This is a blind comparison of the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.
This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.
gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.
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 blind comparison of the Strymon El Capistan with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.
A real tape echo provides an extraordinary sound and is a worthwhile investment for your guitar sound. Unfortunately the maintenance of a tape echo is not as simple as the care of a digital or analog delay pedal. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tape echo maintenance”
This is a comparison of the legendary Fulltone Tape Echo with the T-Rex Replica.
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gear: Epiphone Riviera (with P94 Pickups), Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.
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 “Tips & Tricks: Power for pedals – 9V or more?”
In the 90s there was a recollection. Grunge killed the dreams of the hairspray-metal bands and thus, also of the effect-industry. For cost reasons and also as a commercially statement many guitarists bought second hand pedals and were satisfied with two or three of them. The previous polished sound became rougher. Continue reading “Effect history (Part 5): Retro boom of the 90s”
Here is a comparison of the Wampler Faux Tape Echo and the Fulltone TTE Tube Tape Echo:
In diesem Video vergleiche ich das Empress Superdelay vintage modified mit dem Fulltone TTE Tube Tape Echo.
This is a comparison of the Catalinbread Belle Epoche with the Fulltone TTE Tube Tape Echo.
The first fuzz-pedals have been invented in the early 60s. One of the first pedals using the new transistor-technique was the Maestro Fuzz Tone Pedal which became famous by the Song “Satisfaction” of the Rolling Stones. Continue reading “Effect history (Part 2): The 60s – transistor pedals”
There are numerous pedals in different versions an especially these days there seem to be two trends: on the one hand there is a progress in the development of digital effects one the other hand one can see the revival of analog pedals in combination with innovative features. But how did all this began? Continue reading “The history of effect pedals: The first pedals”