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Understanding True Bypass Pedals and Buffers

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True bypass, often referred to when discussing effects pedals, can be thought of as a straight wire connected from the input to the output of a pedal. With a true bypass pedal, when the pedal is in bypass mode (off), the guitar signal is routed directly to the guitar amplifier without any of the interference,…

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Backing Tracks: Enhancing The Live Sonic Presentation

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Mention “backing tracks” and it conjures up images of infamous acts such as Milli Vanilli or Ashlee Simpson lip syncing to their songs in concert. But the reality is that backing tracks have actually been around for years and play a significant part in a surprising number of shows. The most famous example is Queen…

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Ever Tried Using a DI With Your Electric Guitar?

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Lets face it: when most folks first pick up the electric guitar, the only other gear they think they might need would be an amp, a pick, some cables and maybe some pedals if they are savvy. As these players become more experienced and move from their garage to live music venues and recording situations, they eventually…

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The Radial JDI is Celebrating 20 Years!

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Who would have guessed 20 years ago that this tiny box would find its way inside nearly every venue, studio, and travelling musician’s rig… The Radial JDI is now both a staple for audio engineers and an industry standard as the world’s finest passive direct box. “It all started back in 1981, when I was working in…

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Reamping For Live? A Method Of Improving Wireless Electric Guitar Performance

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The following article was written by Radial’s president Peter Janis and published by Live Sound International magazine and ProSoundWeb.com: The majority of electric guitar players will tell you that they much prefer the sound of “hard-wired” guitars versus going wireless. When you “radio” a signal, there is not only a sense of disconnect, but the tone…

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5 guitar hacks to get rid of noise in your rig

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With guitar rigs, connecting several pedals and amps together can often lead to noisy setups. Guitarists will sometimes turn to using noise gates as a means of trying to eliminate the problem. But these devices not only rob tone, but they hamper the guitar’s attack time and limit natural sustain. The following page gives you several recommendations that can help eliminate noise.

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