one side you can find those who love the Tubescreamer and on the other side there are the Tubescreamer haters. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tubescreamer”
For a nice guitar sound on stage or for recording in the studio the quality of the microphones is decisive. Here are some classics that are used quite often: Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: How to mic an amplifier (part 1) – Different types of mics”
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 ?”
The 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”
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”
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”
From 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.
When a guitarist buys his first guitar he always gets also a pick and mostly this will be the brand he uses for the rest of his life while pedals, guitars, amps and speaker will be modified or changed frequently. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks : Picks”
In the first part we have learned that the flow of electrons can be controlled by striking the strings.
This flow of electrons inside of the tube can now be controlled by selected resistors. Continue reading “How a tube amp works – Part 2”
I guess almost every guitarist has got his very own place in the rehearsal room. Next to him his amplifier. For a long time you have been adjusting the setting of your amp to get the sound you have longed for Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to improve your guitar sound”
Some years ago only very few guitarists used reverb-effects, apart from a discreet spring reverb integrated into an amplifier. But today you can find almost every month a new reverb-pedal put on the market.
Here I would like to present some different types of reverb-effects. Continue reading “Reverb”
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”