One of the questions we get regularly is ‘why make a signature pedal for people known for using digital amp simulations that have built in overdrives’. To answer this question we shot this quick and dirty video showing the tonal advantages of using a pedal over using the built in ‘overdrives’ in the digital solutions.…
If you plug in your pedal and the LED lights up, but all you get is noise/hum or total silence from the unit there is a 99% chance you fried your circuit board with the use of an incorrect power supply. Pedals are simple, they dont require any exotic power supply… BUT you can’t just…
In Pro Tones FAQ series Dennis answers the most frequently asked questions… in this video : What’s the difference between the Dead Horse Overdrives
Its been a long cold winter- plenty of opportunity to write some devastating riffs- LETS HEAR ‘EM! You’ve got until MARCH 20, 2014 to submit your riffs- we’ll announce the winners Monday, March 24th.
Dennis answers the most frequently asked question: How can I get an endorsement deal?
Overdrive users- send us your amp settings
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A quick list of things to consider when having noise trouble with ANY pedal.
A Beginner’s Guide To Guitar Effects Pedals
Here are a couple of killer new videos from some of our good friends…
Next up is Fluff rocking out with the Misha Mansoor Overdrive as well… just good solid stuff here!
Our good friend Fluff from @RiffsAndBeards just posted an amazing demo of the Misha Mansoor Signature Overdrive.
If you’ve been under a rock for the past year and dont know who Fluff is… Fluff does some cool video demos- hes got a great ear and serious workingman riffs… go subscribe to his YouTube channel
OK Gang… we’re being flooded with endorsement requests. So in a nutshell, below are the guidelines to becoming a Pro Tone Pedals endorsed artist. Read on for the details…
We do a few clones of various Big Muff Pi variations… heres a quick & dirty comparison of 2 of our more popular clones- the Civil War clone and the Green Russian clone.
The Civil War features the steamer whale art, while the Green Russian features the spider with bombs for legs. FULL DISCLOSURE: I stole that from a cold war-era Russian propaganda poster.
This video is only to give a side by side on THESE 2 MODELS. We’re not A/B’ing them against the originals… simply letting you hear the subtle differences between the 2 that Pro Tone Pedals produces.
We’ve got a few new clips of the Dead Horse Overdrive for ya…
First up is an audio clip from Skot Marek via SoundCloud:
Next we have a very nice play through from Axe Of Creation founder Gregory Bolomey
To wrap up this Dead Horse extravaganza, here is our shop superstar, Eddie Lamm, laying down some bass through the DH
Heres a quick video I shot for you guys explaining the signal flow on the vast majority of pedals in the world, and we touch on the ever mysterious true bypass
FX loops… most amps have ‘em so let’s talk about ‘em. We’ve got 2 types of effects loops in amps- series and parallel: A series loop routes your signal from the preamp out the “send” jack through your pedals and back in the “return” jack, and then to the power amp portion of your amp.…
Bypass… generally there are 2 types used in guitar effects pedals these days- true bypass and buffered bypass. Let’s take a quick look at the pros & cons of each. Buffered bypass runs your guitars signal through your pedals circuit whether it’s off or on. The buffer portion of the circuit converts your signal from…
Our good friends over at Jet City Music made a nice demonstration video of a few Tube Screamer pedals- Check out how the Dead Horse Overdrive stacks up next to the original and a couple of derivatives… With its diode selection switch the Dead Horse clearly offers more tonal variety.