New Boss BB-1X Bass Driver
Jan23

New Boss BB-1X Bass Driver

You know what the world needs more of? Bass pedals. I haven’t actually counted or anything, but I have been working around pedals for some time now and I’m going to hazard a guess that there are way more guitar pedals then there are bass pedals. I’m talking bass specific pedals here folks. Or Basspecifc for short. I understand all the holes are the same and that there’s nothing holding those with 4 from...

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New Seymour Duncan Vice Grip Compressor
Jan22

New Seymour Duncan Vice Grip Compressor

Another day and another report of new pedals coming out in the lead up to NAMM. In fact, at the time of this writing, NAMM 2015 was 30 minutes from going live. Things are going to get crazy and we’ll do our best to stay on top of it all. Today we have a fun announcement from Seymour Duncan. They have a new compressor coming out called the Vice Grip. They describe it as, “a studio-grade compressor designed for guitarists...

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Electro-Harmonix: Super Pulsar
Jan20

Electro-Harmonix: Super Pulsar

The old Stereo Pulsar from Electro-Harmonix gave you the ability to modulate your wave form, from square to triangle. Coupled with the ability to control transitions from negative to positive saw tooth or adjust the overall pulse width and you had a pedal that could reel in vintage sounds, but also get modern with the tremolo sounds. Never one to rest on their laurels, EHX has announced that in 2015 they are releasing a new tremolo...

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Aguilar’s New Fuzzistor
Jan19

Aguilar’s New Fuzzistor

2015 already saw the announcement of the Soul Food for Bass from Electro-Harmonix. A ‘Klon-like transparent overdrive’ set up and registered for bass tones. If that wasn’t enough to get those who fiddle-on-four excited, then perhaps this little nugget of info will wake ’em up. Aguilar has put together a new fuzz box for bass called the Fuzzistor. Aguilar is one of those companies that makes it all: amps,...

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Source Audio: New in 2015
Jan14

Source Audio: New in 2015

New information dribbling out of the run-up to NAMM 2015 comes in the form of a Source Audio update. Turns out they have a few pedals they plan on releasing in the new year. Pedals that are a bit more sleek, a bit more straight-forward without sacrificing anything in the arena of quality.  The following is what’s currently available from the Source Audio site and is the culmination of sneak peaks they are releasing slowly, but...

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Pedals and Effects: Top Ten for 2014
Jan08

Pedals and Effects: Top Ten for 2014

I’m sure most of you know about Juan Alderete’s Pedals and Effects blog, but just in case you don’t, this is a  great time to get acquainted. Mr. Alderete has been playing music since the mid-eighties, helping to form bands such as Racer X, the Scream, Pet, Big Sir and others. Throughout his career he’s played with amazing musicians and immersed himself in pedals and effects of all kinds. His blog is just a...

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