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BOSS VE-20 Vocal Processor Review

I’ve been getting a lot of pressure from the singer in my band to hook him up with effects for his vocals lately.  I’ve been reluctant to put together a vocal effects system for him because of the usually kludgey nature of adding effects to live vocals: running a mic straight into a guitar stomp...

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Music Players’ Digital Delay Pedal Roundup

Many pedals work just fine with only one setting at a time for their sound – just twist a few knobs to taste and you’ve got your sound. But when it comes to analog or digital delay, there are so many variations on the sonic result that one setting can’t begin to cover all the...

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Stomp Box Preview: Hardwire TR-7 Tremolo



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Oldies but Goldies: BBE’s Freq Booster

The now discountinued BBE Freq Boost is an interesting proposition for the vintage crowd: How far will you go to recreate the sound of the 1960s and 1970s? First a little background: The Freq Boost is a treble booster, which is essentially a precursor to the now-ubiquitous overdrive pedal. Guitarists like Eric Clapton, Ritchie Blackmore...

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TC Electronic Polytune: a dream comes true.

We finally managed to put our hands on a TC Polytune – people at the Winter NAMM show back in January were pretty excited about this little white box. What makes this tuner truly revolutionary is the fact that it is poly-chromatic, providing the ability to tune all strings concurrently: Strum all six strings open...

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Vintage Heaven: Maxon OD-820

The Maxon OD-820’s color—vibrant pea green—announces right off the bat that this pedal is from the same neighborhood as the classic Tube Screamer. But the DNA runs even deeper than that. Maxon pedals come from the same factory that made the original Tube Screamers, which Maxon sometimes built for Ibanez. So why not just buy...

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Octant and the “Unmanned Backup Band”

Octant can be described as a one-man band featuring mainly acoustic robotic musical instruments that back up front man, Matthew Steinke, like a player piano as he sings, shouts, and plays various home brew instrumentation. For the upcoming performance at The Tank (NYC), Octant will perform an initial set of current and old songs ranging...

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Looping bliss: Akai Headrush E2

My first awareness of looping pedals happened at a rock show back in the ‘90’s. The acclaimed band Don Caballero, an instrumental math rock tour-de-force, had released a new album after losing their second guitarist. Curiosity was high among the indie dweebs pushing to the front at this, their first show as a three piece:...

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Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy

The classic Electro Harmonix Memory Man series pedals are simply some of the best sounding analog delays ever made. The only problem is that they are HUGE, occupying about a third of the space of an average pedal board! The Memory Boy took a step back by removing level/gain knob, but a step forward by...

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Circuit Bending Class in Williamsburg

When I was a kid… OK when I was in College too… OK even now, I’d get a kick out of walking to any toy aisle and setting off every tickle-me-elmo in sight and then sitting there and listening to the weird combination of sounds. It’s like listening to one-a them Steve Reich pieces. These...

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Upcoming from Tech 21: Red Ripper for Bass

Tech 21 is about to release a new distortion pedal for bass called Red Ripper, here’s a quick peek at how it sounds + some details about the specks. • All-analog bass distortion with aggressive tones and vintage filter-style effects, • The R.I.P. knob, in conjunction with the drive, can create a range of tones...

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Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone & Aria Disnortion Reviews

Obsessed with extending the expressive range of the guitar, I compulsively investigate gear that claims it can. I put Pigtronix, a company obsessed with ensuring a future of enhanced guitar expressiveness, to the test with their budget conscious Aria Disnortion overdrive+3 band EQ, and the Philosopher’s Tone compression/sustain synthesizer pedals. Both the Aria disnortion and...

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Summer NAMM, overview of some new products

We are here in Nashville for Summer NAMM and, even though it’s not as busy and crazy as its winter brotha in LA, we have to say that we are seeing many exciting products from the few participating manufacturers. Here’s a brief overlook of the ones that caught our ear. Some of the most interesting...

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