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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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Feedback suppression pedal?

Is there an effect pedal (preferably nano) that its purpose is to locate, capture, and eliminate feedback for acoustic instruments for live-stage performance? I've been using the Fishman Aura ...
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Fender frontman G10 amp or any other 2.1 channel speaker with Zoom G1on processor?

I had bought a "Zoom G1on" processor with my "Jackson Dinky js12" guitar. It sounds okay with any other speaker but should I consider using a "Fender frontman G10" amp too? Will it sound any ...
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The secret of Fuzz?

I was chatting with a fellow bass player about my new line-up of effects pedals which my last gig enabled/required, and I commented that I had a "black rat fuzz" and when she looked at it she said, "...
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Controlling multiple CV in pedals from a single expression pedal

I have several pedals on my board which have settings that can be controlled with an expression pedal. How can I send the CV single from the expression pedal to multiple pedals. Passively splitting ...
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Can powered on amp die from changing equipment?

I recently got some pedals and was playing around with them the other night. I had them plugged into a 12-13 year old Fender Frontman 15 (small solid state combo amp). I decided I wanted to change the ...
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Standard effect pedal connector/barrel size?

I use the regular 9V DC negative center power adapter, and every so often the connector gets ripped or the internal soldering wears off and in middle of a gig the adapter stops working. It usually ...
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G1on multi effects processor or a normal distortion pedal will have noise?

Whenever I try to record distortion from my G1on Multi effects processor on audacity, I get a high buzz noise...if I try removing the noise from a tool in the software...the recorded guitar doesn't ...
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Why does a held guitar chord swell when overdriven and run through an amp?

When I play rapidly or chord at a moderate tempo through a Tube Screamer overdrive pedal into a Marshall amp with both having gain at about the 3 o' clock position, a held chord will increase in ...
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Amplifier set-up for electric bass if I will pretty much only use headphones [closed]

I recently moved into an apartment, and gave my old amps to a family member. The apartment has thin walls, so I will almost always be wearing headphones while practicing. I mainly play bass, but may ...
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How can I make a clean overdrive effect?

I have a Fender Amp Mustang III. I'm using Fender FUSE which is a software that lets you change the amp settings and add pedals. If any of you could help find this clean overdrive I'd highly ...
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Octaver + Phaser in Boss ME-70?

Is there a way to achieve both phaser and octaver in Boss ME-70? They appear to be under the same pedal, is there any trick for it? Thanks
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Keeley D&M drive - split in two?

I have a Keeley D&M pedal in my chain - going into front of amp, via a Boss NS-2 noise suppressor (it's in the Boss' fx loop). I know it's capable of being separated w/ TRS cables and flipping a ...
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Stompbox / pedal effect that controls pan / blend

I have a dual pickup that outputs to a stereo jack, having the tip and ring outputting the two elements of the pickup respectively. I was wondering if there is an effect that takes a stereo ¼" jack (...
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Crate amp-pedal question

I recently bought a Crate G130C XL used, but it did not come with any pedals. I tried looking at the manual, but it’s only 5 pages and did not seem to specify which type I need. From what I can gather,...
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Using a looper with the 4-cable-method (4CM)

My Equipment: Engl Powerball 2 Boss GT-100 Effektboard Boss RC-300 Looper What works: 4-Cable-Method with Engl and GT-100. it's great! Short explanation of the 4-Cable-Method: The 4 cable ...
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Meaning of “you can tap in the delay time” (manual of Behringer DR 400)?

What is the meaning of the next text in manual of Behringer DR 400? When pressing the foot switch for 2 seconds or longer, you can tap in the delay time Link to manual There are three general ...
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Where to put my volume pedals

I have a guitar processor. I'm happy with everything it does inside it. I want to use a volume pedal outside of the one in the processor because it's terrible. Where would I put an outside volume ...
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How to play this kind of “growly” sound in the guitar?

This is a snippet from "Ride across the river", from Dire Straits. Notice the distorted guitar sound at the beginning; is that sound a result of two close notes (e.g. a semi-tone or tone apart) played ...
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How can I make any knob on any pedal controllable with an expression pedal?

I have a Fuzz pedal for my bass and I would love to be able to control the Fuzz level with a (wah-like) pedal instead of bending down and turning the knob with my hand. I am thinking of one of the ...
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Can i plug an 12v DC to a 9v Pedal?

pretty much as the title goes.. is it okay to plug an 12v DC power supply(Voodoo Lab) to 9v pedal(ADA GCS-5)? Power Supply >> Voodoo Lab ISO-5's Manual for reference Pedal >> ADA GCS-5's Manual for ...
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Can I use the G2 Pedal to simply act as a volume pedal?

I have access to a Guitar Effects Pedal G2 by Zoom (https://www.zoom-na.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/G2.pdf) and I've been perusing the manual for a distortion-free volume ...
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Loop pedal volume in effects loop not controlled by amp volume controls

I have an Orange Rocker 15 amplifier that has a buffered effects loop. I also have a TC Electronics Ditto looper pedal. When I have the looper pedal in the effects loop and have it playing the ...
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Regulating levels with lots of pedals/complicated songs

I play post rock/prog/art rock type stuff. Lots of pedals, lots of different parts in the songs. What is the best way to regulate levels? What I've been doing is adjusting pedal levels before each ...
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Do I need a (pre) amp for a distortion pedal?

A while ago I got a speaker cab simulator pedal, a Mooer Radar, and now I'm looking for a feasible distortion solution. Usually, what I've seen is, is that the signal chain looks like this: Guitar -> ...
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What is the advantage of DC out in tuner pedals?

Some pedals, usually tuners (BOSS TU-3, Korg Pitchblack) have 9V dc out and the they take 9C DC in. I'm not sure how it may be beneficial comparing to doing daisy chain with parallel cable.
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What does this foot switch do?

I found what seems to be a foot switch for electric guitars in a box labeled "looper". I was curious and opened it, but there doesn't really seem to be anything interesting in it. (A power connector, ...
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Strange volume fluctuations

When I plug my electric guitar into a multi-effects pedal and from the pedal into my amp, it works perfectly. But, when I use the same guitar, pedal, and cords that were just functioning correctly, ...
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boss loop station rd 2 with pa system

getting ready to buy a boss loop station rd 2 and I'm not quite sure if I can use it with my pa system. have a Yamaha passport pro 400 and don't want to ruin my system. really hoping I can do this.
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What kind of equipment do I need to hook an electric guitar up to a PC and use software effect processor?

I like to get advice about how to connect an electric guitar and a separate foot pedal to my PC. I want to use software on my PC for effects such as distortion and the likes and switch between ...
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Gear - What are some good guitar distortion pedals that remain crisp and clear [closed]

I'm looking for a distortion pedal that will add some boost and grit to my tone without overwhelming it and muddying up my playing. Almost every search I do returns pedals that are either for metal or ...
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Guitar pedals not passing clean signal when bypassed

I just went through four of my foot pedals and each one works when the effect is engaged. But when the footswitch is clicked... silence. I can't believe all three miraculously have this exact same ...
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Boss NS-2 crackling cutting the output

I've got a Boss NS-2 that I've used for ~6 years without issue. I recently took my board apart to redo all the effects and noticed that the output of the board was inconsistently dropping and ...
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Multieffects pedals- Do companies pay royalties to original pedal makers? [closed]

When looking into the effects list of multi-effect pedals (ex: Boss Gt6, Zoom ms50g...), the manual clearly identifies the effects that the original pedals were modeled from. And recent multi-effect ...
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Is there a third-party replacement for the knobs on a Marshall effects pedal?

I've got a few Marshall effects pedals (e.g. the Vibratrem VT-1) and I love them, except for the terrible design of the knobs. They've got a shiny chrome, dome-shaped top with a small black mark which ...
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Can a Big Muff Pi With Tone Wicker maintain middle tones and be the only fuzz/distortion pedal on a board?

Background I've recently started a band, we are a drummer, a bassist, and me on electric guitar. I am new to using electric guitar and effects pedals, previously I've mainly used acoustic by myself. ...
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Using 9v 2000mA power supply for pedal using low current

I have Mooer 9V 2000mA power supply and pedals, such as MXR Carbon Copy requiring 26mA at 9V or EHX Pog Nano requiring 25mA at 9VDC. Is it safe to use this power supply with these pedals? Is it safe ...
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How to use Digitech JamMan Solo XT with headphones?

So, I bought mysef a the jamman solo xt looper pedal from digitech. Works fine, as expected when connected to the amp. When i plug it to headphones though, i have mono output (left ear only) which is ...
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Delay pedal keeps setting very short delay

I've a TC Electronics delay pedal. You can set the delay by holding the foot switch then plucking the string in time rather than tapping. Often though it just sets a super short delay erroneously. ...
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Matching of the impedance for the effect pedals

I have a Vox AC4 amplifier which lack of FX loop. Hence, it is possible to add the effects only in front of the amplifier. The chain would be: Guitar --> looper --> Reverb --> Amp Because the looper ...
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Can a multi-effects pedal produce the same tone as dedicated pedals?

I'm looking at Zoom G3Xn and even the HeadRush Multi-Effects Pedalboard. I'm trying to compare the multi-effects pedal to dedicated effects pedals. Dedicated pedals can easily run $100 each. While ...
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Acoustic guitar with humbucker pickup sounds like an electric guitar, not acoustic

Last week I had played the first time with a PA. My acoustic guitar Epiphone ej160e using mini acoustic humbucker sounds more like a clean electric guitar, not like an acoustic. But why? Can ...
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Zoom patches exchange

Is it possible to use Zoom G3 (or any other from zoom family) patches on Zoom G3XN?
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Amp modeling on multi fx pedal through an amp

I wasn't really sure where to ask this question but this seemed as good as place as any so hopefully someone will be able to help. I'm not majorly knowledgeable when it comes to gear so I apologize in ...
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Should I use real pedal for making the best sound or using virtual amplifier is enough?

I am currently deciding whether I should buy a real pedal for overdrive/distortion or just stay with virtual pedals in my Guitar Rig 5. What are the pros and cons of using one or the other?
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In what order should I put my guitar pedals?

I was wondering in which order I should put my pedals to get the most out of each one. I have an overdrive, a fuzz, a delay and two boost pedals. Assuming they will all get in one single circuit, Is ...
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How does the Digitech Freqout pedal work?

The DigiTech FreqOut Natural Feedback Creator allows you to get sweet, natural feedback at any volume, with or without distortion. The FreqOut is perfect for situations where volume must be controlled ...
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Separate control of a loop pedal without effecting the main sound

For instance I have a guitar a loop pedal, a distortion pedal, and a volume pedal. Well what I want to get is: While playing, to be able to increase or decrease the volume of the loop pedal without ...
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Can i hook up 2 guitars to the droptune box and send individual signals to 2 different amps?

Can i hook up 2 guitars to the droptune box and send individual signals to 2 different amps? My bass player and fuitar player both have the digitec droptune box and i only play guitar on a few songs ...
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Using TC Electronic Ditto Looper and TC Helicon Ditto Mic Looper together?

Is it possible to control instrument and mic looper together? I would like to loop/stop both loopers on one button. Can I do that with ABY switch pedal or some other configuration?
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Overdrive pedal in an acoustic amp

I have the Fender Acoustasonic 15 amp and I'm wondering whether I can plug in any overdrive/distortion pedal so that when I'm playing my Fender AmSTD it sounds decent.