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Questions tagged [guitar-effects]

For questions concerning tone-altering effects typically used for guitar or bass. Questions should also be tagged with specific effects types if applicable.

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Are there any string exciters that work on the wound strings of acoustic guitars?

I know about eBows and EMpicks and Wonds but they seem to all be for electric guitars. Are there any string exciters that work on the wound strings of acoustic guitars?
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Am I observing subharmonics using this method on guitar?

Are we hearing a subharmonic? Friends and I hear a note that is lower than my lowest unfretted string on my standard acoustic guitar with standard tuning when I use the following very simple, easy ...
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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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Should I treat Impulse Response signal as cabinet itself? [duplicate]

I got a pack of IR signals from redwire that I can apply to my guitar in DAW and enjoy real-like cabinet sound. Can I treat them as a cabinet itself and put in the signal chain right after the power ...
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Should I apply IR's to my guitar after effects?

I'm recording a guitar to my DAW. It's a clean signal. Then I apply an amp and Impulse Response signals I like. I heard that IR's should be applied after amp. What about effects like chorus, flanger, ...
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Equalizer: choosing frequencies

I'm dealing with computer-based sound treatments (building "guitar-pedals" with computer). Most of it is fine, but I want to include various EQ possibilities. So far I can create LowPassFilter, ...
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Duplicate patch in the Zoom G1Xon multi-FX pedal?

Can you copy patches in the Zoom G1Xon FX pedal? I want to select a patch and copy it to a different slot and play around with it.
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With vocal or guitar pedals, Is there a difference between one side of a stereo signal (with no panning) vs. a mono signal?

I wanted to try to get two mono XLR signals out of my TC Helicon "Play Electric" Vocal Processor, (which only has the option of ONE mono signal, or TWO stereo signals) so this led to a question which ...
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Multi Effect device with tube [closed]

I have used a VOX Tonelab LE for almost ten years, and it starts to fall apart. Therefore I'm looking for a replacement. In my view, VOX used to stand out among modelling amps by adding a tube, thus ...
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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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multi effect processor and loop station

I just got a Boss ME 80 and I'm wondering if I can, somehow, use that and my Boss RC 30 loop station at the same time. I know the ME 80 has a looper option but it's not as powerful as the RC 30. I try ...
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USB interface recording, adjust phone monitor volume in BOSS ME 25

I recently tried to record my guitar playing using a USB interface in ME 25. I recorded it using Audacity. I used a headphone monitor plugged in the phone jack to hear my playing. I struggle with ...
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Regarding The Zoom G5n MultiFX processor

I am just planning to buy one multiFX processor. I like Zoom G5n. It just sounds great.I have Zoom's G1Xon. It is pretty good. Not that much amazing. But problem is, the volume level is not consistent ...
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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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Tips for creating a dynamic guitar tone?

I'm not new to guitar, but I am pretty new to the world of gear and tone. I've spent around 6 years playing without paying too much attention to tone. Recently I've really enjoyed the tone from Chon ...
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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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Is it possible to multichannel a single channel amp using MultiFX boards? [closed]

I have a Friedman PT-20, which sounds incredible. As a single channel amplifier meant for mildly overdriven to heavier tones, the only way I can clean up the guitar sound is to roll the volume down. ...
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Modeling amp with FX Loop

I need a guitar amp for practicing at home. I was considering buying Marshall Code 50 as it has a lot of effects built in and can save me some money on pedals. However I just realized that if I will ...
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Connecting a Zoom G3 and G3X together

Can I connect a Zoom G3 and a G3x together to give me the opportunity to have 12 effects available to switch in and out?
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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 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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How to identify correctly between 3/4 and 4/4 strumming patterns?

I am new to guitar and confused between strumming patterns. I know that 4/4 have 4 beats in it and 3/4 have 3 beats in it. I can't differentiate between them, e.g : 3/4 : D DUDU D DUDU 4/4 : D D UUDUD ...
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How to achieve this tone?

I have been going crazy for months trying to replicate this tone. Any help would be greatly appreciated! My setup: Epiphone Les Paul custom top pro Marshall dsl40cr ...
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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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Using cordless pickup for any guitar causes buzz in all my amps

I use a Line 6 cordless guitar pickup on all my guitars, but have found that they do cause a constant buzz from the amp. I can eliminate it by plugging directly into the amp with a patch cord, but ...
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How to listen to spotify & record instrument with Lexicon Alpha?

What I'd like to do is this: -Plug my guitar into the instrument input on the Alpha -Plug 3.5mm headphones into the headphone jack on the Alpha -Record my guitar with audacity WHILE listening to ...
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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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How to get that string noise buildup effect on guitar?

In a TON of hard rock songs, there is a distinctive swell of screechy string noise during a brief break in the music to create a sense of power and explosion before the music resumes at high intensity....
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What is meant when a guitar amplifier does or does not “take” guitar pedals?

I've been researching guitar amps to buy for a first-time electric guitar learner (me). Among the many types available, I've encountered a few described as "modeling" amplifiers, which appear to use ...
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Why does my guitar pedal “pop” when I click it?

I recently added an Xotic Effects EP Booster (true bypass) to my board. Everything works properly (in fact it sounds great!) except that when I turn it on or off, it makes a very noticeable popping ...
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How to learn to create the right tone for my guitar?

This is quite a generic question. Since the day I started learning guitar, I have been lazy and never tried to understand how sound really works. I plugged the guitar in the amp and just turned the ...
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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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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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Is it a good idea to buy a guitar pedal without trying it?

Is it a good idea to buy a guitar pedal without trying it? Or may be without trying it with especially your guitar & combo amplifier but still checking the sound on different stuff you find in the ...
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What is this tone of Clapton's? [closed]

Did Clapton use chorus nearly throughout this 1986 show ? If I am not mistaken, this tone differs from most of his career that is known to me.
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Hendrix tone using a Marshall DSL and Fuzz Face

I'm playing a strat through a Jim Dunlop Fuzz Face (Band of Gypsys edition) into a Marshall DSL5C combo. I'm looking for a starting point for getting a Hendrix-y tone. Can anyone recommend some ...
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AC versus RC gain pedals?

What is the difference between an AC gain pedal and an RC gain pedal if used individually, or is a combination pedal with both better?
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G1xon multi effects pedal - can I hear the effected guitar along with the drum beats, through headphones, without an amp?

I have a g1xon multi effects pedal on the way and for silent playing,and I was wondering could I plug it into my guitar and then hook up headphones without a amp and still hear the guitar and the ...
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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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Practice techniques for footswitches

I do a lot of pedal switching. I have an RJM mastermind MIDI board which controls an Axe FX. I have two common problems when hitting a foot switch: Timing and Accuracy. Timing I would hope is self ...
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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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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 ...