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How to get this modulation tone, from Jimmy Ponder?

The following clip is from HOUSTON PERSON's "PREACHIN' AND TEACHIN'" off of his 1977 album Wildflower. This track feature the late great Jimmy Ponder on guitar. I've cued this link up to the guitar ...
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How to get good distortion sound with SS amp on clean channel with pedals

My amp has quite good sounding overdrive channel but I cannot use it because of other effects(especially ditto looper). It does not have effects loop. I've tried two things so far: digital amp ...
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Can I use a BOSS Power Supply with a JHS Andy Timmons Drive Pedal?

I had to order my JHS Andy Timmons Drive pedal from the United States (it is not available in my country). Apparently the pedal does not use battery and requires a 9V DC power supply. I am not sure ...
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Can we use Line 6 Pocket POD on stage for live gigs?

Line 6 Pocket POD does not have a foot switch. Still is it possible to use it for live stage show? Any technique anyone can suggest?
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What Phaser is used at the beginning of “Rooster” by Alice in Chains?

I built a CE2 chorus clone that sounds fantastic and should work for Rooster. But I believe the Alice in Chains guitarist (was it Cantrell or Layne playing?) is also using a phaser, which I don't yet ...
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How to obtain a Clean yet Distorted guitar sound?

I'm kind of a guitar effects noob so sorry if this is an extremely stupid question. How do you obtain a clean and distorted tone using pedals and amp? An example of the kind of sound im looking for is ...
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'True bypass' pedal doesn't allow signal to pass through when turned off

I've never really messed with guitar pedals so I'm a little confused. I just got the Hall of Fame Reverb pedal of TC and it says true bypass on it. When the pedal is off, I don't hear anything from ...
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What is the difference between parallel and series effects loop

What is the difference between parallel and serial effects loop in guitar amplifier? When which one is better?
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Is 31,250 kHz enough sampling rate for guitar effect

I have guitar effect that has quite small sampling rate(31.250kHz) with oversampling and I wonder whether it is enough to convert signal from other effects, especially distortion, or it is designed ...
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How do I diagnose guitar effects pedal problems?

At the last two performances, I've started hearing loud random pops when the stage gets warm and I'm running my signal chain. I've swapped out pedals and changed cables and it appears to only occur ...
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New amp or new stompbox? [closed]

do you have some advice? I have a nice budget over here. Should i buy a new stompbox for my pedalboard or buy a new amp?
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Glossary of Guitar Effects

There are numerous effects options available to the guitarist, especially the electric guitarist. This question is intended to gather and cultivate a set of answers to questions in the form of: ...
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Experimenting with the pickups magnetic field to create new music /effects

I stumbled upon a vey interesting post on JustinGuitarCommunity.com : Experimenting with the pickups magnetic field to create new music I want the opnion/experience of StkEX's Musicians Community ...
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How much power do I need to power my daisy chain

How to calculate how strong a power supply is sufficient? Do I need to have a supply that equals the power consumption of all the effects, even though I will never turn on all of them at the same ...
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does a 3-D printed plastic electric guitar, in comparison to a normal hardwood one, have more inferior tone, or other bad qualities?

I've started looking into 3-D designed musical instruments (yes that's apparently a thing now) and wanted to know if it's a good direction, if I want to customize my own electric guitar
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Delay Fuzz Guitar Tone [closed]

Do have any idea on how to emulate these tones? I like to emulate the fast delays. Are these stacking delays? Audio clip here
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How do I get an emphasized “click” effect at the beginning of my guitar signal?

I use a magnetic pickup to run my guitar signal through an Electro-Harmonix Super Ego granular synthesizer. It works great but there are times when I want to add a Hammond Organ B9-like "click"--not ...
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Is this disco/funk guitar effect a wah-wah pedal or something different?

I'm no guitarist and this might be an 'obvious' question to those who know - but there's a backing-guitar effect often heard in many funky/disco songs which I can only describe as a sort of "wakka-...
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What's the difference between a Flanger and a Phaser?

Every Multi-effects pedal comes with a bunch of different Phasers and Flangers. While I can hear the difference between them when comparing directly, I could never point out what it is that makes them ...
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Does BOSS OS-2 / Behringer OD-300 really contain two effects?

BOSS OS-2 and it's copies have knob that allows to partially regulate between overdrive and distortion tone. How does it work. Does it have two signal paths internally and mix on the end or just has ...
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What is the difference between analog and digital effects pedals?

What are the main differences between digital and analog effects? Do they have different circuitry? Sounds? Features?
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What effects must be placed before looper to sound properly

I wonder which digital effects are not polyphonic safe. I have headphone output in my amp but don't like to use it because has some static noise. I prefer MultiFx headphone out. What effects will not ...
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Recording electric guitar with pc - suggestions to get a great metal sound

I'm trying to connect my electric guitar to the pc and record some great distortion sound, what I have in mind is something that sounds really really good in fast metal solos I've been struggling to ...
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Multi-Effects Pedal or Multiple Effects Pedals?

A long time ago I owned the BOSS PW-10 V-Wah and I loved it until I connected up to an incorrect power supply destroying the circuitry. I often see artists such as Matt Bellamy using a bunch of ...
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Simple looper pedal that can switch between at least 4 (layered) samples [closed]

I am looking for recommendations for a looper pedal. The pedal should be as simple as possible. Yet, it should be able to store at least 4 distinctive loops. Switching between the loops should be ...
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Guitar amp FX loop noise

I recently got a Marshal JCM800 2203 reissue and it sound unbelievable! But I seem to be having issues with the FX loop. When the FX loop is on the -10db setting (which is recommended for floor ...
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Is it safe to use distortion or overdrive with an acoustic amp?

I'm running an acoustic/electric guitar into a small Fishman acoustic amp, and need a little boost sometimes. I've considered using an overdrive pedal I have, but I want to make sure it's okay to do ...
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What does a preamplifier pedal do?

I've seen a lot of people using a preamplifier pedal. What does that pedal do? Do I need one on my pedalboard?
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Altering the sound of a guitar to match a sitar

I'm interested in altering my guitar to give it a more sitar-like sound. I've stumbled upon this video below and am wondering how dangerous this would be to my ...
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How to make a bass growl?

There’s a bass tone I really like, that doesn’t quite sound distorted, but instead is sort of a subtle, warm growling noise. I think this might be what guitarists mean when they talk about “crunch.” ...
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How can I get a violin sound from my electric guitar?

I have composed a modern classical piece of music which has sections for violins, cellos, some horns and percussion. The problem is that I did all of that using an electric guitar, so I actually don't ...
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How to get a good distortion sound on Guitar Rig

I've tried using Guitar Rig with different inputs for a long time (PC in, M-Audio Jamlab and then interface on the Zoom G5) and am always really happy with the clean sounds, but every distortion I try ...
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Why do guitar transducers howl when run through guitar pedals?

I play both acoustic and rock music on an acoustic guitar fitted with K&K piezoelectric transducers. When I plug the acoustic guitar into my electric guitar rig the amp starts howling almost ...
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What is the difference between Overdrive and Distortion?

What's the difference? They sound vaguely similar to me and I can't tell a distinct difference sound wise. What is the difference in tone, harmonics, etc.? Are they the same? Which one is better and ...
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Using pedal switch in Ableton

I have the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 sound card and Orange FS-1 foot switch from my Orange amp. I use Ableton Live for recording my guitar. My question is, can I connect the pedal to the other input on ...
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Set delay so the played notes appear to be “doubled”

I guess many of you are familiar with the dotted 8 delay, so when you play plain 8th notes, you hear 1/16 notes. Little illustration to show what I mean: 1 - - - 2 - - - 3 - - - 4 - - - ...
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How to prevent high pitch feedback when palm muting

I have a Les Paul with Burstbucker pickups. They sound amazing because they are so hot (very high output). However, when I play with a lot of overdrive, it will constantly squeal (super annoying high ...
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Why use delay instead of reverb?

I've heard about uses of a short delay instead of reverb. When might this be better than the original effect? And what delay settings provide a reverb-like sound?
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Looking for logic in Behringer X V-AMP LX-1 default presets… need help

I have owned this multieffect for a few days, and I am not able to manage all the (100) default presets. Could someone look for any logic in this list (for ex from #dd to #dd blues effect tones or ...
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How can I get that flanger effect from “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters?

I'm working on a cover of The Pretender by Foo Fighters, and I think I've got the tone I want pretty nailed down, with one exception. Near the bridge section (at the 2:44 mark) the rhythm guitar has a ...
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Is an envelope filter and a wah pedal the same thing?

I would like to know if they are the same thing and if they are not what makes them different?
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Electric guitar effects and amplification

I want to upgrade my sound. I have two medium combo amps for my electric guitar. I saw that there is a "combined" way to get the most out of a guitar - multi effects processors like the Axe-FX and ...
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Tone or QTX knob [duplicate]

down vote favorite http://www.ebay.com/itm/151907502121?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Saw this on eBay and am not sure, as I've never had a guitar with a QTX knob. ...
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Making Guitar Rig 5, Spotify and Guitar Pro 6 be routed to my headphones

I'm a electric guitar player and I like to Jam along to tunes. My current setup is my guitar, plugged into my ME-25, which is hooked up to my computer (Windows 7) with a USB cable, using ASIO4ALL v2 ...
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Auto-bass accompaniment

Is there any kind of software or a DIY-hack, that can give one the effect of having a bassist, without actually having one. Of course, I do not expect it to be half as good as a real bassist, but ...
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Enable effect pedals by giving them power in different power chains

My question is why or why not should I use the idea below: So, regarding individual effect pedals in an signal chain, everybody has a different idea how to set the order, what to include when going ...
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How can you get guitar and bass tone out of a guitar?

I noticed that '68 uses a single guitar to produce bass and electric guitar sounds. How is this possible? You can see in the video below that Josh is playing a guitar hooked up to a guitar and bass ...
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Simple delay pedal with more headroom

I'm using a Mooer Reecho in my VOX AC30CC2 effects loop. Running the amp clean, it sounds great. However, I like to drive my amp into a mild overdrive, but my Reecho can not handle this. The pedal ...
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No power through daisy chain

I have a Boss BCB 30 pedal board with daisy chain. I have three pedals: TU2, CS3 and DD3. I bought an universal power supply to use with it. I have set the power supply to correct polarity and voltage....
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can some one help me for set my amp for j-rock?

I have started playing 1 week ago. I don't understand how to completely set my amp. Can some one help me for set my amp for j-rock? I use blackstar id core 10. I use blackstar's amp software for amp ...