Ask the Dude: Modulation effects – analog dry through yes or no?

Ask the DudeQuestion to the Dude:

“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?”

Tips & Tricks: Wireless?

Tips & tricksEven 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?”

Videos on YouTube – Why my videos are how they are

Ask the DudeI love to watch YouTube videos about pedals, guitars and amps.
The boundless vastness of the Internet offers to some extend magnificent, inspiring and enlightening content created by great people. Continue reading “Videos on YouTube – Why my videos are how they are”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Line6 DL4 – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with the Line6 DL4. Find out if the digital emulation sounds like the original.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Other history = other ideas of a good sound?

Was wäreThe sounds you already know will shape your acoustic habits and expectations and every new impression of sound will be measured by these aspects.

Continue reading “Other history = other ideas of a good sound?”

Blind Digital Delay Comparison: Line 6 Echo Park vs. Akai Headrush

This is a blind comparison of the Line 6 Echo Park with the Akai Headrush.

gear: Epiphone Riviera (with P-94 Pickups)Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Solution : Continue reading “Blind Digital Delay Comparison: Line 6 Echo Park vs. Akai Headrush”

Multi Overdrive Part 3

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”

Delay Blind Comparison: Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Line6 DL4

This is a blind comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with the Line6 DL4.

 

Solution: Continue reading “Delay Blind Comparison: Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Line6 DL4”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man vs. Line 6 Echo Park – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Line 6 Echo Park with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Effect History: Multi Digital Delays (Part 2)

Effect PedalThe next generation

The first part of this series was about the Boss DD-20 and the Line6 DL4.
Both pedals have been the standard for a long time and still they are pretty popular.
But they have been replaced by technically extensive pedals of the next generation. Continue reading “Effect History: Multi Digital Delays (Part 2)”

Effect History: The first multi digital delays (Part 1)

Effect PedalAlmost 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)”

Tube amp, transistor, NuTube

Vox Lil' Night TrainGuitarists 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”

The first tape delay emulations

Digital DelayFor 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”

Delay Blind Comparison: Line 6 Echo Park vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a blind comparison of the digital Line 6 Echo Park with the analog Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man (because the sound of the DMM gets pretty close to the sound of a real tape echo).

 

Clarification:

Continue reading “Delay Blind Comparison: Line 6 Echo Park vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”