Mod: External switch to adjust the delay time via expression pedal

Shadow echo dr. JWho does not dream about starting crazy sound escapades, driving the delay to the border of oscillation and then, suddenly, turn back while you keep both hands on your guitar?
The installation of an external switch enables you to choose via an expression-pedal if you want to control the delay time or the repeats by using an additional expression pedal. Continue reading “Mod: External switch to adjust the delay time via expression pedal”

Mod: External Amout Pot

Ibanez WF10The Ibanez WF10 is a rare vintage wah-fuzz. The wah circuit is similar to the legendary WH10 which is also used by John Frusciante. Continue reading “Mod: External Amout Pot”

7 questions to Luke Green (Marshall Amps)

7 questions toIn 2008 I met Jim Marshall at the Musikmesse Frankfurt in Germany. His amps changed the musical world and I guess all of you know and love the Marshall amps. But these days, people wonder who is the face behind the legendary amplifiers.
Thus, I would like to present the “7-questions-to-interview” with Luke Green. Working as product director, he is one of the guys behind the absolute magnificent Marshall Amps. Continue reading “7 questions to Luke Green (Marshall Amps)”

Is there a more robust pedal that sounds like the Ibanez EM5 Echomachine?

Ask the DudeThere are so many great delays, that have been discontinued. The Ibanez EM5 is one of them.
It is not yet known, why the production has been stopped. Continue reading “Is there a more robust pedal that sounds like the Ibanez EM5 Echomachine?”

Malekko EKKO 616 MKII Dark

Malekko Ekko darkThe name reflects the aim: The Malekko EKKO 616 MKII Dark: this is the dark version of the Malekko EKKO 616 MKII. The pedalboard-friendly analog delay offers up to 650ms of maximum delay time and enables its user to choose between true bypass and buffer. Continue reading “Malekko EKKO 616 MKII Dark”

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”

Ambient pedalboard setup

Ask the DudeSeveral times, people asked me, how to assemble the perfect ambient pedalboard.
For this reason, I would like to sketch my very personal design of my pedalboard for ambient and soundscaping sounds in this article. Continue reading “Ambient pedalboard setup”

Review: BYOC Crown Jewel Part II

Crown JewelSome of you already know BYOC for their DIY kits for famous effect pedals.
But lately, BYOC created an own overdrive pedal that might be able to set new standards.
The Crown Jewel is probably the most versatile overdrive, booster, distortion and fuzz pedal ever invented.
This is why I would like to present it here. Continue reading “Review: BYOC Crown Jewel Part II”

Timmy V3 Anniversary Overdrive Pedal

TimmyPaul Cochrane is not even an unknown quantity in the world of effect pedals: He is the inventor of the “transparent overdrive”. First, he created the Tim. The more compact version, named Timmy is now celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. Continue reading “Timmy V3 Anniversary Overdrive Pedal”

Review: Royal TS II Overdrive

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”

Tips & Tricks: Stacking Boost Pedals

Tips & tricksYou are looking for a transparent overdrive pedal?
Your favorite one has too much gain and you are searching for the ultimate low gain overdrive?

Maybe an overdrive pedal is not the best choice for you. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Stacking Boost Pedals”

DOD Rubberneck vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Analog Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy.

 

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

DOD Rubberneck Dark Repeats and Oscillation – Analog Delay

On request of YouTube subscribers I made this demo about how to create dark repeats and dark oscillation with the DOD Rubberneck:

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

Click here for a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM and here for a comparison with the EHX Deluxe Memory Man.

Review: Hudson Electronics – Broadcast

BroadcastThe Hudson Electronics Broadcast is an innovative booster and overdrive pedal that has been debuted in different versions. It is based on the classic broadcast consoles of the 1960s. Continue reading “Review: Hudson Electronics – Broadcast”