Catalinbread Belle Epoch

catalinbread belle epochThe 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”

Maxon AD-900 vs. Fulltone Tube Tape Echo – delay comparison

This is a comparison of the Maxon AD-900 with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.
The comparison of an analog delay with a tape echo might be a bit extraordinary – but these two classics can definitvely compete with each other.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

AnalogMan ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay

ARDX20The AnalogMan ARDX20 is a delay pedal with a completely analog circuit.
Because of its size it is rather less pedalboard-friendly, but especially accompanied by the AMAZEo it becomes an excellent delay pedal. Continue reading “AnalogMan ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay”

An overdrive pedal after a delay

Tips & tricksCommonly, you arrange the pedals in a way that the guitar signal first passes the overdrive pedal and is then send to modulation effects like delays or reverb pedals.
But in my honest opinion, it is worth it to change this accustomed layout. Continue reading “An overdrive pedal after a delay”

Delay Blind Comparison: Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a blind comparison of the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

Solution: Continue reading “Delay Blind Comparison: Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Fulltone Tube Tape Echo – Delay Comparsion

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Tips & Tricks: Tape delay sounds without a tape?

Tips & tricksThe charm of tape delays is unique, and their digital emulations are pretty popular.

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?”

Delay Blind Comparison: Strymon El Capistan vs. Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

This is a blind comparison of the Strymon El Capistan with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

Clarification:

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The first tape delay emulations

Digital DelayFor a long time, the sound of a good tape delay is considered as the ideal delay for guitarists.
On the one hand the sound of a tape delay mostly is more warm and full than the sound of a digital delay on the other hand the tape delay sounds not as dull or wooly like an analog delay sometimes does. Continue reading “The first tape delay emulations”

Tips & Tricks: Tape echo maintenance

A real tape echo provides an extraordinary sound and is a worthwhile investment for your guitar sound. Unfortunately the maintenance of a tape echo is not as simple as the care of a digital or analog delay pedal. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tape echo maintenance”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo TTE vs. T-Rex Replica – Tape Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the legendary Fulltone Tape Echo with the T-Rex Replica.

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gear: Epiphone Riviera (with P94 Pickups), Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Which pedal sounds like the Deluxe Memory Man (Part 1) ?

After the release of a new analog delay mostly the question arises if this pedal sounds like an old Deluxe Memory Man and if it is possible to replace this legendary pedal by the new one. Continue reading “Which pedal sounds like the Deluxe Memory Man (Part 1) ?”

Types of Delays

Delays enrich the guitar-signal and create a vivid sound. There are numerous songs that get their very own character through the sound of a delay (f. e. many songs of U2).

There are different types of delays; each of them has got its advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading “Types of Delays”

Effect history (Part 2): The 60s – transistor pedals

Effect PedalThe new transistor-technique

The first fuzz-pedals have been invented in the early 60s. One of the first pedals using the new transistor-technique was the Maestro Fuzz Tone Pedal which became famous by the Song “Satisfaction” of the Rolling Stones. Continue reading “Effect history (Part 2): The 60s – transistor pedals”