Guitar players as diverse as The Edge and Edward Van Halen have employed delay to create distinctive rhythmic lead guitar parts (check out U2’s Bad and Cathedral by Van Halen for stunning examples). Using dotted rhythms to repeat played notes gives a wonderful “bubbling” effect to the simplest lead lines and is a great tool to use in all sorts of musical settings.
Session guitarist, educator and writer Haiko Heinz provides an easy-to-follow introduction to setting up a delay pedal - or software effect - to get you started with the technique. This Elixir Strings artist explains how to get your delay repeats to match the tempo of a song and the importance of setting feedback level relative to your playing volume. So don’t delay and get experimenting! Check out Elixir Strings: http://www.elixirstrings.com/products
Haiko plays Elixir OPTIWEB Coated Electric Strings for their long lasting crisp tone.
Session guitarist, educator and writer, Haiko Heinz teaches guitar at the University of Würzberg in Germany and has worked with artists including Benny Greb, D'Artagnan, Culcha Candela, Mellow Mark and Martin Jondo.