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Musicians Insitute Library

Instrument and Equipment Guide

This guide is meant to illuminate and educate readers about the many facets of what makes a guitar feel and sound different from one another. This is to aid students decide what guitar will best suit their needs when checking an instrument out at the libr

Pedals

Behringer EM600 ECHO MACHINE

  • Controls: Mix, repeat, time, MOD
  • 11 different modes: tap, slap, swell, sweep, ducking, ping pong, multi, reverse

Behringer UC200 ULTRA CHORUS

  • Controls: Level, tone, rate, depth

 

Baroni Lab BILLYGOAT'S MUFF

  • Controls: Drive, tone, volume, mid-boost switch, bypass footswitch
  • Power supply: 12V DC power adapter
  • Boutique muff style distortion pedal. Ranging from dark and mysterious to bright and punchy, the tone control is extremely versatile and precise. Solos are just a switch away!

DOD DEATH METAL DISTORTION FX 86B

  • Controls: Level, low, mid, high
  • Extreme lows and distortion
  • Creates an unnatural amount of distortion
  • Solos still cut through with amazing clarity

DOD GRUNGE DISTORTION FX 69B

  • Controls: Loud (level), low, high, grunge (distortion)
  • Super high-gain preamp

Dunlop DC-Brick Multi-power supply

  • Seven 9V outputs can handle an average of 55 milliamps each, or a total of 375 milliamps in any configuration.
  • Three 18V outputs can handle an average of 208 milliamps each, or a total of 625 milliamps in any configuration.
  • All outputs may be used simultaneously for a total power output of up to 1000 milliamps
  • Power: Included AC power adapter can utilize a wide range of international wall power from 100 to 240 volts, at 47 to 63 Hz.

EBOW PLUS

  • The Ebow Plus is a hand-held electronic bow for guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments. This small battery powered unit replaces the pick in the right hand letting the guitarist mimic strings, horns, and woodwinds with unbelievable sensitivity.
  • The Ebow produces a powerful infinite sustain, rich in harmonics for incredible guitar sounds.
  • Unlike plug-in effects, the Energy Bow does the its work on the string itself.

Jekyll & Hyde ULTIMATE OVERDRIVE

  • 2 Channels contain almost any overdrive or distortion sound you could ever want.
  • "Jekyll" channel sounds like the original TS808 and even uses the JRC4558 op-amp.
  • "Hyde" channel goes from blues to metal and everything in between.
  • EQ knob on Hyde changes from a flat EQ to a wild scooped mids sound, while the Sharp/Blunt switch allows you to get a very bright or more compressed sound.
  • Combine the channels for hot blues, raging rock, or molten metal sounds.
  • Power Supply: 9V DC power adapter.

Baroni Labs MORPHEUS DRIVE

  • Controls: Gain, tone, volume, boost, bass contour, mid-boost, bypass footswitch
  • Power supply: 12V DC Power adapter
  • Tone and contour work together to provide anything from the cold metallic dirt of a heavy metal riff on one end, to the fat sound of an overdriven 70s guitar solo on the other.

 

Seymour Duncan 805 OVERDRIVE

  • Classic overdrive with extended gain range and powerful 3-band EQ 
  • Drive control provides you with a range of overdrive from a clean boost to smooth and bluesy to screaming solos.
  • When coupled with an already overdriven amp, the 805 sends you into hard rock and metal tones.
  • Tube-amp like touch response
  • Separate bass, mid, an treble controls let you contour your tone to best fit your style.
  • True-bypass design keeps your signal clean when pedal is not being used.
  • Power supply: 9V-18V DC power adapter 

Seymour Duncan ANDROMEDA DYNAMIC DELAY

  • Powerful programmable delay pedal with a bevy of intuitive features
  • Capable of a wide variety of digital and analog voices
  • Multiple voicing options, such as Tone, Saturation, and Modulation
  • Dynamic control changes its sound depending on your playing locations
  • MIDI switchable
  • Tap tempo with 4 rhythmic subdivisions
  • 128 preset locations
  • Fully programmable via the top of the unit
  • USB connectivity for selectable with rotary switch
  • Power supply: 9V-18V Dc power adapter

 

Seymour Duncan LA SUPER RICA FUZZ DISTORTION

  • Controls: Volume, fuzz (distortion), mid-level, mid-frequency.
  • 3-way toggle switch on the top between Lean, Fat, and Flat for bass response.
  • Semi-parametric mid control with 10dB cut/boost and sweepable frequency (548Hz–2.2kHz) tames or enhances attack.
  • Power Supply: 9V-18V DC power adapter

 

Seymour Duncan PALLADIUM GAIN STAGE DISTORTION

  • Overdrive that sounds and feels like a high-gain amp
  • Works well with clean amps, dirty amps, or direct clean tones
  • Onboard boost adds grit and tightens the tone
  • Sweepable mid frequencies help define your tone
  • Controls laid out like an amplifier
  • Power supply: 9V-18V DC power adapter

Seymour Duncan SHAPE SHIFTER STEREO TREMOLO

  • Depth control is continuously adjustable from 0 to 30dB
  • Rate adjusts from 0.5 to 15 beats per second for accuracy
  • Change functionality of rate control Rate Control from linear adjustment to a multiplication factor for tap tempo
  • Shape is continuously adjustable from 10% to 90% for a little or a lot
  • Wave is adjustable from sine t triangle to square waves and everything in between
  • Power supply: 9V-18V Dc power adapter

 

Seymour Duncan VAPOR TRAIL ANALOG DELAY

  • Vintage-Sounding, all analog bucket brigade delay pedal with wet/dry mix.
  • Put your wet sound through your favorite pedals or split the signal to two amps with the wet channel loop
  • Dial in precise settings with Mic, Rate, Depth, Delay, and Repeat controls
  • Use a volume pedal to control the wet/dry mix via the effects loop
  • True bypass switching to keep your tone pure when the effect isn't in use.
  • Power supply: 9V-18V power adapter

Seymour Duncan VISE GRIP COMPRESSOR

  • Studio-grade compressor in a compact stompbox
  • Add everything from subtle compression to squashed tones
  • Blend knob lets you dial in a mix of the original and compressed signals
  • 3-position Mid/Full/High EQ switch lets you tailor the sound of your signal
  • True-bypass design keeps your signal clean when pedal is not being used
  • Power supply: 9V-18V power adapter

TC Electronic SHAKER VIBRATO

  • Controls: speed, depth, rise time, tone
  • True bypass
  • Two vibrato types, vibrato toneprint latch
  • Easy battery access. high-quality components

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power MONDO

  • AC auxiliary. This is a courtesy AC outlet for convenient powering of AC powered effects or a MIDI foot controller. Note the 200 watt maximum rating. Do NOT plug your amp into here!!
  • AC power input jack. This is a standard 'IEC-type' connector.
  • 9V and 12V high-current outputs pairs. Each pair is an isolated output section providing up to 400mA.
  • 9V high-current outputs. Use for all devices which require 400mA or less.
  • 9V (or 12V) outputs. Use for all pedals which operate from a 9V battery or require less than 100mA. Switchable to 12V via DIP switches.
  • 9V (or L6) outputs. Use with 9V battery or high-current effects that require less than 250mA. Switchable to L6 mode (unregulated 12V) via DIP switches.
  • 9V (or SAG) outputs. Use for all pedals which operate from a 9V battery or require less than 100mA. Allows you to SAG voltage from 9V down to about 4V. Enable SAG control via DIP switches.

DOD Extreme SUPRA DISTORTION 

  • Knobs: Level, tone, gain
  • Power supply: 9V DC power adapter

 

DOD Extreme STEREO CHORUS 

  • Knobs: Level, speed, depth, HL EQ
  • Power supply: 9V DC power adapter

DIGITECH SYNTH WAH FILTER

  • Knobs: Sens, control, range, type
  • Adjustable modes: Env up, Env down, Synth 1, Synth 2, Filter 1, Filter 2, Autowah
  • Power supply: 9V DC power adapter

MOOER RED TRUCK MULTI-EFFECTS

  • 8 effects in one housing (Boost, Overdrive, Distortion, Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus/Flanger, Delay, Reverb)
  • Power supply: 9V DC, polarity (-) center

DOD Extreme FLANGER 

  • Knobs: Level, speed, depth, regen
  • Power supply: 9V DC power adapter

Voodoo Lab Proctavia OCTAVE FUZZ 

  • Knobs: Volume, boost
  • Boost circuit morphs from classic fuzz to an octave fuzz
  • Power supply: 9V DC power adapter

 

Voodoo Lab ANALOG CHORUS 

  • Knobs: Intensity, speed
  • Power supply: 9V DC power adapter

Voodoo Lab MICRO VIBE 

  • Knobs: intensity, speed
  • Power supply: 9V DC power adapter

Line 6 POD XT GUITAR FX PROCESSOR 

  • Knobs: Output, drive, treble, middle, bass, presence, cannel volume, reverb
  • Several amp models and effects
  • Midi in, Midi out, stereo outputs, USB bus connectivity
  • Power supply: 2000mAh power supply

TECH21 FLYRIG PL1 PAUL LANDERS (RAMMSTEIN)

  • Developed by Tech 21 and Paul Landers of Rammstein
  • Paul’s signature guitar tones in an easy-traveling fly rig
  • Independent 2- and 3-band EQ specially voice each channel
  • Adjustable boost kicks up the heat for leads and solos
  • Wasser (Water) channel with compressor promises chunky rhythms and crystalline clean tones
  • Feuer (Fire) channel with Bite switch unlocks a world of smoke and heat
  • Onboard tap-style delay with dedicated footswitch
  • 1/4" in and out for amp integration
  • Balanced XLR out directly feeds a PA or recording medium

Ampeg SCR-DI BASS PREAMP

  • Controls: EQ (bass, middle, treble), volume, aux level, Scrambler overdrive (drive, blend)
  • Ampeg has employed their legacy preamp and tone stack circuits to give the SCR-DI the famous punch and power that Ampeg is known for. There's a wide range of tone to tap into, from the smooth character of Ampeg's Portaflex cabinets to the harmonically-rich SVT sound. No matter what style of music you play, there are some sweet tones to be discovered with the SCR-DI.

Dunlop CRYBABY CLASSIC WAH

  • Original vintage effect
  • Ultraheavy-duty durability
  • Smooth operation and easy control

Deltalab ROCK DISTORTION

  • Controls: Gain, tone, level
  • True bypass switching
  • All-analog tone
  • Rubberized knobs

Foxgear BASS MUFFIN

  • Controls: Gain, volume, filter
  • The Bass Muffin is an aggressive muff, developed especially for Bass Guitar. With its blend option, the Bass Muffin will let you keep you bottom end clean.

Foxgear CREAM OVERDRIVE

  • Controls: Tone, gain, volume
  • The Cream derives its inspiration vintage screamers. It can easily be used as a stand-alone overdrive, or as an amp-booster.

Foxgear ECHOSEX BABY DELAY

  • Controls: Tone, age, level, repeats, time
  • Echosex produces enchanting echoes with a distinctive, ethereal, almost primordial sound, all without hauling around an original, vintage Binson Ecorec unit.

Foxgear FUTURA

  • Controls: Ambient, time, level
  • We wanted a pedal that had at heart a focused "ambient" sound. The Futura's impressive ambience is reached through its ability to make the repeats disappear while you play.

Foxgear KORUS (CHORUS)

  • Controls: Rate, depth, mix
  • Foxgear's Korus is a vintage sounding analog chorus pedal that goes from a simple chorus to a vintage vibe, depending on the setting of the controls. Super transparent, it doesn't affect your original sound, absolutely noise free, true bypass.

Foxgear MAITRESSE FLANGER

  • Controls: Feedback, depth, rate
  • It takes inspiration even farther back to the 60's, to a time when the "flanger" effect was created by the musical pioneers such as Les Paul and Jimi Hendrix by using reel-to-reel systems and varying the speed of the tape to obtain a particular sound that was in between that of a chorus and a flanger.

Foxgear Q-BOOST (BOOST PEDAL)

  • Controls: Q-filter, Volume
  • The Qboost is a semi-parametric booster that allows the player to choose the precise frequency to boost in order to get out front, or to push the preamp with certain frequencies. The range of the Qboost's unique tone filter is much akin to that of a wah-wah.

Foxgear RATS DISTORTION

  • Controls: Filter, gain, volume
  • Inspired by over 30 years of vintage distortion tone, the Rats reproduces the sounds beloved by the likes of our pal Doug Aldrich, but in a completely noise-free and transparent circuitry that is respectful of your base tone.

Foxgear RYDER DISTORTION

  • Controls: Filter, gain, volume
  • The Ryder is Foxgear's latest distortion pedal dreamed up by the legendary Doug Aldrich, the Ryder features a different filter from the Rats that let you reach a typical Doug Aldrich tone while utilizing a clipping section featuring Germanium Diodes.

Foxgear SINISTER DISTORTION

  • Controls: EQ (bass, middle, treble) gain, volume
  • The Sinister is capable of reaching an insane amount of gain. Yet, it can keep tone very focused even in bass frequencies. The Sinister provides an ultra, amp-like distortion that easily reaches rich harmonics.

Foxgear POWERHOUSE 3000: HI-TECH SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY UNIT

  • 4x  9V outs (total 1A)
  • 4x 9V outs (total 1A)
  • 1x 12V outs (total 1A)
  • 3 separate PSU: 9 outs (total of 3000mA)

PRS Horsemeat Transparent Overdrive

  • Controls: Gain, Level, Voice, Treble, and Bass
  • Horsemeat adds harmonic midrange richness and overdrives without cutting out your high notes – all while giving you more available headroom. It features a robust EQ section so you can dial in your tone and has a wide range of gain on tap.

PRS Mary Cries Optical Compressor

  • Controls: Output Gain, Compression
  • Based on the storied LA-2A, Mary Cries will thicken your tone, help control signal peaks, lengthen sustain, and push your tone without losing definition or clarity. Depending on your settings, it can be used as a boost as well as a straightforward compressor.

PRS Wind Through The Trees Dual Analog Flanger

  • Controls: Manual, Depth, Rate (Effect two LFO cannels), LFO mix, regen, additive high-end, and dry/wet control. 
  • The PRS Wind Through the Trees dual analog flanger pedal is best described as two flangers fighting each other, resulting in a sound reminiscent of the wind whipping through the trees. With Manual, Depth, and Rate controls per flanger as well as global Regeneration and Added Highs, Wind Through the Trees offers nearly endless tonal possibilities.