Heptode Winner Review
Jan21

Heptode Winner Review

Earlier this month we announced the winner of the Heptode Virtuoso. It was Sean W. of Maple Ridge, B.C. It took awhile for the pedal to traverse both countries, but it finally arrived and from the picture below it looks like they are getting along just fine. This is what Sean had to say after playing it: “I have to say this pedal sounds awesome. Way better than I thought …and my expectations were already high. I can only...

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Heptode Giveaway Extended
Dec19

Heptode Giveaway Extended

Jean-Luc over at Heptode obviously put together a special pedal when he created the Virtuoso. Our first bit of evidence: the comments we’ve received from everyone that echos the same sentiment – “I’d love to have that pedal on my board!” Our second piece of evidence is the pedal/review submissions that we’ve received. We are buried in a slew of submissions from members right now. This is super...

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Interview: Heptode
Dec17

Interview: Heptode

This month we are giving away a Virtuoso Phaser from Heptode courtesy of Owner/Operator Jean-Luc Chtioui who is located in Orsay near Paris, France.  Jean-Luc started buildng effects and ampliers in the early 80’s, but soon found himself working in the telcom industry and his work in electronics faded. Until around 2005, when he decided that getting back into the production of effects and amps seemed like the right choice. It...

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Heptode Virtuoso Giveaway Update
Dec09

Heptode Virtuoso Giveaway Update

As many of you know, Pedal Finder is currently running a giveaway for a Heptode Virtuoso, which according to the Heptode website is a “boutique recreation of the original Maestro* PS-1A Phase Shifter, as used in the 1970’s by keyboardist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and guitarists Steve Howe (Yes) and Ernie Isley (Isley Brothers), among many others.” I originally was drawn to this pedal when I saw it on Chris Shiflett’s board...

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Heptode Virtuoso Giveaway
Nov26

Heptode Virtuoso Giveaway

A little while back we did a post about Chris Shiflett (of the Foo Fighters) and his board. On that particular post, we were unclear about a pedal, which was later identified as the Heptode Virtuoso phaser. From that post, we’ve been in contact with Jean-Luc of Heptode Effects and he was incredibly generous by letting us give one away to you! The Heptode Virtuoso is based on the original Maestro PS-1A Phase Shifter which was...

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