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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Should I lift my hand from the frets?

I'm new, working on learning hey there delilah, I was wondering if it's bad to slide my finger down and up the string since it's fast or if I should pick it up? Possibly a silly question, but I'm new ...
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Connecting Behringer Footswitch to Cakewalk DAW

I am using a Behringer FCB1010 midi foot controller and a Line 6 tone port UX2 audio interface (which my guitar is plugged into). While trying to assign a footswitch to a virtual pedal on cakewalk, an ...
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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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Guitar Overdrive distorting signal when not engaged

I have a Hampstead Subspace, and recently when is engaged I noticed that if the settings are set very high there is a very slight distorting to the signal, meaning that even when not engaged the ...
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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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Xlr output in guitar processor

Could you point be out why XLR output is so important? I’m thinking to buy bass processor Zoom B3 or Boss gt-1b and first one has this output onboard. Thanks everyone for your help!
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Which instrument is used in beginning of Make you mine (by Public) [closed]

In the very beginning of sound I hear piano and hi hat probably, but there is still a 3rd humming kind of sound which follows the chords I think what is it? I'm trying to make cover for the song and I ...
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How to achieve this guitar sound and what's the playing technique? [closed]

Does this guitar playing technique have a name which is being looped in this short preview? I don't know how to produce this kind of sound and which effects to use to achieve this. Any ideas? https://...
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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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What is the guitar effect being used in Fine Young Cannibals' She Drives Me Crazy?

There is a power chord refrain used throughout this song. Here is the video, queued up to just before where you hear the power chords the first time. I've often ...
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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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How to visualize waveforms generated by BOSS SY-300 guitar synth on Windows 10?

I'm crafting new tones on the BOSS SY-300 guitar synth and visualizing the waveforms would help a lot. If I run an EHX Superego into the SY-300 for infinite sustain, is there a way that I can run an ...
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How to enter ADSR envelope on BOSS SY-300

I'm trying to program a simple Attack Delay Sustain Release (ADSR) envelope on my BOSS SY-300 guitar synthesizer but the menus are way confusing and the documentation almost non-existent. What I ...
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What is the sound of this instrument/synth? [closed]

I am trying to create a song using a specific sound from a song, but can't figure out what is creating the sound. I have it narrowed down to either a guitar or a synth/keyboard, but can't figure out ...
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the tone/effect of guitar during rock song bridge/breakdown?

A lot of rock songs I like change the tone or distortion of the guitar during bridge/breakdown of the song. Can someone tell me what is going on that makes the guitars sound this way, and how I can do ...
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Can I plug a regular distortion pedal in front of a Zoom G5 multi-effects?

I'm wondering if I'm risking some kind of electrical damage while plugging a regular disto pedal (or other kinds of gain pedals) on the guitar input of a multi effect expecting a passive/active guitar....
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Why a 1 A pedal power supply can't power a 750 mA practice amplifier?

In theory there is enough current supply to power the amplifier and 3 pedals (overdrive, distortion, tuner). But when I connect the power supply to the amplifier, it does not turn on. I have another, ...
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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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How is this octave jump achieved on electric guitar?

I am transferring from classical guitar to electric. I am familiar with everything except the huge variety of effects that are available for electric. I often hear guitarists performing an instant ...
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My Looper Pedal is louder than my normal signal, what should I do?

I have a gig in a few days and I wanted to do live looping overdubs, but I am having an issue with the volume of the pedal (Ditto Stereo Looper). For instance, I am playing the song in my desired ...
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Overdrive pedal shuts down guitar signal when disengage

I´m getting back to playing guitar after a 15 years hiatus. Now I have an apparent issue with my overdrive pedal, it is a Morley Dual Boost Distortion MDB2. As far as the overdrive alone is engaged ...
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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 to make these sounds with an electric guitar

Does anyone know how to generate these two types of sounds. First one is 1:09 in this video where he quickly plays two or three notes that sound like artifical ...
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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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Line-out vs AMP output in Mooer GE100

What will be the differences in sound when I Plug my headphones directly into the mooer vs when I run the mooer through an amp and then connect the headphones to the amp ? I'm just curious because I'...
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Multi FX Processor-Headphone setup vs amp setup

I've been wanting to purchase my first electric guitar setup, and as I'm on tight budget I decided to go with a Budget multi-FX processor instead of an amplifier. My setup: Guitar: Harley Benton ST-62 ...
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What kinds of vibrato arms do what’s described in this video?

I have no luck searching for the kind of vibrato arm, or tremolo arm or whammy bar Steve Vai seems to describe in this video at 3:20 He seems to describe a vibrato arm ...
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Help me get a guitar amp for Mark Knopfler sound [closed]

I play Mark's "clawhammer" fingerstyle and have a Les Paul R8, but don't have any amps. I like Mark's solo career more than his Dire Straits era, and seek a sound close to that. Think about ...
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Connecting Zoom g7.1ut effects console to focusrite 2i2 Audio Interface?

First of all, I am very very new to digital audio recording and working with audio interfaces, so apologies in advance for possibly sounding like an idiot! So I bought a focusrite scarlett 2i2 audio ...
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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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Real Amp vs Amp Simulator

I am a beginner guitar player(9 months). So I bought a very cheap amp, which does not even have any gain controls. Now to get any new tones, I have 3 options. Buy a real amp. Use my previous amp ...
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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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Why does my g3xn sound off?

I recently bought an audio interface. It's a Behringer UMC 22 and a Behringer HPS 3000 headphone monitor and I have been using the same patches of a YouTuber called “Direct Recording Guitar” and for ...
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What creates this swooshing guitar effect?

Hillel Slovak in Special Secret Song Inside by Red Hot Chili Peppers at 2:33 creates a quick sound effect with his guitar that sounds like some effect put on feedback ...
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How to debug extremely fuzzy / distorted guitar sound from Bias FX 2 via Focusrite 2i2?

I am recording guitar sound in Reaper via a Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 (2nd Gen) interface, using the Bias FX 2 plugin. I've tried nearly all of the presets in the plugin and they all give a very fuzzy and ...
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Guitar and voice practise under moderate noise constraints

Just wondering if there is any other way to listen to my own voice and my guitar through the headphones other than a mixer and a microphones. I live in a small apartment and want to practise quietly. ...
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Play 2 guitars through a single PA speaker

Before I get into the question, here is the equipment I currently have: 1 JBL JRX 212 PA speaker 1 Palmer Macht 402 power amp 2 Line 6 POD preamps (1 HD500X, 1 XT PRO) I would like to run both my ...
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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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How do acoustic DIs soften the harsh sound of transducer (piezo) pickups?

When you compare the raw output of an acoustic guitar recorded by a mic and by transducers mounted under the bridge, you will notice that the the transducer output sounds much harsher/crisper/uglier ...
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How do I print out Boss Tone Studio livesets?

I am currently using BOSS Tone Studio for both the BOSS ME-80 guitar multi-effects pedal and the BOSS SY-300 guitar synthesizer pedal to evaluate and compare all the patches available at BOSS Tone ...
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Need help figuring out a specific guitar tone in BiasFX

Recently got back to guitar now that I have Bias FX and can play without bothering anyone in the house. However, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to create the tones that I want. Examples of ...
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What are some good resources for learning about tone/pedals?

I've gotten to the point with guitar that I feel like I can play most things I want to with a bit of practice. But that's just the notes. I want to be able to actually shape the way my guitar sounds ...
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Why is reverb typically called "wet' or "drippy"?

Reverb is a type of natural effect you can get playing in walled spaces, giving a sort of echo/reverberation as the name implies. But I'm referring more to emulated reverb through use of a guitar ...
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How do you simplify a guitar note signal so that it's a simple sine wave and sounds "synthy"?

I'm looking at using a modular synth to convert a single note guitar melody into basic sine waves at pitch. I don't care about chords so that should simplify things quite a bit. Problem is, I don't ...
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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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How do I route VST audio through effects/amp simulator in Cubase?

I have Shreddage II that came with Peavey Revalver, and I want to route the Shreddage audio through Revalver but I don't know how to do that in Cubase.
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Compensating for brass wound guitar strings when using a sound hole magnetic pickup in an acoustic guitar

I use D'Addario 85-15 strings brass wound and steel unwound strings on a dreadnought Blue Ridge acoustic guitar. I also use a Dean Markley Pro Mag in-hole magnetic pickup because I send an acoustic ...
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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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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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