CopperSound Pedals – Telegraph Stutter
Nov05

CopperSound Pedals – Telegraph Stutter

Every once in a while in the world of effects pedals you come across something just plain cool! A new take on an old idea that gets you excited all over again – like it’s the first time. That’s the case with CopperSound Pedals new Telegraph Stutter. CopperSound Pedals out of Easton Massachusetts is owned/operated by Alex Guaraldi, who came up with the idea of using a telegraph key as the activator for the effect. I first caught a...

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10 things you might not know about EarthQuaker Devices
Jun05

10 things you might not know about EarthQuaker Devices

Since we partnered up with EarthQuaker Devices to giveaway one of their incredible Afterneath reverberation machines, we would usually dig a little into the company and the people behind the scenes to see how pedals go from paper to stage. Typically this would involve posing questions to Jamie Stillman (owner and designer of the Akron, Ohio based effects company) about his creative drive, the pedals he’s produced, his likes,...

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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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Outlaw Effects Interview With Erik Lind
Feb24

Outlaw Effects Interview With Erik Lind

Montreal, Quebec is the second-largest city in Canada and the 9th-largest in North America. It’s a compact, dense metropolis busting with culture and brimming with diversity, boasting a population of over 3.8 million people in the surrounding area. It’s a place of civilization and a far cry from the American west of the 1800’s. Yet, hidden in this city are two guitarists – Erik Lind and John Kelley – who...

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Interview: Heptode
Dec17

Interview: Heptode

This month we are giving away a Virtuoso Phaser from Heptode courtesy of Owner/Operator Jean-Luc Chtioui who is located in Orsay near Paris, France.  Jean-Luc started buildng effects and ampliers in the early 80’s, but soon found himself working in the telcom industry and his work in electronics faded. Until around 2005, when he decided that getting back into the production of effects and amps seemed like the right choice. It...

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Interview: Fuzzrocious Pedals
Jun19

Interview: Fuzzrocious Pedals

If you are into big low-ends and dirty sound, then chances are you’ve heard of Fuzzrocious. The husband and wife team behind this famous, boutique pedal company have been crafting stellar guitar effects at a regular pace since 2010 and haven’t slowed down since. Ryan Ratajski works the electronics, stuffing classic fuzz and distortion sounds that incorporate modern twists into sturdy boxes, uniquely designed and hand painted by...

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