If you are in Austin this week, bring your guitar
to the Lewis Carnegie Gallery (hosting the ATX Stompbox Exhibit 2017
) and give these bad babies a try!
We saw this pedal by NJ based TWA
(an acronym for "Totally Wicked Audio") at our NAMM 2017 mixed booth
and it looked intriguing indeed, if anything for the name of its controls - there's a Kafka/Ovid switch, and a "Gestation" mini-knob!
Since its inception in 2010, Manchester, UK based Stone Deaf FX
has been able to stand out from the pack of new stompbox manufacturers by offering effects at once quirky looking, edgy sounding and overall inspiring.
With regular sized pedals featuring incredibly deep functionality (but still holding on to - as they like to say - an "analog heart"), in just a few years Chase Bliss Audio (established in 2013) has been able to create a new standard for the beloved stompbox format.
At the NAMM...
We love crazy pedals with lotsa knobs and we also love the quirky but beautifully shot videos produced by Knobs
. One of their latest is about... this crazy pedal with lotsa knob by Adventure Audio
, called the Dream Reaper
Wanna know what's in it? Here's how...
Japanese engineers excel at many things, but seem to have a knack for musical instrument circuits. If they certainly outshine the rest of the world at manufacturing synthesizers (think Korg, Roland and Yamaha!), nobody can fault them for their guitar pedal creations either. BOSS (also part of Roland) is...
Based in Albany, Oregon, Pettyjohn Electronics
is a new-ish face in the community of boutique pedal manufacturers, but one that is receiving a certain amount of attention (and flattering reviews). Entirely focused, at least for now, on the dirt and color realms, since 2015 they have been releasing six all analog pedals with...
We found this cool video by Reverb.com
about how to get Jimi Hendrix's guitar sound and thought our readers might appreciate, check it out!
, a company that built its name on clean, warm and lush tones, has finally entered the "dirty" pedal distortion market with Riverside
, described as "the culmination of a thorough analysis of numerous analog and vacuum tube circuits." The company's goal was to deliver a new world...
Well, this was kind of unexpected: Our upcoming Brooklyn Synth Expo
will serve as a launch platform for a... stompbox! The pedal, manufactured by Swedish synth maker Elektron, is called Analog Drive
, and it seems to borrow, at least in part, from the distortion stage of the company's "audio enhancer/destroyer"
The notorious Boiling Point
has returned in 2014 from the stompbox abyss with an updated look and slimmer price tag (check out the old version here
) You'll be able to check out this new version this very weekend at our Brooklyn Stompbox...
A power trio of pedals, the Boostron 3 from Mu-FX
(owned by west coast legendary designer Mike Beigel, founder of Mu-Tron
) totes three classic circuit designs in a compact, pedalboard-friendly housing. This versatile standalone pedal includes circuits emulating the Stratoblaster clean boost
(here named "Blaster", the Dan...
The '70s were prime-time for deliciously dirty fuzz tones, and the Sam Ash Fuzz-Stainer - a pedal that harkens back to a time when the music retail giant was cranking out their own brand of effects - delivered delirious levels of fuzzy goodness. For most pedal connoisseurs...