Catalinbread Belle Epoch

catalinbread belle epochThe Catalinbread Belle Epoch is a pedalboard friendly digital delay with an inbuilt preamp that is oriented to the legendary Maestro Echoplex Transistor Tape Echo. Continue reading “Catalinbread Belle Epoch”

Fluctuating mains voltage = different sound?

Ask the DudeAlmost every guitarist knows this phenomenon: in the rehearsal room the sound of the guitar was absolutely perfect, and the amp has been situated right in the sweet spot. But live on stage, the magic has disappeared. Continue reading “Fluctuating mains voltage = different sound?”

Effect pedals interacting with the whole setup

Ask the DudeOne 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”

Catalinbread Adineko

catalinbread adinekoThe Catalinbread Adineko is a pedalboard friendly digital delay. The 9V pedal dispenses with tap tempo, stereo in- and outputs, a looper as well as an input for an expression pedal or midi. Continue reading “Catalinbread Adineko”

Downsizing Part 2

PedalboardLarge pedalboards with uncountable pedals on them might weaken the signal or at least change the sound in a certain way. In this case, it is secondary whether you use true bypass pedals or buffered ones. Even the length of the cables on your pedalboard will influence the sound. Continue reading “Downsizing Part 2”

Synthesizer – more than 80s sounds

moog-minitaur„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”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Line6 DL4 – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with the Line6 DL4. Find out if the digital emulation sounds like the original.

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

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man vs. TC Electronic Flashback – Delay comparison

This is a comparison of the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with TC Electronic Flashback. Find out if the digital emulation sounds like the analog original.

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

Eventide H9 vs. Source Audio Ventris – Reverb comparison

This is a stereo comparison of the Eventide H9 with the Source Audio Ventris.

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

7 questions to Mike Piera (AnalogMan)

7 questions to I am particularly pleased to be able to present an interview today, that, to me, is like an advanced Christmas present.
Although he has got a lot of work right now, Mike Piera, better known as AnalogMan, took the time to answer to my 7 questions. Continue reading “7 questions to Mike Piera (AnalogMan)”

Gibson – True Historic

Les Paul 58Every guitarist knows Gibson guitars: existing since 1902, this manufacturer started in 1952 to produce on of the most legendary guitar models: the Gibson Les Paul. Continue reading “Gibson – True Historic”

7 questions to Burkard Lehle

7 questions toLehle is one of the leading makers of innovative switching solutions.
I personally am a convinced user of several switchers and loopers of the German manufacturer who skillfully combines reliable functionality and stylish design.
Therefore, I am proud that Burkard Lehle was willing to answer to my 7 questions. Continue reading “7 questions to Burkard Lehle”

Which effect should I get? The Lexicon PCM 81 or a reverb stompbox?

Although the Lexicon PCM 81 was most famous in the 80s, it still sets the standards for good reverb sounds. Continue reading “Which effect should I get? The Lexicon PCM 81 or a reverb stompbox?”

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”

Jazzmaster Pickups – Vintage correct or Modern Player?

Fender JazzmasterJazzmaster Pickups -vintage correct or Modern Player?
In 1958 Fender debuted the Jazzmaster guitar which has since been reissued numerous times.
Mainly the grunge music of the 90s made the Jazzmaster guitars and other “offset” like the Jaguar and the Mustang pretty popular. Continue reading “Jazzmaster Pickups – Vintage correct or Modern Player?”