To many guitarists the guitar cable is a book with seven seals and most of them never even think about the quality of their cables. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Guitar cables”
After you have chosen your very own pedal stock it makes sense to plan your pedalboard so you won’t have to rearrange your pedals for every rehearsal or every gig.
When you only use two or three pedals running on batteries they will be connected quite easily and you will not necessarily need a pedalboard. But in the long run no guitarist I know has been satisfied with two or three pedals. Continue reading “Tipps & Tricks: How to plan your pedalboard”
Lately I visited a concert in a small club and there it happened again: the band started with the first song and at the same time one of the guitarists began to fiddle about his pedalboard because not a single tone of his guitar reached the boxes. Supported by his roady he was able to rectify his short-time mutism but to me this is not really the perfect concert opening. After the show the guitar tech told me that exactly the same happened the night before. Continue reading “Big pedalboard vs. mini workhorse”
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?”
This is a comparison of the Neunaber Expanse Reverb with the Strymon Big Sky Reverb:
gear: Different than usual I use a Epiphone Riviera (with P94 Pickups), Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.
This is a demo of the DigiTech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DITTO X4.
gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.
The Ditto only adopts the tempo of the SDRUM when he hasn’t saved a loop yet.
After you have recorded a loop you can’t change the tempo of the Ditto anymore. But the SDRUM sends signals via midi to start/stop the Ditto in sync. If you delete the loops on the Ditto you will be able to feed in a new tempo with the SDRUM. Hereafter you can record a different part in another tempo.
The world of guitarists is divided into two parts: on one side you can find those who love the Tubescreamer and on the other side there are the Tubescreamer haters. Continue reading “Review: Tubescreamer”
This is a Video of the new DigiTech SDRUM, the first intelligent drum-computer and the DOD Rubberneck analog Delay.
Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.
Whenever you read something about amplifiers you will hit terms like “Blackface”, “British sound” and “Tweet sound”. But what is meant by them? Continue reading “Types of amplifiers – Part 1”
But what is the difference between them? Continue reading “Overdrive – Distortion – Fuzz”
… bist auf der Suche nach einem bestimmten Sound, weißt aber nicht, wie Du ihn hinbekommst? Continue reading “Frag den Dude”
Although many guitarists love large pedalboards, most of them go into raptures over the sound that originates when the guitar-signal runs straight into the amplifier. The dynamic is increased and the guitar has got a higher output. Continue reading “Downsizing”
There are many good and informative pages for guitarists on the internet. I would like to present you a list of my favourite pages: Continue reading “The 10 most exciting pages for guitarists”
In this video Ipresent a modified handmade clone of the legendary Tubescreamer.
The”Royal TS” Screamer is an overdrive with a strong boost and a real tube sound.
If you arrange many pedals on a complex pedalboard the question of the order of the pedals arises. This matter is more complex than one first might think. Therefore one has to note some rules and some exceptions. Continue reading “Order of effects”