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 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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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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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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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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Help me get a guitar amp for Mark Knopfler sound

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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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 the ...
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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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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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Is this disco/funk guitar effect a wah-wah pedal or something different?

I'm no guitarist and this might be an 'obvious' question to those who know - but there's a backing-guitar effect often heard in many funky/disco songs which I can only describe as a sort of "wakka-...
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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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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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What is the effect/technique used to make the slide in 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins?

In the song 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins, there is a re-occurring downward slide when the guitar changes chords at the end of the first bar (from 7x9 / 2x4): $5.6.$4.x.$3.8 $5.6.$4.x.$3.8 $5.6.$4.x.$...
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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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Shoegaze guitar BOSS Tone Studio patch for BOSS ME-80

I've been looking for a Shoegaze genre guitar patch for the BOSS ME-80 multieffects guitar pedal in the BOSS Tone Studio (*.tsl) format as a starting point for a new sound. Does anyone know of a ...
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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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Is it safe to use distortion or overdrive with an acoustic amp?

I'm running an acoustic/electric guitar into a small Fishman acoustic amp, and need a little boost sometimes. I've considered using an overdrive pedal I have, but I want to make sure it's okay to do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How should I connect my compressor effect to my amplifier?

Just bought an ENGL screamer 50W amplifier and the only thing I miss right now is a decent compressor for the clean channel. I also have a Zoom g9.2tt effects device and I was thinking of connecting ...
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What Does a Compressor Pedal Do?

Quite often, when I see a pedalboard of guitarists I admire, there is a compressor pedal in the chain. How exactly does this pedal affect the sound?
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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 wireless relay for guitar causes buzz in all my amps [closed]

I use a Line 6 wireless system with my guitars, but have found that they cause a constant buzz from the amp. I can eliminate this if I plug directly into the amp with a traditional instrument cable. ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the difference between a Flanger and a Phaser?

Every Multi-effects pedal comes with a bunch of different Phasers and Flangers. While I can hear the difference between them when comparing directly, I could never point out what it is that makes them ...
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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 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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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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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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