We are always grateful when video demos of guitar pedals feature really cool parts (preferably original ones): we feel like that does a great service to the demoed stompbox while making the experience of watching the video a lot more enjoyable.
Those who like the distortion of their amp but still use stompboxes for delay and modulation effects, should be aware of how to connect the various units.
The educational videos below by Brian at Wampler Pedals
go through the basics. Those of you who like to read can check out
The Whammy Ricochet
wasn't met with lots of excitement when it came out earlier this year, but it has slowly found its share of fans, also making the list of Tone Report's the Best Pedals of 2016
Considering that it's about half the price of a regular...
We love crazy pedals with lotsa knobs and we also love the quirky but beautifully shot videos produced by Knobs
. One of their latest is about... this crazy pedal with lotsa knob by Adventure Audio
, called the Dream Reaper
Wanna know what's in it? Here's how...
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...
Our friends at Gearphoria
recently published the list of the best Stompboxes of 2016; below you can finds and an interactive gallery linked to this feature - each picture links to the pedal's most popular YouTube video! You can read the full article in print or online...
In the aughts, Devi Ever's boutique pedal manufacturer Devi Ever : FX
built extreme sounding stompboxes (like the Shoe Gazer
and the Hyperion
) that became some kind of cult among guitarists into noisy and adventurous genres like noise rock and shoegazer.
Based in Albany, Oregon, Pettyjohn Electronics
is a new-ish face in the community of boutique pedal manufacturers, but one that is receiving a certain amount of attention (and flattering reviews). Entirely focused, at least for now, on the dirt and color realms, since 2015 they have been releasing six all analog pedals with...
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,...
A few months ago, right around the Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit 2016, our sister site/magazine The Deli kicked off a collaboration with Gearphoria
(a digital magazine that focuses on boutique manufacturers of electric guitar equipment). The collaboration continues with issue #49 of The Deli NYC, which is truly a "split...
Recreating the sound of classic rock and pop bands from the past is always fun, but probably not high up in most guitarists' list of priorities. That's why we are highlighting this cool series of videos produced by Reverb.com
, dedicated to the theme.
The Cure is probably THE...
Newbury Park, CA's boutique stompbox manufacturer Wren and Cuff
has built a super solid reputation throughout the years, in particular for their distortion pedals (in particular through very popular Muff recreations). Their latest creation, called Sonder
, sees them tackling for the first time the modulation realm.