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Helmut Watterott

Helmut Watterott

Monday, 24 November 2014 00:00

Joyo Digital Delay demo

A quick review of the Joyo Digital Delay pedal
Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

Joyo Vintage Overdrive demo

A quick overview and demo of the Joyo Vintage Overdrive pedal. This is supposed to be a Ibanez Tube Scream clone or copy, whichever way you want to word it. (TS808, TS9 etc etc)
Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

CSG - handbuilt in Scotland

We have been following CSG on youtube for a while and finally managed to get Colin to add his interview to Krachwerke. Please read the interview with Colin of CS Guitars - Handbuilt in Scotland.
The new trend to want true bypass guitar effects pedals is well known and the reasons are sound (see what I did there? sound...). As a guitar player you want to eliminate anything that will alter or ruin the truest sound you can get. So the obvious go-to's are pedals that are true bypass.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

Interview with Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars was founded in 1995 by luthier Juha Ruokangas. From repairing guitars to studying lutherie under guidance of the finest Finnish luthiers after which he founded the company, building guitars in his 35 square meter workshop. Today Juha and his skillful team of luthiers make unique guitars in their beautiful old Harviala Manor surroundings in Finland.  Please read our the quick interview with Juha!
Crucial Audio is an electronics repair service that also builds some great guitar effects pedals with good old valves / vacuum tubes. I spent talking to them over skype for quite a while before requesting this interview because I wanted to try and work with them to get their effects pedals into the UK. Maybe more about that later, for now, please find out more about Crucial Audio!
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

Dunwich Amps - custom amplifiers from Connecticut

'Custom amps with solid prices' - A great description of Dunwich amps. Below is a quick interview with an amp builder based out of Connecticut. Dunwich also produces pedals and what dreww our attention to them was the beautifully etched pedal enclusures.
A quick show and tell on Microphone placement on guitar amplifier cab and the effects on the frequency response. How the sound changes depending on where the microphone is placed in front of the guitar amp speaker and a quick look at the different microphones usually used like a condenser and a dynamic microphone and how these are typically blended to get the desired tone.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00

2015 Joyo Product Brochure here

Download the Joyo 2015 Product range brochure in PDF format below. It contains the full brochure including new Joyo amplifer range, the Ironman Guitar Effects range and more.
US Dream review and demo. This is a very straight forward and great sounding distortion pedal. After hearing it in person for the first time doing this demo I do believe it is now my favourite distortion pedal. Our review of the Joyo US Dream Distortion Pedal. Even though not as well built as the Vintage Overdrive it is more than reliable and capable. But its main selling point it its great distortion sound.