For some time, the British band Amber is no longer an insider’s tip and songs like “I found” and “no answers” are definitively high-class tunes. But their pedalboards also offer some cuties that will make the hearts of guitarists beat faster. Continue reading “Sound like: Amber Run”
The majority of effect pedals are made for guitarists and therefore, many bass players fear the contact with the small (and sometimes big) devices that can add a special character to the sound. In the first part of this two-part series, I would like to present some effect categories, every bass player can use without taking any risks. In the second part, we will have a closer look on effects, that require a bit more sensitivity. So, boys and girls behind the fat strings: go for it! Continue reading “Effect pedals for bass players – part 1”
“I decided to spend a bit more money for a pedalboard and to buy a Gigrig G2 and, beside others, a Strymon Timeline. I am almost sure, that the analog dry through function makes a decisive difference regarding the dry signal. Here is my question: Is it true, that modulation effects can not really deal with analog dry through and phasing problems may occur? Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Modulation effects – analog dry through yes or no?”
A pedalboard with many pedals on it offers various possibilities but at the same time, it is pressty complicated to switch between different pedals. After adding tremolo and reverb to the clean sound of the verse, for the refrain you may want to switch abruptly to an overdriven sound. In this case you ought to be able to switch between three pedals at the same time. How can switching operations like these be simplified? Continue reading “Effect pedal switcher”
Lehle is one of the leading makers of innovative switching solutions. I personally am a convinced user of several switchers and loopers of the German manufacturer who skillfully combines reliable functionality and stylish design. Therefore, I am proud that Burkard Lehle was willing to answer to my 7 questions. Continue reading “7 questions to Burkard Lehle”
For a long time, the question if a pedal has true bypass or not, was a decisive aspect concerning the decision to get it or not. At the moment you can find many discussions about the question if a pedal has got analog dry thru and, if it lacks analog dry thru, if this fact influences the sound and the way you interact with your equipment. Continue reading “„Analog dry thru“ – the new “true bypass”?”
I guess none of the guitarists who have ever used more than one amp simultaneously would dispense with this kind of sound. Regardless of whether you use a stereo setup, running a delay through both amps or chose a wet dry setup with the wet signal coming through the first and the dry signal through the second amp, the sonic enrichment will be amazing. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Multi – Amp Setup – advantages and pitfalls”
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”
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