We were among the first ones to see Adventure Audio's Whateverb
- the company's owner and designer Christian Terjesen unveiled it at our 2016 Toronto Stompbox Exhibit just about one year ago - and we were instantly intrigued by it
. The pedal has been a little bit of a...
Jack Deville of Oregon's Mr. Black Pedals
recently unveiled a new line of no frills stompboxes that sport three knobs (and one footswitch) each and also a brand new name: Friday Club Pedals
. Even though they are hand made in the US (normally a synonymous of pricey),...
Hailing from Saint Paul, MN, Henretta Engineering
got us accustomed to tiny stompboxes with a big sound and hidden tweakability. However, they recently came out with a new line of regular sized pedals under the "H-Bomb" line, which we actually had a chance to see...
Here's an excerpt from the excellent Gearphoria feature on Red Panda Lab
, by Blake Wright:
Curt Malouin has an expansive vision and concept of sound, and Red Panda is his laboratory: "Most of our manufacturing is done at factories because we use surface-mount for reliability and because all...
Based out of Durham, NC, Dusky Electronics
is a relatively new manufacturer of pedals, amplifiers and speaker cabinets - incidentally, their D?O amp
looks absolutely delicious and won Premier Guitar's "Premier Gear" label in 2016. But we ain't interested in amps over here, pedals only (or "petals"...
Born in 2013, Richmond, VA’s Foxpedal follows its mission to “create products for musicians who thrive on art and beauty” through a proud no-nonsense philosophy that makes them state, in their “about us” page: We are not boutique – Well, at least in the worst sense of the word. In the guitar-effects world, boutique has become synonymous with...
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.
For anyone out there looking to get intensely specific into fuzz needs, take note of Deep Trip pedals. Deep Trip
is a Brazilian manufacturer out of Sao Paolo that specializes in nuanced fuzz pedals based on tireless research of classic analog circuits, and thoroughly dedicated to troubleshooting...
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...
You know how Italians are, right? Everything needs to be "BELLO," because... who on earth wants to see things that are "BRUTTE"? (By the way, we are using full caps because Italians are notoriously loud, and truly yours, who in the Mediterranean peninsula was born and raised, can certainly confirm that!).
We all know, by now, that Japanese people have a special talent for making great guitar pedals. What we didn't know, and are discovering today, is that they can also come up with some pretty darn interesting names for them!
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...
We’re always looking to keep folks informed of new boutique pedal manufacturers as we hear of good new projects catching a bit of positive buzz. The latest stompbox company we would like to highlight is Old Blood Noise Endeavors
, which participated in our latest Summer...