New Builder: Yellowcake
Mar30

New Builder: Yellowcake

We added a builder to the database recently that I just wanted to mention, because I’d like to get a little more information about them. The builder is Yellowcake and it appears they have one pedal currently on the market – the Furry Burrito. I like the sensibilities behind that name as it projects an image of something that is both fuzzy and yet somehow delicious.  The owner/builder of Yellowcake pedals is Ryan McCay....

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Snap Drive Prototype
Mar26

Snap Drive Prototype

Took a look at something yesterday that I hadn’t somehow seen in all my travels around the internet. It’s a system called Snap Drive. Basically, it’s a system that allows users to create effects on the fly by snapping in different modules onto a type of bread board. At first glance it reminds me of a less detailed Beagle Board (RIP). Instead of having to work with individual components to compose a pedal, you just...

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Celestial Effects: Aries Beast Distortion
Mar25

Celestial Effects: Aries Beast Distortion

If you were born between March 21st and April 21st, then you know that you live under the sign of Aries. Aries is a fire sign and those who fall under it are generally passionate and determined. Aries are the type of folks that find it easy to move from one room to another, in and out of situations with little trouble or social stuttering. Aries are also determined and single minded, efficient and quick to act — performing until...

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Builders that start with Z
Mar24

Builders that start with Z

Sure, you might call it a slow news day, or maybe we’re just bored (for the time being) of combing the internet for random bits of information to present to you in a suitable fashion. Or, perhaps we are going to create a weeks worth of (seemingly) inane posts in order to lull you into a false sense of ‘who cares’ before we spring the next give-a-way on you (this is happening). Regardless of the reason, we submit to...

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Interview: Mercy Seat Effects
Mar19

Interview: Mercy Seat Effects

When you start your own small business, you have to wear a lot of hats. You might have a passion for building effects, but you also have to learn about advertising, social marketing, shipping, the internet, dealers and a plethora of other stuff you might not have imagined when you started out. It’s enough to make a builder want to throw in the towel. Fortunately for us, Austin at Mercy Seat Effects forged ahead undaunted by the...

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