Category Archives: Macdaddy Music Videos

New Pedal Day! The Homebrew Electronics (HBE) Cremolo Analog Tremolo first look & short review

We just got in the new Homebrew Electronics Cremolo Analog Tremolo. This video is NOT intended to be a full fledged demo of the pedal, rather a “first impressions” video. I literally plugged it in for the first time for … Continue reading

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Comparing Metal Pedals – T-Rex Bloody Mary, HBE Full Metal Jacket, MXR Fullbore, Emma PisdiYAUwot

High gain distortion pedals have come a long way in recent years. In this post/video I take a look at four great options and discuss some of their features and play some clips to demonstrate the similarities and differences. Continue reading

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Keeley Electronics Overdrive overview and demo

The Keeley Electronics Overdrive was just released. In this video I highlight some of the features and demonstrate a number of different settings to help give a good overall idea of the tones you can get from the Keeley OD. The … Continue reading

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The Ebow: playing techniques and useful effects

In the second of two videos on the Ebow, I discuss and demonstrate some basic playing techniques as well as talk briefly about some effects that are useful when playing the Ebow. Continue reading

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The Ebow: what is it and how does it work?

The Ebow (short for electronic bow) is one of my favorite guitar effects. I’ve used one for years and nearly every time I use it people will ask me “what was that thing?!” The Ebow utilizes a 9v battery that creates a magnetic field which vibrates the string allowing you to get notes that will sustain endlessly. Continue reading

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New vs. Old Guitar Strings

Anybody who’s played guitar for awhile knows that changing an old, worn set of strings to a new set makes your guitar sound like a new instrument. While this isn’t the most glamorous topic in the world, it’s one that’s … Continue reading

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Phasing vs. Flanging – what’s the difference?

I created a video awhile back touching on some of the differences between Phase & Flange effects. My intent was to give a basic view of these two effects (ie, not scientific). I’m using the MXR M-101 Phase 90 and … Continue reading

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Distortion vs. Overdrive – what’s the difference?

I’m happy to introduce what is the first in what will hopefully be a long line of useful videos that will hopefully give a bit more insight into the world of guitar effects. Today’s video is on the difference between … Continue reading

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