The Ibanez Tone-Lok series has been produced between 1999 and 2002 and the DE-7 was one of them. Continue reading “Ibanez DE-7 – a delay for insiders”
The times of dish-sized Fuzz Face pedals are over – the trend is towards even smaller mini effect pedals.
But with regard to this mini pedals there are some things, the manufacturers should consider. Continue reading “Things, mini pedal manufacturers should take into account”
The first part of this continuous series was dedicated to general sources of error concerning effect pedals. In this part I would like to focus on some details. Continue reading “Tips& Tricks: What’s wrong with my pedal – first aid instructions part 2”
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”
For a long time, the sound of a good tape delay is considered as the ideal delay for guitarists.
On the one hand the sound of a tape delay mostly is more warm and full than the sound of a digital delay on the other hand the tape delay sounds not as dull or wooly like an analog delay sometimes does. Continue reading “The first tape delay emulations”
Some 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?”
The world of guitarists is divided into two parts: on one side you can find those who love the Tubescreamer and on the other side there are the Tubescreamer haters. Continue reading “Review: Tubescreamer”
In 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”
In 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”
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?
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”
Hier habe ich ein Vergleichsvideo von fünf sehr guten Low Gain Overdrive Pedalen erstellt.
Verglichen wurden: Klon Centaur clone, Nobels ODR-1, vintage Ibanez TS-9, Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive und Analogman King of Tone.
“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”
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.