Evolution of the pedalboard

pedalboard smallStarting to play guitar, most guitarists dispense with effect pedals.
The guitar connected to the amp is all you need to be happy. Continue reading “Evolution of the pedalboard”

Tips & Tricks: The best power supply

Tips & tricksThe 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”

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”

Tips& Tricks: What’s wrong with my pedal – first aid instructions

Tips & tricksSooner or later almost every pedal breaks down.
Sometimes it starts with a loos connection or it suddenly gets impossible to switch them on.
In this two-part article I would like to present some useful hints that may help you to revive your pedal. Continue reading “Tips& Tricks: What’s wrong with my pedal – first aid instructions”

Tips & Tricks: Germanium Fuzz as a Booster/Overdrive

Tips & tricksThe germanium fuzz was one of the first overdrive pedals that have been available in the first days of history of electric guitars. Those days this effect offered totally new kinds guitar sound.

Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Germanium Fuzz as a Booster/Overdrive”

Downsizing

PedalboardAlthough 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”

Transparent Overdrives- The perfect Low Gain Sound

In many forums all over the world guitarist are searching for the “transparent overdrive”. But what is meant by this and does a transparent overdrive make sense?

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Tubscreamer and similar overdrives place great emphasis on the mids. This kind of overdrive is appropriate as an additional booster to an amplifier that is already overdriven. By creating haunting mids the sound of the guitar becomes more assertive and will be perceived much more in the context of the band as a whole. Continue reading “Transparent Overdrives- The perfect Low Gain Sound”

Power for the pedalboard – how to choose the best power supply

Multi-NetzteilAfter having compiled your pedals and having put them into the right order, the question of the power supply arises. There a several ways which I would like to introduce in the following. Continue reading “Power for the pedalboard – how to choose the best power supply”