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Best Mini-Compressor Pedals of 2017 – Compare prices and tone!

Compression could be described as the balancing act between the loudest and quietest you want your guitar to sound: if you abuse it, you'll lose sensitivity, if you bypass it, you may hear uneven notes and unwanted spikes.

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Guerilla Toss – Q&A about Gear and the Creative Process behind ‘GT Ultra’

Brooklyn via Boston avant-punks Guerilla Toss are ready to enter the next stage of their career with the release of a new full-length (entitled "GT ULTRA") on DFA Records. - (photo by photo by Ross Brubeck

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Magical New Pedals: Lightning Wave Effects

In our search for new things in life, anything "borderline magic" always strikes a special cord, maybe because it awakens the child in us - that little version of us that, in all likelihood, was a lot more familiar with fun and awe than we are in our...

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DS-1-4A celebrates BOSS compact series’ 40th Anniversary

They say that Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was that stompbox empire that goes under the name of BOSS compact pedal series, arguably the most popular pedal line out there, loved as much by top notch pro guitarists and by more or less clueless novices.

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Pedal Manufacturer Profile: Chellee

If you really think about it and aren't afraid to sound a little cheesy,  love is always behind the founding of a manufacturing company. Why would anybody otherwise pretty much "condemn" him or herself to building something in (hopefully) humongous quantities for the rest or their lives? In this...

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Recording Guitar Advice: the Importance of Phase

Most engineers and producers, to allow themselves more options at the mixing stage, record guitars (electric ones in particular) with two or more microphones placed at a different distance from the sound source. Shoegazer bands are particularly famous for using this technique, which indeed can help give...

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20 Best Selling Fuzz pedals according to Reverb.com in 2017

In recent years Reverb.com has become one the of biggest online retailers of guitar pedals in the US, so it's safe to say that any of their "best selling" pedal charts have a good statistical chance of reflecting the national trends. Here at Delicious Audio we regularly publish...

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Manufacturer profile: McCaffrey Audio (from Gearphoria)

Ryan McCaffrey was a firefighter in central Wisconsin when the pedal bug bit. A member of the Air Force before that, you could say he knew a thing or two about discipline. So it was not without a lot of research (and some trepidation) that he...

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Keeley Vibe O Verb Lost Reverb

Demo of the Keeley Vibe O Verb by gearmanndude. Description directly from the manufacturer's site: "This is a reverberation machine…. Lost reverbs that never were.

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Bangladeafy Jon Ehlers’ pedalboard (Bass)

If you understand music from a technical and creative angle, Brooklyn/Long Island duo Bangladeafy will, in all likelihood, blow your mind. We praised them enough already in our sister blog The Deli (they placed 2nd in our Best of NYC 2017 Yearly Poll for emerging artists,...

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Pigtronix Disnortion Micro

Here's the latest ProGuitarShop video of the new Pigtronix Disnortion Micro. Notes from the manufacturer: "This new micro version of the Disnortion hugely one-ups the original’s broad palette of touch responsive dirt sounds by including the ability to switch from a parallel routing to a new, super-saturated series routing...

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New Pedal Manufacturers: Beetronics FX

The look of Beetronics FX's pedals made me think of a conversation I had years ago with a friend who was scandalized at the fact that there was a factory whose sole purpose was to wear down new pairs of jeans and make holes in them so that they...

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Greer Amps Lamplighter optical compressor


My demo of the Greer Amps Lamplighter optical compressor! https://www.greeramps.com/ "The very idea for the Lamplighter Optical Compressor is rooted in legendary tone and studio lore. The Lamplighter is the result of countless hours of tweaking, listening, and tweaking again. The idea is pretty simple—provide compression that doesn’t “step” on your tone like...

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