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New Pedals: Greer Super Hornet Fuzz/Octaver with a twist

ea9aaf1aa848ba84f45a2d4fa7bec613_1024x1024[1] Popularized by such 6 string pioneers as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Keith Richards the octave fuzz effect has attained somewhat legendary status in the rock music lexicon. Greer Amplification has been producing high quality analog guitar pedals for some time, and their newest offering is a fresh...

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Seminal, vintage fuzz pedals: the WEM-Rush Pepbox – by Gearphoria

pepbox SOMEBODY once said that if you remember the ‘60s you weren’t really there, and this is clearly a problem if you have an interest in effects pedal history. The WEM-Rush Pepbox was, until recently, one of the great mysteries of UK fuzz, an area which is notoriously, um, fuzzy...

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Featured Pedal: Dr. No Octofuzz

Octofuzz-large[1] One of the premier effects from the mad minds at Dr. No Effects - a Dutch company with a firm “all analog” design principle, dedicated to bringing an old school sound to the modern age - comes in the form of the Octofuzz. As you may have guessed,...

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Ghost King’s guitar pedals on “Bones”

13592803_1263358687022711_6446972213589363482_n[1]Ghost King's 2016 debut album "Bones" impressed our friends at The Deli so much that they made it NYC Record of the Month back in April. The album features what could be seen...

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Weird Fuzz Pedals: amukaT Gadgets’ Tweaker V.2

amukaT%20Gadgets%20Tweaker%20Ver2[1] For NYC's amukaT Gadgets’ latest stompbox, the name says it all: Tweaker. This is a revamp of the original Tweaker that came out two years ago, now with sturdier metal footswitches (you’ll understand why momentarily), a horizontal layout, and a redesign of the circuit....

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Half Waif’s gear and creative process

13332970_1145835252104485_2299706034381567679_n[1] With her latest project, Half Waif's Nandi Rose Plunkett has successfully bridged the ever-growing chasm between "avant" and pop, taking Radiohead's lesson to a more intimate and less pretentious place. The band's sophomore album 'Probable Depths" is an intriguing blend of synth and orchestral pop...

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Seminal, vintage pedals: the Seamoon Fresh Fuzz – by Gearphoria

fresh-fuzz It’s 1973 in Berkeley, California, and a young electrical wizard named Craig Anderton has just developed his take on the envelope filter. He calls it the “Funk Machine”, and together with John Lang, starts an innovative and experimental guitar effects brand, Seamoon Inc. Hand-building each individual unit,...

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AJ Peat Pedals’ Screaming Flamingo and Dirty Buzzard

12294792_454398514750223_2913904229537690380_n[1] Orange County boutique manufacturer AJ Peat, owned and founded by Luthier and self-described tinkerer Andrew James Peat, builds guitars, effect pedals and other signature audio devices. At the 2016 Summer NAMM show in Nashville his pedals were on display in the Cusack/Mojo Hand booth. This was...

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Jess Abbott of Tancred and Now, Now talks about gear and the creative process

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The solo project of Minneapolis singer/guitarist Jess Abbott of Now Now, Tancred plays riff driven power pop that will intrigue fans of Weezer and We Are Scientists. Her songs follow paths more unpredictable than your average pop rock band,...

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VFE Pedals about to relaunch! – from Gearphoria.com

vfe Peter Rutter of VFE Pedals is going back to teaching full time in the fall, and while he doesn’t want to walk away from all he has built with the pedal company, he knows he cannot keep it in its current form. So he is blowing...

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Lavachild and her Synths

11064610_393846034130771_6807267733939764215_n[1] LAVACHILD is a NYC based synth pop project fronted by (very fashionable) singer songwriter/keyboardist Chantel De Lava, whose hypnotic presence charmed us at our 2015 B.E.A.F. fest. Their older single "Want U To" went viral on the internet, and since then...

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Build your own spring reverb with Mod Kits DIY’s The Wave

mod103[1]Those of you who like to challenge themselves with DIY projects in the realm of electric engineering applied to music, should take a look at MODKits DIY's authentic spring tube reverb design called The Wave. For the the young and unaware, spring reverbs are an electromechanical reverb...

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