Heptode Giveaway Extended
Dec19

Heptode Giveaway Extended

Jean-Luc over at Heptode obviously put together a special pedal when he created the Virtuoso. Our first bit of evidence: the comments we’ve received from everyone that echos the same sentiment – “I’d love to have that pedal on my board!” Our second piece of evidence is the pedal/review submissions that we’ve received. We are buried in a slew of submissions from members right now. This is super...

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Interview: Heptode
Dec17

Interview: Heptode

This month we are giving away a Virtuoso Phaser from Heptode courtesy of Owner/Operator Jean-Luc Chtioui who is located in Orsay near Paris, France.  Jean-Luc started buildng effects and ampliers in the early 80’s, but soon found himself working in the telcom industry and his work in electronics faded. Until around 2005, when he decided that getting back into the production of effects and amps seemed like the right choice. It...

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Brief History of Guitar Effects: NPR
Dec15

Brief History of Guitar Effects: NPR

NPR did a really fun piece on the history of effects pedals as part of their ‘Voices Within the Music’ program. Even though it’s only a little over 5 minutes long, they manage to cram in a start to finish article, hitting on some great highlights along the way including a few myths that may or may not be true. The article focuses mainly on the comments of pedal builder Mike Piera of Analog Man and guitarist Nels...

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Just Nick: Rattlesnake Cable Company
Dec11

Just Nick: Rattlesnake Cable Company

Here at Pedal Finder we are all about bass and guitar effects pedals. You won’t find us talking too much about different styles of guitars, amps or other accoutrements, because we don’t want to muddy the waters and there are others out there that have taken that on as their mission in life. However, sometimes you have to make an exception and today we are doing just that for Rattlesnake Cable Company out of Missoula, Montana....

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Heptode Virtuoso Giveaway Update
Dec09

Heptode Virtuoso Giveaway Update

As many of you know, Pedal Finder is currently running a giveaway for a Heptode Virtuoso, which according to the Heptode website is a “boutique recreation of the original Maestro* PS-1A Phase Shifter, as used in the 1970’s by keyboardist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and guitarists Steve Howe (Yes) and Ernie Isley (Isley Brothers), among many others.” I originally was drawn to this pedal when I saw it on Chris Shiflett’s board...

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