Which pedal should I get: DOD Rubberneck vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe?

The DOD Rubberneck and the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe are two terrific analog delays with numerous features which have been put on the market recently. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get: DOD Rubberneck vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe?”

Why do I not sound like my idol?

Ask the DudeSome guitarists might think “Stevie Ray Vaughan uses an Ibanez Tubescreamer – when I get myself a Tubescreamer too, I will sound like him.” Or “Eric Johnson is using a BK Butler Tube Drive for his lead tone, by using the same pedal I will also create exactly this sound.” Continue reading “Why do I not sound like my idol?”

How to find the right overdrive pedal?

Ask the DudeTo many guitarists the chase for the perfect overdrive pedal is a never ending story.
And not only because of different ideas of sound, have other guitarist’s recommendations leaded to disappointment as not every overdrive pedal is suitable for all kind of sounds. Continue reading “How to find the right overdrive pedal?”

Analog pedals vs. digital emulations

Ask the DudeFrequently the question arises which kind of pedal to chose: an analog one or a digital emulation?

It almost seems to be an article of faith and this is why I would like to illuminate this controversal issue. Continue reading “Analog pedals vs. digital emulations”

Which pedal sounds like the Deluxe Memory Man (Part 1) ?

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 (Part 1) ?”

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

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”

Which Pedal should I get ? Memory Lane 2 vs. ARDX20

The Diamond Memory Lane 2 or the AnalogMan ARDX20?

Which pedal you should get depending on the sound you long for. Continue reading “Which Pedal should I get ? Memory Lane 2 vs. ARDX20”

The 10 most exciting pages for guitarists

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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”

How to control the parameters of a pedal

Expression-pedals, Midi, CV and Apps

Ask the DudeExpression-pedals

The first pedal that could be controlled with an expression-pedal in real time was the Uni-Vibe. The advantage was that you could adjust the swiftness without taking the hands off the strings. Later this function could also be found in Auto-Wahs. In this way the pedal could be controlled just like a real Wah. Continue reading “How to control the parameters of a pedal”

The reason for GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

PedalboardGAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome): the steady longing for new equipment. Many know this pretty well: although you are a proud owner of numerous pedals, guitars and amplifiers you rummage through music stores, magazines and forums. Could the overdrive XY may sound much better in my setup than my old one does? Continue reading “The reason for GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)”

Ask the Dude: True Bypass vs. Buffer

Ask the Dude“True bypass” – I guess, there is no term that is mentioned more frequently relating to the presentation of a new pedal. What does “true bypass” mean and does it have any advantages? Continue reading “Ask the Dude: True Bypass vs. Buffer”