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Empress’ new reverb: “Reverb!”

Reverb_-_Top_a1cacb20-2df4-489a-a97b-8a4da4c88a18[1] At our recent Toronto Stompbox Exhibit we had the chance to check out Canadian manufacturer Empress' new reverb pedal (shipping on May 31st!) appropriately called "Reverb." Like its line predecessor SuperDelay, this effect seems to insert itself (both in size and concept) somewhere  between a regular "few knobs" stompbox and...

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EQD Organizer – Honduras’ favorite pedal

12063738_1024291974259248_5489437234090265338_n[1] With obvious nods to psych rock and krautrock evident in their latest EP, 'Gathering Rust,' to call Honduras simply a punk or post-punk band would be reductive. The quartet manages to combine...

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New Pedals: TC Electronic Sub’n’Up Octaver

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One of Danish manufacturer TC Electronic’s newest additions to their Toneprint pedal series is the Sub'n'up, an octave pedal that combines some of the best features of various octave pedals into one unit. This is a rather simple but great sounding stompbox that...

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Gearphoria and The Stompbox Exhibit join forces

545c6eae-06d0-4156-b534-d299a777df24[1] Gearphoria, the leading digital magazine covering all things boutique guitar gear, and The Deli’s Stompbox Exhibit, the prime mover in pedal effects exhibitions across North America, have formed a strategic partnership that will initially result in the collaboration on the upcoming print issue...

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BOSS board at the Toronto Stompbox Exhibit

BOSS board At our first Toronto Stompbox Exhibit on May 9-10, BOSS showcased a small selection of their pedals, including the Waza Craft line, their new "pedalboard tuner" TU-3s (i.e. a more compact version of their TU-3 without foot switch), and the Vocoder VO-1, which is...

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Klon KTR Overdrive – Acid Dad’s favorite pedal

12990833_1026837694056962_5598977515312322354_n[1] NYC's Acid Dad, elected as The Deli's Best Emerging Band of 2015 just a few months ago) boast an electric sound that welcomes psychedelia, garage rock, and post punk in constantly varying doses, and a rock'n'roll attitude that screams "NYC late '60s"...

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Whateverb is a new reverb pedal from Adventure Audio

Whateverb-Product-Shot-For-Web_large[1] Creative (musical) minds like creative tools with creative names, and the brand new Adventure Audio Whateverb pedal checks both boxes - with flair! We were among the first ones to see in person this stompbox at our recent Toronto Stompbox Exhibit, and we were impressed with its clever design and...

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J.Views’ creative process and gear on the “401 Days” album

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In any creative field, there is really no way to stick around for long without some level or self-reinvention. Interestingly, NYC electronic musician J.Views (previously known as J.Viewz) found a way to make this process less about "self" and more about others: his new full...

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Violet Sands’ creative process and gear

13178655_1292401510789626_4259100016379011382_n[1] Featuring the mellow vocals of former Savoir Adore lead singer Deidre Muro, the atmospheric guitar work of MGMT collaborator Derek Muro (her brother), and the virtuoso electronic programming of French Horn Rebellion's David Perlick-Molinari (her husband), Violet Sands sounds like a musical experiment aimed at demonstrating that...

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New Pedals: Seymour Duncan’s Forza Overdrive

1_8d5c6b73-737c-4a32-98bd-b06b78eb6cef[1] In what seems to be becoming a popular trend for pedal manufacturers recently, Seymour Duncan has teamed up for an exclusive release with Chicago Music Exchange for a limited run pedal in their new Forza Overdrive. Unlike a lot of newer drives, this pedal aims...

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TEEN’s favorite pedal: Eventide Pitch Factor

TEEN's 2016 album Love Yes is a playful aural kaleidoscope that follows in the footsteps of imaginative, brainy, NYC based pop bands like The Talking Heads and They Might Be Giants. In the NYC scene, these ladies are a force to be reckoned with, relentlessly prolific...

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New Pedals: Walrus Audio’s Luminary

WA_Luminary_Placekeeper_web_1024x1024[1] At our first Toronto Stompbox Exhibit we had the chance to play with Walrus Audio's Luminary, and we were rather impressed. It's definitely one of the most versatile octavers around, with its four octave generator that allows for a wide variety of tones, ranging from pipe organ...

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