Psychedelic Effects Pedals
Oct15

Psychedelic Effects Pedals

Genres, Genres, Genres. Everyone’s always trying to pigeon-hole music into genres. Ask a musician what type of music they play and you’ll get more waffling than an all-you-can-eat pancake house during a Sunday brunch service. And I get it — I’ve done it. Each one of us plays music so unique it couldn’t possibly be tethered by the made-up constraints of a world so enamored by what’s on the radio....

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Electro-Harmonix: Turnip Greens
Oct14

Electro-Harmonix: Turnip Greens

With so many new pedals coming out every week, it can be hard to stay on top of things. So please forgive us when we say that we forgot to tell you about a fairly new pedal from Electro-Harmonix – Turnip Greens. This pedal is part Holy Grail Max Reverb and part Soul Food Overdrive all smashed into one attractive pedal in a double enclosure. The original Holy Grail Max Reverb has four unique settings, spring, hall, plate and...

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Dawner Prince – Viberator Now Shipping
Oct13

Dawner Prince – Viberator Now Shipping

Like books, pedals don’t tell us a lot about themselves from the outside. Sure, a big ‘ole mean pedal in matte black might tip our minds to thinking of darker tones like the Metal Zone, but black doesn’t always mean distortion, just ask the MXR M152 Micro Flanger.  The outside of pedal (and the inside of the pedal for that matter) also doesn’t say much about who it is that put it together. That’s why from time to time we...

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Pedal Finder: Week in Review
Oct10

Pedal Finder: Week in Review

The week can fly by and if you’ve been busy, you might have missed a few of the pedal related highlights. But fear not, we’ve distilled the week into a few short news tidbits so you’ll actually have something to talk about with folks at that party this weekend. Holograms on Letterman Back in the first part of September, we posted about the new Miku Stomp pedal from Japanese manufacturer Korg. The idea behind the pedal was to give...

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Builder: Blackout Effectors
Oct08

Builder: Blackout Effectors

Originally from British Columbia, Canada but now situation in North Carolina, Blackout Effectors is the company built by Kyle Tompkins. Like most companies it was a passion and drive that brought this non-formally trained, electronic engineer from a one-off manufacturer to the respected effects builder he is today. He, his company and all his helpers are putting out some super fun, super precise, tones that provide a ton of control...

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The Universe of Vox
Oct07

The Universe of Vox

We got a new builder in the database! Vox is one of those builders that’s been around for a while and has garnered some huge history over the years. They were founded after World War II, in England by Thomas Walter Jennings. At the time, his business was called the Jennings Organ Company. His first big hit was a self-powered keyboard he called the Univox. However, once Jennings came face to face with a guitar amplifier for the first...

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