Best Pedals of 2014?
Jan07

Best Pedals of 2014?

The holidays must have been busier than we thought since we missed this ‘Best of’ piece by the folks over at Sonic State. They took the time to do a run down on their picks for, ‘Gear of the Year’ awards. In it, they detail a top 5 list of best pedals for 2014. It’s a quick read with some good information, but the breakdown goes like this: 5.  Electro Harmonix Soul Food//JHS Soul Food mod 4. Pigtronix...

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Brief History of Guitar Effects: NPR
Dec15

Brief History of Guitar Effects: NPR

NPR did a really fun piece on the history of effects pedals as part of their ‘Voices Within the Music’ program. Even though it’s only a little over 5 minutes long, they manage to cram in a start to finish article, hitting on some great highlights along the way including a few myths that may or may not be true. The article focuses mainly on the comments of pedal builder Mike Piera of Analog Man and guitarist Nels...

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New Pedal: DigiTech Mosaic
Dec02

New Pedal: DigiTech Mosaic

Pretending to be something you’re not is usually reserved for those in the acting business. It doesn’t work very well in the world of music because, frankly, our ears are much more sensitive than our eyes. Listeners can pick out meaningless lyrics and cast-off chord progressions backed by half-hearted musicians in an instant. And when they do the channel gets changed. And yes, I do believe that Meghan Trainor is really ‘all about that...

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Walrus Harvester Video Demo
Nov26

Walrus Harvester Video Demo

A few weeks ago we were excited when we found out that Walrus Audio had a new mid-range overdrive that they were planning on debuting called the Harvester. It was planned as a limited release pedal coming out as part of the seasons Black Friday deals. At the time, however, Walrus wasn’t offering any videos. Well, in preparation for the release, they’ve put out a great video that runs down all the settings and gives us a...

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MG Music and the Lexotone
Nov21

MG Music and the Lexotone

Yesterday we posted about Pat Smear’s pedalboard. You might have heard of Pat. He was in bands such as the Germs, Nirvana and most recently Foo Fighters. In FF, Pat is primarily a rhythm work horse, dishing out the riffs and drive that make their music popular with all the kids these days. In order to get that job done Mr. Smear has a pretty tight pedal board, with only a handful of boxes to help him out. Among those...

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Pat Smear – Pedalboard – Foo Fighters
Nov20

Pat Smear – Pedalboard – Foo Fighters

Since there was such a great response when we did a post on Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett’s Pedalboard, we thought we’d follow up with Pat Smear. Pat Smear is often overlooked when it comes to the Foo Fighters’ gear, but his guitar/tone is such a critical component of the Foo sound. Pat, is frankly, a legendary guitarist that always seems to be at the right place, at the right time when it comes to projects....

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