Vick Audio V2
Sep09

Vick Audio V2

Pete Cornish has been called the “inventor of the pedalboard.” As a long-time designer of guitar effects, he is most known for the custom pedalboard creations he’s crafted for musicians such as David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Andy Summers, Brian May and so many more. Back in the day when folks were using one pedal at a time and working closely with their amps to define their tone, Pete was one of the few...

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Analog Alien Gives You Joe Walsh’s Tone
Sep08

Analog Alien Gives You Joe Walsh’s Tone

Joe Walsh is not a stranger to success. Throughout his career he’s been a part of five successful rock bands: the Eagles, the James Gang, The Party Boys, Barnstorm and Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band (Hey, we didn’t say he’d been a part of the 5 best named bands). Besides these highlights in his career (his gig with the Eagles landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) he has also enjoyed a huge solo career and...

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JHS Muffuletta Fuzz
Sep04

JHS Muffuletta Fuzz

On the first of September, JHS dropped word about their new ‘all-in-one’ Big Muff tribute they are calling the Muffuletta. If you don’t know, a muffuletta is both a type of round Sicilian sesame bread and a popular sandwich originating among Italian immigrants in New Orleans, using said bread. It’s delicious and if you ever have a chance, you should get one. Much like the Muffuletta pedal which is both...

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Keeley 30ms Automatic Double Tracker
Aug31

Keeley 30ms Automatic Double Tracker

Back in 1931 two recording companies merged; the Gramophone Company and the Columbia Graphophone Company (notice that second name is GraPHOphone- weird). The resulting merger became a company that most folks have heard of in these modern ages – the Electric and Musical Industries Ltd or EMI. During this same time, this new company found itself the owner of a an extravagant Georgian townhouse complete with nine bathrooms, two...

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New Builder: CraigAmps
Aug28

New Builder: CraigAmps

Benjamin Craig is an amp and pedal builder living in the small town of Nelspruit on the eastern border of South Africa. His one man company is called CraigAmps. I ran across this builder today while working on some other stuff and had to chuckle at what he filled out in the history section of his businesses FB page, “Started 2001, in Pietermaritzburg, in a reaction to being told that it would not be possible.” I love that!...

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New Builder: Aphek Guitar Effects
Aug24

New Builder: Aphek Guitar Effects

Came in contact with a new builder today called Aphek Guitar Effects (not to be confused with the builder Aphex – who makes the Exciter rack mount and pedal effects). I Had a hard time finding out in-depth information on these folks. They don’t have a FB page. They do have a website, but it appears that most all the links are broken. The date on the website is from 2006, so it’s hard to tell what happened or what’s happening. What we...

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