Vintage effect portraits: Colorsound Supa Wah Fuzz Swell

ColorsoundThe Colorsound Supa Wah Fuzz Swell is one of the first multi effect pedals. Developed in the early 1970s in England, this pedal is hard to find today. Continue reading “Vintage effect portraits: Colorsound Supa Wah Fuzz Swell”

Drums without a drummer

Tips & tricksEspecially if you are playing your guitar mostly at home, sooner or later you will reach the point where you start thinking about some kind of rhythmical companionship. And fortunately, there are numerous options for a tactful backing that work without a flesh-and-blood drummer. Continue reading “Drums without a drummer”

Effect pedals for bass players – part 2

Tips & tricksThe majority of effect pedals are made for guitarists and therefore, many bass players fear the contact with the small (and sometimes big) devices that can add a special character to the sound.
In the first part of this two-part series, I already presented some effect categories, every bass player can use without taking any risks. In this second part, we will have a closer look on effects, that require a bit more sensitivity.
So, boys and girls behind the fat strings: go for it! Continue reading “Effect pedals for bass players – part 2”

DOD Rubberneck vs. Way Huge Supa-Puss

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Way Huge Supa-Puss. Find out more about the sound of these analog delay pedals. Besides the default settings, I present the sound at a darker and grittier setting, vibrato and chorus effects and how they both might sound in the mix.

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Effect pedals for bass players – part 1

Tips & tricksThe majority of effect pedals are made for guitarists and therefore, many bass players fear the contact with the small (and sometimes big) devices that can add a special character to the sound.
In the first part of this two-part series, I would like to present some effect categories, every bass player can use without taking any risks. In the second part, we will have a closer look on effects, that require a bit more sensitivity.
So, boys and girls behind the fat strings: go for it! Continue reading “Effect pedals for bass players – part 1”

Fulltone Solid State Echo

fulltone-ssteThe 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”

Ibanez AD9 double feature

This is a comparison of two identical Ibanez AD9 delays.
Find out the differences between these two legends (if there are any?).
Maybe you will find sonic differences between both.
Furthermore, the fans of oscillation will find their very special comparison at the end of this video.

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Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

Fulltone-Tube-Tape-EchoLike the name already suggests, the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo is a real tape echo with tubes. Therefore, it is definitively not pedalboard-friendly.
But the sound of this colossus is to such an extend convincing, that actually, you won`t need any other pedals anymore. Continue reading “Fulltone Tube Tape Echo”

Way Huge Supa-Puss vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe

This is a comparison of the Way Huge Supa-Puss with the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe. Find out more about the sound of these analog delay pedals. You will get to know different settings, slow modulation, with vibrato and how they both might sound in the mix.

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Way Huge Supa-Puss vs. Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall rkm

This is a comparison of the Way Huge Supa-Puss with the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall rkm. Find out more about the sound of these wunderful analog delay pedals. You will get to know different settings, slow and fast modulation and how they both might sound in the mix.

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Strymon Iridium

NewsAlmost surprisingly, Strymon put the Iridium – an amp and IR cab simulator – on the market.
The Iridium emulates three classical amplifiers: The options called round, chime and punch are no less than the sounds of the Fender Deluxe Reverb, the Vox AC30 and a Marshall Plexi. Continue reading “Strymon Iridium”

The fairytale of the bad compression

  Ask the DudeFrequently, I read comments on YouTube that it actually is impossibly to assess a sound of a pedal in demo video because of the compression.
I am in fact unable to understand these comments but nevertheless or even because of this lack of understanding I would like to dedicate this small article to this issue.

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