New Builder: Piod Effects
Aug14

New Builder: Piod Effects

Aleksey Malyshok is the founder of the Ukrainian pedal effects builder: Piod Effects.  This builder started out in 2009 as sole owner/builder. As with most businesses that deliver high quality goods that move customers, Piod grew. Since 2013, Piod has had a team of folks working to produce effects. One of the neat things they state on their website is that they test their pedals through a number of different amps including high end...

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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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Interview: Animal Factory Amplification
Aug11

Interview: Animal Factory Amplification

Back in Mid June, we did a write up on a builder new to us: Animal Factory Amplification. We honestly didn’t know a thing about this builder, but doing online research showed us that the owner/builder Aditya Nandwana was a powerhouse of passion and knowledge working out of Bombay, India. Aditya studied engineering in Germany where he was taught the art of PCB design and the physical complications surrounding analogue signals. He...

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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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