Evolution of the pedalboard

pedalboard smallStarting to play guitar, most guitarists dispense with effect pedals.
The guitar connected to the amp is all you need to be happy. Continue reading “Evolution of the pedalboard”

Diamond Memory Lane

memory laneThe Diamond Memory Lane is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay. Compared to other analog delay pedals, the maximum delay time of 550 ms is quite ordinary. But because of the Panasonic MN3005 chip, the sound of this 24 V mono pedal is legendary. Continue reading “Diamond Memory Lane”

AnalogMan ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay

ARDX20The AnalogMan ARDX20 is a delay pedal with a completely analog circuit.
Because of its size it is rather less pedalboard-friendly, but especially accompanied by the AMAZEo it becomes an excellent delay pedal. Continue reading “AnalogMan ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay”

Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode

Ask the DudeLately someone confronted me with the following question:

Recently, I bought a Strymon El Capistan and I really love it.
But there is one thing, that bothers me:How can I make the repeats of the Strymon El Capistan fade away after switching it off ? Continue reading “Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode”

Analog Pitch Shifter: Do I really need the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae or is there any other option?

Ask the DudeRecently, Chase Bliss Audio debuted the Thermae, an analog pitch shifting pedal.
This pedal is based on a delay. To every cunning guitarist, this fact poses the question, if it might be possible to create this kind of sounds with a normal delay pedal, too. Continue reading “Analog Pitch Shifter: Do I really need the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae or is there any other option?”

Pedalboards

PedalboardTo every guitarist, who use more than three effect pedals, it makes sense to think about how to transport and store the pedals in a rational way.
The need for a re-arrangement of the pedals before each gig or rehearsal is, on the one hand, pretty time consuming and, on the other hand, the permanent movement may cause a serious damage of cables or jacks.
But which pedalboard is the right one? Continue reading “Pedalboards”

Which pedal should I get: DOD Rubberneck vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe?

The DOD Rubberneck and the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe are two terrific analog delays with numerous features which have been put on the market recently. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get: DOD Rubberneck vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe?”

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”

How to control the parameters of a pedal

Expression-pedals, Midi, CV and Apps

Ask the DudeExpression-pedals

The first pedal that could be controlled with an expression-pedal in real time was the Uni-Vibe. The advantage was that you could adjust the swiftness without taking the hands off the strings. Later this function could also be found in Auto-Wahs. In this way the pedal could be controlled just like a real Wah. Continue reading “How to control the parameters of a pedal”