MOD Kits DIY: Passive Input Attenuator
Apr27

MOD Kits DIY: Passive Input Attenuator

We live in a time of fortune where effects pedals are plenty and choices are abundant. Not only do we have a nearly unlimited choice of pre-built stomp boxes, but there are hundreds of builders who are willing to do custom work for pay – building you a clone of your favorite circuit, modifying your favorite pedal to make it your more-favortier pedal or even taking your crazy idea and morphing it into your new best thing. But,...

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PEDALpUNK Release Update
Apr14

PEDALpUNK Release Update

Back at the beginning of March I talked about a pedal-sized device from Casa Distortion called the PEDALpUNK! In the simplest terms the Punk allows an extremely easy way to incorporate your physical pedals into your digital recording process. But, it’s really a lot more than that. You can use it as a direct box and even overdrive and amp with it. It’s an ‘in the moment’ method of altering your sound –...

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New Builder: Butcher Pedals
Mar24

New Builder: Butcher Pedals

Back in 2010 a fellow named Jeff Butcher started Maritime Analog. During this time Jeff created a wide range of effects from fuzzes (SSB, Storm Surge and Windjammer) to more utilitarian pedals like ABY’s and everything in-between. In 2015, Jeff decided to pack up the name Maritime Analog and roll out his new identity as Butcher Pedals. The proverbial reset left this builder (located on the east coast of Canada in North Sydney,...

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New Builder: Anasounds
Mar23

New Builder: Anasounds

I actually first saw an Anasounds pedal in a friends Facebook or Instagram Post many months back. It was one of those moments where you instinctively stop scrolling because the image your seeing is so unique and striking. With a deep-brown, wood front and a quarter sized hole filled with a wash of aqua light, the Anasound aesthetic is pleasing and enticing.  Turns out that wooden front is actually bamboo – a product (I can only...

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New Builder: Toetags Electronics
Mar22

New Builder: Toetags Electronics

Toetags Electronics is a builder of fuzz and overdrive pedals from Montreal, Canada (technically, they are a builder of ‘custom audio devices’ which means they also build amplifiers, but if you want to hear more about that I’m sure you can find some other site to obsess on – we talk about pedals here). Like a lot of custom/boutique builders Toetags Electronics hand-builds their pedals. This means one-by-one,...

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