How a tube-amp works – Part 1

RöhreTo me as a layperson the functionality of a tube-amp is a phenomenon and because of this fascination I decided to deal a bit more intensively with it.

Here I would like to explain (maybe some kind of inexpertly) try to explain how a tube-amplifier with cathode-bias works: Continue reading “How a tube-amp works – Part 1”

Soundscaping Pedalboard

This is a demo of my soundscaping-/ambient- pedalboard.

I used the following pedals:

PLUS Pedal, Line 6 Echo Park, Origin Effects Cali 76 TX, Bogner Wessex, Strymon DIG, TC Electronic Hall of Fame.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Deluxe Reverb, PLUS Pedal, Line 6 Echo Park, Origin Effects Cali 76 TX, Bogner Wessex, Strymon DIG, TC Electronic Hall of Fame, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

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”

Which Pedal should I get ? Memory Lane 2 vs. ARDX20

The Diamond Memory Lane 2 or the AnalogMan ARDX20?

Which pedal you should get depending on the sound you long for. Continue reading “Which Pedal should I get ? Memory Lane 2 vs. ARDX20”

Tonal Recall RKM (analog delay) vs. digital delay (PT 2399 based analog voiced)

This is a comparison of an analog voiced, PT 2399 based digital delay and an analog delay (Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM).

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Deluxe Reverb, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

For further information about the “delay(ed)”- delay don’t hesitate to ask the Dude ( delaydude@delaydude.de).

Punchy Guitar-Sound

AmpEspecially in the songs of hard rock or heavy metal bands the guitars sound pretty voluminous and punchy.
One produces this kind of sound by combining several microphones for the recording but notably by doubling the guitar-tracks or by multi-tracking. Continue reading “Punchy Guitar-Sound”

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”

Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM vs. Diamond Memory Lane 2

This is a comparison of the Diamond Memory Lane 2 with the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall (red knob mod).

Gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Princeton Reverb, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase. Continue reading “Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM vs. Diamond Memory Lane 2”

Looper

SDRUM DITTOMore and more guitarists use a low volume setup while playing their guitar at home. In this case drum computer and loopers are perfect devices for songwriting or practicing.
Here I would like to introduce some different loopers of several manufacturers. Continue reading “Looper”