New Pedal: DigiTech Ventura Vibe
Oct13

New Pedal: DigiTech Ventura Vibe

The vibrato, rotary effect is by far my personal favorite effect when it comes to pedals. I know it doesn’t have the same punch as a classic distortion or fuzz and maybe it doesn’t create the same type of dreamy atmosphere that reverb does, but pulsing tonal thrum of a good Leslie replication just speaks to me. Apparently, it also speaks to the folks at DigiTech who just released the Ventura Vibe – an effects pedal...

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Digitech Trio | A Perfect Band Mate
Apr23

Digitech Trio | A Perfect Band Mate

Earlier this year, when a little thing called NAMM was going on, Digitech introduced the world to a new pedal called Trio. The concept behind the pedal sounds part AI, part backup band. It’s more than a drum pedal and even sounds like more than an accompany pedal. It’s a band in a box that makes up it’s own backing instrumentation. Here’s how they describe it: “The Trio listens to the way you play and...

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Pedalboard – Tommy Siegel – Jukebox the Ghost
Feb02

Pedalboard – Tommy Siegel – Jukebox the Ghost

About 3 years ago I was in Burlington, Vermont on a work trip. At lunch on my first full day there I pulled up the local events to see what was gong on. Like a lot of folks I try to see as much as possible when work sends me to new and ‘exciting’ places. Unfortunately, I’m often in new towns and cities during the week, not on the weekends, which means there isn’t a lot happening. But, it was clear that...

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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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Joe Perry – Pedalboard – Aerosmith
Dec03

Joe Perry – Pedalboard – Aerosmith

The other day on Instagram, TC Electronic posted a nice pic of Joe Perry’s (Aerosmith) pedalboard. Joe is a great example of a top notch player that goes through consistent revisions and modifications to his board depending on his need. What is interesting this time around, is that it looks like he’s moving away from the Bradshaw Switcher and pedals in the rack, and opt’d to put all pedals on the board in front of...

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