How to adjust the bias of an amplifier

Tips & tricksSome tube amps, like the Fender Silverface Princeton Reverb, do not have a pot to adjust the bias. Several times, I read in forums, that you can simply change the tubes without the need for a further fine-tuning of the bias.
Actually, this is wrong. Continue reading “How to adjust the bias of an amplifier”

Fender Silverface Princeton Reverb – the perfect bedroom/rehearsal amp

Fender Silverface Princeton Reverb Some time ago, 100 Watts amps have been really common, but at the moment, small tube amps are as popular as never before. And there are many reasons, why. Continue reading “Fender Silverface Princeton Reverb – the perfect bedroom/rehearsal amp”

Mod: internal Clipping switch

Paul cochrane TimOn this Paul Cochrane Tim I installed an internal switch for various clipping options.
Now you can choose between the following clipping options:
Symmetric/ asymmetric, LED, MOSFET or silicon. Continue reading “Mod: internal Clipping switch”

Mod: External switch to adjust the delay time via expression pedal

Shadow echo dr. JWho does not dream about starting crazy sound escapades, driving the delay to the border of oscillation and then, suddenly, turn back while you keep both hands on your guitar?
The installation of an external switch enables you to choose via an expression-pedal if you want to control the delay time or the repeats by using an additional expression pedal. Continue reading “Mod: External switch to adjust the delay time via expression pedal”

Boss DD-8 vs. DOD Rubberneck

This is a comparison of the Boss DD-8 with the DOD Rubberneck.
On request, I made this video. In comparison to the DD-7, the analog mode of the DD-8 has been changed. So, I wanted to compare this sound to another analog delay (DOD Rubberneck).
Furthermore, you will get slapback sounds, run-away feedback and oscillation.

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Strymon DIG vs. PSP 85 VST Plugin

Hardware vs. Software:This is a comparison of the Strymon DIG with the PSP 85 VST plugin.
In this last part of a series of comparisons of a pedal with a VST plugin, I compare a VST plugin with a digital delay pedal.
The sound of both delays is based on the 80s rack-delays.
Check out if there are sonic differences between the pedal and a VST plugin.

0:11 24/96 Continue reading “Strymon DIG vs. PSP 85 VST Plugin”

Mod: External Amout Pot

Ibanez WF10The Ibanez WF10 is a rare vintage wah-fuzz. The wah circuit is similar to the legendary WH10 which is also used by John Frusciante. Continue reading “Mod: External Amout Pot”

Analog Delays vs. Soundtoys Echoboy VST Plugin

Hardware vs. Software:This is a comparison of two legendary analog delay pedals with the Soundtoys Echoboy VST Plugin.
For the Echoboy VST plugin offers a Memory Man emulation, as well as a DM-2 emulation, I choose the and Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man and the Boss DM-2 for this comparison.
Check out if there are sonic differences between the pedals and a VST plugin.
This is the second part of a series of comparisons of a pedal with a VST plugin. Stay tuned for the last part about digital delays compared with a VST plugin.

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Review: Boss DD-8 part II

Boss DD8After you have learned all about the construction and the standard sounds of the Boss DD-8 in the first part of this review, I will now introduce the special modes of this compact digital delay. Continue reading “Review: Boss DD-8 part II”

Strymon Volante vs. Soundtoys Echoboy VST Plugin

Hardware vs. Software:This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Soundtoys Echoboy VST Plugin.
Check out if there are sonic differences between a pedal and a VST plugin.
This is the first part (tape emulation) of a series of comparisons of a pedal with a VST plugin. Stay tuned for further parts about digital delays and analog delays.

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Review: Boss DD-8 part I

Boss DD8The Boss DD-8 is the most recent compact Boss delay and the direct successor of the DD-7.
In this two- part review, I will first present facts about the construction and the standard sounds of the Boss DD-8, before, in the second part, I will dedicate myself to the special modes of this compact digital delay. Continue reading “Review: Boss DD-8 part I”

Boss DD-8 special sounds

This is a demo of some special sounds of the Boss DD-8. Besides +RV and shimmer, I also present sonic options of the modes mod, warp and GLT.

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Boss DD-8

This is a demo of the Boss DD-8 .The Boss DD-8 is the most recent compact Boss delay and the direct successor of the DD-7. It provides a looper and 11 delay modes.

 

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MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe

carbon-copy-deluxeThe Deluxe version of the MXR Carbon Copy needs more space on the pedalboard than its ancestor. Thus, it is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay. Continue reading “MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe”

NUX Atlantic vs. Source Audio Ventris

This is a comparison of the Nux Atlantic with the Source Audio Ventris.
Both pedals provide the combination of delay and reverb.
Besides the direct comparison of varying reverb- and delay sounds, you will also get a soundscape of shimmer to float away.

 

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