Some guitarists (the ones into shoegazer in particular) can be very attached to their digital reverb rack units from the '80s (Alesis ruled at the time), even though they have become obsolete and as ridiculed for their size as the primitive cellphones from that same decade.
"Lo-Fi" is a term loved by many guitarists who grew up in the '90s to the sound of early Ween, Sebadoh, Guided by Voices, and - of course - Pavement and even early Beck. It's a word that's only superficially pejorative: the "low fidelity" of the recordings and slight...
The selection of the ideal stompboxes for your effect rig is made a lot more complicated by how they interact with each other, and - of course - by the order you put them in. One the the eternal questions related to pedal order is: what goes first,...
If you’re looking for a modern spring-style reverb pedal that can easily grab all kinds of sounds, the Skyline
, from Columbus, IN manufacturer Rock Stock
should be in your atmosphere.
Those of you who like to challenge themselves with DIY projects in the realm of electric engineering applied to music, should take a look at MODKits DIY
's authentic spring tube reverb design called The Wave
. For the the young and unaware, spring reverbs are an electromechanical reverb...
Here at Delicious Audio we love collaborations, in particular if they are of the creative variety. Both Dwarfcraft Devices
and Fuzzrocious Pedals
have been churning out several pedals demonstrating how they love to think outside the box - although within the stomp
box parameters! The two boutique...
As we all know, pedal lovers can be divided in two categories: those who like uncluttered effects with a few knobs, and those who seek stompboxes that open many creative possibilities, no matter the number of controls. With its eight algorithms controlled through just five knobs, the...
At our recent Toronto Stompbox Exhibit we had the chance to check out Canadian manufacturer Empress
' new reverb pedal (shipping on May 31st!) appropriately called "Reverb
Like its line predecessor SuperDelay
, this effect seems to insert itself (both in size and concept) somewhere between a regular "few knobs" stompbox and...
Creative (musical) minds like creative tools with creative names, and the brand new Adventure Audio Whateverb
pedal checks both boxes - with flair! We were among the first ones to see in person this stompbox at our recent Toronto Stompbox Exhibit, and we were impressed with its clever design and...
Iowa based Hungry Robot Pedals
has been active since 2012, with owner Eric Laverne Junge slowly refining its rigorously hand made stompboxes, and gradually shifting his attention from effects belonging to the gain realm to more sophisticated and experimental ones dealing with ambiance.
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 pedal garnering attention at this year’s NAMM conference is the Empress Reverb. This new verb is stacked with tweakable features including some standard ones AND bizarre ones like “beer”, “sparkle”, and “ghost”. The combinations are nearly endless as there are four settings for...