With regular sized pedals featuring incredibly deep functionality (but still holding on to - as they like to say - an "analog heart"), in just a few years Chase Bliss Audio (established in 2013) has been able to create a new standard for the beloved stompbox format.
At the NAMM...
Thinking outside the (stomp)box is a strategy that's risky but may prove rewarding. It gave birth to classic pedals like the Wah and the Whammy, and it's particularly exciting because it tends to to stimulate creativity in new ways.
With a population just under 6 million, Denmark is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but if we measured each country's size by how many pedals it sells, it would certainly be in the top five, thanks to stompbox powerhouse TC Electronic (the company was recently purchased by German...
Japanese engineers excel at many things, but seem to have a knack for musical instrument circuits. If they certainly outshine the rest of the world at manufacturing synthesizers (think Korg, Roland and Yamaha!), nobody can fault them for their guitar pedal creations either. BOSS (also part of Roland) is...
The Strymon Riverside
was certainly one of the most anticipated pedals of 2016, if anything because it represented the first take on distortion from a manufacturer that was able, in recent years, to redefine the stompbox format for pretty much any other kind of effect, from modulation to...
Newcomers to the pedal game Nunomo
are offering an innovative take on overdrive with the Limbo Overdrive
. The coolest feature of this pedal is the ability to tailor the clipping voltage, which enables a very wide range of overdrive sounds.
A lot of overdrive pedals are really great at singing lead sounds, but fall flat when used on a rhythm guitar part. The Mosfet Drive from Miami based Baldera Effects
sounds right at home in either scenario. Whether used on lead or rhythm parts, players of all...
Perhaps some of the most sought-after tones of all time belong to heavy metal giants Metallica, specifically their lightning-fingered lead guitarist Kirk Hammett. One of their latest offerings from his new enterprise KHDK Electronics
, the No.1
is fueled by a blend of transistor and op-amp design,...
The notorious Boiling Point
has returned in 2014 from the stompbox abyss with an updated look and slimmer price tag (check out the old version here
) You'll be able to check out this new version this very weekend at our Brooklyn Stompbox...
Here's the Overdrive mixed board that will be on display at this weekend's Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit
! List of pedals below, click on the image for readable size.
Baldera Pedals - Mosfet Overdrive
Ernie Ball - Expression OD
Escape Plan Pedals - Butch
Jonny Rock Gear -
A unique pairing of not-so-complimentary effects, the Science Friction delay
from Escape Plan Pedals marries delay and overdrive into a creative combination design.
The control scheme is an array of six simple knobs, making it easy to use and extremely fun to experiment with. ‘Space’ controls the time...
In a pair of ingenious new stompbox offerings
(to be presented at our upcoming Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit!) , Ernie Ball
is entering the world of guitar effects in its own terms with the first two products of the "Expression Pedal" series, which take the wah/volume pedal chassis concept...