Fuzz, as an effect, seems to inspire pretty gruesome names, and fuzz lovers, who play musical genres that tend to sublimate violence through heavy hitting music, love that.
Italian based pedal manufacturer Baroni Lab
offers an array of quality, hand-built stompboxes
(they also manufacture amps
). Their pedal range covers all kinds of ground, including distortions, modulation, time-based effects, and tube preamps. What sets the company’s pedal line apart from the rest is that all...
Fresh video of the Catalinbread Formula 55
from Pro Guitar Shop, certainly one of the distortion pedals that made ear turns at the latest NAMM show. It's part of the Portland based manufacturer's Foundation Overdrive
series emulating classic tube amp circuits.
I had a friend in high school who would just buy some records (from the equivalent of the $1 bin) for their covers. Even though I've never done anything like that, this idea has been slowly growing on me: beautiful art makes things more desirable and therefore more valuable....
Since their introduction a few years ago, mini effect pedals have been the delight of the cheapo guitarists and the curse of boutique maniacs. But as it always happens, innovation's constant improvement allows to pack more and more quality in ever smaller packages, and it feels like...
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.
Everybody's saying that the guitar pedal market has reached its peak, but after seeing how many new designs were unveiled at NAMM 2017, that notion seems rather debatable... It's particularly encouraging to see new technology applied to stompboxes, and DigiTech's FreqOut
was one of the most intriguing new products...
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...
The first videos of the new EQD Space Spiral
modulated delay are trickling in, and we thought you wouldn't want to miss this one!
We were all in awe at NAMM 2015 when we saw T-Rex's tape delay Replicator
for the first time (a Eurorack
model of it was then unveiled late in 2016 at our Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit
We had this baby in our NAMM 2017 Stompbox Booth
and we thought you may want to check out the brand new demo video, since Empress FX
's previous pedal Reverb
(belonging to the same line) did extremely well.
The pedal's name is Empress FX EchoSystem, and it's a dual delay....
So are you browsing a hundred sites to see all the videos of the various pedals unveiled at NAMM? No need, it's all in one page over here!