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New Pedals: DOD Gunslinger MOSFET Distortion

Newly-revived brand DOD (owned by Harman's DigiTech) has announced a versatile new overdrive/distortion pedal, appropriately named the Gunslinger. Utilizing a MOSFET circuit, the Gunslinger is capable of providing a very wide range of overdriven tones from light grit to full saturation. Given the...

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Elliot Moss: the gear and the creative process

For some songwriters, writing good songs is simply not satisfying enough - and besides, that's not how their creative process works. These musicians feels compelled to wrap those songs in complex arrangements and original sounds, and sometimes arrangement...

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For Whammy fans: Molten Voltage G-Quencer

Here’s an innovative niche pedal for fans of the DigiTech Whammy courtesy of Molten Voltage, an Oregon based manufacturer of guitar effects with a specialization in MIDI controls, displays and interfaces with other pedals.

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Future Punx and the creative process

Finding inspiration in the dancy, angular post-punk of bands like Devo, the early Stranglers, and even Blondie, Brooklyn's Future Punx have delivered with "I'm So Inspired" (recent Deli NYC Record of the Month) one of...

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New Pedals: Digitech Obscura Altered Delay

The concept of what a delay is capable of has been turned on its head with the release of the Digitech Obscura Altered Delay. The Obscura allows for standard delay, but that's only the beginning. You can literally twist, turn, chew, and spit out...

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New Pedals: F-Pedals’ Edstortion and Phazevibe

Italian manufacturer (with a base in LA) F-pedals is a brand new company that is a bit of an enigma, yet has some very interesting endeavors underway. At the moment, they sell just two micro pedals (the Edstortion and the Phazevibe) and a line...

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EQD introduces the Levitation Reverb

It's official: pedal manufacturers are getting creative about their new releases: EarthQuaker Devices might have had a great idea in this regard - one that, considering our sister site The Deli's obsession with musical genres - we fully support. EQD just announced the release...

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Howard: Q&A about gear and inspiration

Howard is a Brooklyn band that plays an atmospheric brand of melodic post-rock (although the band on their Facebook page refers to it as "Folktronica"), where gentle textural experiments, synths, samples, varying percussive elements and electric...

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Fuzz + Reverb in one pedal: Keeley’s Sojourner

Edmond, Oklahoma manufacturer Keeley just announced the release of the Sojourner Fuzz/Reverb, a pedal that will surely tickle the curiosity of guitarists into psych rock and shoegaze, genres that make heavy use of both effects, normally in the same pedal chain.

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Kuroma’s gear and their creative process

Started by former Whigs and current MGMT guitarist Hank Sullivant in 2008, NYC Indie pop band Kuroma has gone through various inceptions before finally settling on their current one, the line-up rounded out by James Richardson...

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New Pedals: Electro-Harmonix C9, Organ machine

Until recently, the guitarists interested in recreating organ-like sounds had to rely on pitch shifters and whammy effects. Needless to say, although very cool, those effects sound nothing like a real organ. Then Electro Harmonix came out with the B9 Organ Machine... Today, the NYC...

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New Pedals: Orange Bax Bangeetar Pre-EQ

British amp manufacturer Orange announced at Musik Messe 2015 its re-entry in the wonderful world of guitar pedals (they used to make them already back in the 70s). Unsurprisingly, the stompbox in question is a preamp/EQ - it's called the Bax Bangeetar. Hand made...

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