The perfect delay pedal – Part 2

Ask the DudeIn the first part of “The perfect delay pedal” I declared myself to be an analog delay fan and expressed myself for tap tempo and midi input.

This second part will be about more features, a perfect delay should – in my opinion – provide. Continue reading “The perfect delay pedal – Part 2”

The perfect delay pedal – Part 1

Ask the DudeOften other guitarists ask me, which delay pedal is the perfect one.
Unfortunately, it is pretty difficult to find a precise answer to this simple sounding question. Continue reading “The perfect delay pedal – Part 1”

LoFi aka character sounds

LoFiWhile you are searching for the perfect sound, you will find uncountable possibilities.

But how does the perfect sound sound like? Continue reading “LoFi aka character sounds”

Which effect should I get? The Lexicon PCM 81 or a reverb stompbox?

Although the Lexicon PCM 81 was most famous in the 80s, it still sets the standards for good reverb sounds. Continue reading “Which effect should I get? The Lexicon PCM 81 or a reverb stompbox?”

Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode

Ask the DudeLately someone confronted me with the following question:

Recently, I bought a Strymon El Capistan and I really love it.
But there is one thing, that bothers me:How can I make the repeats of the Strymon El Capistan fade away after switching it off ? Continue reading “Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode”

Why do IC-based overdrive pedals always sound harsh?

Ask the DudeIf you are looking for an overdrive pedal that is able to emulate a slightly overdriven amplifier, you ought to choose a stompbox without IC chips. Continue reading “Why do IC-based overdrive pedals always sound harsh?”

DelayDude – The Shop coming soon !

We are focusing all our efforts on the final touches but on 1 Oktober the day has come:

The DelayDude Shop goes online!

The carefully selected range of vintage and boutique pedals may include one or the other treasure you already know from the DelayDude videos.

We are looking forward for your visit!

Ask the Dude: How to create the sound of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

Ask the DudeThe Strymon El Capistan is one of the best digital tape echo emulations.
Nevertheless, some miss the warm character of an analog device and consider that the sound of the Strymon El Capistan is somehow sterile. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: How to create the sound of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo”

Analog Pitch Shifter: Do I really need the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae or is there any other option?

Ask the DudeRecently, Chase Bliss Audio debuted the Thermae, an analog pitch shifting pedal.
This pedal is based on a delay. To every cunning guitarist, this fact poses the question, if it might be possible to create this kind of sounds with a normal delay pedal, too. Continue reading “Analog Pitch Shifter: Do I really need the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae or is there any other option?”

Is there a delay sounding like the Deluxe Memory Man? Part2

Ask the DudeThe Big Box Deluxe Memory Man is by far one of the best delays that have ever been invented.
But the size of the enclosure is tremendous.

But is there a delay that sounds like the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man? Continue reading “Is there a delay sounding like the Deluxe Memory Man? Part2”

„Always on“ pedals

Ask the DudeOn many pedalboards you can find pedals that stay on all the time and occasionally the question comes to your mind, if you might have chosen the wrong equipment to create the sound you actually long for. Continue reading “„Always on“ pedals”

DIY – How to check out the pinout of wires without using a multimeter

Pinbelegung KabelFor many DIY projects it is necessary to check out the You can use a multimeter to find out the pin occupation of the wires inside a cable.

Normally, you use a multimeter for that. Continue reading “DIY – How to check out the pinout of wires without using a multimeter”

„Analog dry thru“ – the new “true bypass”?

Ask the DudeFor a long time, the question if a pedal has true bypass or not, was a decisive aspect concerning the decision to get it or not.
At the moment you can find many discussions about the question if a pedal has got analog dry thru and, if it lacks analog dry thru, if this fact influences the sound and the way you interact with your equipment. Continue reading “„Analog dry thru“ – the new “true bypass”?”

Are there analog delays without white noise?

Ask the DudeBesides spectacular delays every analog delay produces white noise.
Generally, one can say that the proportion of white noise increases in dependency of the delay time.
To some this unintended noise represent an important part of an analog character, others prefer digital delays to produce a signal that is more clear. Continue reading “Are there analog delays without white noise?”