Frequently, you will find effect pedals that do not meet the needs of many guitarists. I think, that application errors or wrong expectations mostly lead to such an underestimation of certain effect pedals. Here I would like to present some examples. Continue reading “Underrated effect pedals”
Unfortunately, our world is not always good. And in the music business also it is valid: as soon as there is something valuable, there will be falsified copies of it. But how can experts identify fakes? Continue reading “Fake replicas of effect pedals, amps and guitars”
If you are looking for an overdrive pedal that is able to emulate a slightly overdriven amplifier, you ought to choose a stompbox without IC chips. Continue reading “Why do IC-based overdrive pedals always sound harsh?”
The majority of pedals run on 9V and many of them can be used with a 9V battery.
But insatiable digital effects suck out the batteries at top speed or it is impossible to run them on battery.
This is when the question arises, which power supply is the most suitable one. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: The best power supply”
The Proco Rat is one of the most legendary overdrive pedals and has been used by countless guitarists. Continue reading “Effect History: Legendary Overdrive Pedals – Part 1”
To many guitarists the chase for the perfect overdrive pedal is a never ending story.
And not only because of different ideas of sound, have other guitarist’s recommendations leaded to disappointment as not every overdrive pedal is suitable for all kind of sounds. Continue reading “How to find the right overdrive pedal?”
To almost all producers of guitar effect pedals 9V still is the one and only standard. But who has set this norm? And is 9V really the best option for effect pedals? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Power for pedals – 9V or more?”
Hier habe ich ein Vergleichsvideo von fünf sehr guten Low Gain Overdrive Pedalen erstellt.
Verglichen wurden: Klon Centaur clone, Nobels ODR-1, vintage Ibanez TS-9, Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive und Analogman King of Tone.
There are uncountable clones of the legendary Klon Centaur: Continue reading “Klon Centaur (part 2)”
Do they sound identically? Which one is most close to the original?
The prices for an original “Klon Centaur” are rising constantly. Recently I found a golden Klon on Italian ebay for 2100,- €. And to keep it in mind: this one, of course was in used condition and without box. Continue reading “Klon Centaur Clone”