Ibanez AD-80 vs. DOD Rubberneck

This is a comparison of the Ibanez AD-80 with the DOD Rubberneck.
I wanted to compare the analog classic (AD-80) that is pretty hard to find on the second hand market with a modern classic which is easily available.
By using the the sonic options of the Rubberneck (gain/tone), I tried to make them both sound as similiar as possible.

0:11 AD-80 maximum delay time/ Rubberneck tone at noon, gain fccw Continue reading “Ibanez AD-80 vs. DOD Rubberneck”

Andy Timmons and the Strymon Timeline

A reader’s question to the Dude:

I am a big Andy Timmons fan and I know that Andy uses a Strymon Timeline as substitute for a dual EHX Deluxe Memory Man. Can you help me regarding the setting? Continue reading “Andy Timmons and the Strymon Timeline”

Which pedal should I get: Walrus Audio ARP 87 or DOD Rubberneck?

Recently, I received the following request:
I moved on from a DOD Rubberneck due to its size, and I am considering a Walrus Audio ARP 87. I would really like a full analog delay in small size, but the Chase Bliss Audio is way above my budget and I didn’t really like the JHS Panther Cub in relation to its price.
Is there any other delay you would recommend? I want something with tap tempo and a small footprint… Continue reading “Which pedal should I get: Walrus Audio ARP 87 or DOD Rubberneck?”

Maxon AD-900 vs. Ibanez AD-80

This is a comparison of the Maxon AD-900 with the Ibanez AD-80.
These two analog classics are about the same age and sonically they are pretty close to each other. If you ever get the chance, to get one of them on the second hand market, got for it. Here you can find out, which one, you should get.

0:12 AD-80 max delay time / AD-900 delay time adjusted to the AD-80 Continue reading “Maxon AD-900 vs. Ibanez AD-80”

Strymon DIG

Strymon DIg The Strymon DIG is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay which is able to emulate the double-rack unit of the 1980s. Continue reading “Strymon DIG”

Strymon Timeline

Strymon Timeline The Strymon Timeline is definitively not pedalboard-friendly, but in exchange to its size, this digital delay has a lot to offer. Continue reading “Strymon Timeline”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Echoboy VST

Because of the request of one of my followers, I made this comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Echoboy VST. Check out the sound of the classic compared to different settings of the digital VST.

0:13 TTE brighter and grittier setting vs. Echoboy echoplex setting Continue reading “Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Echoboy VST”

Strymon Deco

Strymon DecoThe Strymon Deco is a relatively pedalboard-friendly effect pedal, that hardly can be characterized as a classical delay pedal.
Underneath the optical shy designed surface, you will find the sound of two tape decks. Continue reading “Strymon Deco”

Valhalla delay VST vs. analog delay pedals

This is a comparison of the the Valhalla delay VST with two analog delay pedals. For I wanted a darker delay sound without modulation and a brighter delay sound with modulation as a sonic reference, I choose the Maxon AD900 and Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man for this comparison.

0:10 Maxon AD900 vs. Valhalla delay past era setting Continue reading “Valhalla delay VST vs. analog delay pedals”

Strymon Brigadier

Strymon BrigadierThe Strymon Brigadier is a relatively pedalboard-friendly dbucket digital delay.
It comes around in the Strymon-typical gentle, but pleasing design and offers, depending on the respective mode up to 5000ms of maximum delay time. Continue reading “Strymon Brigadier”

Akai Headrush vs. Line6 Echo Park

This is a comparison of the Akai Headrush with the Line6 Echo Park.
Besides the digital sound, you can also check out the tape echo sounds of these two classic digital budget delays.

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How to remove Velcro

Tips & tricksYou can find it on the bottom of numerous effect pedals, supposed to keep them on the pedalboard: Velcro.
But at the latest, when you want to sell your pedal, it makes sense to get rid of the adhesive straps. Continue reading “How to remove Velcro”

Akai Headrush vs. Ibanez DE7

This is a comparison of the Akai Headrush with the Ibanez DE7.
Two old classics competing with each other.

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How to adjust the bias of an amplifier

Tips & tricksSome tube amps, like the Fender Silverface Princeton Reverb, do not have a pot to adjust the bias. Several times, I read in forums, that you can simply change the tubes without the need for a further fine-tuning of the bias.
Actually, this is wrong. Continue reading “How to adjust the bias of an amplifier”

Line6 Echo Park vs. Ibanez DE7

This is a comparison of the Line6 Echo Park with the Ibanez DE7.
These two digital delays emulate in a marvelous way a tape echo. Besides, the echo mode of the DE7 is absolutely unique. Some might say, both look very unpleasant, but what really matters is the beauty within…

0:14 digital setting Continue reading “Line6 Echo Park vs. Ibanez DE7”