If you've experienced using effects pedals within your signal chain then you'll be well aware of how these otherwise enjoyable little boxes can sometimes have quite a negative effect on your tone when disengaged. An instrument's signal is a sensitive thing for sure & I'm here to tell you that anything & EVERYTHING placed between your guitar & amp will have an influence regardless of how insignificant it may seem. In a world where buzzwords such as 'True Bypass' etc. are often misunderstood & acted upon incorrectly, obtaining a pure & transparent tone can sometimes seem like a mystical & unattainable thing to all but the most experienced & obsessive of tone seekers. If you're interested in demystifying the jargon that surrounds this issue & coming to a sound understanding of the basic principles for obtaining the best tone possible then please do read on...
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Posted on July 26, 2013 by James Hamer
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Posted on November 12, 2012 by James Hamer
Back in November of 1966, while working for the Thomas Organ Company on the Vox Amplifonic Orchestra amplifier, Brad Plunkett stumbled across the design for the very first wah pedal. With its distinct vocal quality it has since become perhaps the most unmistakable & prominent effect pedal to be burnt into guitarists' minds.
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