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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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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Glossary of Guitar Effects

There are numerous effects options available to the guitarist, especially the electric guitarist. This question is intended to gather and cultivate a set of answers to questions in the form of: ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the characteristic reverb effect on Fender amps?

I hope I have this right but I'm fairly sure the classic Fender amps have some special reverb sound which is more 'aggressive' than a typical reverb. I've got a feeling it's called 'snap' or 'spring' ...
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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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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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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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Why use delay instead of reverb?

I've heard about uses of a short delay instead of reverb. When might this be better than the original effect? And what delay settings provide a reverb-like sound?
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use the 6 channel 5.1 usb external soundcard with guitar rig 5 software?

I have been looking for a way to use effect pedals as I am paraplegic. I do not have enough money to buy a Line-6 60 Watts amp, and I came across the Guitar Rig 5 software after reading. However, I ...
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What is a buffered effects loop in a guitar amp?

I've just purchased an Orange Rocker 15 combo valve guitar amp and one of its features is a valve driven effects loop also referred to as a buffered effects loop. What does this actually mean? I'...
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Where should I put delay pedal, before reverb or after?

What's difference between positions of these pedals? I'm playing more post-rock music, with lots of effects... still can't figure out where should I place reverb.
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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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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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How to Achieve This Guitar Tone in Guitar Rig [closed]

I found Gorgeous cover song on youtube . i just really like to achieve this tone . in fact i like this tone better than the original one. Thanks , Much Appreciated.
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Was tube screamer designed to run into already distorted tone

Many guitar gear reviewers (one example) claim that tube screamer was designed to run into dirty amp. While it's definitely common application for all mid humped overdrive pedals (especially ones with ...
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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 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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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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Can I use my PC as a pedal with an external guitar amp?

I'm trying to decide what to buy for my new guitar - a sound card (around 100$) to connect to the PC, or the Marshall MG10G practice amp. I'm not really into buying effect pedals for now, a guitar ...
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How to prevent high pitch feedback when palm muting

I have a Les Paul with Burstbucker pickups. They sound amazing because they are so hot (very high output). However, when I play with a lot of overdrive, it will constantly squeal (super annoying high ...
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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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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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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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Boss BR-800 - is it possible to plug in two guitars

I'm thinking about BR-800 purchase. I read manual but still have doubts. I can see guitar/bas input and some more inputs at the back. Is it possible to plug in second guitar and record simultaneously ?...
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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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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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Bass sound in Ride the Lightning

I have listened to Metallica's Ride the Lightning over and over again, but never paid an attention to the crunching bass sound Cliff Burton uses at some places in the song. Any idea how does he get ...
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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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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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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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How to obtain a Clean yet Distorted guitar sound?

I'm kind of a guitar effects noob so sorry if this is an extremely stupid question. How do you obtain a clean and distorted tone using pedals and amp? An example of the kind of sound I'm looking for ...
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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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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 ...