Digitech Polara with Halo Effect
Nov06

Digitech Polara with Halo Effect

Reverb is one of those effects that nearly every board must have. There are a some really great reverbs out there – the standards – that most people agree are the top of the shelf models like the HOF, the blueSky and the Holy Grail to name a few. Now, Digitech is making another run at a reverb that you can’t live without, but this time, they are taking a combined approach with their new Polara Compact Reverb Pedal. The idea behind...

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New Builder: Ogre
Nov03

New Builder: Ogre

Getting your company to stand out in a sea of effects competition isn’t always the easiest prospect. Every designer/builder knows that you need tones that hit an emotional and aesthetic button in musicians in order to rise above the fray. The differences in what divides an effect between two pedals can be little more than an extra volt or as major as an array of circuits. The same goes for the sound that eventually comes out the...

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NINT Quantum Clipping Overdrive Prototype
Oct31

NINT Quantum Clipping Overdrive Prototype

It’s Halloween and although it’s a day when people like to scare their friends, eat massive amounts of candy and generally make progressively worse decisions as the day grows into night, here at Pedal Finder, we’ve decided to BLOW YOUR MIND with the help of Dr. Scientist and Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology. Below you will find a video where Nick Jaffe – guitarist, recording engineer, producer and amazing...

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EHX Random Tone Generator (RTG)
Oct30

EHX Random Tone Generator (RTG)

Halloween is a great time of the year to pretend to be someone you’re not or to be more of that person you really are. It’s also a time to scare the heck out of people with scary stories, scary costumes or by just jumping out of the bushes while they walk past you on the way to get more candy. If that’s not your jam, then at least consider taking part in creating some new music for the season. Something spooky or...

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New Builder: Heptode
Oct28

New Builder: Heptode

Last week we did a pedalboard breakdown for Foo Fighters’ guitarist, Chris Shiflett. We had an easy time identifying all of the pedals on his board, except one. It was a black pedal positioned lengthwise on his board. It had three switches, each accompanied by a colored light (blue – yellow – red). On the side of the box was a giant knob. To us it looked like an expression knob that you might use with your foot to...

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Interview: Crazy Tube Circuits
Oct27

Interview: Crazy Tube Circuits

Athens, Greece is one of the world’s oldest cities. It is often referred to as the ‘cradle of Western civilization’, serving as home to Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. It is a place steeped in the learning tradition as well as the arts. It’s no coincidence then that it is also home to Christos Ntaifotis’ Crazy Tube Circuits – an effects manufacturer producing some smart, modern tones in all areas of effects. In the...

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