Category: Gear Reviews

Zamar Effects, Deluxe D’man with tap tempo

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 17, 2012 - Additional Services, Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews
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So I recently finished up a pedal called the Deluxe D’man with tap tempo. This thing is so cool. Its an analog style delay with tap tempo, subdivisions, and modulation with 2 wave form options. Seriously the coolest thing I have ever built.                  

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Another Spacey Reverb Shootout/Comparison, Boss RV-5, TC Electronics Hall of Fame, Zoom G3 ‘HD reverb’

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 4, 2012 - Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews, Zoom G3
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I had these three great reverb options in my studio so I figured I better shoot a quick comparison video. Alot of people are asking the question, “Which is better, the Boss RV-5 or the TC Electronics Hall of Fame?” So I am seeking to help answer that question for you. But while I am […]

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Modulated reverb Comparison, Boss RV-5 vs Digitech Hardwire RV-7

Posted by Guy Capuano - December 14, 2011 - Delays and reverbs, Gear Reviews
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What is Reverb? Reverb is an audio effect that results from reflective sound bouncing off walls or other objects. The neatest example I can think of is if you go to the top of a mountain, surrounded by other mountains, then clap your hands or shout a phrase. Seconds later you here kind of a […]

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Zoom G3 multi effects unit does “the Shimmer” tone excellently

Posted by Guy Capuano - November 11, 2011 - Delays and reverbs, Effectology, Gear Reviews, Zoom G3
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Zoom G3 Multi Effects Pedal nails “the Shimmer” Tone I am so very impressed with the latest multi effects pedal released by Zoom. Sure Zoom kind of has the reputation of being a bit cheesy and toy like  with there products, but the G3 is definitely no toy! I have owned many multi effects units […]

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U2 I will Follow Guitar Effects tutorial with Guitar cover & Zoom G3 patch

Posted by Guy Capuano - November 8, 2011 - Gear Reviews, Zoom G3
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U2 “I Will Follow” One of U2’s coolest songs is “I Will Follow.” It is not only one of the coolest but also one of their oldest songs. “I Will Follow” was released in 1980 on U2’s first album, “Boy”, on the major record label ‘Island Records.’  It was also their second hit single, with […]

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10″ Guitar Speaker comparison, Eminence Ramrod and Weber 10F150t with Video

Posted by Guy Capuano - November 7, 2011 - Amps, Cabs & Speakers, Gear Reviews
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We take the Eminence RedCoat “Ramrod” 10″ guitar speakers and compare it to the Weber Ferrimax “10F150t” 10″ guitar speaker. Though I am unsure Weber still sells “Ferrimax” speakers, I could be wrong, i am certain they still sell the 10F150T. They may not call or label it Ferrimax like my speaker is though, same […]

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How to use an External Tap Tempo pedal with the Zoom G3, Tuturial

Posted by Guy Capuano - November 4, 2011 - Gear Reviews, Zoom G3
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Weak manual The manual for this great new product from Zoom is lacking to say the least. Most stuff is fairly straight forward, but they should still be a bit more thorough in the manual. When it comes to guitar players we cant always assume certain levels of common sense. Joke! But seriously, I wonder […]

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Zoom G3 Guitar Multi Effects Processor; Stompbox & Amp modeling Digital Processor

Posted by Guy Capuano - November 2, 2011 - Gear Reviews, Zoom G3
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Introducing the ZOOM G3 Stomp box and Amp modeling system.         The new Zoom G3 Multi effects processor is an outstanding unit. The delays alone are worth the price of the unit. You could pay double for a delay pedal that does not even sound as good, or have near as many […]

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Guitar Speaker cabinets Myth Busters “MDF is garbage material for Cabinets” Fact or Fiction

Posted by Guy Capuano - October 26, 2011 - Amps, Cabs & Speakers, Gear Reviews, Myth Buster
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MDF Cabs I have heard alot of talk around the guitar player hot spots of the internet. Talk about this material is garbage to use for speaker cabs, and this material is the best, that material has no tone etc etc. I recently aquired a 2×12 cabinet made of MDF. I really dig this cab […]

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Vox AC4tv10 combo Speaker comparison, Stock to Eminence Ramrod

Posted by Guy Capuano - October 24, 2011 - Amps, Cabs & Speakers, Gear Reviews
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AC4tv10 Sounds Fantastic Stock,   but……….. I am a HUGE fan of the Vox AC4tv 10″ combo. I totally love this amp and when plugged in to my 2×12 cab it really SCREAMS! Even through the 10″ speaker it sounds beautiful and VOXY to the core. I have to say for a low wattage tube amp […]

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Converting a closed back guitar speaker cabinet into an opened back Cab

Posted by Guy Capuano - October 21, 2011 - Classroom, Gear Reviews
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The difference in tone between an opened back cabinet and a closed back cabinet can be very dramatic. An Opened back cab gives more of an airy, full, opened type of tone, but can lack a strong bass presence. A closed back cab can give a very strong, chunky tone with a strong bass response, […]

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Myth Busters, New tubes in Guitar Amplifier compared to old tubes, with audio and video files.

Posted by Guy Capuano - October 20, 2011 - Amps, Cabs & Speakers, Gear Reviews, Myth Buster
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Do new tubes really make a difference? Is all the talked of New Old Stock (NOS) tubes, being amazingly outstanding and worth all the money some people are willing to pay for them, a bunch of hot air? Or is there any truth to this situation? Then I got to thinking about changing tubes in […]

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Boss GT-10 Blues Driver compared to the actual Blues driver BD-2 pedal. Video, Audio

Posted by Guy Capuano - October 6, 2011 - Boss GT-10, Myth Buster
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There is much talk around the internet, on different forums and chat groups, about the Boss GT-10’s distortions and amp models. As far as the amp models go i do agree the GT-10 is not the head of its class. But when it comes to the drive and distortion models I feel quite differently. I […]

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The Boss GT-10 tips, tricks, little secrets. Get the best tone possible. Part 2; Dual signal Chains

Posted by Guy Capuano - September 15, 2011 - Boss GT-10
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In part one we went over some basic yet crucial keys for getting the best tone out of your GT-10. Now we will dig deeper and I will share with you the GREATEST tweak I have found with the GT-10, dual signal chains on at all times! Dual Signal Chains The GT-10 has the option […]

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The Boss GT-10 tips, tricks, little secrets and tweaks. Get the best tone possible. Part 1; Basics

Posted by Guy Capuano - September 14, 2011 - Boss GT-10
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Get the BEST tone possible! Hello internet world. I have been using the GT-10 for quite a while now and have spent lots of time tweaking and experimenting with this unit. I have used it direct to a PA using the amp models and speaker simulations, I have used it for studio recordings, and most […]

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The Paul Cochrane Timmy compared to the Danelectro Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive pedal

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 4, 2011 - Gear Reviews
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Is the buzz true? So the buzz amidst the boutique guitar effects pedals community is that the Danelectro Cool Cat transparent overdrive pedal is an exact clone of the famous and highly esteemed Timmy overdrive pedal, built by Paul Cochrane. Their are even a few threads at the DIY guitar pedal builders forums of guys […]

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How Does the Mad Professor Little Green Wonder Stack with the Paul Cochrane Timmy?

Posted by Guy Capuano - June 22, 2011 - Gear Reviews
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How Does the Mad Professor Little Green Wonder Stack with the Paul Cochrane  Timmy? In my experience the Paul Cochrane Timmy stacks amazing into anything, except the Klon, which pairs great with the TImmy also, but needs to go into the Timmy for some reason, which is contrary to how I normally use the Timmy. […]

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Paul Cochrane “Timmy” Overdrive Pedal, Boutique Guitar pedal, low/mid Gain Overdrive Gear Review

Posted by Guy Capuano - June 16, 2011 - Gear Reviews
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The King of Boutique Pedals The Boutique guitar pedal market is booming today. Why is that I often wonder? I have no idea. I did not even know what “boutique” meant until I joined the Gear Page. For those that dont know boutique means it is a hand built, hand wired, made of high quality […]

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Mad Professor Little Green Wonder Overdrive Hand wired version BJF design; Gear review and description

Posted by Guy Capuano - June 15, 2011 - Gear Reviews
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Hand Wired Little Green Wonder OD The Mad Professor Little Green Wonder HW is not your ordinary Tube Screamer based overdrive pedal. It packs so much more versatility, handling anything from the heaviest TS style saturation to a light, almost transparent over driven tone. The body knob makes this pedal really shine. The set up […]

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Boss GT-10 Shimmer Effect Lesson

Posted by Guy Capuano - June 2, 2011 - Boss GT-10, Classroom, Delays and reverbs, Effectology
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Is the Boss GT-10 capable of doing Shimmer like tones made famous by Brian Eno and Edge of U2? At first glance it is not. It definitely does not have a dedicated effect that produces this sound like the Line 6 Octo effect. With the quality and selection of effects, as well as the deep […]

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