Mr. Black Vintage Chorus or TC Electronic Corona Mini?

A reader’s question to the Dude:

I use a Mr. Black Vintage Chorus Mini and it sounds superb.
I just notice a little latency, which might be just in my mind. But I asked Mr.
Black himself and he said it’s ‘fully 24-bit DSP’. So, it has no analog dry through.
Now I wonder if for example the TC Electronic Corona Mini, which has analog dry through, would be even better.
But on the other hand, the TC Electronic Corona Mini is unable to reach the sonic quality of the Vintage Chorus.
I’m just curious about what you think about this issue. Continue reading “Mr. Black Vintage Chorus or TC Electronic Corona Mini?”

A question regarding the wet output + volume poti mod for the EHX Freeze

A reader’s question:

I have got a question regarding the Wet Output + Volume Poti Mod and the Remote Switch Mod for the EHX Freeze.
Is the volume mod supposed to control the volume of the wet signal or the dry signal or the mix?
And will the function of the original switch of the Freeze remain after the installation of the output for the additional switch? In other words: Could the bass player in my band control the Freeze on my pedalboard from the other side of the stage while I am playing the WahWah? Continue reading “A question regarding the wet output + volume poti mod for the EHX Freeze”

Which pedal should I get?

A reader’s question:

Last year (after several years of playing the guitar) I finally bought my first effect pedals: the Walrus Audio Slö, the Earthquaker Devices Westwood and the Ditto looper.
I mostly listen to minimal, indie and ambient and therefore, I would love to create such sounds myself. But unfortunately, I have not made up my mind about a specific sound. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get?”

Ibanez AD-80 vs. DOD Rubberneck

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.

0:11 AD-80 maximum delay time/ Rubberneck tone at noon, gain fccw Continue reading “Ibanez AD-80 vs. DOD Rubberneck”

Andy Timmons and the Strymon Timeline

A reader’s question to the Dude:

I am a big Andy Timmons fan and I know that Andy uses a Strymon Timeline as substitute for a dual EHX Deluxe Memory Man. Can you help me regarding the setting? Continue reading “Andy Timmons and the Strymon Timeline”

Which pedal should I get: Walrus Audio ARP 87 or DOD Rubberneck?

Recently, I received the following request:
I moved on from a DOD Rubberneck due to its size, and I am considering a Walrus Audio ARP 87. I would really like a full analog delay in small size, but the Chase Bliss Audio is way above my budget and I didn’t really like the JHS Panther Cub in relation to its price.
Is there any other delay you would recommend? I want something with tap tempo and a small footprint… Continue reading “Which pedal should I get: Walrus Audio ARP 87 or DOD Rubberneck?”

Maxon AD-900 vs. Ibanez AD-80

This is a comparison of the Maxon AD-900 with the Ibanez AD-80.
These two analog classics are about the same age and sonically they are pretty close to each other. If you ever get the chance, to get one of them on the second hand market, got for it. Here you can find out, which one, you should get.

0:12 AD-80 max delay time / AD-900 delay time adjusted to the AD-80 Continue reading “Maxon AD-900 vs. Ibanez AD-80”

Strymon DIG

Strymon DIg The Strymon DIG is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay which is able to emulate the double-rack unit of the 1980s. Continue reading “Strymon DIG”

Strymon Timeline

Strymon Timeline The Strymon Timeline is definitively not pedalboard-friendly, but in exchange to its size, this digital delay has a lot to offer. Continue reading “Strymon Timeline”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Echoboy VST

Because of the request of one of my followers, I made this comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Echoboy VST. Check out the sound of the classic compared to different settings of the digital VST.

0:13 TTE brighter and grittier setting vs. Echoboy echoplex setting Continue reading “Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Echoboy VST”

Valhalla delay VST vs. analog delay pedals

This is a comparison of the the Valhalla delay VST with two analog delay pedals. For I wanted a darker delay sound without modulation and a brighter delay sound with modulation as a sonic reference, I choose the Maxon AD900 and Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man for this comparison.

0:10 Maxon AD900 vs. Valhalla delay past era setting Continue reading “Valhalla delay VST vs. analog delay pedals”

Akai Headrush vs. Line6 Echo Park

This is a comparison of the Akai Headrush with the Line6 Echo Park.
Besides the digital sound, you can also check out the tape echo sounds of these two classic digital budget delays.

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Akai Headrush vs. Ibanez DE7

This is a comparison of the Akai Headrush with the Ibanez DE7.
Two old classics competing with each other.

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Line6 Echo Park vs. Ibanez DE7

This is a comparison of the Line6 Echo Park with the Ibanez DE7.
These two digital delays emulate in a marvelous way a tape echo. Besides, the echo mode of the DE7 is absolutely unique. Some might say, both look very unpleasant, but what really matters is the beauty within…

0:14 digital setting Continue reading “Line6 Echo Park vs. Ibanez DE7”

Strymon Brigadier vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe

This is a comparison of the Strymon Brigadier with the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe. The MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe is by now a modern classic and besides the modulation, you can also choose between a dark and a bright setting.
Therefore, I decided to compare these two green digital delay pedals.

0:11 Carbon Copy Deluxe dark setting Continue reading “Strymon Brigadier vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe”