Fender Silverface Princeton Reverb – the perfect bedroom/rehearsal amp

Fender Silverface Princeton Reverb Some time ago, 100 Watts amps have been really common, but at the moment, small tube amps are as popular as never before. And there are many reasons, why. Continue reading “Fender Silverface Princeton Reverb – the perfect bedroom/rehearsal amp”

NUX Tape Core Deluxe vs. Strymon El Capistan

This is a comparison of the NUX Tape Core Deluxe with the Strymon El Capistan.
While the Strymon El Capistan is THE reference regarding tape sounds, the NUX Tape Core Deluxe becomes extremely versatile by using the editor.
Check out, if you can find sonic differences between these two delay pedals.

0:10 fixed head Continue reading “NUX Tape Core Deluxe vs. Strymon El Capistan”

NUX Tape Core Deluxe

This is a demo of the NUX Tape Core Deluxe – the sound of the Roland Space Echo in a compact enclosure.
Via the editor, this little bargain becomes amazingly extensive regarding the sonic options!
I choose the stock setting 5, which I adjusted via the editor to get various sonic options.

1. stock setting 5 Continue reading “NUX Tape Core Deluxe”

1×12, 1×10, 2×12, 4×12 – about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of speakers

Tips & tricksIf you own a combo amp, means an amplifier with an in-built speaker, it mostly has a 1×12 or 1×10 speaker.
Looking for a sonic variation, most guitarists start with replacing the speaker of one manufacturer by a suitable model from another brand.
But the alteration of the speaker sizes can also effect decisive sonic changes. Continue reading “1×12, 1×10, 2×12, 4×12 – about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of speakers”

7 questions to Yoshi Ikegami (Boss)

7 questions toI guess, there is no guitarist/ bass player in the world, who doesn’t own at least one BOSS pedal. And the effects that are produced under the leadership of the company’s president, Yoshi Ikegami, accompany me since my first days as a guitarist.
Therefore, it is a special honor for me that he took the time to answer to the 7 questions of the Delay Dude. Continue reading “7 questions to Yoshi Ikegami (Boss)”

Sound like: Amber Run

Sound likeFor some time, the British band Amber is no longer an insider’s tip and songs like “I found” and “no answers” are definitively high-class tunes.
But their pedalboards also offer some cuties that will make the hearts of guitarists beat faster. Continue reading “Sound like: Amber Run”

Sound like: Balthazar

Sound likeTo me, Balthazar have been one of the major discoveries for the past years. First, I joined one of their concerts as a supporting- act of the Editors and I must confess: I was totally amazed.
The sound as well as the style of this band is unique and hard to describe – therefore, just click here and listen.
In this article, I would like to present the bands’ equipment which is so decisive for their sound. Continue reading “Sound like: Balthazar”

Effect pedals for bass players – part 2

Tips & tricksThe majority of effect pedals are made for guitarists and therefore, many bass players fear the contact with the small (and sometimes big) devices that can add a special character to the sound.
In the first part of this two-part series, I already presented some effect categories, every bass player can use without taking any risks. In this second part, we will have a closer look on effects, that require a bit more sensitivity.
So, boys and girls behind the fat strings: go for it! Continue reading “Effect pedals for bass players – part 2”

Effect pedals for bass players – part 1

Tips & tricksThe majority of effect pedals are made for guitarists and therefore, many bass players fear the contact with the small (and sometimes big) devices that can add a special character to the sound.
In the first part of this two-part series, I would like to present some effect categories, every bass player can use without taking any risks. In the second part, we will have a closer look on effects, that require a bit more sensitivity.
So, boys and girls behind the fat strings: go for it! Continue reading “Effect pedals for bass players – part 1”

News +++ Guitar Summit 2019 +++ News

NewsFor the third time, the Guitar Summit opens the doors from the 27th to the 29th of September in Mannheim (Germany). Continue reading “News +++ Guitar Summit 2019 +++ News”

Delay pedals for bass players?

Ask the DudeDelay pedals are a great invention and every guitarist should own at least one. But not only guitarist can benefit from the effects of a delay pedal. Bass players also can venture into a new realm by using a delay pedal. But there is one thing you should take into consideration. Continue reading “Delay pedals for bass players?”

Synthesizer – more than 80s sounds

moog-minitaur„Synthesizer“ – this word and everything associated with it give shivers of horror to many guitarists and bass players. Instantly, the horrible sounds of the 80s come to one’s mind and the keyboarders actually have never been the popular members of a band. Continue reading “Synthesizer – more than 80s sounds”