We just caught this video
below legendary GermanDude, and we couldn't help but being intrigued by the word "sidecar" - to date, without any doubt the coolest vehicle invented by humanity.
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!
, at last, seems to have gotten the distortion bug - and overcome their aversion for the color red!
The Californian stompbox manufacturer just unveiled their second distortion pedal ever, after 2016's Riverside Overdrive
(since their birth in 2008, they had only released non-distortion pedals, developing a reputation for luscious...
We briefly covered the Greenchild K818
in our Klones shopping guide
a few weeks ago. Roman from Shnobel Tone
" just posted a demo video of it on YouTube so we are taking the opportunity to repost it.
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...
Thinking outside the (stomp)box is a strategy that's risky but may prove rewarding. It gave birth to classic pedals like the Wah and the Whammy, and it's particularly exciting because it tends to to stimulate creativity in new ways.
With a population just under 6 million, Denmark is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but if we measured each country's size by how many pedals it sells, it would certainly be in the top five, thanks to stompbox powerhouse TC Electronic (the company was recently purchased by German...
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...
The Strymon Riverside
was certainly one of the most anticipated pedals of 2016, if anything because it represented the first take on distortion from a manufacturer that was able, in recent years, to redefine the stompbox format for pretty much any other kind of effect, from modulation to...
Newcomers to the pedal game Nunomo
are offering an innovative take on overdrive with the Limbo Overdrive
. The coolest feature of this pedal is the ability to tailor the clipping voltage, which enables a very wide range of overdrive sounds.
A lot of overdrive pedals are really great at singing lead sounds, but fall flat when used on a rhythm guitar part. The Mosfet Drive from Miami based Baldera Effects
sounds right at home in either scenario. Whether used on lead or rhythm parts, players of all...
Perhaps some of the most sought-after tones of all time belong to heavy metal giants Metallica, specifically their lightning-fingered lead guitarist Kirk Hammett. One of their latest offerings from his new enterprise KHDK Electronics
, the No.1
is fueled by a blend of transistor and op-amp design,...