Like probably every musician, I love my instruments and effect pedals. And not just my own: I think every instrument, every pedal is a treasure that we must preserve. Unfortunately, even the best devices sometimes break. Continue reading “DelayDude – we give broken pedals a new life”
The modification to double the delay time of the EHX Deluxe Memory Man is pretty poular. But it is very hard to calibrate the pedal. You definitely need an oscilloscope. Here is an instruction Howard Davis published some years ago. Continue reading “Double Delay Time Mod for the EHX Deluxe Memory Man”
The first part of this two-part series was about how to get closer to the sound you long for on the one hand and grant the right of abode to the pickups of your guitar on the other.
This part is dedicated to the possibilities, alterations of the pots and capacitors do present. Continue reading “Simple guitar mods – Part 2”
The first part of this two-part series is about how little adjustments of the pickups can cause an improvement of the sound.
The second part will focus on the pots. Continue reading “Simple guitar mods – Part 1”
It is pretty complicated to get a nice overdriven amp sound at a moderate volume level.
Of course, there is the possibility to install a master volume but, in that case, you will only get a preamp distortion and no power amp overdrive.
And in the end this kind of sound has nothing to do with the beloved power amp overdrive. Continue reading “Power scaling”
Following the promise of the manufacturer the Deluxe Memory Man provides a maximum delay time of 550 ms.
But in spite of all promises made by advertisement the truth mostly is a different one. Continue reading “EHX Deluxe Memory Man – Time increase modification”
Normally, you use a multimeter for that. Continue reading “DIY – How to check out the pinout of wires without using a multimeter”
Sooner or later almost every pedal breaks down.
Sometimes it starts with a loos connection or it suddenly gets impossible to switch them on.
In this continuous series I would like to present some useful hints that may help you to revive your pedal. Continue reading “Tips& Tricks: What’s wrong with my pedal – first aid instructions”
The DOD Rubberneck has got a TRS input that can be used to conjoin a three function foot switch.
By this you can control the tap function, the rubbernecking and also the modulation.
By connecting tip and ring to the ground you can produce an external tap signal. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: DOD Rubberneck external tap tempo switch”
Because of many inquiries I would like to explain how to synchronize the DigiTech SDRUM with a TC Electronic Ditto X4. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Digitech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DittoX4 Part 1”
I guess almost anyone who uses one or more pedals with tap tempo on his pedalboard have thought about a device that is able to tap several pedals at the same time. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: DIY Mini Tap Tempo Controller”
…are looking for a certain sound, but you don’t know how to create it? Continue reading “Ask the Dude”
The Johnny Marr signature Fender Jaguar offers the possibility of using both pickups serial connected. This creates a special kind of sound which cannot be produced with the standard versions of the Fender Jaguar. But these standard versions are easily modified without the need of the installation of a new switcher.
This is the Fender Jaguar modification: Continue reading “Fender Jaguar Mod: serial /parallel connected pickup modification”
Many guitarists want to change the sound of their amplifiers in a certain way: more bass, more output or a more vintage-oriented sound. But most of the modifications are expensive and difficult to be done. In this case, to try out a new speaker could be a cheap and easy way to transform the sound of your amp. Continue reading “Speaker – Easy modifications to change the sound”