Tips & Tricks: Stacking Boost Pedals

Tips & tricksYou are looking for a transparent overdrive pedal?
Your favorite one has too much gain and you are searching for the ultimate low gain overdrive?

Maybe an overdrive pedal is not the best choice for you. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Stacking Boost Pedals”

Legendary overdrive pedals 5 – ZVEX Box of Rock

Box of RockThe ZVEX Box of Rock is one of those pedals that every guitarist should have played at least once in his life.
To many this is the reference to all “Marshall in a Box”- pedals. Continue reading “Legendary overdrive pedals 5 – ZVEX Box of Rock”

Legendary overdrive pedals 4 – Fulltone OCD

Fulltone OCDThis episode of the series is dedicated to a modern overdrive pedal which already has become a legend: the Fulltone OCD. Continue reading “Legendary overdrive pedals 4 – Fulltone OCD”

Legendary overdrive pedals 3 – Tone Bender

Tone benderHistory

The Colorsound Tone Bender has been invented in the legendary Denmark Street in London. Continue reading “Legendary overdrive pedals 3 – Tone Bender”

Legendary overdrive pedals (2) – Big Muff

Big MuffThe Electro Harmonix Big Muff is one of the most legendary overdrive pedals ever invented.
I guess, almost every guitarist used this pedal at least once in his career.
The most famous are David Gilmour, Billy Corgan, Jack White, J. Mascis and John Frusciante. Continue reading “Legendary overdrive pedals (2) – Big Muff”

Tips & Tricks: Be brave – use the pots

PotisLooking at the pedalboards of other guitarists, I frequently find the effect pedal pots at 12 o’clock position or even varying marginal from that standard position.
Although even overdrive pedals with only three knobs offer various options – if you are willing to use them. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Be brave – use the pots”

Why do I not sound like my idol?

Ask the DudeSome 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?”

How to find the right overdrive pedal?

Ask the DudeTo many guitarists the chase for the perfect overdrive pedal is a never ending story.
And not only because of different ideas of sound, have other guitarist’s recommendations leaded to disappointment as not every overdrive pedal is suitable for all kind of sounds. Continue reading “How to find the right overdrive pedal?”

Tips & Tricks: Germanium Fuzz as a Booster/Overdrive

Tips & tricksThe germanium fuzz was one of the first overdrive pedals that have been available in the first days of history of electric guitars. Those days this effect offered totally new kinds guitar sound.

Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Germanium Fuzz as a Booster/Overdrive”

Review: Hudson Electronics – Broadcast

BroadcastThe Hudson Electronics Broadcast is an innovative booster and overdrive pedal that has been debuted in different versions. It is based on the classic broadcast consoles of the 1960s. Continue reading “Review: Hudson Electronics – Broadcast”

Delay Dude on YouTube

NewsFrom now on you can find all videos of the Delay Dude on youtube.com/delaydude.

Besides overdrive- and compressor- shootouts, videos with DIY instructions and modifications you will encounter comparisons of numerous analog and digital delays by various manufacturers like Electro Harmonix, Chase Bliss Audio, Fulltone or Strymon.

Every Wednesday a new video will be released. Just have a look and subscribe.

Overdrive – Distortion – Fuzz

I guess every guitarist knows the three types of overdriven guitar-sounds: overdrive, distortion and fuzz.

But what is the difference between them? Continue reading “Overdrive – Distortion – Fuzz”