US pedal manufacturer Source Audio
is one of the few companies that's been trying in recent years to move the stompbox concept forward rather than... retro
. Their unique Hot Hand
technology (basically a motion sensing remote control system) has brought unprecedented control of pedal parameters directly to the...
Emerging Canadian pedal manufacturer Stomp Labs
released their first pedal Fuzzi-Fier (pictured), which will be part of a hybrid analog/digital line called XPressWay
. This line aims at making stompboxes that can be controlled more efficiently during the performance - rather than...
New to the Heptode
line of guitar effects: The Virtuoso
Phase Shifter. The Virtuoso is a boutique recreation of the original Maestro PS-1A Phase Shifter, as used in the 1970s by keyboardist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and guitarists Steve Howe (Yes)...
The Ibanez Echo Shifter
combines true analog sound quality with digital-like flexibility. It features things like a Tap-Tempo
switch, Feedback control, Modulation, and a Depth control. I found this pedal to be a lot of fun and I really dig the vintage aesthetics.
, a boutique pedal company I was turned onto recently, started a new video series where they hang out with artists in the studio using their gear. This first video features Hartman's Silicon Crystal Valve
and Vintage Germanium...
Boutique pedal maker DMB Pedals
will be releasing the Whiskey Bender
Overdrive/Fuzz on May 1st. To celebrate, the company is doing a giveaway on Facebook
in which, if you share the contest link everyday before the pedal's release, you'll...
Earlier this year Fender
released their Competition Series of pedals. I highlighted the series in an previous post
. However, today it's all about their Competition Series Chorus Pedal. Chorus is an effect used to simulate the naturally occurring phenomenom that...
Here are some quick news from some of the smaller boutique manufacturers out there:
is now shipping the FAT BALD GUY (pictured) - it's a Big Muff "V3" clone with all of that hyper-fuzz and insane bottom...
In case you're unfamiliar, the Mooer Micro Pedal
series of stomps is sort of the new Boss in...
A new pedal from a boutique company based in Philly, the Babbling Flower
comes to us from TSVG
. This is apparently one of two new fuzzes and features a second footswitch to engage fuzz thickness. They claim to use high quality...
Between April 18th and April 28th over 40 guitar pedals will be auctioned off through eBay with 100% of the proceeds going to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to help treat children with cancer, and to fund cancer research.
This group of pedal builders,...
A Brooklyn based company with super cool boutique designs, Death By Audio
just announced the release of a 100 units Limited Edition of the Ty Segall Sunshine Reverberation Pedal
- presented as "Blissfull amazing reverb done DBA style." The pedal features controls for Reverb Blend,...