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”

New pedals vs. old stompboxes from the edge of the locker

While you are searching for the perfect sound, you browse through forums, read special magazines and follow the manufacturers on Twitter and Instagram. After countless reviews and endless time of waiting after the NAMM product announcement, you can finally try out a new pedal. Just to find out that you’ll have to keep on searching… Continue reading “New pedals vs. old stompboxes from the edge of the locker”

Binson Echorec

Binson EchorecConcerning the categorization of delay pedals, guitarists mostly refer to analog delays, tape delays and digital delay pedals. But one true classic is often overlooked because it is pretty rare and only available in used condition: the Binson Echorec. Continue reading “Binson Echorec”

Tips & Tricks: Tape delay sounds without a tape?

Tips & tricksThe charm of tape delays is unique, and their digital emulations are pretty popular.

But what makes this tape echo sound and is it possible to get this sound without a tape echo emulation? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tape delay sounds without a tape?”

Tips & Tricks: How to synchronize several delay pedals without midi

Tips & tricksFrequently it is desirable to adjust the speed of your delay exactly to the tempo of a song.
While rack effects use midi for that, the more compact delay pedals do have tap tempo but they mostly lack a midi input.
For those delays there are some interesting devices that make a synchronization possible anyhow. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to synchronize several delay pedals without midi”

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”

Tips & Tricks: Tape echo maintenance

A real tape echo provides an extraordinary sound and is a worthwhile investment for your guitar sound. Unfortunately the maintenance of a tape echo is not as simple as the care of a digital or analog delay pedal. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tape echo maintenance”

Tape Echo Emulations: Hughes & Kettner Replex or T-Rex Replica

Which PedalBecause of their very special sound which is less sterile or dull (in comparison to digital or analog delays), tape echo emulation pedals are almost among the most popular delay effects. Continue reading “Tape Echo Emulations: Hughes & Kettner Replex or T-Rex Replica”

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.

Types of Delays

Delays enrich the guitar-signal and create a vivid sound. There are numerous songs that get their very own character through the sound of a delay (f. e. many songs of U2).

There are different types of delays; each of them has got its advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading “Types of Delays”

The 10 most exciting pages for guitarists

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There are many good and informative pages for guitarists on the internet. I would like to present you a list of my favourite pages: Continue reading “The 10 most exciting pages for guitarists”

Effect history (Part 2): The 60s – transistor pedals

Effect PedalThe new transistor-technique

The first fuzz-pedals have been invented in the early 60s. One of the first pedals using the new transistor-technique was the Maestro Fuzz Tone Pedal which became famous by the Song “Satisfaction” of the Rolling Stones. Continue reading “Effect history (Part 2): The 60s – transistor pedals”

The history of effect pedals: The first pedals

Effect PedalThere are numerous pedals in different versions an especially these days there seem to be two trends: on the one hand there is a progress in the development of digital effects one the other hand one can see the revival of analog pedals in combination with innovative features. But how did all this began? Continue reading “The history of effect pedals: The first pedals”