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 Classic Player?

Fender JazzmasterJazzmaster Pickups -vintage correct or Classic 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 Classic Player?”

Tips & Tricks: Be brave – use the pots

PotisLooking at the pedalboards of other guitarists, I frequently find the effect pedal pots at 12 o’clock position or even varying marginal from that standard position.
Although even overdrive pedals with only three knobs offer various options – if you are willing to use them. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Be brave – use the pots”

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”

Strymon DIG vs. Boss DD-2 Digital Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Strymon DIG with the Boss DD-2.

While the Strymon DIG currently is the most modern digital delay, the legendary Boss DD-2 was one of the first.

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

Click here for a comparison of the Strymon DIG with the TC Electronic 2290 and here for a comparison with the Korg SDD 3000.

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”

Tips & Tricks: How to improve your guitar sound

Tips & tricksI guess almost every guitarist has got his very own place in the rehearsal room. Next to him his amplifier. For a long time you have been adjusting the setting of your amp to get the sound you have longed for Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to improve your guitar sound”