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Best of NAMM 2017: Chase Bliss Audio’s Brothers Analog Gain Stage Pedal

chase-bliss-brothers-1200-80[1] 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...

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New Pedals: Classic Audio Effects Stumphouse Drive

stumphouse_grande1 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.

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To check out at NAMM: Lunastone Pedals

lunastone 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...

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New Pedals: TWA – Hot Sake Overdrive/Distortion

TVA Hot Sake 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...

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Demos of the Strymon Riverside Multi Stage Overdrive

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...

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New Pedals: Nunomo Limbo Overdrive

dsc_5848m_1024x10241 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.

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Featured Pedals: Baldera Mosfet Drive

hqdefault1 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...

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Featured Pedals: KHDK No.1 Overdrive

khdk-no1-overdrive-1-555x4931Perhaps 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,...

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Pedals at the BK SBE: the updated Rockbox Boiling Point

maxresdefault1 The notorious Boiling Point from Rockbox 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...

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The Mixed Overdrive Board at the Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit 2016

overdrive 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 -
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New Pedal: Escape Plan Pedals Science Friction Delay

science-friction_1024x1024[1]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...

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Ernie Ball debuts Expression Overdrive and Ambient Delay at the Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit

Ernie-Ball-Expression-Pedals-620x187[1] 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...

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