Keith Vonderhulls, the mind behind the beloved Build Your Own Clone
idea, has launched another guitar pedal-related company called Big Tone Brewery
. One of their best designs comes in the form of a stereo vibrato – dubbed the Maggie
. Designed as an emulation of the legendary Fender...
If you think three years of age is too young to work in the family business, Ryan Ratajski of Fuzzrocious Pedals
begs to differ. Together with his wife, painter Shannon
, he's been designing stompboxes since 2008, letting Kaeden (6) and Raeven (3) paint the “kidpainted” pedals
Accomplished guitarist and National Music Journalism Award winner Joe Gore
has designed a line of pedals available via Vintage King, offering his take on a series of gain related circuits ranging from classic to quirky.
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This week we are giving away a mind altering Strymon Mobius
, a pedal that lets you do whatever your brain may be...
One of the newer companies on the guitar pedal scene, Tone Freak Effects
specializes in stompboxes familiar in design, with a few special tweaks for added versatility. We were intrigued by one of their older models, called Severe
, a meaty medium-to-severely
-high gain pedal with tones reminiscent of...
UK manufacturer Cog Effects
designs great analog pedals for guitarists and bassists, and one of their newest offerings is a take on the classic octave effect. While many newer octave pedals rely on digital processes to achieve their sound, the idea behind the T-16
The California based stompbox manufacturer Dirty Boy Pedals
bring an interesting back story to the boutique pedal game. The company was founded by Alex Saraceno - the father of session ace and former Poison guitarist, Blues Saraceno. Dirty Boy aims to create only high end handmade...
Upon hearing the capabilities of the new Electro-Harmonix Mel 9 Tape Replay Machine
Mellotron simulator pedal, the thought that immediately came to mind was that guitar players might finally have a fair shot at landing some film, TV, and video game scoring work. Historically, MIDI...
Highly regarded British amplifier manufacturer Orange Amplification
has recently stepped into the guitar pedal arena, and they are bringing their trademark innovation to the stompbox world. One of their first offerings comes in the form of a clean boost/equalizer appropriately dubbed the Two Stroke
, capable of...
Reverb pedal designs continue to become more evolved, and the Liquid Ambience Polyphonic Reverb
from Flux Effects is truly at the head of the pack. Two different kinds of circuits contribute to the lush tone – a hall reverb and a polyphonic octave generator.
The controls take...
Some of the most classic amplifiers in history featured on-board reverb and tremolo effects, which, due to their great design and build quality, sounded spectacular. VHT Amplification
came out with a guitar pedal that takes these two classic vintage effects and brings them into the modern era....
Another company further pushing the limits of what guitar pedals are capable of is Industrialelectric
, out of Toronto. They have created a unit so bizarre that it must be checked out first hand in order to fully grasp everything that it is capable of.