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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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
The "mini-" trend - inaugurated by visionary comedian Mike Myers in his Austin Power series - is becoming somewhat ubiquitous in the guitar pedal world.
At our recent SXSW Stompbox Exhibit
we had a chance to check out Dunlop's new Cry Baby Mini Wah
I got my BBE MB-2
on the cheap from Musician’s Friend’s “Stupid Deal of the Day.” So while I paid $49 for it, it’s still a value at $149 as you’re getting 2 vintage analog effects for the price of one, and...
, a boutique gear builder out of Santa Ana, CA, prides itself on using modern tech to make the best tools possible. To that end, their pedal offers the discerning guitarist a versatile package, with USB and CAT5 connectivity and a range of...
The smooth buzzsaw. The cloak of delicious grit surrounding a perfectly balanced warmth. The 1963 Silvertone 1484 Twin Twelve is a classic pawnshop amp now rare and coveted. A favorite of many, including Beck and Jack White, this amp's unique tonal qualities are...
is an American company with a very American story -- founder Michael Laiacona was one of the masterminds behind the original line of MXR pedals, and later left to found his own company, Whirlwind. While arguably best-known for their excellent line of pro audio products,...
Click on the image for a bigger picture. This is just a selection of all the boost and distortion pedals available for demoing at the upcoming SXSW Stompbox Exhibit. More info here