Tips& Tricks: What’s wrong with my pedal – first aid instructions part 3

Tips & tricksRecently, a reader gave me an interesting note regarding a problem, which I would like to explain in detail here.
Pedals that run on battery do not work if you use the wrong cable.
Pedals without a batterie clip don’t mind whether you are using a mono or a TRS cable. But due to their construction, pedals that run on battery only like TS/ mono cables.
Here I would like to tell you the reason why. Continue reading “Tips& Tricks: What’s wrong with my pedal – first aid instructions part 3”

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteSince the El Capistan, Strymon is famous for their tape sounds and the Volante offers wow and flutter, tape speeds and tape saturation of the highest quality.
The studio mode provides quasi the hi-fi version of a tape sound. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

Dunlop Echoplex EP 103

Dunlop EchoplexThe Dunlop Echoplex EP 103 is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay. By connecting the external tap footswitch, the 750 ms of maximum delay time can be extended up to 4 seconds. Continue reading “Dunlop Echoplex EP 103”

Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall (Red Knob Mod)

Tonal Recall RKMThe Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM is – as the name already suggests – quite similar to the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall. Continue reading “Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall (Red Knob Mod)”

Chase Bliss Audio Thermae

ThermaeThe Chase Bliss Audio Thermae is a pedalboard-friendly 9V analog delay. Like all Chase Bliss Audio pedals, this stompbox also is constructed according to the motto “analog heart-digital brain”. Continue reading “Chase Bliss Audio Thermae”

Videos on YouTube – Why my videos are how they are

Ask the DudeI love to watch YouTube videos about pedals, guitars and amps.
The boundless vastness of the Internet offers to some extend magnificent, inspiring and enlightening content created by great people. Continue reading “Videos on YouTube – Why my videos are how they are”

Obituary: Jim Dunlop – more than the Cry-Baby

Plektren In a certain way he was like the doctor of the music scene. Besides his brilliant own inventions, Jim Dunlop brought dead ones back to life. Continue reading “Obituary: Jim Dunlop – more than the Cry-Baby”

7 questions to Hunter Van Houten

7 questions toHunter Van Houten produces beautiful custom guitars by hand. For all those, who are still looking for their very own perfect guitar, his workshop might be a very interesting address.
This is why I decided to have a closer look to the man behind these special instruments. Continue reading “7 questions to Hunter Van Houten”