This is a comparison of the Ibanez AD-80 with the DOD Rubberneck. I wanted to compare the analog classic (AD-80) that is pretty hard to find on the second hand market with a modern classic which is easily available. By using the the sonic options of the Rubberneck (gain/tone), I tried to make them both sound as similiar as possible.
On this Paul Cochrane Tim I installed an internal switch for various clipping options. Now you can choose between the following clipping options: Symmetric/ asymmetric, LED, MOSFET or silicon. Continue reading “Mod: internal Clipping switch”
Because of the numerous requests regarding my favorite delays, I tried to figure out my top delays. In this second part, I present my favorite analog delays. The order of the delays within the respective group or video is no ranking for I am unable to tell which of them I like best. Thus, the presentation is according to the alphabetical order of their names.
Who 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”
In 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)”
The 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”
Several 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”
Some 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”
Paul 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”
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