MG Music and the Lexotone
Nov21

MG Music and the Lexotone

Yesterday we posted about Pat Smear’s pedalboard. You might have heard of Pat. He was in bands such as the Germs, Nirvana and most recently Foo Fighters. In FF, Pat is primarily a rhythm work horse, dishing out the riffs and drive that make their music popular with all the kids these days. In order to get that job done Mr. Smear has a pretty tight pedal board, with only a handful of boxes to help him out. Among those...

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Pat Smear – Pedalboard – Foo Fighters
Nov20

Pat Smear – Pedalboard – Foo Fighters

Since there was such a great response when we did a post on Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett’s Pedalboard, we thought we’d follow up with Pat Smear. Pat Smear is often overlooked when it comes to the Foo Fighters’ gear, but his guitar/tone is such a critical component of the Foo sound. Pat, is frankly, a legendary guitarist that always seems to be at the right place, at the right time when it comes to projects....

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New Builder: Recovery Hand Wired Effects
Nov18

New Builder: Recovery Hand Wired Effects

(Recovery) Hand Wired Effects is the blood, sweat and tears of Graig Markel who produces hand-crafted, ultra specific tones for our enjoyment. Take a look around his site and you will find effects that dig deeper than the typical call of ‘distortion’ or ‘delay.’ Instead you’ll find pedals like the Bad Comrade that ,”pitch, glitch, slice and dice.’ Or the The Grizzled Mighty that provides,...

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Hot Pedals on Pedal Finder
Nov17

Hot Pedals on Pedal Finder

As the catalog of effects at Pedal Finder grows there are the pedals that garner more attention than others. These are the pedals that make the top ten list. It fluctuates and changes based on who’s visiting and viewing and right now the list is all over the board. Ranging from distortions and delays to boosts and volume pedals, it seems that visitors to Pedal Finder have a wide array of tastes. Yes, top ten lists are arbitrary...

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Skychord Cloudbuster – Ambient Friend for All
Nov14

Skychord Cloudbuster – Ambient Friend for All

Seems like you can’t turn your head to cough without hearing someone talk about their latest foray in ambient sounds. The popularity of the pedals that push ambiance to new levels is on the rise and has been for some time now. Since it doesn’t appear to be slowing down,  my advice: don’t fight the trends, instead let them wash over you and bring you to new places in your music. In fact, you should let this trend...

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