EarthQuaker Devices Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser Pedal

grand orbiter v3The Grand Orbiter V3 from EarthQuaker Devices is a four-stage phaser that uses an OTA-based circuit to make it a 100% analog pedal. It features a three-way switch that allows you to select different modulation ranges

Grand Orbiter V3

Rate 1 is a slow sweep mode, Rate 2 turns off the LFO and lets you use the Grand Orbiter as a fixed resonant filter, and Rate 3 is a fast sweep mode. Continue reading “EarthQuaker Devices Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser Pedal”

Light My Fire by The Doors — Learn How to Play this Song on Your Guitar

light my fireLight My Fire, by The Doors was released in January of 1967, on their self-titled debut album

Robby Krieger is said to have written most of the song himself, and also claims that it is the first one that he ever wrote. For this song, and for their entire first record, Robby uses his Gibson SG straight into a Fender Twin Reverb amplifier.

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Dunlop 535Q-B Cry Baby 535Q Multi-wah Pedal

dunlop 535q-be Dunlop 535Q-B Cry Baby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal is the next generation of the original Cry Baby Wah pedal that has been very popular for decades

The 535Q has been designed to allow you to customize your sound and get the wah tones that you’re looking for. This wah pedal features a six-position switch that allows you to select from different frequency ranges of operation.

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TC Electronic Helix Phaser Pedal

tc electronic helixThe 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. Continue reading “TC Electronic Helix Phaser Pedal”

Voodoo Lab Wahzoo Wah Pedal

voodoo lab wahzooOne 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 PedalA redesign of the original Phase 90, the popular ’74 Vintage Phase 90, heard on so many songs, features all of the same high-quality components as the original.

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 PhaseDesigned to match the phase tones of the Classic MXR Phase 90, the Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase pedal uses a single knob for perfect tone, phase effect, and speaker type speeds.

The Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase pedal is 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 a single knob to get your perfect tone, just as the Phase 90 does. Continue reading “Joyo JF-06 Vintage Phase”

Comfortably Numb, by Pink Floyd – How to Play This Song on Your Guitar

comfortably numb
If you want to learn how to play Comfortably Numb, by Pink Floyd, this is a great place to get started.

This time, we are going to talk about the song Comfortably Numb by the band Pink Floyd, for their 1979 record entitled The Wall. This song features two very well known guitar solos and it is legendary for having caused huge arguments between band members David Gilmour and Roger Waters.

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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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