Several times, people asked me, how to assemble the perfect ambient pedalboard. For this reason, I would like to sketch my very personal design of my pedalboard for ambient and soundscaping sounds in this article. Continue reading “Ambient pedalboard setup”
Some of you already know BYOC for their DIY kits for famous effect pedals. But lately, BYOC created an own overdrive pedal that might be able to set new standards. The Crown Jewel is probably the most versatile overdrive, booster, distortion and fuzz pedal ever invented. This is why I would like to present it here. Continue reading “Review: BYOC Crown Jewel Part II”
Delay pedals are a great invention and every guitarist should own at least one. But not only guitarist can benefit from the effects of a delay pedal. Bass players also can venture into a new realm by using a delay pedal. But there is one thing you should take into consideration. Continue reading “Delay pedals for bass players?”
While you are searching for the perfect sound, you browse through forums, read special magazines and follow the manufacturers on Twitter and Instagram. After countless reviews and endless time of waiting after the NAMM product announcement, you can finally try out a new pedal. Just to find out that you’ll have to keep on searching… Continue reading “New pedals vs. old stompboxes from the edge of the locker”
The 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”
To many guitarists the chase for the perfect overdrive pedal is a never ending story. And not only because of different ideas of sound, have other guitarist’s recommendations leaded to disappointment as not every overdrive pedal is suitable for all kind of sounds. Continue reading “How to find the right overdrive pedal?”
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?
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”
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