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Lodro’s gear and DIY recordings

Brooklyn's Lodro sounds like a band with dangerous, dark intentions. On top of that, bassist and lead singer Lesley Hann (formerly of Friends) has the looks of one of those irresistible Pulp Fiction-style, not to be trusted female characters , while Jeremy Cox's guitar does whatever...

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Guitar Pedal News: ZVex Fuzz Factory Reborn!

Hey remember that time when ZVex bestowed upon the Earth the Fuzz Factory? Well prepare to throw that memory in the trash while you make room for the Fuzz Factory 7. This new version is packed with new features that are sure...

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Review: Klon 3 aka KTR

I’ve always wanted a Klon. I played the first Centaur in the late 90's at a friend’s studio in San Francisco and by then they were already over $600. Somehow I missed the second model. I must have given up on being able to...

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Review: Ernie Ball MVP “Most Valuable Pedal”

For years you've loved Ernie Ball's passive 250k pot-packing volume pedal the VP Junior for its durability, reasonably small stage footprint, and the precision with which its treadle/sweep can be manipulated and controlled. Now it's time to get acquainted with the VP's badass big brother the...

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New Pedal Manufacturers: Lone Wolf FX

Any guitarists out there looking to sculpt a tone for a niche sub-genre of metal, post hardcore or noise rock should take a deep, hard look at boutique pedal manufacture Lone Wolf Audio. This Austin-based shop (run by the designer of now defunct Enormous Door Pedals) has...

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Azar Swan: about Gear and Recording

Emerging from the ashes of previous incarnation Religious to Damn, Zorah Atash and Joshua Strawn have spent the last few years creating a compelling new sound and image as Azar Swan. Their recently released full length album “Dance Before the War,” available from Handmade...

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Pedal Review: BOSS MO-2

When Boss introduced their line of new pedals last year with “Multi-Dimensional Processing” (MDP) technology, I admit I was a bit skeptical. The technology, created in tandem with Roland, sounded like flashy marketing but based on the verbiage alone it wasn’t...

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Lo-Fi in a box: Penny Pedals Radio Deluxe

Radio-like effects have been incredibly popular on vocals for quite some time now - I think it all started with Beck's debut album O-Delay. Guitarists interested in a unique lo-fi filter effect that isn't just a modded fuzz or scratchy vinyl emulator should...

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Seen at SNAMM: Outlaw Mini-Pedals

Sometimes you don't need to go too far to see new and unexpected things... completely unannounced, a board of mini-pedals showed up at our Summer NAMM Stompbox Exhibit. We were expecting two T-Rex boards, but the US distributor of the Danish manufacturer (Musiquip) actually...

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Seen at SNAMM: Übermut’s changing diodes

When I attempted to translate “Ubermut” from German, Google told me the word means “high spirits.” However, when I look at this new mod-ready overdrive, what immediately comes to mind is “super mutt”, which I think is a pretty fitting moniker.

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SNAMM 2014 Stompbox Exhibit: all the boards

The Stompbox Exhibit at SNAMM 2014 in Nashville featured nine boards (of which one for bass, for the first time).  Check them all out (and Facebook-like the ones you dig) here.

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Seen at SNAMM: JHS Colour Box review

Unless you have Dave Grohl kind of  money, you are probably only familiar with the charms of the Neve console indirectly. Used on famous recordings by artists from The Beatles to Nirvana to Daft Punk, Neve consoles are a big part of analog...

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