Keep it in Tune
Nov13

Keep it in Tune

It doesn’t matter what kind of music you play. It doesn’t matter what kind of order you put your pedals in. It doesn’t matter what kind of amp you use or what guitar(s) you decide to plug into your chain. It doesn’t matter if you are a rock-and-roll celebrity, a member of worship band or a rhythm player in a local blues cover band in Bend, Oregon. Everyone must tune! And right now you can get a ModTone MT-PT1...

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New Xotic Wah XW-1
Nov11

New Xotic Wah XW-1

Xotic is a builder out of Los Angeles with a sizable catalog of popular pedals They started out 1996 building high-end basses and from there began producing quality boxes for the discerning musician. From the Xotic camp you’ll find pedals such as the RC Booster Clean Boost, the Xotic Effects SP Compressor, the SL Drive and the X-Blender – a switchable series/parallel loop that is your answer to a deteriorating signal due to a long...

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Walrus Audio ‘Harvests’ New Tone
Nov07

Walrus Audio ‘Harvests’ New Tone

Autumn comes quick in many parts of the country and as Albert Camus writes, with it comes, “a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Cold winds from the north and shorter days send a sharp signal to those farmers living in the Midwest that it’s harvest time. Time to grab those late season crops and get them into the root cellar to enjoy over the long, desolate winter. It turns out that your traditional farmers aren’t the only...

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Digitech Polara with Halo Effect
Nov06

Digitech Polara with Halo Effect

Reverb is one of those effects that nearly every board must have. There are a some really great reverbs out there – the standards – that most people agree are the top of the shelf models like the HOF, the blueSky and the Holy Grail to name a few. Now, Digitech is making another run at a reverb that you can’t live without, but this time, they are taking a combined approach with their new Polara Compact Reverb Pedal. The idea behind...

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New Builder: Ogre
Nov03

New Builder: Ogre

Getting your company to stand out in a sea of effects competition isn’t always the easiest prospect. Every designer/builder knows that you need tones that hit an emotional and aesthetic button in musicians in order to rise above the fray. The differences in what divides an effect between two pedals can be little more than an extra volt or as major as an array of circuits. The same goes for the sound that eventually comes out the...

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