It sounds so easy: choose the right pedals, put them on a board, add some cables and a power supply and then, go for it. But for there are many sources of error lying in wait, thus I would like to present some websites that will simplify a guitarists life. Continue reading “Pedalboard from A to Z – interesting websites about how to plan a pedalboard”
This is a video about how to use the DelayDude Midi Sync Cables for a midi sync rig with the DigiTech SDRUM, the Strymon Volante, Korg Volca Keys and the Korg Volca FM. The bpm of the Strymon Volante have been synced with the SDRUM via midi. The Korg Volcas start and stop in sync and the speed is also synchronized with the SDRUM.
gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Evidence Audio SIS Cables, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.
Recently, a reader gave me an interesting note regarding a problem, which I would like to explain in detail here.
Pedals that run on battery do not work if you use the wrong cable.
Pedals without a batterie clip don’t mind whether you are using a mono or a TRS cable. But due to their construction, pedals that run on battery only like TS/ mono cables.
Here I would like to tell you the reason why. Continue reading “Tips& Tricks: What’s wrong with my pedal – first aid instructions part 3”
Delay pedals, analog as well es digital ones are ten a penny.
Mostly, they provide numerous features like tap tempo, modulation and tone pots. But are there any stereo analog delays, too? Continue reading “Stereo analog delays”
As you know, the Strymon Volante is a stereo pedal and the all playback heads can be arranged freely in the stereo image.
Actually, I have read several times now, that many guitarists like the stereo panorama of the multi head function, but the sound of the single head mode seems pretty one-dimensional compared to other pedals.
In my opinion, there is a simple trick to solve this problem: Continue reading “Strymon Volante Stereo Image”
In the world of guitars, the Fender Stratocaster is still a classic.
No guitar model has been built and copied more often.
To change the sound of a Strat, guitarists mostly think of changing the pickups. But today, I would like to make you learn more about the “sonic” function of the vibrato springs. Continue reading “Tone Tipp – Stratocaster Springs”
The Evidence Audio SIS Kit is a patch cable kit for pedalboards. The Kit 10 contains 10 plugs and 3 meters of cable. Thus, you can make 5 patch cables with variable lengths. SIS is the abbreviation for “Screw in solderless”. The technique has been revolutionized by the Evidence Audio construction. Continue reading “Review: Evidence Audio – SIS Kit for patch cables”
This is a video about how to simulate the lead sounds of the Moog Sirin by using the Moog Mintaur in combination with the EHX POG2.
The Moog Mintaur is a brilliant synth, which is famous for its perfect bass sounds. But, because of its construction, the range of the Minitaur is limited.
The Moog Sirin is an updated version of the Minitaur and offers a wider range that reaches lead sounds.
But do you have to go and get a Sirin right away? Check out this video and find out…
Frequently, you will find effect pedals that do not meet the needs of many guitarists. I think, that application errors or wrong expectations mostly lead to such an underestimation of certain effect pedals. Here I would like to present some examples. Continue reading “Underrated effect pedals”
Several times I found in guitar forums the comment that some guitarists can`t deal with the mix pot of the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe. It is true: you have to turn the pot into full clockwise direction to get a delay signal which is a bit louder than the clean guitar signal. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe”
Once found, every guitarist is willing to save the perfect settings of his pedals. There are various possibilities to protect the pots from unintentional adjustment. Here you will find an article about this topic.
But what if you want to alternate between two or three different settings? How can you save or mark the respective settings without fixing the pots? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Effect pedals – Mark your settings”
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?”
Almost since musicians used tape recording, there are also reverse delays. Very early artists like the Rolling Stones or Jimi Hendrix experimented with this type of delay sounds. At those days, creating reverse delays was pretty complicated because the recording tapes had to be cut and played backwards. Continue reading “Reverse delays”
The first part of this two-part series was about how to get closer to the sound you long for on the one hand and grant the right of abode to the pickups of your guitar on the other.
This part is dedicated to the possibilities, alterations of the pots and capacitors do present. Continue reading “Simple guitar mods – Part 2”
The first part of this two-part series is about how little adjustments of the pickups can cause an improvement of the sound.
The second part will focus on the pots. Continue reading “Simple guitar mods – Part 1”