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To check out at NAMM: Lunastone Pedals

lunastone 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...

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Influential Vintage Pedals: Lovetone Meatball

lovetone-meatball1 In April 1995, Dan Coggins gave up his night shifts as a BBC engineer and the Lovetone company was founded. That summer, Dan and partner Vlad Naslas took their Meatball envelope filter production prototype to effects guru Pete Cornish, who provided them with some solid advice moving...

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RayGun FX Super Fuzz Boy (Game Boy Fuzz)

dsc_00291 There's only one thing that's more powerful than passion: two of them at once! There are many guitarists who are so into fuzz pedals they can't stop buying new ones that (to the uninitiated) sound ever so slightly different than other ones they already own. It's safe to assume that a considerable...

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Greenhouse Effects Drifter Analog Tremolo

greenhouse_drifter_1_1 We are always grateful when video demos of guitar pedals feature really cool parts (preferably original ones): we feel like that does a great service to the demoed stompbox while making the experience of watching the video a lot more enjoyable.

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How to use amp distortion with pedal effects – by Wampler & Strymon

signalchain4_effectsloops-1024x6731 Those who like the distortion of their amp but still use stompboxes for delay and modulation effects, should be aware of how to connect the various units. The educational videos below by Brian at Wampler Pedals go through the basics. Those of you who like to read can check out
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Notable Pedals of 2016: Digitech Whammy Ricochet

digitech_whammyricochet_photo_main-54b2bc9d4111308791e7324288238eb11 The Whammy Ricochet wasn't met with lots of excitement when it came out earlier this year, but it has slowly found its share of fans, also making the list of Tone Report's the Best Pedals of 2016. Considering that it's about half the price of a regular...

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Adventure Audio unveils the Dream Reaper Fuzzy Modulation Machine

dream-reaper-product-shot_1024x10241 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...

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New Pedals: TWA – Hot Sake Overdrive/Distortion

TVA Hot Sake 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...

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Demos of the Strymon Riverside Multi Stage Overdrive

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...

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Devi Ever’s new pedal designs under the Fuzz Goddess moniker

bandicam-2016-09-16-16-39-42-4131 In the aughts, Devi Ever's boutique pedal manufacturer Devi Ever : FX built extreme sounding stompboxes (like the Shoe Gazer and the Hyperion) that became some kind of cult among guitarists into noisy and adventurous genres like noise rock and shoegazer.

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New Pedals: Pettyjohn Electronics Fuze Distortion/Fuzz

pettyjohn_fuze_product_11Based 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...

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Pedal order: Reverb into Delay or Delay into Reverb? – advice from Wampler

rev-delay The selection of the ideal stompboxes for your effect rig is made a lot more complicated by how they interact with each other, and - of course - by the order you put them in. One the the eternal questions related to pedal order is: what goes first,...

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Read Gearphoria inside The Deli NYC’s issue #49

gearbig A few months ago, right around the Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit 2016, our sister site/magazine The Deli kicked off a collaboration with Gearphoria (a digital magazine that focuses on boutique manufacturers of electric guitar equipment). The collaboration continues with issue #49 of The Deli NYC, which is truly a "split...

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