TC Electronic Helix Phaser Pedal

TC Electronic Helix Phaser PedalTC Electronic Helix Phaser Pedal

The TC Electronic Helix Phaser Pedal is a modern style digital Phaser that has been designed to give you all of the sounds from the past and help you invent new tones for the future. The first thing to take notice of with this pedal is that it includes “Toneprint,” a feature introduced by TC Electronics back in 2011 that allows musicians to connect the pedal to the internet and download hundreds of settings and patches that were created by their favorite artists. Toneprint also allows musicians to create their own tones and download them into their pedal. Besides Toneprint, there are four controls that shape your sound. Speed, Depth, Feedback, Mix controls are all included, to give you more than the usual ways to get your perfect tone. The Mix control is also great if you want to use this pedal for the Bass Guitar.

There is also a three-way toggle switch built into the pedal to select Vintage Swirl, Modern Sweeps, or the TonePrint setting. Even though the pedal is digital, it features an Analog-Dry-Through function that ensures your unaffected signal remains totally untouched. The Helix Phaser also features true stereo input and output jacks with a LED On/Off indicator. You can choose from buffered or true bypass via an internal switch and this pedal can be powered by a 9-volt battery or an AC power adapter.



Voodoo Lab Wahzoo Wah Pedal

Voodoo Lab Wahzoo Wah PedalVoodoo Lab Wahzoo Wah Pedal

One of the most versatile wah pedals on the market today, the Voodoo Lab Wahzoo Wah Pedal is actually three pedals in one: Standard, Auto, and Step. There’s a Vintage mode that is Voodoo Lab’s recreation of the Vox Clyde McCoy Wah, and it has a wide sweep, as the pedal is designed to feel good under your foot. The next mode is Autowah, which is an envelope filter/volume controlled effect for those times in which picking harder or softer controls when the wah kicks in. Continue reading “Voodoo Lab Wahzoo Wah Pedal”

MXR CSP026 ’74 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal

MXR CSP026 '74 Vintage Phase 90 PedalMXR CSP026 ’74 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal

The MXR Phase 90 has been one of the most popular pedals in the world, since its introduction in the mid 1970’s and can be heard on quite a few classic songs by Waylon Jennings, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones, and many more. Eddie Van Halen used this phaser extensively on Van Halen’s first few albums and that also helped make the effect very popular, starting in 1978. Continue reading “MXR CSP026 ’74 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal”

What are the Best Budget Guitar Phase Shifter Pedals?

best budget guitar phaseIf you are searching for a new Guitar Phase Shifter Pedal, this list can get you started.

The Phaser, or Phase Shifter, is an often overlooked effect that sounds very similar to a Flanger. The Phaser can be heard on many historic recordings by Pink Floyd, Van Halen, Waylon Jennings, Jimi Hendrix, and many others. It is a very useful effect that can sound like an airplane landing, but can also add just a touch of movement to a clean guitar sound, help it blend better with other instruments, or make it stand out depending on how you set it. It is most often associated with the guitar, but it is a very effective tool for keyboards, vocals, and many other instruments.

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Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase

Joyo JF-06 Vintage PhaseJoyo JF-06 Vintage Phase

The Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase is a pedal designed to emulate the phase tones of the Classic MXR Phase 90 Phaser. This Phaser pedal also keeps the very simple control scheme of using one single knob to get your perfect tone, just as the Phase 90 does. The single knob controls the speed of the Phase effect and allows a user to select very slow or very fast rotary speaker type speeds. This compact pedal features true bypass switching for an uncorrupted signal, as well as an LED On/Off status indicator. The pedal is housed in a sturdy aluminum alloy case that’s designed for years of hard use, and its small size makes it pedalboard-friendly. The Vintage Phase can be powered by a 9-volt battery or by an optional Boss-type power supply. One very strong point in favor of the Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase pedal is its extremely reasonable pricing.



What are the Best Guitar Analog Delay Pedals?

best guitar analog delayWe’re taking a closer look at some well-crafted bucket brigade-style analog delay pedals to see which one is the best for you

Analog delay, using the bucket brigade chip, is a staple effect in many players’ pedalboards. Analog delay works by splitting the signal at the input into two parts and sending one part of the signal right to the output; this is the “dry” signal. The other part — the “wet signal” — gets sent through a circuit designed for that signal to take some time passing through it. Once the signal passes through the circuit it is mixed back in with the “dry” signal and you have a delay, or echo.

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What are the Best Guitar Digital Delay Pedals?

best guitar digital delayLet’s take a look at a few modern Digital Delay pedals and see if one of them is right for your needs.

The Delay effect can be used to enhance a mix or create a fuller sound. It can even allow ‘looping,’ in which solos can be played over backing chords, all created by a single musician. Delay is also the foundation for several other effects, including Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, and the all-powerful Reverb. Boss was the first to bring digital delay to the stomp box with the DD-2, in 1984. Unlike many other digital effects, especially in the mid ’80s, delay was something that the new digital medium did very well, and continues to do so today.

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Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal

Providence DLY-4 The Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal is compact but fully featured. The Chrono Delay includes delay times that go from 1 to 2700 milliseconds, and should be more than suitable for almost any need.

The Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal is compact but fully featured. The Chrono Delay includes delay times that go from 1 to 2700 milliseconds, and should be more than suitable for almost any need. The Bright LED display lets you see the delay time easily in milliseconds or BPM. Continue reading “Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal”