Effectrode Glass-A Buffer
Aug21

Effectrode Glass-A Buffer

The closing track on Pink Floyd’s, A Momentary Lapse of Reason is a moaning driver of a song called ‘Sorrow.’ It’s a song that by many accounts was written almost exclusively by David Gilmour. Various interviews and reports tell us a number of things about the tones on that specific track. For instance, Gilmour ditched the use of his Fender Stratocaster in favor of a Steinberger GL ‘headless’...

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New Builder: Hungry Robot
Aug17

New Builder: Hungry Robot

We’ve actually had Hungry Robot  in our Pedal Finder Effects Catalog for a while now.  An inspiring member added them about a year ago.  The man behind HR is Eric Junge. He’s based out of Iowa from what I can find out on the internet. According to his website (it’s a nice website by the way), “Hungry Robot Pedals was officially launched in 2012.  [He] had built a few pedals and thought [he] would take a stab at...

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New Builder: Red Panda
Aug12

New Builder: Red Panda

Yesterday we posted a really fun interview with Aditya Nandwana from Animal Factory Amplification. As with most our interviews, our interest isn’t solely to hash out the gory behind the scenes details of how ideas become reality. We also want to get a glimpse into who the person is behind the effects. Often this reveals more than straight forward questions about process and goals. One of the questions we put forward to Aditya...

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New Builder: Nerd Knuckle Effects
Aug10

New Builder: Nerd Knuckle Effects

Out in Boston there is a guy building some wild, dirty tones. His name is Brad Macomber, “a guitar tech and effects pedal designer/builder by trade.” His company is called Nerd Knuckle Effects.  I ran across his boxes while skimming through Etsy.  Although known as the domain of such items as the hand knitted hamster slipper or the baseball cap made out of tin cans, Etsy is also a great place for builders to set up shop...

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Magnetic Effects: Double Feature
Aug05

Magnetic Effects: Double Feature

It was last April when we talked about London builder Magnetic Effects. At the time they had just presented the world their Solar Bender “a clone of the famous Tonebender MK II complete with NOS PNP germanium transistors and Reverse Polarity Circuit.”  Their take on this classic pedal also came with a bias knob that allowed you to micro-tune the germanium transistors. This would give you the ability to compensate for heat...

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Free Pedal Juice With Purchase of OD-1X or DS-1X
Jul29

Free Pedal Juice With Purchase of OD-1X or DS-1X

Boss has a really neat deal going on right now that I thought I’d spread the word on. The deal is pretty simple: if you purchase an OD-1X Overdrive or a DS-1X Distortion you will get a free Pedal Juice from Roland. Everyone who’s played guitar knows about the original, iconic OD-1 and DS-1: Mr. Yellow and Mr. Orange. The OD-1X and the DS-1X are the modern version of these pedals, expanding on the circuit in ways that only 35 years of...

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