Ezra Tenenbaum used to write about guitar pedals for this very blog. We were pleasantly surprised to see his new band EZTV
signed with super buzzworthy Brooklyn label Captured Tracks
(home to notable artist such as Mac...
New stompbox manufacturer NashPedals
has a bit of a dual namesake as it was founded by Nash Probst in early 2011 and it also happens to be based in Nashville. Nash began in the early days by focusing mostly on true bypass loopers, other routing...
The Stompbox Exhibit's booth from SNAMM 2014[/caption]We've been taking our Stompbox Exhibit
concept to the NAMM shows since 2013, mainly with the purpose of allowing emerging manufacturers to be able to showcase their products at these important conventions at a fraction of the price.
Active since 2011, Boston's The Life Electric
play rather aggressive but always melodic rock'n'roll, with psych and disco influences. Their personal guitar sound is crafted through carefully chosen...
Our friends at Black Cat Pedals
just released a new fuzz stompbox called N-Fuzz
based on an N-Channel transistor (hence the name). This box is based on the Fuzz channel of the OD-Fuzz, but with Japanese components and an extra wide ranging Bias control...
is offering the guitar world a new 'spin' on a classic and timeless guitar effect – the rotary speaker effect. Long used paired only with a Hammond organ, early guitar players and recording engineers discovered that the rotary effect sounds ridiculously good when used...
It’s not really fair to classify the new Red Panda Raster Delay
as just a delay pedal. The Raster is actually more of a Leatherman type multi-tool effect, as it not only has all your standard digital delay needs covered (up to 750 ms and...
The Tone Bender
is one of the most legendary effects in guitar history, and for good reason. The signature fuzz sound it produced inspired a generation of burgeoning rock guitarists. It was a notoriously fickle design though, using rare components and positive ground...
Big Knob Pedals
, out of Studio City, CA (interesting name!), recently introduced the Wah Fix
filter pedal, a stompbox that allows guitarists to lock into the sweet spot of the frequency sweep of a wah pedal - a trick Frank Zappa, among others, used...
Eastern Washington based manufacturer Matthews Effects
has created a new spin on one of the most popular effect in music history: the tremolo.
The controls for the Conductor
are where the pedal really shines with its unique versatility. The depth knob, capable of quite...
Active since the late aughts, indie collective Ava Luna precipitated NYC's soul revival of the 2010s. From that hub of DIY creativity that is Bushwick's Silent Barn, the band's fourth LP, Infinite House, continues their homage to variety...