Guitar Pedal and Effects Blog
Rode VideoMicro demo and reviewWritten by Helmut Watterott
The Rode VideoMicro is a small shotgun microphone designed to be plugged straight into your DSLR or video cam.
Genesis Buffer Pedal - A sparkle to your toneWritten by Helmut Watterott
Built in Scotland Buffer Pedal. No tone colouring, RF Rejection, high-Z to Low-Z. The Genesis Buffer pedal is designed and built by SineEffects for Krachwerke. It is a small, durable and high quality signal buffer for guitars and basses. It changes the signal from your pickups to a Low Impedance signal which allows your signal to be sparklingly healthy and travel along longer leads without high frequency (and thus tone loss) loss. It also filters ultra high frequencies via RF Rejection and is very small as to not waste space on your pedalboard. It does this without colouring the tone or any tone-suck.
Shure SM57 and Pyle PDMIC78 comparisonWritten by Helmut Watterott
The famous Shure SM57, famous for its decades of reliability in the studio for recording loud things like electric guitar, snare drums etc is being A/B compared to the obviously wanna be Pyle Audio PDMIC78.
Sine Effect Electronics MegaPara Demo and ReviewWritten by Helmut Watterott
Please check our full demo and review of the Sine Effect Electronics MegaPara multiband parametric equaliser pedal. More knobs than in parliament and more tone shaping than a ring in a champagne glass.
Disphoria Distortion Pedal by Sine Effect ElectronicsWritten by Helmut Watterott
The Disphoria is a distortion pedal made by Sine Effect Electronics. It is a very open and transparent distortion pedal with a huge amount of gain.
Guitar Rebuild part 12 - Finished Guitar Sound SampleWritten by Helmut Watterott
Guitar rebuild part 11 - Overview of the finished guitarWritten by Helmut Watterott
Guitar rebuild part 10 - Cleaning all the guitar hardware before installingWritten by Helmut Watterott
A quick video to show the cleaning of the hardware. Please check the cleaning fluids here on small pieces of your hardware before you follow these instructions.
Full guitar setup tutorial - Fret Levelling tutorial and Intonation tutorialWritten by Helmut Watterott
See the full 3 part video tutorial on how to setup your guitar from scratch. Please have a look at our tutorial which takes you through the complete guitar setup process. It explains in details how to level your frets, set the truss rod, restring your guitar and set the intonation.
Guitar Rebuild Part 09 - Getting the body ready for spray paintWritten by Helmut Watterott
The dents, bumps, holes and scrathces in body of the guitar have been dealt with in the previous section. Now the fillers need to be sanded down and the suface needs to be prepared to accept the spray paint.
Guitar Rebuild 07 - Why finish the scratch plate / pickguard before the bodyWritten by Helmut Watterott
The scratch plate and pickguard, as well as loading the electronics was done before the body so that we can measure exactly how big the body cavity needs to be to accommodate the humbucker pickups and wiring.
Guitar Rebuild Part 08 - Fixing dents and scratches on a guitar body before sprayingWritten by Helmut Watterott
Guitar Rebuild Part 06 - Guitar wiring and electronics, scratchplate/pickguard and killswitchWritten by Helmut Watterott
A look at the guitar electronics and pickup wiring, the scratchplate/pickguard and the installed killswitch.
Pyle Pro PDC22 DI Direct Injection box demo and reviewWritten by Helmut Watterott
The Pyle Pro PDC22 is an unpowered Dual Direct DI box. It converts unbalanced signals to balanced signals andbalanced to unbalanced. It also features a parallel out in order to loop a signal back. The DI also has a -0dB, -20dB and -40dB which allows you to connect higher powered connection to it to send via balanced out like amp speaker outs etc. It also features a ground lift. It is of full metal construction and in my tests noiseless. It does exactly what it is requested to do.