Here at Delicious Audio we really, really dig this new trend in the pedal world consisting in bigger manufacturers commissioning pedals to talented boutique stompbox designers. After releasing the Black Arts Toneworks-enginnered DOD Boneshaker
at NAMM 2015, at this year's edition of the Anaheim convention, DigiTech
Another very cool new pedal that was announced at NAMM ’16 is the Malekko Sneak Attack
. A unique take on compression, at its core the Sneak Attack is a very warm-sounding VCA analog compressor that can be used in some inspiring ways, not just...
Relative newcomers to the guitar pedal manufacturing world, Neunaber Audio Effects
out of Santa Ana, CA has already built a reputation for innovative stompbox digital designs. At NAMM 2016 they have introduced a very interesting stereo reverb stompbox design called the Immerse Reverberator
debuted a lot of cool stuff at Namm 2016 this past weekend. In the pedal department, the Japanese manufacturer unveiled what can now be called a Mini series
of compact stompboxes. The Mini Tubescreamer has been on the market for a while now, and the company...
Another pedal garnering attention at this year’s NAMM conference is the Empress Reverb. This new verb is stacked with tweakable features including some standard ones AND bizarre ones like “beer”, “sparkle”, and “ghost”. The combinations are nearly endless as there are four settings for...
Anyone heading to NAMM this year should make a point to swing by the Earthquaker Devices
booth to see what the perennial Delicious Audio favorites have ramped up special for the show. With EIGHT new pedals
on the docket, they effectively have a whole...
The latest addition to TC Electronic
's Toneprint line of pedals is the Hyper Gravity Compressor
, a very versatile compression circuit in a compact stompbox footprint. Perhaps one of the coolest features of this unit is the 'multi-band' function, a type of compression generally...
We all know Electro Harmonix for their popular (and growing at breakneck speed) line of guitar pedals, but the Queens, NY based manufacturer has long been flirting with synthesizers too - we had the chance to toy around with one of their old Minisynthesizer
has been at the forefront of innovative guitar pedal design for quite some time, and even though the New York based company in recent years has been shifting a lot of attention and resources to their freshly acquired amp line Supro
, we are...
As a big fan of reverb effects, I love to see what different stompbox manufacturers are coming up with, and even though I really appreciate "deep" pedals with lots of options for what they can offer, I'm often blown away by simple devices that do just...
If you belong to the category of guitarists who enjoy stompboxes that have the potential to inspire with their versatility and uniqueness, you should take a look at F-Pedals' RobotHolic
. This is an interesting pedal that - quite surprisingly - manages to pack the following...
Another interesting Tubescreamer variation has come out of HDR Amplification
's labs, by the name of the Bluerider Overdrive
. Offering the beloved mid-range warmth and classic bite of the venerable Ibanez design, HDR has expanded on the idea to create a slightly more versatile...