Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay

strymon digThe Strymon DIG Dual Digital is two Delay Pedals in one. They can be run together as a Master and Companion — or independently — and each has its own Time and Mix knobs.

The Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay has a three-way switch to toggle between Off, Light, and Deep modulations, giving this pedal Chorus properties. There is also a three-way Type switch that allows you to choose from different kinds of delays. Continue reading “Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay”

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory ManWhile the original Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man can handle up to 550 ms of delay, a few newer versions can go up to 1100 ms, and include a tap tempo switch for delay settings.

The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man is one of the original heavyweights in the realm of bucket brigade circuit-based analog delays. The Memory Man got started in the early ’80s and it’s still going strong today. The Deluxe Memory Man provides three typical controls to adjust the sound of your delay. A Time knob adjusts the speed, the Feedback knob changes the number of repeating echoes, and a Blend knob adjusts the volume of the repeating signal. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

boss dd-7With an Analog that offers a modeled simulation of the classic BOSS DM-2, and several other features, the DD-7 is another in a long line of great Boss effects pedals.

The Boss DD-7 has increased its usual delay time to 6.4 seconds, which should be more than enough for most users. There’s a Hold mode that allows a player to record up to 40 seconds of audio for “sound on sound” performances. Modulation allows the pedal to create chorus type delays. Continue reading “Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal”

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal

electro-harmonix nano small stoneOperated by two simple controls, the Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter is completely analog, and features a four-stage phase shifting design.

The Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal is a compact-size reissue of the classic Small Stone Phaser pedal and produces the same sound that made the classic 1970 Small Stone famous. It is a completely analog phaser that features a very smooth phase sound made possible by it’s four-stage phase shifting design. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal”

Eventide TimeFactor Delay Effect Pedal

best guitar digital delayThe Eventide TimeFactor Delay Effect Pedal is one of the first foot pedal models from a company that usually creates very powerful studio outboard effects.

The TimeFactor Delay features nine dual delays for a wide range of stereo delay types that are each fully customizable. The delay types include Digital, Vintage, Tape, Mod, Ducked, Band, Filter, Multi, Reverse, and Looper. Each Dual Delay effect can operate in stereo, dual mono, or in straight mono. Each of the delays can have its own tempo subdivision for intricate rhythmic delays. Continue reading “Eventide TimeFactor Delay Effect Pedal”

Flashback Triple Delay Guitar Effects Pedal from TC Electronic

flashback triple delayThis versatile, three-engine Flashback Triple Delay Pedal is TonePrint-enabled and includes Time, Repeat, Mix, Subdivision, Delay, and Analog controls, in addition to their many variations.

The TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay is a three-engine delay pedal capable of creating a wide variety of tones. The three separate delays can be run simultaneously, in series or in parallel. The Flashback Triple delay is TonePrint-enabled, allowing you to download signature tones from the internet to your pedal, including tones that you create using an editing app. The pedal features 12 built-in delay types and four spaces for TonePrint delays. The built-in delays include Tape, Tube, Space, Analog, Analog Mod, Reverse, Dynamic, 2290, 2290 Mod, Slap, LoFi, and Ping Pong. Continue reading “Flashback Triple Delay Guitar Effects Pedal from TC Electronic”

Boss DD 500 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

boss DD 500With customizable control settings, the Boss DD-500 Digital Delay is versatile, complex, and packed with great creative power.

The Boss DD 500 features 12 versatile delay modes ranging from vintage style tape emulators to modern digital clarity. The ultra clean sound is delivered using 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and a 96 kHz sampling rate. There are customizable control settings for onboard and external switches. A large, bright, and easy-to-read LCD panel makes editing and storing patches fairly easy tasks. Continue reading “Boss DD 500 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal”

Guitar Gain Boost Part 1 – Getting the Parts

guitar gain boost part 1Since Gain Boost is one of the most common processes in every pedal, we'll start with the parts that we'll need to build our great 'beginner' pedal.

In Guitar Gain Boost Part 1, we’ll take a look at the first actual pedal that we are going to create. It’s called the Piledriver, and it is a Gain Boost pedal that I got from modkitsdiy.com (https://www.modkitsdiy.com/pedal/piledriver). This is listed as a “beginner” pedal and that is one of the reasons why I chose it. Gain Boost is also one of the most common processes that take place in every pedal and understanding it will put you well on the road to building great sounding pedals.

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Build Your Own Effects Pedal: Getting Started

build your own effectsHere are the 'how' and 'where' that you'll need to build your own effects pedal from scratch.

To build your own effects pedal, you will usually need to buy a kit for the project. The price of it will vary, based on the kind of pedal that you want to build. If you are building the project from just a schematic, you will need to buy all of the parts individually on your own. Continue reading “Build Your Own Effects Pedal: Getting Started”

Best Guitar Chorus Pedals

best guitar chorusThese classic staples of the industry, as well as some new arrivals, are some of the best guitar chorus pedals around.

What is the best guitar chorus pedal? Much like overdrive and spring reverb, chorus is a classic guitar effect that every guitarist is familiar with. Chorus is essential for thickening up clean sounds and giving sustaining notes a swirly watery type of movement. This effect also works very well with overdrive, giving it a doubled, more polished sound. While chorus can be very subtle (just thickening the sound a bit or adding some shimmer) it is also capable of some exaggerated effects reminiscent of science fiction movies.

You can probably hear the chorus effect on three out of every four 80s songs. In fact, a perfect example is the beginning of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”. Since we’re discussing the best chorus pedals available, this list will focus on staples in the industry, as well as some new arrivals to the scene. We want solid tone without too many side effects (for example that background “air swirling sound”). We also want dependability, solid construction, and perhaps some new features.

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