Which pedal should I get? Deluxe Memory Man: Big Box or XO version?

A reader’s question:

I need the help of a specialist regarding the Deluxe Memory Man:
To me, the sound of Ben McLeod (All Them Witches) is brilliant and I would love to recreate it.
Luckily, the guy offers several rig rundowns online, so it ought to be an easy project…. That’s what I thought first. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get? Deluxe Memory Man: Big Box or XO version?”

Empress Echosystem vs. Wampler Faux Tape Echo

This is a comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Wampler Faux Tape Echo.
These two digital delays emulate the sounds of a tape echo. Both provide a very nice modulation and the sound can be fine-tuned quite well via the tone control.

 

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TC Electronic Flashback Mini

Flashback miniThe TC Electronic Flashback Mini is most pedalboard-friendly mono-version of the Flashback.
In a very compact enclosure, this digital delay comes around with up to 7 seconds of maximum delay time and only very few pots. Continue reading “TC Electronic Flashback Mini”

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?”

Boss DD-200 vs. Source Audio Nemesis

This is a comparison of the Boss DD-200 with the Source Audio Nemesis. Both digital delays provide likewise functions and have the same form factor.
Check out their sonic differences and similarities in varying settings.

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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”

Catalinbread Belle Epoch vs. Empress Echosystem

This is a comparison of the Catalinbread Belle Epoch with the Empress Echosystem.
The Belle Epoch emulates the legendary Echoplex EP-3 as well as the respective algorithm of the Echosystem. Both delays provide modulation, a tone control and for those, who like grittier sounds, they also add some dirt to the signal.

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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?”

The DelayDude Midi Sync Cable: Now approved by The Pedal Guy!

NewsThe DelayDude Midi Sync cable has been created to synchronize the Digitech SDRUM with the DITTO X4.
Now, The Pedal Guy has checked the DelayDude Midi Sync cable and to him as well, “it works like a charm!”. Continue reading “The DelayDude Midi Sync Cable: Now approved by The Pedal Guy!”

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”

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.

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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.

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