Effect history (Part 4): The 80s shaped in racks

Effect PedalIn the 80s there was a boom of pedals and some technical progress. Each of the most famous manufacturers (Boss, MXR, Ibanez and Electro Harmonix)) produced his own interpretation of each kind of pedal and all of them have been packed into colorful enclosures. Continue reading “Effect history (Part 4): The 80s shaped in racks”

Effect history (Part 3): die 70er – Revolution der Modulationseffekte

Effect PedalIn den 70ern wurden zahlreiche Effekte entwickelt. Die ersten OP-Amps vereinfachten den Aufbau von Effektgeräten enorm. So konnten auch komplexe Modulationseffekte, wie zum Beispiel Phaser, Chorus, Auto Wah und Flanger Effektpedale umgesetzt werden. Continue reading “Effect history (Part 3): die 70er – Revolution der Modulationseffekte”

Transparent Overdrives- The perfect Low Gain Sound

In many forums all over the world guitarist are searching for the “transparent overdrive”. But what is meant by this and does a transparent overdrive make sense?

Ibanez TS-9 TubescreamerTubescreamer

Tubscreamer and similar overdrives place great emphasis on the mids. This kind of overdrive is appropriate as an additional booster to an amplifier that is already overdriven. By creating haunting mids the sound of the guitar becomes more assertive and will be perceived much more in the context of the band as a whole. Continue reading “Transparent Overdrives- The perfect Low Gain Sound”

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”

Analogman ARDX20 vs. Ibanez ADmini

Analogman ARDX20 vs. Ibanez ADmini

This is a short comparison of two analog delay pedals:

The ARDx20 is a boutique delay by Analogman. It is an analog pedal with numerous features: two different settings, effect-loop amm. The Ibanez Admini also is analog and because of its size pretty “pedalboard-friendly”.

Both pedals are based on the old Ibanez AD-9 from the 80s.