Smaller and simpler is always better when you’re on the road. It doesn’t hurt when you’re in the studio either. More room on the pedalboard, increases the potential for more effects to modify and alter your tone. But, smaller doesn’t always mean better. Limited space inside a casing means that functionality can suffer, controls can be limited and your ability to shape the pedal can fall short. This is especially true when a company takes a rack mounted effect and tries to put it on the ground for people to step on. Is Korg up to the challenge? We are about to find out.
A few years ago my wife purchased tickets for us to go see Andrew Bird in Seattle at The Showbox. I’d been a fan of Bird for several years, always impressed by his ability to forge songs from seemingly nothing more than few Line 6 DL4 Delays, a violin and some whistled melodies. I hadn’t done much research on the rest of his gear and since I was about to see him live, I didn’t bother getting online to figure it out. When the day of...
Right on the heels of the T-Rex announcement we’ve found out that Fender has some fun news concerning a new line of stomps that will take up very little space in your line and board. The company most closely associated with all things rock and roll has produced a new line of micro pedals that seem to be directed at utility more than boutique effects. Of the four new offerings you’ll find an ABY pedal, a micro compressor, a direct input pedal and a micro EQ. Here’s a little more about these new offerings.
Back in January 2014, at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) conference, guitarists everywhere were falling all over themselves trying to get information about the latest effects pedal releases from their favorite manufacturers. NAMM never disappoints and the sneak peeks were a plenty when it came to stomp boxes. Lots of manufacturers unveiled new effects and among them was T-Rex, unveiling four new pedals, the Replay Box delay, the Vulture distortion, the Creamer reverb, and the SoulMate multi-effect board.