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Pedalboards, Effects, Delays, and Cable Routing

Instructors: Steve Hubbard, Richard Lundmark, Sean Conklin Total lessons in study:
In this study, we're shown examples of various effect setups from IG instructors and given tips on how to create delay effects.

1. Steve Hubbard's Pedalboard

1. Pedalboard Walkthrough - Overview
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Hello IG! I hope you enjoy this video series. If you're a beginner, and want some basic pointers for a live pedal setup, this video should be great. If you're an intermediate or advanced player, and you're just curious as to what I currently use... Here you go! Lot's of explanation, as well as tone samples. Things to cons...Read More
2. Pedalboard Walkthrough - Pedals in Front (Part 1)
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Items discussed: True Bypass Wah-Wah Chorus Read More
3. Pedalboard Walkthrough - Pedals in Front (Part 2)
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Items discussed: Compressor Boost Read More
4. Pedalboard Walkthrough - Pedals in the Loop (Part 1)
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Items discussed: In front of the amp vs. in the loop Placement of common effects Phaser Analog Delay Read More
5. Pedalboard Walkthrough - Pedals in the Loop (Part 2)
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To wrap things up, we spend a bit more time talking about the analog delay, as well as my digital tape echo. If you have any questions, requests, or feedback, please contact me on the IG forum!Read More

2. Delay Basics

6. Delay Basics - Demonstration & Outline
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Welcome! This lesson will cover some of the basic aspects that you will need to know, to efficiently use delay in your arsenal of tones! I will mainly be talking about the different types of delay, and some examples of their functional use in music. Check out the next video, to get a glimpse of some boutique delay pedals.Read More
7. Delay Basics - Technical Walkthrough Part 1
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Types of Delay/Echo: Digital: exact or close replica of the original note (or sound). Analog: warm, dark, decaying with each repeat. Tape: warm, usually modulated, sometimes chaotic from flaws in the tape.Read More
8. Delay Basics - Technical Walkthrough Part 2
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Application: Timeless (non-rhythmic): used to fill space, off-sync with the song / tempo. Rhythmic: matched to fit a particular beat / note duration. Technical Terms: Delay: distance between original attack and repeat(s). Mix: volume of repeats. Feedback: number of repeats. Tone: eq of repeats. Spill-over: the delay...Read More
9. Delay Basics - Dotted 8th Note Example
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For this example, we will set the delay time to a dotted 8th note. This is relavent to the tempo you choose to play at - if your delay pedal has a tap tempo, you would tap quarter notes, and set your delay time to dotted 8th notes. Once this is done, you will want to play regular 8th notes, along the with delayed signal. T...Read More
10. Delay Basics - Quarter Note Example
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For this example, we will set the delay time to a quarter note. Again, I play regular 8th notes, along with the delayed signal. I often use this technique, paired with a clean guitar part. This time, try arpeggiating the chords with your own picking pattern. Read More
11. Delay Basics - Volume Swell Application
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Volume swells work great when using delay. Particularly if you have a heavy mix, and a high level of feedback. If you're interested in hearing more examples of this, check out some 'ambient guitar' music.Read More
12. Delay Basics - Oscillation Madness!
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Now it's time to get a little crazy! If you raise the feedback level, you can often cause an infinite loop that gets more intense with each repeat. Have some fun with this, and don't forget to play around with the delay knob to get some cool pitch effects. Sorry about the audio clipping - it's in the nature of the techniq...Read More

3. Digital Delay

13. Digital Delay - Intro & 1-string Melody
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In this tutorial, we're going to explore the very cool world of digital delay. Digital delay can be great for subtle, natural sounding delay, but it can also be great for creating a prominent doubling track to your guitar. When you watch the video above, you can hear twice as many notes than I'm actually physically playing...Read More
14. Digital Delay - Major and Minor Arpeggios
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In this lesson, we're going to apply the digital delay to arpeggios. We will be playing the following arpeggios in order: D Major, E minor, B minor, A Major. Since we're playing within a span of four different strings, be extra careful to avoid unwanted string noise. Make sure you use staccato, but also be sure to keep your...Read More
15. Digital Delay - 2-string Melody
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Now that we have the basic understanding of the delay, let's get a little more creative with it. In this lesson, we're going to play on two strings and we'll use a more involved melody. Be sure to keep the notes clean while using staccato! Read More

4. Cable Routing (The 4 Cable Method)

16. The 4 Cable Method - Introduction
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Welcome to this tutorial on how to turn your Channel-Challenged Work Horse into a Multi-Channel Monster! What you need is an amp with a serial effects loop and a distortion channel you like. You'll also need a multi-effects unit (preferably floor-based) also sporting a serial effects loop. Watch the video fo...Read More
17. The 4 Cable Method - How To Set It Up
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So, the idea with the 4-cable method is to expand your amp. If you have ever used a single channel clean amp, or a dual-channel where you don’t like the gain channel, and only use the clean with pedals, you are of course aware that in this case you can get as many sounds as you like, depending on the number of pedals ...Read More
18. The 4 Cable Method - Creating a Rhythm Channel
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On to creating our first channel.  I want this first channel to be my Distorted rhythm channel, using the gain channel of the amp. Basically what I need here is to have only the FX-unit Loop activated with nothing else, and I will have the same sound as I would having plugged in straight into the amp. HOWEVER, there a...Read More
19. The 4 Cable Method - Creating a Lead Channel
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Now on to creating our Lead Channel. There are several traditional ways of pushing an amp's gain channel into lead-level heaven. The old-school method would be to stick a classic OD in front of the amp (think “Tubescreamer-ish” OD’s). We can recreate this by simply activating the loop so that we have the g...Read More
20. The 4 Cable Method - Creating a Clean Channel
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Creating the clean channel using the 4-cable method has its unique set of circumstances. Remember, as we are bypassing the preamp-section completely and going straight to the Power amp section of the amp, we do not have the tone shaping of the preamp section EQ at our disposal. However, the EQ in your FX-unit could suffic...Read More