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    #happysundayeveryone !! This is it!! The final post in my home video gear/pedal series....pedal series....pedal series.... (click and hold). Phew!! That almost got out of hand!!! Anyway....this is the Ditto Looper by TC Electronic.*
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    The Ditto Looper is a powerful practice, compositional, and on-stage/one-man-band tool. With 5 minutes of loop time per phrase and unlimited (I repeat...UNLIMITED) overdubs, the creative possibilities are endless. It's looping at its absolute easiest...with only one footswitch with commands for starting/stopping recording and entering playback mode, undoing and re-doing an overdub, and clearing the memory that are easy to remember. There's only one knob, which controls the volume of the loop. Throw in true-bypass AND analog dry-through design (when engaged, your signal is split in half wherein one half is converted to digital/processed by the pedal but the other half remains analog and goes straight to the output- which results in a purer signal for the tone-obsessed freaks we may as well admit we as guitar players all are) AND a tiny little chassis that can fit on any pedalboard, and you've got an absolutely amazing piece of guitar performance technology at your finger (or should I say foot?) tips!!*
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    As a practice tool, the Ditto Looper is virtually indispensable. There's no sense learning any scale/arpeggio/phrase unless you can make it work in the context of something musical, and the Ditto Looper let's you practice doing that in the easiest way possible. As a writing tool, it GREATLY reduces tech-related frustrations as you strive to create your next guitar masterpiece!!**
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    Thanks SO much everyone for tuning into this series!! It's been so much fun and I hope everyone who is researching gear to purchase (or even those who may not play guitar but just enjoy gadgets/gizmos) got something out of it. Keep practicing, and above all, don't ever stop having fun! *
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    #guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarlife #guitarstuff #guitaristsofinstagram #musician #music #knowyourgear #gear #guitargear #guitarpedals #gearnerds #tcelectronic #dittolooper #looperpedal #performancetechnology #performancetech #gearybusey #sounds #tones

    #happysundayeveryone !! This is it!! The final post in my home video gear/pedal series....pedal series....pedal series.... (click and hold). Phew!! That almost got out of hand!!! Anyway....this is the Ditto Looper by TC Electronic.*
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The Ditto Looper is a powerful practice, compositional, and on-stage/one-man-band tool.  With 5 minutes of loop time per phrase and unlimited (I repeat...UNLIMITED) overdubs, the creative possibilities are endless.  It's looping at its absolute easiest...with only one footswitch with commands for starting/stopping recording and entering playback mode, undoing and re-doing an overdub, and clearing the memory that are easy to remember.  There's only one knob, which controls the volume of the loop.  Throw in true-bypass AND analog dry-through design (when engaged, your signal is split in half wherein one half is converted to digital/processed by the pedal but the other half remains analog and goes straight to the output- which results in a purer signal for the tone-obsessed freaks we may as well admit we as guitar players all are) AND a tiny little chassis that can fit on any pedalboard, and you've got an absolutely amazing piece of guitar performance technology at your finger (or should I say foot?) tips!!*
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As a practice tool, the Ditto Looper is virtually indispensable.  There's no sense learning any scale/arpeggio/phrase unless you can make it work in the context of something musical, and the Ditto Looper let's you practice doing that in the easiest way possible.  As a writing tool, it GREATLY reduces tech-related frustrations as you strive to create your next guitar masterpiece!!**
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Thanks SO much everyone for tuning into this series!! It's been so much fun and I hope everyone who is researching gear to purchase (or even those who may not play guitar but just enjoy gadgets/gizmos) got something out of it.  Keep practicing, and above all, don't ever stop having fun! *
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#guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarlife #guitarstuff #guitaristsofinstagram #musician #music #knowyourgear #gear #guitargear #guitarpedals #gearnerds #tcelectronic #dittolooper #looperpedal #performancetechnology #performancetech #gearybusey #sounds #tones
    43 2 18 hours ago

    Hope everyones having a fantastic saturday!! Only 2 days to go in my special one week gear series....so without further delay (eh?? eh??) let's dive right in!! This is the Boss DD-3 digital delay pedal! Delay, as an effect, is used by countless guitarists and has many applications (Can you imagine Welcome to the Jungle - and by extension, the legendary Appetite for Destruction album - starting any other way?? I know I can't).*
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    The DD-3 has been a part of innumerable guitarists rigs and has long been revered for it's ability to produce a wide array of delay tones with crystal clear repeats and incredibly simple operation. It can do everything from very short slap-back sounds to atmospheric sounds with lots of repeats to weird and wonky warp sounds if you manipulate the knobs on the fly! There are two knobs that control the Delay time (one is a macro-level control, and the other allows for fine tuning, so you can dial in precisely how much time you want between consecutive repeats) a Feedback knob (controls the total number of repeats you'll get) and a Level knob (controls the volume of the effect). There is also a Hold function/mode which will repeat the last phrase you play for as long as you depress and hold down the pedal, and a Direct Output for stereo operation so that your dry signal can go through one amp and your delayed signal through the other!*
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    For a no frills digital delay with simple operation that can do an awful lot, you should definitely check out this iconic pedal!! Keep rockin everybody!! *
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    #guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarlife #guitarstuff #guitaristsofinstagram #musician #music #knowyourgear #gear #guitargear #guitarpedals #gearnerds #bosspedals #bossdd3 #digitaldelay #delaypedal #performancetechnology #performancetech #modulation #tones #sounds #effectspedals #effects #guitarpedalsdaily #guitareffectspedals #gearybusey #rocknroll

    Hope everyones having a fantastic saturday!! Only 2 days to go in my special one week gear series....so without further delay (eh?? eh??) let's dive right in!! This is the Boss DD-3 digital delay pedal!  Delay, as an effect, is used by countless guitarists and has many applications (Can you imagine Welcome to the Jungle - and by extension, the legendary Appetite for Destruction album - starting any other way?? I know I can't).*
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The DD-3 has been a part of innumerable guitarists rigs and has long been revered for it's ability to produce a wide array of delay tones with crystal clear repeats and incredibly simple operation.  It can do everything from very short slap-back sounds to atmospheric sounds with lots of repeats to weird and wonky warp sounds if you manipulate the knobs on the fly!  There are two knobs that control the Delay time (one is a macro-level control, and the other allows for fine tuning, so you can dial in precisely how much time you want between consecutive repeats) a Feedback knob (controls the total number of repeats you'll get) and a Level knob (controls the volume of the effect). There is also a Hold function/mode which will repeat the last phrase you play for as long as you depress and hold down the pedal, and a Direct Output for stereo operation so that your dry signal can go through one amp and your delayed signal through the other!*
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For a no frills digital delay with simple operation that can do an awful lot, you should definitely check out this iconic pedal!! Keep rockin everybody!! *
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#guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarlife #guitarstuff #guitaristsofinstagram #musician #music #knowyourgear #gear #guitargear #guitarpedals #gearnerds #bosspedals #bossdd3 #digitaldelay #delaypedal #performancetechnology #performancetech #modulation #tones #sounds #effectspedals #effects #guitarpedalsdaily #guitareffectspedals #gearybusey #rocknroll
    53 4 20 January, 2019

    #happyfriday IG fam!! Apologies if this image is a bit....."fuzzy"* ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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    Well....for those of you that are still here, we're gonna review an absolute timeless classic (shrunk down to size)...this is the Nano Big Muff Pi fuzz pedal by Electro-Harmonix (EHX).*
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    The Big Muff is a classic fuzz pedal favored by everyone from David Gilmour of Pink Floyd (the guitar solos for a song called Comfortably Numb - you may have heard of it ๐Ÿ˜‹) Ace Frehley from KISS and Carlos Santana to the likes of the Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Bush. Even a legendary BASS guitar player like Cliff Burton from Metallica (RIP) couldn't resist adding a fuzzy edge to his mind-blowing "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)" bass solo! *
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    EHX has taken its classic pedal/circuit (silicon transistors are used to clip the signal waves in a very aggressive fashion in such that they look like squares - hence the often used "square wave sound" description. This results in a warm, fuzzy tone that is distinctly non-amp-like and has sustain for DAYSSSSS) and has shrunken it down into a much smaller version that is infinitely more pedalboard friendly. Like the original, the design features a Tone knob (controls how bright the tone is), a Sustain knob (controls the gain and how long the notes will sustain for), and a Volume knob (controls how loud the effect is). *
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    For classic fuzz/square-wave tones with the added convenience of a small, pedalboard-friendly chassis and true bypass design, I highly recommend this pedal. Squeeze every last bit of soul and emotion out of those notes and have a great weekend!! *
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    #guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarlife #guitarstuff #guitaristsofinstagram #musician #music #knowyourgear #gear #guitargear #guitarpedals #gearnerds #ehx #electroharmonix #fuzz #fuzzpedal #bigmuff #performancetechnology #performancetech #tones #sounds #effectspedals #effects #guitarpedalsdaily #guitareffectspedals #gearybusey #rocknroll

    #happyfriday IG fam!! Apologies if this image is a bit....."fuzzy"* ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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Well....for those of you that are still here, we're gonna review an absolute timeless classic (shrunk down to size)...this is the Nano Big Muff Pi fuzz pedal by Electro-Harmonix (EHX).*
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The Big Muff is a classic fuzz pedal favored by everyone from David Gilmour of Pink Floyd (the guitar solos for a song called Comfortably Numb - you may have heard of it ๐Ÿ˜‹) Ace Frehley from KISS and Carlos Santana to the likes of the Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Bush.  Even a legendary BASS guitar player like Cliff Burton from Metallica (RIP) couldn't resist adding a fuzzy edge to his mind-blowing "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)" bass solo! *
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EHX has taken its classic pedal/circuit (silicon transistors are used to clip the signal waves in a very aggressive fashion in such that they look like squares - hence the often used "square wave sound" description.  This results in a warm, fuzzy tone that is distinctly non-amp-like and has sustain for DAYSSSSS) and has shrunken it down into a much smaller version that is infinitely more pedalboard friendly.  Like the original, the design features a Tone knob (controls how bright the tone is), a Sustain knob (controls the gain and how long the notes will sustain for), and a Volume knob (controls how loud the effect is). *
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For classic fuzz/square-wave tones with the added convenience of a small, pedalboard-friendly chassis and true bypass design, I highly recommend this pedal.  Squeeze every last bit of soul and emotion out of those notes and have a great weekend!! *
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#guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarlife #guitarstuff #guitaristsofinstagram #musician #music #knowyourgear #gear #guitargear #guitarpedals #gearnerds #ehx #electroharmonix #fuzz #fuzzpedal #bigmuff #performancetechnology #performancetech #tones #sounds #effectspedals #effects #guitarpedalsdaily #guitareffectspedals #gearybusey #rocknroll
    54 11 19 January, 2019

    #happythursday gearheads!! Day 4 is upon us, and so is this pretty-in-purple gem of a pedal known as the Boss BF-3 digital flanger. This pedal can elicit everything from the steady jet-engine "whooshing" sound we all know and love to weird coil-spring warbles and more!*
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    The BF-3 retains the same classic rock-solid chassis design as the other stompboxes in the Boss series. It has 4 unique modes, each of which can be further tailored via the 3 parameter knobs. There is an Ultra mode, (a very deep/intense flange), a Standard mode (a less intense flange effect), a Gate/Pan mode (which in mono mode essentially adds a TREMOLO/SLICER effect alongside the flange!! #truestory - and in stereo mode it will pan the flange effect between two amps) and a Momentary Mode (allows you to engage the effect on the fly and accent certain parts of a phrase and not others). As far as knobs go, you have your standard Depth knob (how intense the effect is), Rate knob (how fast the effect is) and a Resonance knob which allows you to set the frequency range the flange operates in. Other cool features include a Tap Tempo (allows you to set the Rate by doing two consecutive foot-taps on the chassis), mono and stereo outputs AND ( #drumroll )......a dedicated BASS GUITAR input (in case for SOME reason as a guitar player you feel like going down THAT road...just kidding bass players...we love you and couldn't live without you. Am i right @robdonner ? ๐Ÿ˜‹)*
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    If you're looking for a versatile flanger pedal that can get you a wide array of flange tones but is still simple to operate with some really cool bonus features, I highly recommend checking this puppy out.*
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    #guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarlife #guitarstuff #guitaristsofinstagram #musician #music #knowyourgear #gear #guitargear #guitarpedals #gearnerds #bosspedals #bossbf3 #flanger #performancetechnology #performancetech #modulation #tones #sounds #effectspedals #effects #guitarpedalsdaily #guitareffectspedals #gearybusey #rocknroll

    #happythursday gearheads!! Day 4 is upon us, and so is this pretty-in-purple gem of a pedal known as the Boss BF-3 digital flanger.  This pedal can elicit everything from the steady jet-engine "whooshing" sound we all know and love to weird coil-spring warbles and more!*
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The BF-3 retains the same classic rock-solid chassis design as the other stompboxes in the Boss series.  It has 4 unique modes, each of which can be further tailored via the 3 parameter knobs.  There is an Ultra mode, (a very deep/intense flange), a Standard mode (a less intense flange effect), a Gate/Pan mode (which in mono mode essentially adds a TREMOLO/SLICER effect alongside the flange!! #truestory - and in stereo mode it will pan the flange effect between two amps) and a Momentary Mode (allows you to engage the effect on the fly and accent certain parts of a phrase and not others). As far as knobs go, you have your standard Depth knob (how intense the effect is), Rate knob (how fast the effect is) and a Resonance knob which allows you to set the frequency range the flange operates in.  Other cool features include a Tap Tempo (allows you to set the Rate by doing two consecutive foot-taps on the chassis), mono and stereo outputs AND (#drumroll)......a dedicated BASS GUITAR input (in case for SOME reason as a guitar player you feel like going down THAT road...just kidding bass players...we love you and couldn't live without you.  Am i right @robdonner ? ๐Ÿ˜‹)*
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If you're looking for a versatile flanger pedal that can get you a wide array of flange tones but is still simple to operate with some really cool bonus features, I highly recommend checking this puppy out.*
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#guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarlife #guitarstuff #guitaristsofinstagram #musician #music #knowyourgear #gear #guitargear #guitarpedals #gearnerds #bosspedals #bossbf3 #flanger #performancetechnology #performancetech #modulation #tones #sounds #effectspedals #effects #guitarpedalsdaily #guitareffectspedals #gearybusey #rocknroll
    50 11 18 January, 2019

    Whoโ€™s excited about this? What youโ€™ve been hearing is our brand new Player Series Hot Cat 30! This has been the most requested product from you all over the last year or so! We made some improvements to the circuit and weโ€™ve added elements of the Lynx into channel 2 of the amp for our high gain playing friends!
    We will announce special pre-order pricing in the next few days but if you canโ€™t wait, call the shop!

    Whoโ€™s excited about this? What youโ€™ve been hearing is our brand new Player Series Hot Cat 30! This has been the most requested product from you all over the last year or so! We made some improvements to the circuit and weโ€™ve added elements of the Lynx into channel 2 of the amp for our high gain playing friends! 
We will announce special pre-order pricing in the next few days but if you canโ€™t wait, call the shop!
    161 20 17 January, 2019

    #happyhumpday and happy day 3 in my one week gear series! Now this baby/sky blue beauty is the MXR M234 Analog Chorus. Chorus, as an effect, can take a relatively bland, thin guitar signal and add considerable thickening/motion to it. Epic riffs such as those found in Metallica's "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" and Nirvana's "Come As You Are" simply would not be the same without this effect!! *
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    The M234 features an all-analog design with old school bucket brigade circuitry (your guitar signal is passed through a multitude of capacitors, each of which holds the signal for a discrete timespan to create the pitch bending/thickening effect when mixed back in with your original guitar signal) to create lush, warm, vibrant tones ranging from shimmer to all-out washiness. Like most other chorus pedals, it has your run-of-the-mill Depth knob (the intensity of the effect), Rate knob (the speed of the effect), and Level knob (how subtle/prominent the effect is in the overall mix) and both mono and stereo outputs. A unique feature of this pedal is High and Low frequency/EQ knobs, which gives you control over how bright/dark your chorus tone is. You can match the EQ to that of your unaffected/dry signal or intentionally create contrast between your tones!!*
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    If you're looking for a great no-frills, old-school analog chorus pedal that is simple to operate with the added benefit of being able to alter your EQ settings for your chorus tone, I highly recommend you check this one out and channel your inner 80s/90s rock god!!*
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    #happyhumpday and happy day 3 in my one week gear series!  Now this baby/sky blue beauty is the MXR M234 Analog Chorus.  Chorus, as an effect, can take a relatively bland, thin guitar signal and add considerable thickening/motion to it.  Epic riffs such as those found in Metallica's "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" and Nirvana's "Come As You Are" simply would not be the same without this effect!! *
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The M234 features an all-analog design with old school bucket brigade circuitry (your guitar signal is passed through a multitude of capacitors, each of which holds the signal for a discrete timespan to create the pitch bending/thickening effect when mixed back in with your original guitar signal) to create lush, warm, vibrant tones ranging from shimmer to all-out washiness.  Like most other chorus pedals, it has your run-of-the-mill Depth knob (the intensity of the effect), Rate knob (the speed of the effect), and Level knob (how subtle/prominent the effect is in the overall mix) and both mono and stereo outputs.  A unique feature of this pedal is High and Low frequency/EQ knobs, which gives you control over how bright/dark your chorus tone is.  You can match the EQ to that of your unaffected/dry signal or intentionally create contrast between your tones!!*
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If you're looking for a great no-frills, old-school analog chorus pedal that is simple to operate with the added benefit of being able to alter your EQ settings for your chorus tone, I highly recommend you check this one out and channel your inner 80s/90s rock god!!*
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#guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarlife #guitarforlife #guitarstuff #guitaristsofinstagram #musician #music #knowyourgear #gear #guitargear #guitarpedals #gearnerds #jimdunlop #peformancetechnology #performancetech #mxr #mxranalogchorus #chorus #choruseffect #modulation #tones #sounds #effectspedals #effects #guitarpedalsdaily #guitareffectspedals #gearybusey
    42 7 17 January, 2019

    Iโ€™m not a purist by any means and Ill always appreciate a really good relic job but there is nothing quite like real thing. Compound Checking, a mixture of playing and nature has turned this gibby into a really nice instrument. Excited to hear her on @zhawl new tunage!! #modernguitartech

    Iโ€™m not a purist by any means and Ill always appreciate a really good relic job but there is nothing quite like real thing. Compound Checking, a mixture of playing and nature has turned this gibby into a really nice instrument. Excited to hear her on @zhawl new tunage!! #modernguitartech
    285 3 16 January, 2019