The DelayDude wishes the Chase Bliss Automatone for his birthday. But there must have been a mix-up…
This is a demo about the Hughes & Kettner Replex.
It is huge and heavy, but it glows in the dark and has a tube!
The production has been stopped, but still it is a great tape emulation.
Tube preamp, reverb pedal and a single and dual-head delay in one enclosure.
Nevermind the space it needs on your pedalboard…
0:09 dual head delay Continue reading “Hughes & Kettner Replex”
The Fulltone Solid State Echo is a transistor tape machine.
For its slightly more compact construction, it is at least a little bit pedalboard-friendlier than the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.
In contrast to its predecessor, the Solid State Echo is based on the Echoplex Ep-3. Continue reading “Fulltone Solid State Echo”
My absolute favorite one! The Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man is a brilliant, rather less pedalboard-friendly analog delay that, in my opinion, deserves every centimeter on the pedalboard. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”
A pedalboard with many pedals on it offers various possibilities but at the same time, it is pressty complicated to switch between different pedals.
After adding tremolo and reverb to the clean sound of the verse, for the refrain you may want to switch abruptly to an overdriven sound. In this case you ought to be able to switch between three pedals at the same time.
How can switching operations like these be simplified? Continue reading “Effect pedal switcher”
Once found, every guitarist is willing to save the perfect settings of his pedals. There are various possibilities to protect the pots from unintentional adjustment. Here you will find an article about this topic.
But what if you want to alternate between two or three different settings? How can you save or mark the respective settings without fixing the pots? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Effect pedals – Mark your settings”
The Catalinbread Belle Epoch is a pedalboard friendly digital delay with an inbuilt preamp that is oriented to the legendary Maestro Echoplex Transistor Tape Echo. Continue reading “Catalinbread Belle Epoch”
In the first part of “The perfect delay pedal” I declared myself to be an analog delay fan and expressed myself for tap tempo and midi input.
This second part will be about more features, a perfect delay should – in my opinion – provide. Continue reading “The perfect delay pedal – Part 2”
The Strymon El Capistan is one of the best digital tape echo emulations.
Nevertheless, some miss the warm character of an analog device and consider that the sound of the Strymon El Capistan is somehow sterile. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: How to create the sound of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo”
It is pretty complicated to get a nice overdriven amp sound at a moderate volume level.
Of course, there is the possibility to install a master volume but, in that case, you will only get a preamp distortion and no power amp overdrive.
And in the end this kind of sound has nothing to do with the beloved power amp overdrive. Continue reading “Power scaling”
But what makes this tape echo sound and is it possible to get this sound without a tape echo emulation? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tape delay sounds without a tape?”
But what is the difference between them? Continue reading “Overdrive – Distortion – Fuzz”