Guitar Effects articles

  • The ten that can make a big difference to your sound
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    The ten that can make a big difference to your sound - The Top 10 Effects Pedal Targets

    08/16/11

    A lot of guitar multieffects have a footpedal that can be assigned to various parameters. Volume and wa are no-brainer pedal assignments, but there are a whole lot of other parameters that are well-suited to pedal control. Doing so can add real-time expressiveness to your playing, and variety to your sound.

  • Red Witch Fuzz God II, Medusa, Pentavocal Trem and Titan Review
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    Red Witch Fuzz God II, Medusa, Pentavocal Trem and Tita… - Stomping Down Under

    03/13/11

    Music is universal — even people in New Zealand, who live down under, play music. They even make guitar stompboxes. And of course, that's what interests us more here at AudioFanzine. Focus on four analog stompboxes...

  • The Next Big Thing in Guitar Distortion
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    The Next Big Thing in Guitar Distortion - A Guitarist's Guide to Multiband Distortion

    12/21/10

    If you're a guitarist and you're not into multiband distortion...well, you should be. Just as multiband compression delivers a smoother, more transparent form of dynamics control, multiband distortion delivers a "dirty" sound like no other.

  • SolidGoldFX Stompbox Review
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    SolidGoldFX Stompbox Review - The Quebec Effect

    05/11/10

    If you are interested in guitar stompboxes, you must choose between two different worlds: you've got the mass-produced effect pedals that use more or less average-quality components for cost savings reasons, and you have boutique stompboxes produced in small quantities, using selected components, and hand-crafted by guitar FX enthusiasts. SolidGol…

  • Fender Classics Re-issue Pedals: The Test
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    Fender Classics Re-issue Pedals: The Test - Classics Live Again

    11/08/08

    Though not as well known for their pedals as they are for their guitars and basses, Fender has been making classic pedals for more than 50 years. Following the recent re-issue of the Fender Blender Custom pedal, Fender decided to launch a range of new classic-inspired stompboxes with some vintage tones and looks. Let’s take a closer look….

  • Line 6's M13: The Test
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    Line 6's M13: The Test - PODal board?

    09/04/08

    Line 6 has been so strongly associated with their Pod that one almost overlooks the fact that their other line of products, stomp box modelers, have long been part of many guitarist’s (some of them famous) arsenals. First there were effects pedal modules dedicated to a certain type of effect, then the concept evolved into the likes of the M13: a m…