Pedals and Effects: Top Ten for 2014
Jan08

Pedals and Effects: Top Ten for 2014

I’m sure most of you know about Juan Alderete’s Pedals and Effects blog, but just in case you don’t, this is a  great time to get acquainted. Mr. Alderete has been playing music since the mid-eighties, helping to form bands such as Racer X, the Scream, Pet, Big Sir and others. Throughout his career he’s played with amazing musicians and immersed himself in pedals and effects of all kinds. His blog is just a...

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Best Pedals of 2014?
Jan07

Best Pedals of 2014?

The holidays must have been busier than we thought since we missed this ‘Best of’ piece by the folks over at Sonic State. They took the time to do a run down on their picks for, ‘Gear of the Year’ awards. In it, they detail a top 5 list of best pedals for 2014. It’s a quick read with some good information, but the breakdown goes like this: 5.  Electro Harmonix Soul Food//JHS Soul Food mod 4. Pigtronix...

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Pedal Captions: Watch Your Step
Jan06

Pedal Captions: Watch Your Step

Working with musicians and builders we often find ourselves in funny conversations discussing odd situations — some that wouldn’t necessarily come into play in the real world. We thought it would be fun if we took some of those ideas and brought them to life in the form of cartoons. Then we thought it might be even better if we let our members discuss the possible caption for the cartoon. Here’s the first one and...

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New Ibanez Mini Tube Sceamer
Jan05

New Ibanez Mini Tube Sceamer

With new years, come new pedals and I’m sure that 2015 will be no exception. Already there are reports rolling out in advance of NAMM 2015. Reports of pedals from companies large and small that plan on making a debut at that wonderland of pedal effects and music heaven. If you don’t know about NAMM, you’ll be happy your learning about it now. It’s an industry event that happens in January and in the summer. The...

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