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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it important to add a noise gate/suppressor to a pedalboard chain?

I have been adding several overdrive pedals to my signal chain, and am getting a little more buzz with each one that I add. Delay and reverb definitely aren't helping either, causing more hum and buzz ...
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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Crate amp footswitch question

I recently bought a Crate G130C XL used, but it did not come with a footswitch. 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does pedal order matter?

Why does the order in which I put my guitar/bass pedals matter? For example, why does the compressor needs to be the first one in the order?
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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 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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How do guitarists switch on/off multiple effects via pedalboards?

An example would be a guitarists on stage with various sounds for his setlist, and he has around 10 pedals. For solo, he needs to turn on boost, change the channel, a bit of reverb, turn off chorus ...
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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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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 ...