Almost surprisingly, Strymon put the Iridium – an amp and IR cab simulator – on the market. The Iridium emulates three classical amplifiers: The options called round, chime and punch are no less than the sounds of the Fender Deluxe Reverb, the Vox AC30 and a Marshall Plexi. Continue reading “Strymon Iridium”
“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?”
Even on small stages it is pretty comfortable, not to get entangled in guitar cables and to avoid the knotting of the cables of all band members. The alternative to the usual stereo cables is a wireless sound system. But is this kind of signal transmission suitable for every guitarist? And, are there any disadvantages? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Wireless?”
In the first part of this article, I dedicated myself to multi overdrive pedals in general. In the second part I introduced some interesting analog multi overdrive pedals. And in this last part I would like to present some digital multi pedals. Continue reading “Multi Overdrive Part 3”
Almost every guitarist who is addicted to delays is always searching for the perfect delay sound. Uncountable analog and digital delays are jockeying for space on the pedalboard. Early 21st century numerous manufacturers recognized this dilemma and started to invent multi digital delays. Some of them I would like to present in a three-part series. Continue reading “Effect History: The first multi digital delays (Part 1)”
Guitarists are known to be pretty traditional and therefore love tube amps. Tube amps (mostly) sound quite well but at the same time they are (typically) pretty loud. And especially in this day and age the use of PA systems is standard everywhere, a guitarist who plays just for fun or maybe even semi-professional will not be able to use a 100 Watts amp head. Continue reading “Tube amp, transistor, NuTube”
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”
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