Throwback Thursday: The Late Show With David Letterman

Throwback Thursday: The Late Show With David Letterman

Two years ago this week, the final episode of The Late Show With David Letterman aired. David was a staple of the late night talk show block, and he left a long lasting model and legacy for current talk show hosts. During the final week of his show, a lot of musicians I know posted photos of their performances on the The Late Show. One thing about the David Letterman show was that they were absolutely fearless in bringing on musical acts of all types from all over the world. 

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Demo: Tim Lefebvre with Earthquaker Devices & Way Huge

 Demo: Tim Lefebvre with Earthquaker Devices & Way Huge

This is something I have always wanted to capture for Pedals And Effects, where someone comes in and we setup pedals he or she has never spent time with, then that musician comes up with sounds on the spot! When I had the amazing Tim Lefebvre come through to video some stuff for the site, Tim had mentioned he was really interested in Earthquaker Devices pedals and that he had not really had a lot of experience with them (though now he has since acquired some!) so I put Tim and Earthquaker Devices to the test!

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Keeley Mesmer Astral Delay

Keeley Mesmer Astral Delay

Keeley released this crazy pedal on 4/20 and even if you're not a stoner, you need this Mesmer Astral Delay on your board ASAP! This is one of the crazier pedals we have had sent to us in a while, but it is incredibly musical and ingeniously designed. The Mesmer is, how we saw it, an octaver, sequencer, short delay sort of looper sound manipulator all in one small package!

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Flashback Friday: Emma Electronic Okto-Nøjs

Flashback Friday: Emma Electronic Okto-Nøjs

I know it hasn't been a long time since my last post on the Emma Electronic Okto-Nøjs, but I wanted to add something to that post that I left off. I wasn't sure it was necessary, but I made a video that had an example of me using the sound I created with the Okto-Nøjs played over a beat. I did a similar video before in a post for the Pigtronix Mothership Synthesizer pedal years ago and thought it was worthy then because I wasn't sure bassists were going to get how to use such a dynamic effect in a band or musical situation.

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Demo: Earthquaker Devices Erupter Fuzz!

Demo: Earthquaker Devices Erupter Fuzz!

We always get excited when we catch wind that Jamie Stillman and the crew from Earthquaker Devices is working on a new pedal. The intensity around here went through the roof when we heard that the "ultimate fuzz" would be coming from them. The time is now and here it is, The Erupter! No need to dime this fuzz because Jamie did it for you. You can't put this pedal on blast because it comes, out of the box, on blast with the solo knob at twelve o'clock!

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Throwback Thursday: Sinatra At The Sands with Count Basie

Throwback Thursday: Sinatra At The Sands with Count Basie

I have so many jazz records that are very personal to me, but one of my earliest favorites was with Frank Sinatra. Maybe it was because I was a youngster and it was easy to relate to his singing, maybe it was because my pops would always whistle these songs throughout the house but either way here is my jazz recommendation for today's Throwback Thursday.

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