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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Rolling Shutter
Jun30

Rolling Shutter

Technology takes us to new places everyday. It also takes us to old places everyday as well (like Facebook.com). But, it’s the new places that are more fun to talk about. For those of us that obsess about effects, amps and guitars, technology gives us the ability (or at least the hope) of hearing that tone we hear in our head. Technology is the piece that allows us to scratch that musical itch and to push out sound in the...

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New Builder: Pettyjohn
Jun26

New Builder: Pettyjohn

In Albany, Oregon you’ll find an effects builder that has more on their mind than electronics. A builder that is growing a business centered around improving their community as they grow and expand their pedal line. The builder is Pettyjohn Electronics and according to their website their goal is to build a ‘culture upon [their] endeavor to live out what [they] believe in [their] day to day business being a people of...

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New Builder: Lunastone Effects
Jun25

New Builder: Lunastone Effects

A few days ago a member added the Wise Guy – True Overdrive pedal from Lunastone Effects. Lunastone makes stomps out of Valby, Copenhagen. The engineer behind the effects is a guitarist named Steen Grøntved. As an interesting side note, the company that Steen runs is actually called Secret Lab. I guess the effects are just distributed under the moniker of Lunastone Effects. In digging around about where these pedals come from I...

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New Pedal: DLS RotoSPIN
Jun24

New Pedal: DLS RotoSPIN

Dave Sestito originally got into producing unique effects as a result of his daughters love of Korn. That’s right, Korn. As an aspiring young guitarist in 1998, his daughter was in desperate need of a distortion unit to bring her tone into line with those of her favorite bands. Having experience with electronics, Dave launched into creating an effect for his daughter. After that, he started thinking about creating something...

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