EarthQuaker Devices: The Dunes
Jul20

EarthQuaker Devices: The Dunes

It was 2014 and the folks at Earthquaker Devices had done something they said they never would. They created an overdrive based on the TS808 – that classically copied circuit beloved by everyone. No one could say there weren’t enough clones of the TS808 on the market. No one could even say that there weren’t enough variants of the TS808 on the market. But, what you could say was that EarthQuaker hadn’t tried their hand at its own...

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Summer NAMM 2015: EHX Silencer
Jul17

Summer NAMM 2015: EHX Silencer

If you are a fan of effects, then chances are good you actually play and instrument. And, if you play an instrument, chances are you aspire to play shows outside your living room/bedroom. And, since about 10 percent of all aspirations come true then that means that at least a few of you have dealt with the horrors of hums and static during a gig. You might have experienced this do to your own equipment failure or the failure of your...

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Summer NAMM 2015: New Boss Pedals
Jul08

Summer NAMM 2015: New Boss Pedals

One of the most glorious times of the year for gear lovers is Summer NAMM and it’s just about started. If you are anywhere near Nashville, Tennessee you might want to stop by NAMM and see what’s on the shelves. The convention – primarily for manufactures and dealers- is going on from the 9th to the 11th this year. Some of the first specs of information pertaining to new gear was a release about two new pedals from...

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New Builder: Electronic Orange
Jul07

New Builder: Electronic Orange

Electronic Orange is a builder out of the Czech Republic that delves mostly into the world of high-end clones. Like a lot of builders they create their effects by hand doing the wiring one solder joint at a time. According to their site, “almost all our designs are based on well known, antique guitar pedals that have been popular in 60’s and 70’s. Since those vintage beauties are kind of hard to reach these days...

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MU-FX Octave Divider
Jul06

MU-FX Octave Divider

Mike Beigel has a lot of cred in the effects world. As the co-founder of Musitronics (Mu-Tron) he has created some of the most imaginative guitar effects ever to lay at the feet of a musician. Perhaps his most popular pedal was the Mu-Tron III, which is considered to be one of the best envelope filters to ever hit the airwaves. His Bi-Phase is also a hard to find item in the used section fo any store. People just don’t get rid...

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MXR Carbon Copy Bright
Jun29

MXR Carbon Copy Bright

The MXR Carbon Copy is a pedal that has long reigned at the top of the pile when it comes to Analog Delays and indeed, Delays in general. Constructed in a reasonably sized enclosure, this pedal has just enough controls to go from tight slap echos to Gilmouresque rolling delays. It’s a pedal that can play with leads or hang out in the back providing atmosphere. Featuring 600ms of delay time and an easy to use 3 knob control panel...

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