One loves the Tubescreamer, the other hates it. It is impossible to keep everyone happy. While to one guitarist the overdrive pedal sounds perfect, stresses the mids in an optimal way and creates the ultimate range of distortion, the same pedal seems hollow with the bass cut quite too much to another guitar player. Continue reading “Effect pedals interacting with the whole setup”
„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”
In the first part of this article, I would like to engage with multi overdrive pedals in general.
In the second and third part I would like to introduce some interesting analog multi overdrive pedals in detail. And the third part will be dedicated to digital multi overdrive pedals. Continue reading “Multi Overdrive Part 1”
The Royal TS II is an amp-like overdrive pedal that is handmade in Germany.
It is perfect for British sounds and definitely more than a simple clone of the Ibanez Tubescreamer. Continue reading “Review: Royal TS II Overdrive”
But how does the perfect sound sound like? Continue reading “LoFi aka character sounds”
For sonwriting it is extremely important to have a good working pedalboard with inspiring sounds.
Today I would like to introduce some ideas that might worth it to be taken into consideration if you are willing to create such a songwriting pedalboard. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Songwriting Pedalboard”
This is a demo how to use the Kingsley Page V2 with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.
gear: Fender Jazzmaster (modern player), Kingsley Page V2, EHX Deluxe Memory Man, Fender Champ, Celestion G12M Greenback, Shure SM57, Cubase.
The Kingsley Page V2 is a tube booster and an overdrive pedal with a true 12AX7 tube. Continue reading “Kingsley Page V2 Review”
Frequently, guitarists search for a better compressor because their actual ones produce too much hiss. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks : Compressor hiss”
The preamp of the EP-3 Tape Echo still is pretty famous and various manufacturers offer this effect also as a pedal. Continue reading “Echoplex EP-3 Preamp”
This episode of the series is dedicated to a modern overdrive pedal which already has become a legend: the Fulltone OCD. Continue reading “Legendary overdrive pedals 4 – Fulltone OCD”
The Proco Rat is one of the most legendary overdrive pedals and has been used by countless guitarists. Continue reading “Effect History: Legendary Overdrive Pedals – Part 1”
To 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?”