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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EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General
Jan26

EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General

Ladies and gentlemen step right up and feast your eyes on the latest fuzz to come out of EarthQuaker Devices: the Fuzz Master General. This box is EQD’s take on the vintage Ace Tone Fuzz Master FM-2 Professional fuzz machine. The Master FM-2 was a variant of the Superfuzz created by Ace Tone out of Japan between 1968-1970. Basically, EQD took all the best parts of the Ace Tone and modernized it by making the controls simpler and...

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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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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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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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