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Power Struggle #3: Pedalboards
You got the board. You got the pedals. You got the cables. Now you have to power it. There are many options, each with its own positives and negatives. (See what we did there?) 1. Use
Power Struggle #2: Wall Warts
Plug in the wrong power supply and your prized pedal could be toast! If you don’t want to, or can’t, use batteries — or if the manufacturer-recommended power supply isn’t available, you’ll have to find
Power Struggle #1: Batteries
Powering pedals used to be simple. Go to the drugstore, buy a battery, pop it in and you’re ready to rock. Today, there are other options and concerns. Here, we’re going to take a look
Ground Loops and …….. Social Distancing
Years ago, things were easy. Just plug your guitar or bass into your amp and go. Now, we’re plugging into many things at the same time — amps, pedals, interfaces, mixers, computers– and wondering why
What is Unity Gain and Why Should You Give A…..?
When an audio signal passes through a piece of gear, the output level should be the same as when the device is not in the chain –input equals output, level-wise. This ensures your signal is
The Truth About True Bypass
Lately, everyone keeps asking if our pedals are “true bypass.” There’s been a lot of (successful) hype about it, which has led to the blind belief that true bypass is the crème de la crème.