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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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 ...
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Should i buy guitar effects even If I'm a beginner?

I've been learning the (electric) guitar for 2 months now, and I am able to play open chords, a couple of barre and power chords. And I'm able play a couple of simple songs. I'm curious to try guitar ...
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How to stop distortion from making minor chords muddy?

I have a Roland/Boss GT3, which I use to get various distortion sounds. I like the sound for the most part, but I find that distorted sounds seem very ... "muddy" I guess would be the best way to ...
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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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How does the Digitech Freqout pedal work?

The DigiTech FreqOut Natural Feedback Creator allows you to get sweet, natural feedback at any volume, with or without distortion. The FreqOut is perfect for situations where volume must be controlled ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Distortion pedals and tube amps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do distortion pedals work well with tube amps? Or should I use a tube screamer? Kinda new to the pedal stuff. I have an Orange Crush Pix series 35 watt combo tube amp, an ...
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Overdrive pedal in an acoustic amp

I have the Fender Acoustasonic 15 amp and I'm wondering whether I can plug in any overdrive/distortion pedal so that when I'm playing my Fender AmSTD it sounds decent.
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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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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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Why bass eq pedal has wider range than guitar eq

Boss GE-7(standard) ends at 6.4k while GEB-7(bass) ends at 10k. I understand that bass player want more control for lows but why there is more control for highs?
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Tube screamer 808 with an ENGL Screamer 50W amp

As an Andy Timmon's huge fan I try to get my guitar tone to sound similar to his. In one of his videos I saw that he uses the Ibanez ts808 tube screamer pedal. I own an ENGL 50W screamer amp which ...
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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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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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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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How to organize sound library of a multi effect pedal?

I'm planning to buy a BOSS ME-25 multi-effect processor. I'm wondering how to organize different kind of tones in the library. For an example, let's take Decode by Paramore. This song has a clean ...
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Balancing sound of Acoustic and Electric Guitars

My band has two guitar players. One often plays acoustic while the other one plays an electric guitar. There has always been a problem balancing the volume and the frequences. While both guitars play ...
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Zoom Multieffect

Is it possible to edit patches of Zoom G3XN on PC? It would be more convinient than editing them on pedal.
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Guitar amp FX loop noise

I recently got a Marshal JCM800 2203 reissue and it sound unbelievable! But I seem to be having issues with the FX loop. When the FX loop is on the -10db setting (which is recommended for floor ...
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Should I connect my multi-effects pedal to PA or Amp?

I bought the Line 6 Firehawk FX, it's a multi-effects pedal which also has amp-modelling in it. So it can process the signal as if it runs through many pedals and then some well-known amp. Then, in ...
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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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Can I sending MIDI program changes with Guitar Rig 5 via Rig Kontrol 3 “MIDI out” port?

I have a question regard Guitar Rig 5 (GR5) and the Rig Kontrol 3 (RK3) "MIDI out" port and I hope someone can answer. During live shows, I need to change patches on my Korg A3 and Korg SDD-2000 rack ...
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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 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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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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Where in a pedalboard chain would a multi effect pedal be placed?

I'm using a zoom 505ii guitar pedal and it's my main pedal for my sound. I've never had a problem using it with my delay & wah pedal before it, but once I started connecting more pedals to build a ...
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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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How to play a long sustained note on an electric guitar?

I've seen such effects on Santana, Robert Fripp and Steve Hackett. They produce a clean sustained sound and I don't know how to create it.
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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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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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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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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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How to get rocktron talk box to sound like peter frampton?

I want my guitar to sound like this though my rocktron banshee. Sadly it doesnt sound nearly as clean.
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What Phaser is used at the beginning of “Rooster” by Alice in Chains?

I built a CE2 chorus clone that sounds fantastic and should work for Rooster. But I believe the Alice in Chains guitarist (was it Cantrell or Layne playing?) is also using a phaser, which I don't yet ...
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Is there a pickup for Melodica?

I've got a couple of melodicas I want to run through guitar pedals, especially distortion and wah and then run the signal into a guitar amp. Is there some kind of pickup I can put in or attach to ...