I'm shopping for a quality pedal tuner to replace my old CORG hand tuner. I'm not sure what the accuracy of my old tuner was, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't quite good enough. I've looked around a lot online, and these two caught my attention.
Is the first tuner worth the extra money? Is that amount of tuning precision necessary? I won't be using it to set the intonation on my guitar, mostly for tuning in a live/studio situation. Opinions and alternate suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance.
Try cutting every frequency except a couple middle frequencies. Since you probably have different parameters than me, you might not have these frequencies exactly, but I'll show you the only ones my EQ preset suggest you don't cut: 500Hz ---> only cut a little bit of this frequency 1KHz ---> boost this one quite a bit 2KHz ---> boost this one just under the 1KHz one So yeah, make sure you completely cut the other frequencies, should work.
Well, you can run the vocals through an EQ pedal (or software), I use an MXR 10 Band EQ and in the manual it came with a radio setting...
The other way you can do it is to use a distortion/overdrive/wah pedal (or all three lol) to distort the voice to something similar to a fuzzy radio station. Depending on how you use your settings on these pedals, or what position the wah pedal sits in, you can get a useable effect for your vocals.
Is this for live use or studio? Cause it's easier to make the distortion pedals setup work better there
Check out the SKB pedalboard series; I bought the StageFive model, and it's awsome. It costs a bit more, but it's a quality board with tons of great features. If your pedals won't fit on the board, use Musician's Friend and go through the other pedalboards, which is how I found mine. If you have somewhat regular pedal sizes, it ought to be a good choice for you.
Ok, I figured my Crybaby might be the problem, mainly because it isn't really the best wah available. So it looks like I'll design my pedalboard with the fuzz first, because I couldn't ditch it And when I upgrade to a better wah, I'll try and mess with the order of effects again, hopefully I can work it out on the pedalboard if I switch the chain around. Thanks for all your help, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought it was way too trebly. James
I picked up a Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face (the reissue) a little while ago. It works great, but I find when placed after my Crybaby wah (when it's on), the sound becomes unbearably trebly and screechy...its a bassy effect to begin with, with is why I was surprised to see this happen. However, when the Fuzz Face is before the wah (when it's on), the sound is great.
I use a TS-808 Tubescreamer as well. I place it after the wah, which is usually the way to go with overdrive/distortion, right? The Tubescreamer sounds fine like that, but when the Fuzz Face is set up next in line, the sound is all treble, and pretty much painful.
Did anyone ever experience this with this product, or other fuzz face product? Did I maybe get a defective product? I'm currently designing a permanent pedalboard, so I really need to find a fixed chain for my effects...right now, excluding the rest of my effects, the chain is: fuzz ---> wah ---> tubescreamer ---> amp
Thanks for any input, James
PS ~ To be completely clear, the treble problems occur when the fuzz + wah are both on (with or without the tubescreamer), and the fuzz is before the wah. Also, my cables, guitar and amp are not an issue. I also don't think the wah is the problem, or any batteries. Thanks!
well, i can see the jokes will come flooding in, but yeah, she's my sister lol. As for her drumming, she never had any instruction or anything, but she picked up the basics pretty quick...I think she drummed both tracks (even though they are White Stripes songs) very well, but our kit is so crap that the symbals (which are pretty much paper thing) dont pick up on the mike...so yeah, thanks alot for the feedback, means alot, James
Hey, would really appreciate some feedback on the track "Fell In Love With A Girl" by the White Stripes, particularly on how the track was mixed...just trying to make sure the volumes are in proportion to each other...thanks alot,
Well, after we recorded the drums, which are really horrible and cheap, it took all sorts of EQ features (courtesy of Pro Tools lol) to make them sound more like drums...but when I listened to the final cut of the song on a different computer, I noticed the drums were too loud...the speakers in the studio had been messed up, so I only heard some parts, and I must have turned the drums up a little too much, especially the bass drum...thanks so much for the crits, I can't believe you guys haven't laughed at the snare yet (it sounds like it echos because the kit is so crap)
Well, I'm a 17-year old guitar player with an effective setup; my equipment has met my needs to date, but I'm starting to feel some parts of my rig don't quite cut it (see sig below). Mainly, I have a problem with my inherited multi-effects unit...it's fairly aged, seeing as how it's probably 15+ years or older...it doesn't have a manual anymore, which may be why I'm having trouble finding the tones/overdrive types I'm looking for... Does anybody have any experience with such an old piece of equipment? If so, I could use some programming/general advice...I just don't get the right kinda sounds out of it...I'm mostly interested in getting better quality overdrive similar to Jimi Hendrix and classic rock artists...which is why I wondered whether I would be better off getting something more modern (like the boss ME-50 multi-effects unit) or a vintage/quality overdrive pedal...any thoughts?
PS ~ i was hoping the new addition would complement the rest of my rig (cause my amp is a tube and very sweet, but only has a volume knob lol)