Why do I not sound like my idol?

Ask the DudeSome guitarists might think “Stevie Ray Vaughan uses an Ibanez Tubescreamer – when I get myself a Tubescreamer too, I will sound like him.” Or “Eric Johnson is using a BK Butler Tube Drive for his lead tone, by using the same pedal I will also create exactly this sound.” Continue reading “Why do I not sound like my idol?”

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”

Strymon DIG vs. Boss DD-2 Digital Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Strymon DIG with the Boss DD-2.

While the Strymon DIG currently is the most modern digital delay, the legendary Boss DD-2 was one of the first.

gear: Fender Jaguar, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Click here for a comparison of the Strymon DIG with the TC Electronic 2290 and here for a comparison with the Korg SDD 3000.

Faux wet/ dry- Setup

To me a complete wet/dry or wet/dry/wet setup sounds marvelous but it also has got some disadvantages.
It is very expensive, may cause phase shifting and hum loops and the transport and the wiring are quite laborious.
But you there is a way to get the sound with less disadvantages. Continue reading “Faux wet/ dry- Setup”

How to find the right overdrive pedal?

Ask the DudeTo many guitarists the chase for the perfect overdrive pedal is a never ending story.
And not only because of different ideas of sound, have other guitarist’s recommendations leaded to disappointment as not every overdrive pedal is suitable for all kind of sounds. Continue reading “How to find the right overdrive pedal?”

DOD Rubberneck vs. Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail – Analog Delay Comparison

This is a comparisopn of the DOD Rubberneck with the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail:

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

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”

Review: Vintage Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble

Boss CE-1 Chorus EnsembleThe Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble was the first chorus pedal that has been put on the market in the 1970s.
Originally, the wiring of this pedal has been integrated into the legendary Roland Jazz Chorus amplifier. Continue reading “Review: Vintage Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble”

The Montreal Assembly – Count to Five CT5 Demo

This is a demo of the Montreal Assembly – Count to Five.

I already told you about the Montreal Assembly Count to Five.
There are numerous descriptions circulating on the internet about this pedal and to many guitarists it seems pretty hard to get a picture of the various functions. Continue reading “The Montreal Assembly – Count to Five CT5 Demo”

Pedals: same design – different circuit

Platine There are some pedals that have been put on the market a long time ago and that, because of their sound are known as the legendary ones.
But sometimes the circuit has been changed over time. Continue reading “Pedals: same design – different circuit”

Multi Effect Pedals

Effect PedalIn the 1980s many guitarists were pretty excited about the ostensible possibilities of the first multi effect pedals.
But soon they recognized that the quality of the sound of those multi effects did not convince at all.
Although this aspect has changed through the last years, the combination of two effects in one enclosure is much more popular today. Continue reading “Multi Effect Pedals”

Moog Moogerfooger MF-104M Analog Delay vs. Moog Minifooger MF Delay

This is a comparison of the Moog Moogerfooger MF-104M Analog Delay with its litte brother, the Moog Minifooger MF Delay.

While the MF-104M offers the possibility to choose between a “dark” and a “bright” setting, the sound of the Minifooger MF Delay is comparable to the “dark” sound of the MF-104M Continue reading “Moog Moogerfooger MF-104M Analog Delay vs. Moog Minifooger MF Delay”

+++ News: 2 days till the NAMM Show 2018 +++

NewsOnly two days left till the NAMM Show begins and I would like to use this time to introduce some really interesting pedals to you that supposedly can be seen on the NAMM 2018. Continue reading “+++ News: 2 days till the NAMM Show 2018 +++”

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”

+++ News: 6 days left till NAMM Show 2018 +++

NewsLess than a week left until the NAMM Show 2018 opens the doors.
And almost every minute one gets to know new information about news pedals. Continue reading “+++ News: 6 days left till NAMM Show 2018 +++”