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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Faith No More | Jon Hudson | Pedalboard
Aug25

Faith No More | Jon Hudson | Pedalboard

Faith No More is on the road again, 26 years after their top ten hit ‘Epic’, stormed the radio in a rap/punk melange of half-finished lyrics and adolescent insights. When you read that you might be thinking that I wasn’t a fan, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The guttural wail of lead singer Mike Patton wove perfectly into the rhythmic cacophony that Faith No More put forth in the form of music....

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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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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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