Walrus Audio Messner Overdrive
Sep18

Walrus Audio Messner Overdrive

Being first is typically a big deal. It means you were brave (or dumb) enough to try something that others thought either wasn’t worth doing or was too dangerous. Typically, it’s the dangerous thing. Which is why you don’t see , First Person to Make and Eat Ramen with Ketchup and Mayonnaise in the Guinness Book of World Records. You will, however, find activities such as ‘First Person to Swim the English...

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New Builder: Ant Craft
Jul27

New Builder: Ant Craft

Helsinki, Finland is a fairly big coastal city with a rich history and plenty of attractions to see and a whole mess of activities to take part in. Recently, we discovered Ant Craft – who are stationed in Helsinki. These folks (or person?) have spent a great deal of time working up to their first pedal, the Camponotus. It’s not that their lazy, far from it. Instead, they’ve been experimenting with different...

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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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EarthQuaker Devices: The Dunes
Jul20

EarthQuaker Devices: The Dunes

It was 2014 and the folks at Earthquaker Devices had done something they said they never would. They created an overdrive based on the TS808 – that classically copied circuit beloved by everyone. No one could say there weren’t enough clones of the TS808 on the market. No one could even say that there weren’t enough variants of the TS808 on the market. But, what you could say was that EarthQuaker hadn’t tried their hand at its own...

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New Dwarfcraft Gears Releases
Feb10

New Dwarfcraft Gears Releases

From the land of innovation and experimentation (and beer and cheese), comes the pedal we’ve been warned about for months. Yes, the pre-order is happening, the anticipation has been ratcheted and the demos have slowly spilt onto the internet like fresh blood onto a white surface in an indie horror movie. Keep your pants on and you might make it to the credits for this one. Gears has finally arrived from Dwarfcraft. Pay...

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