Tips & Tricks: DOD Rubberneck external tap tempo switch

The DOD Rubberneck has got a TRS input that can be used to conjoin a three function foot switch.
By this you can control the tap function, the rubbernecking and also the modulation.
By connecting tip and ring to the ground you can produce an external tap signal. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: DOD Rubberneck external tap tempo switch”

Tips & Tricks: Multi – Amp Setup – advantages and pitfalls

I guess none of the guitarists who have ever used more than one amp simultaneously would dispense with this kind of sound.
Regardless of whether you use a stereo setup, running a delay through both amps or chose a wet dry setup with the wet signal coming through the first and the dry signal through the second amp, the sonic enrichment will be amazing. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Multi – Amp Setup – advantages and pitfalls”

Tips & Tricks: Digitech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DittoX4 Part 1

Because of many inquiries I would like to explain how to synchronize the DigiTech SDRUM with a TC Electronic Ditto X4. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Digitech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DittoX4 Part 1”

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”

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.

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Tips & Tricks: DIY Mini Tap Tempo Controller

Mini Tap Tempo controllerI guess almost anyone who uses one or more pedals with tap tempo on his pedalboard have thought about a device that is able to tap several pedals at the same time. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: DIY Mini Tap Tempo Controller”

Tipps & Tricks: How to plan your pedalboard

Tips & tricksAfter you have chosen your very own pedal stock it makes sense to plan your pedalboard so you won’t have to rearrange your pedals for every rehearsal or every gig.
When you only use two or three pedals running on batteries they will be connected quite easily and you will not necessarily need a pedalboard. But in the long run no guitarist I know has been satisfied with two or three pedals. Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: How to plan your pedalboard”

Tips & Tricks: Power for pedals – 9V or more?

Multi-NetzteilTo almost all producers of guitar effect pedals 9V still is the one and only standard. But who has set this norm? And is 9V really the best option for effect pedals? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Power for pedals – 9V or more?”

Tips & Tricks: How to mic an amplifier (part 1) – Different types of mics

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For a nice guitar sound on stage or for recording in the studio the quality of the microphones is decisive. Here are some classics that are used quite often: Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to mic an amplifier (part 1) – Different types of mics”

Tips & Tricks : Picks

Tips & tricksWhen a guitarist buys his first guitar he always gets also a pick and mostly this will be the brand he uses for the rest of his life while pedals, guitars, amps and speaker will be modified or changed frequently. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks : Picks”

Tips & Tricks: How to improve your guitar sound

Tips & tricksI guess almost every guitarist has got his very own place in the rehearsal room. Next to him his amplifier. For a long time you have been adjusting the setting of your amp to get the sound you have longed for Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to improve your guitar sound”

Tips & Tricks: How to get seamless loops

Tips & tricksThe problem that the tempo of the loops created by loopers like the Digitech JamMan Stereo or the Boss RC-2 after a while vary in a certain way, in other words the looper gets out of sync and does not produce seamless loops anymore, has been discussed in many forums. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to get seamless loops”