Cheap Pedals, Good Sounds
Jun17

Cheap Pedals, Good Sounds

Price isn’t everything, but it’s something when it comes to effects pedals. After all, we can’t put something on our board unless we can afford it. In the world of boutique pedals prices can often be outside the range of the common 9 to 5’er who has other obligations and bills to pay. Building a board can take years for even the most dedicated gear hound – you know the one. They eat only Ramen and ketchup for a month,...

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New Builder: Valeton Effects
Jul24

New Builder: Valeton Effects

Recently ran across this builder called Valeton Effects – which I think is working and developing out of the UK? This is a group that’s making micro-pedals they are calling the Mini Monsters. Their mission statement states their goal is “to capture the essence of the music-making experience through user-friendly gear. We want to see musicians plug in and get that great, high feeling of playing music, and we are...

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Landmine Pedal Company
Sep11

Landmine Pedal Company

Back in the mid 2000’s the internet was buzzing with news of a new pedal company setting up shop in Ontario, Canada. The owner of this new venture was Mike Palermo, a music store owner and guitarist trying hard to find a distortion that fit his needs. Equipped with the know-how and the ambition, he decided to create his own. Calling his new effects business Landmine Pedal Company, he created the LD-1 Distortion Pedal. He stuffed...

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Decibel Eleven – The Dirt Clod
Aug12

Decibel Eleven – The Dirt Clod

Based out of Southern California, Decibel Eleven (D11) is a group of musicians and engineers hell bent on producing high quality effects for all genres of music. This group not only produces effects under their own name, but also works on creating equipment for other well known manufacturers like Alesis, Voodoo Lab, Gibson Audio Labs, Line 6, Event Electronics and American DJ. No strangers to innovation, D11 has turned their sights...

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