Almost every guitarist knows this phenomenon: in the rehearsal room the sound of the guitar was absolutely perfect, and the amp has been situated right in the sweet spot. But live on stage, the magic has disappeared. Continue reading “Fluctuating mains voltage = different sound?”
One loves the Tubescreamer, the other hates it. It is impossible to keep everyone happy. While to one guitarist the overdrive pedal sounds perfect, stresses the mids in an optimal way and creates the ultimate range of distortion, the same pedal seems hollow with the bass cut quite too much to another guitar player. Continue reading “Effect pedals interacting with the whole setup”
The rumor mill is churning….
Here I would like to present a collection of some interesting NAMM Show news. Continue reading “+++ NAMM 2019 News Part 3+++”
This is a video about how to use a huge pedalboard with all pedals midi sync. Besides the standard TRS cable I am using my self-designed DelayDude Midi Sync Cable. Check it out here.
The three controller pedals to control the DigiTech SDRUM, the Source Audio Nemesis and the DigiTech JamMan are also available in the DelayDude shop.
gear: Fender Jazzmaster with P90, Strymon Big Sky cab simulation direct into the soundcard rack preamp of the recording PC, Cubase.
This is a comparison of two different 12″ speakers which have been (one by one) built into the same Fender Silverface Deluxe Reverb amp.
The first one is a Jensen C12 N Ceramic (current model).
The second one is a Vintage Oxford speaker.
Because I am the DelayDude, I do (self-evident) use a delay for this comparison.
Jazzmaster mit P90, Strymon DIG, Silverface Deluxe Reverb, Fame SC1100 Condenser Microphone, TS202 preamp, EMU 1820M, Cubase.
Unfortunately, our world is not always good. And in the music business also it is valid: as soon as there is something valuable, there will be falsified copies of it. But how can experts identify fakes? Continue reading “Fake replicas of effect pedals, amps and guitars”
But how does the perfect sound sound like? Continue reading “LoFi aka character sounds”
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”
Jazzmaster Pickups -vintage correct or Modern Player?
In 1958 Fender debuted the Jazzmaster guitar which has since been reissued numerous times.
Mainly the grunge music of the 90s made the Jazzmaster guitars and other “offset” like the Jaguar and the Mustang pretty popular. Continue reading “Jazzmaster Pickups – Vintage correct or Modern Player?”
The ZVEX Box of Rock is one of those pedals that every guitarist should have played at least once in his life.
To many this is the reference to all “Marshall in a Box”- pedals. Continue reading “Legendary overdrive pedals 5 – ZVEX Box of Rock”
In the beginning, tube amps had a maximum power of 30 watts.
Those days musicians mostly got no PA system and the sound of their guitars came from the amplifier directly. Continue reading “100 watts amplifiers – still up to date?”
To modulate sound signals by rhythmical amplitude fluctuations was a technique that has already been used in the 1950s and became famous again through grunge music.
Besides the first DeArmond tremolo effect, about which I already wrote in this article, there are many other possibilities to produce a tremolo effect. Continue reading “Tremolo effects”
This is a comparison of the sound of a Fender Tweed Champ with the sound of a Fender Tweed Princeton.
In the first part of the comparison I use a Fender Telecaster and in the second part a Gibson Les Paul.
The Amps I am using for this comparison are clones with the original circuit of the respective amp.