, 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...
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.
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.
You may think that Bondi Effects
is another Italian manufacturer (we covered a bunch of them as of late), but the name actually originates from an Australian aboriginal word meaning "the sound of waves crashing over rocks." Is that natural sound the precursor of fuzz?
This press release just came in from Electro-Harmionix, it sounds intriguing...
Synthesizer Machine transform your guitar sound into classic electronic synthesizers and features nine of the most distinctive vintage synth type sounds: OBX, PROFIT V, VIBE SYNTH, MINI MOOD, EHX MINI, SOLO SYNTH, MOOD BASS, STRING...
Double tracking guitar parts has been a technique used in recording for decades (and also live actually, if there is more than one guitarist) to thicken things up. It can make guitars sound bigger, fuller, wider, and more textured. In the '60s Abbey Road Studio's engineer
Fuzz, as an effect, seems to inspire pretty gruesome names, and fuzz lovers, who play musical genres that tend to sublimate violence through heavy hitting music, love that.
Italian based pedal manufacturer Baroni Lab
offers an array of quality, hand-built stompboxes
(they also manufacture amps
). Their pedal range covers all kinds of ground, including distortions, modulation, time-based effects, and tube preamps. What sets the company’s pedal line apart from the rest is that all...
Fresh video of the Catalinbread Formula 55
from Pro Guitar Shop, certainly one of the distortion pedals that made ear turns at the latest NAMM show. It's part of the Portland based manufacturer's Foundation Overdrive
series emulating classic tube amp circuits.
I had a friend in high school who would just buy some records (from the equivalent of the $1 bin) for their covers. Even though I've never done anything like that, this idea has been slowly growing on me: beautiful art makes things more desirable and therefore more valuable....
Since their introduction a few years ago, mini effect pedals have been the delight of the cheapo guitarists and the curse of boutique maniacs. But as it always happens, innovation's constant improvement allows to pack more and more quality in ever smaller packages, and it feels like...
Some guitarists (the ones into shoegazer in particular) can be very attached to their digital reverb rack units from the '80s (Alesis ruled at the time), even though they have become obsolete and as ridiculed for their size as the primitive cellphones from that same decade.