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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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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Do any effects pedals have *all* of their parameters controllable by USB?

Are there any pedals that have all of their parameters able to be affected by a USB-connected device? I do not mean presets, like TCE's Toneprints. I also do not mean pedals that have only one (or ...
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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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Jimmy Page's 1979 Knebworth tone. Joyo British sound pedal

I have a Joyo British Sound amp sim pedal. It has controls for level, voice, drive, and eq settings (treble, bass, mids). I've playing around with it to see what it can do, and I've been trying to ...
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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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(Vocal) Harmonizer Pedals: How do live performers use them?

I've seen plenty of live musicians singing with a guitar, but recently I've been noticing that some of them were singing in harmony with themselves! Obviously, I soon realised it was the work of a ...
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When Should I Use a Buffer?

In a recent question, I asked some questions about buffers in guitar effects loops. One answer that I received which was interesting basically stated that I did not need a buffer for my effects send ...
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Difference Between Active and Passive Volume Pedals?

I'm about to purchase a couple of volume pedals for my pedal board setup. I have a Les Paul and two acoustic guitars, both with pickups and 1/4" out. My amplifier is a half-stack with an all-tube head ...
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A system to tune sympathetic strings for Western music

I've just got an EHX Ravish pedal and so I'm exploring the sympathetic string function. For standard Western, meantone temperament: diatonic or modal, major or minor melodies what are good rules for ...
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Can I plug my guitar multi-effects pedal straight into the audio interface and record the processed sound via my DAW?

I want to record the sound effects from my multi-effects pedal rather than using the plug-ins that come with my DAW. I have a Tele, a Zoom G3Xn pedal, a Focusrite 2i2, and Garageband. Can I simply go ...
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Different pedals/effects for low strings/notes than high

I'd like to put different effects on my low strings and high strings (or low notes and high notes), e.g. an octavizer and delay on the bass notes and vibrato and reverb on the treble. Is there a ...
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How to produce longer lasting sounds on an electric guitar

Hello fellow musicians, my question may be really simple, but since I don't have much knowledge about effect pedals or rather no money to buy every pedal and see what it does, I might need some help. ...
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Can I control 2 Strymon pedals with a single favorite switch?

I have 2 Strymon pedals, a Flint and a Dig. I just ordered a favorite switch. I would like to be able to recall favorite settings on each pedal. Can I control 2 Strymon pedals with a single favorite ...
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How to connect multi-effects processor to guitar amp?

My guitar amp: Line 6 Spider IV 15 My effects pedal: Zoom GFX8 I want to know how should I keep the settings of my amp(which channel and eq settings of this amp) when I connect this multi-effects ...
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Using just just an amp simulator pedal for my distortion needs

I have a cheap zoom digital effects processor which doesn't have a distortion or drive section. I am gradually switching to an analog setup. I am planning to buy a mooer gas station micro amp ...
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How to use effects loop of the amp if your mfx has only input and output… No send and return unlike boss me

My mfx is zoom g1xon... I just wonder how to bypass preamp and use my built in amp simulation.. It only has input and output. If i send it directly to d input it sounds terrible.
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Live set-up for electric guitar without any amp

I am pretty new to gigging using an electric guitar, and wanted to know if its possible to get a live sound without using an amp (I simply don't want to lug around my amp while going for open mics/...
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Boss PSA-240 Power Supply - Compatible Pedals

I have a Boss PSA-240 power supply. Its specs are as follows: Input: 230V~50Hz Output: 9V-200mA Regulated - to + It is a three pin Irish plug. I want to know is this power supply the right one to use ...
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should I buy a compressor?

My equipment is: Boss bd2, Vox wah, Behringer um300 my amp is a roland cube, not the best but decent. I want to get more boost when I play solos, by turning on one of the pedals, but I don't know ...
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Can I just split the guitar signal before the amplifier to record it?

My setup is: guitar -> effects pedal (ME-70) -> looper pedal (RC-3) -> amplifier (studio pro 112) I'd like to get the output from the looper pedal into Ableton, while still hearing ...
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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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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 ...