Interview: Isaiah "Ikey" Owens

Interview: Isaiah "Ikey" Owens

Ikey Owens played keyboards in The Mars Volta from its inception in 2001 to his departure in 2009. For years, he and I were crammed right next to each other, sharing a small space on stage with our pedalboards and gear. Whenever we were on tour, I knew I could count on Ikey to explore cities with me, check out great restaurants, and enjoy the scenery of places we’d never been before. I have so much respect for Ikey, and it was a great pleasure to have had him take part in an interview with Pedals And Effects.

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Vintage Marshall Pedals: The Guv'nor, Shred Master, and Bluesbreaker

Vintage Marshall Pedals: The Guv'nor, Shred Master, and Bluesbreaker

As you might imagine, GuitCon was very productive for Nick and I! We shot some dope videos, were joined by great people, and surrounded by great gear. While over there, Reverb debuted their European web shop and happened to have some vintage gear on hand. One of the many cool things we got to check out were some vintage Marshall distortion pedals.  

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Show Me Your Pedalboard: Neil

Show Me Your Pedalboard: Neil

Today's Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Neil! Neil classics pedals, unique effects and makes interesting use of loops and a multi amp setup. It's been pretty busy over at the Pedals And Effects camp lately, but we wanted to get something out to you this week. So without further ado, let's take a look at what Neil is rocking:

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In conversation: Robert Keeley of Keeley Electronics

In conversation: Robert Keeley of Keeley Electronics

It has been an absolute pleasure speaking with Robert Keeley at GuitCon. An Oklahoma local, it took us going to Markneukirchen, Germany to speak at length with him for Pedals And Effects. In addition to going over how compression works, how to get the most out of compressing your bass, we sat down with Robert to learn a little more about his roots, and his company's roots, Keeley Electronics. 

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Hired Gun vs Bandmate. The Ongoing Debate.

 Hired Gun vs Bandmate. The Ongoing Debate.

Throughout my career, I have explored two options as a working musician: being a part of a band and being a "hired gun." Though both carry positive and negative aspects, I find I prefer being in a band, but have taken on hired gigs due to financial, and sometimes, career affecting reasons.

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Pedals And Effects Welcomes: Tore Mogensen

Pedals And Effects Welcomes: Tore Mogensen

Tore is in the Pedals and Effects house! Tore is the genius behind TC Electronic, and he has been responsible for some of the most exciting pedals to come out over the last 20 years. We got to sit down and spend time with Tore while at GuitCon at the world famous Warwick Factory. Check it out!

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