Questions tagged [effects-pedal]

Effects pedals are electronic devices that alter how a musical instrument or other audio source sounds. Some effects subtly "color" a sound, while others transform it dramatically.

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Guitar effect in the verse of "I Know What I Like" by Genesis [closed]

I'm trying to figure out the guitar effect in the verse of the Genesis Song "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)". It has some sitar vibe to it, maybe a bit of chorus, but I just can't ...
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Can you connect a Digitech SDRUM to a keyboard?

Is it possible to connect a Digitech sdrum drum pedal to a keyboard for a bit of one man band action? Specifically the Yamaha Montage synth keyboard.
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How can I set up the equipment I have so I can play the guitar with a backing track (laptop) and using headphones?

I have a guitar, two amps, a pedal and a pair of headphones. My target is to somehow set these devices up in a way that would allow me to play the guitar along with a backing track coming from a ...
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What effects are going on here? [closed]

I'd like to recreate the sound in guitar lick of this song (lick at 4:00). I was wondering whether anyone with a keen ear could let me know what effects/pedals might ...
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Is it possible and if so how do you hard reset a Boss DSD-2 guitar pedal?

I was gifted the pedal and it was from a guitar store but stopped working after 20 minutes or so when I came back to play it for a second session. I’ve troubleshooted the power supply method with ...
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Acoustic Guitar - how do I connect a Boss Looper pedal with a Zoom AC3 and a Fishman Amp

I'm wondering how I would go about hooking up a Boss RC-3 looper with my Fishman Amp and a Zoom AC3. Any help would be appreciated.
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Notes with special sound effect [closed]

Please refer to this video on YouTube for this question. There are certain passages on the right hand the played notes seemed to have some special effect. Am I right? If so, how do you tell from the ...
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Effect for "rounding off" guitar pick attack

I'm trying to find ways to shape the transients on my guitar tone so the pick attack is muffled, smooth and rounded (on a synth you can do this with ADSR controls). An example of the kind of effect I'...
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Headrush (multi effects) into Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 Amp - Issue!

I have a Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 practice amp, and I love the natural tone of this amp on the clean and red channels. It is fantastic to play it 'straight'/'raw' without any effects. However I have a ...
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What footswitch can I use on my Ammoon Stereo Looper pedal?

I recently bought this Ammoon looper pedal. For the price, it has a great quality. However, I want to use a footswitch on it. As you can see on this picture, on the left side (amp side) of the pedal ...
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Stomp box losing power issue

I have a new stomp box (to me; purchased used from a friend). Since some may ask, it's a Big Muff Pi, recent NYC Reissue (the big red and silver one). I used it for a few days without issue. Then, ...
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Theoretical difference between amp distortion and distortion from a pedal

For the last few months I have been playing electric guitar on a small 5W tube amp with a nice saturated gain channel. This past weekend I picked up a Big Muff Pi pedal, which I believe is classified ...
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How to connect a XLR mic to guitar effects

I'm about to buy a Audix ADX 10 FLP mic to record my flute. It's a condenser mic. So It comes with a phantom power box. It has a mini XLR plug. My question is: If I want to plug the mic (and its ...
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What type of pedals would be good for a beginner

I have a Squier Tele and cheap Fender Frontman. I have no ambitions beyond playing a bit in my man cave. But the clean tone of my guitar discourages me so much I want a bit of punch and crunch. The ...
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How Do I Make an Electric Upright Bass Sound More Standard?

So I've been playing an Electric Upright bass for about a year now; I have fallen in love with how easy it is to carry around and set up for street performing. I was wondering if anybody here had ...
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Can a stustain pedal be modified for alternative uses?

Is it possible to modify a MIDI sustain pedal to for example, a guitar pedal? If so, would this be practical at all? If not, what could be an alternative use of such pedal?
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How do I set my Peavy VYPYR to get the best sound from my Boss ME-25? [closed]

I followed what Boss says and set the tone to 0. I'm using a clean channel on the amp. I'm close to what it should be I'm just a hair away and I think the problem is with the settings on the amp such ...
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Is using an amp sim along with a passive speaker a good idea for home practie and small gigs

I am fairly new to using amp simulators for guitars, I was trying to figure out the best setup I could have for practicing at home and for jamming sessions. I will list down my requirements of the ...
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The usefulness or otherwise of batteries in multiple guitar effects pedals

I have started purchasing effects pedals. The three I have so far allow the use of batteries. They are Boss Loop Station RC3, VD400 Vintage Analog Delay and tc electronic Nether. Two are switched on ...
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What's this type of multi-effect processor that most pro artists seem to be using? [closed]

I keep noticing that most pro artists do not use individual effects, not even the most high end individual effect pedals, but instead, this big multi effect type of units. Are they custom made? Why ...
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How do polyphonic pitch-shifting algorithms handle doubled/tripled octaves?

I do not in the first place how polyphonic pitch shifters work. What happens internally when one that’s adding octaves (or simply, octaves are being played) is fed into another? Does it treat the ...
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Is it possible to use one pre amp distortion into 2 amplifiers at the same time

I have a VH4-2 pedal and and radial aby switch. I f I use the VH4-2 pedal power amp out will the two outputs from the aby switch be connected to the return /loop of both amps? Is this possible? I just ...
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Shine on you crazy diamond (Pink floyd) tone

how to do I get the Shine on You Crazy Diamond(Pink Floyd) tone from my Amp(Harley benton hb20r). I also have three pedals (compressor, phaser and chorus).
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Which pedals do they use?

Is there anybody has any idea which pedals might be used for this song? I looked up on comments but there is no answer at all.
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Mooer GE100 with only headphones for beginners

So, I've been wanting to get a multi-effects processor (Mooer GE100) with my first electric guitar purchase(been playing an acoustic since 2 years). I won't be buying an amp tho, only a headphone(AKG ...
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Salsa trombone harmonizer setup

I am looking to set up a trombone harmonizer to play salsa, but I'm new to both salsa and electronic music. It seems like what I want is unusual and not so simple, but it might be possible to do 85% ...
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Different frequency response despite having similar waveforms

I'm just comparing two pedals that generated square waves by using Audacity. The pedals are Homenoise Effects Serpent Cult silicon fuzz and Metasonix F1 distortion pedal. First is the waveforms and ...
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How do I find a guitar pedal that shuts off output below a set volume?

I'm looking to buy or build an effect pedal that would cut off all sound passing through it to the amp if the volume from the guitar is too low. Functionally this would make it so that you could pluck ...
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What are the practical uses, what are the techniques that can be invented, for a pitch bender on a combo organ?

Look at this pedal's effects. I'm getting it to use with a combo organ; its delays, rotary simulator, chorus, drive, ring modulator, and reverbs are certainly all useful for an organ, as well as the ...
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Can Reich's Piano Phase be emulated with a delay unit?

Assuming a very clean digital delay with a "repeat n times" mode set to one repeat (like "Multi" on the EHX Canyon), mix at 50/50, and time starting at zero ms and increasing from ...
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Delay pedal without tap tempo, but time in ms can be known exactly. Assuming known bpm, how do you get common intervals?

Say I have a delay that doesn't let you tap tempo, but you know what tempo you will be playing at for a song and don't intend to change tempo (at least while the pedal's on). You also know to the ...
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Connecting Laney MINI amp with iPhones (Without headphone jack)

I recently purchased Laney MINI ST Amp which has a interesting feature called LSI interface which allows user to connect their laney guitar amplifer to an IOS app called tonebridge which can allow ...
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How do you notate the use of an effect pedal? What precedents are there?

In my WIP, the first two phrases don't ask for any effects, and the third measure onwards requires a Leslie simulator to be switched on (and as to why I'm being so specific for this piece, it is ...
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Does anyone used a zoom g1x four with bias fx?

So I always wanted to cover marooned by pink floyd but it never hit home for me since I don't own a pitch shifter pedal I only use bias fx2 via my audio interface I was keen to buy this cheap zoom ...
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Why do I hear radio static when I turn on my 65 Amps Colour Boost pedal?

I have a 65 Amps Colour Boost pedal, and unfortunately it's super noisy to the point of being completely unusable. It sounds like it's picking up a radio signal, so I have loud static coming from my ...
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How to properly use my Multi effects processor which has no send/receive with a guitar amp? (in terms of tone)

I've just bought my first multi-effects processor which is the "Zoom G1X Four" and it has no send/receive for an effects loop. It only has input, output and AUX Input. How should I use my processor ...
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Difference between electric -guitar pedals and processors

Is there any major difference between these two? Like effeects quality or sustain? As i know processors are just like some kind of "bundled guitar pedals". Is it so? Because as i know for example a ...
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Is an electric guitar more suited for effect pedals than an acoustic guitar?

I currently have an acoustic guitar that I completely insert a lavalier microphone into the sound hole which is then connected to a zoom h2n recorder and from there to my various pedals (reverb, delay,...
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Power Supply vs Battery for Guitar Effect Pedal?

I'd like to get an external battery for my reverb pedal, I have a Strymon Big Sky. But everywhere I look people are talking about "Power Supplies" and I'm not sure if it's the same thing as a battery, ...
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where to place distortion pedal in signal chain for electric guitar and amplifier

I play my electric guitar through an amp (actually a bass amp). I am looking for a distortion pedal and am curious as to where to place it: In front of amp or in FX loop, and additionally do all ...
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How do I convert stereo output to mono input?

I have a mixer that has a stereo output (a choice of rca or 3.5mm) and I want to connect this to an effects pedal. But I have a mono effects delay pedal that takes one mono input. How would I convert ...
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Guitar pedal blocks sound when I engage

i don't know if this is the right place to ask, but it's music related, so i'll give it ago. I recently got into guitar, and i have just aquired an caline cp-68 distortion/delay pedal. I plugged the ...
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Should looper pedal come before or after reverb pedal?

I have a reverb effects pedal connected to my audio interface. I want to throw in a looper. Should it be: looper -> reverb -> audio interface reverb -> looper -> audio interface or maybe it should ...
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Guitar Multi effects Pedal connected to amp disables amp distortion

I am a guitar player and I recently got a Zoom g3xn multi fx pedal as well as an Orange Micro Dark amp. I have been using the pedal’s amp and effects models connected to the Fx return of the amp and ...
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Connecting multi effects pedal to a tube amp and modeling amp

I started playing the guitar again in the last month and i'm having some trouble with my gear. So, i have a modelling amp from pevey which also has some effects built in. I also have a line 6 POD ...
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Are effects pedals overkill for acoustic instruments?

When I play acoustic instruments (ukulele/harp/acoustic guitar) I like to add reverb and other various effects to them, even if I'm just playing. None of my instruments have any kind of line-out, so I ...
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Stacking patches on the Empress Zoia guitar pedal

The Empress Zoia guitar pedal looks way cool for my uses: a modular synth with a huge amount of flexibility. I would be looking at using the Zoia together with the Origin Effects Revival Drive to ...
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Is there a way to combine mA provided by two power sources to power one pedal?

My Pedal Power 2 Plus has two 9v 250mA outputs and several other 9v 100mA outputs. I have a pedal that needs 9v 280mA. I have a Y-cable that can connect two power sources to one pedal, but it's meant ...
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Using an expression pedal with a PC?

Currently I'm using my guitar through a Ubisoft Rocksmith adapter, and I'm thinking of buying an expression pedal with a 6.3 mm jack output, but I don't know how could I connect it to my PC so I could ...
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First guitar effects pedal [closed]

I'm planning to buy my first guitar effects pedal for an upcoming gig as I'll be soloing and need variations in tone and volume mid-song. I hope to buy a second-hand pedal on eBay (or elsewhere, if ...
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