Show Me Your Pedalboard: Chris

Show Me Your Pedalboard: Chris

Today's Show Me Your Pedalboard entry belongs to Chris from Salt Lake City, Utah! Chris has a very modest board which he mainly uses for his bluesy/stoner rock band. Chris is hardcore repping DOD, as well as rocking some other surprises too, so let's dive in.

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Demo: Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator

Demo: Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator

Pigtronix's Quantum Time Modulator is a vibrato, a chorus, and a wild time stretching effect that provides some pretty cool and useful sounds. Pigtronix was inspired by Frank Zappa's MicMix DynaFlanger sound, and although I am not too familiar with that specific unit I fully trust that Dave at Pigtronix managed to achieve that exact sound. Dave, and the crew at Pigtronix are all pedal wizards, and are constantly coming out with new pedals to change the effects game.

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Demo: Iron Ether FrantaBit

Demo: Iron Ether FrantaBit

There are many pedal makers out there and more are sure to come. It’s not easy to stand out in that crowd, but what I believe sets builders apart from the others are innovative and functional designs. Iron Ether is no exception this. With their function, utility and creativity, Iron Ether have quickly found themselves amongst today's great pedal makers. 

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Show Me Your Pedalboard: Lawrie

Show Me Your Pedalboard: Lawrie

Pedals And Effects is back with another entry for Show Me Your Pedalboard! For those unfamiliar, Show Me Your Pedalboard is a series where the pedal pimps from all over the world send in their boards, we display them to you Pedals And Effects faithful and make suggestions on how to best utilize their gear. Today's board comes from Lawrie, all the way from Scotland! Lawrie's got a really modest board, but he's got a lot of pedals that you don't see all too often. 

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Peter Hook & the Light Perform "Substance - The Albums of Joy Division & New Order"

Peter Hook & the Light Perform "Substance - The Albums of Joy Division & New Order"

Peter Hook has been one of my absolute biggest influences since when I first started playing bass. The bands of that emerged from the 80's new wave scene is without a doubt my favorite era of music. The sounds Joy DivisionNew OrderKilling Joke, and U2 are permanently ingrained in my musical DNA. It was such an honor to interview Peter Hook for Pedals And Effects, and now I am proud to help announce Peter Hook and the Light's world tour!

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Demo: Nemesis Delay by Source Audio

Demo: Nemesis Delay by Source Audio

Every now and then, a stomp-box comes to Pedals And Effects that is so powerful, so radically researched and designed, that it takes a while to fully grasp that pedal's ability. That is exactly what the Source Audio Nemesis Delay is all about. With a staggering amount of features and customization, if you can dream it, the Nemesis Delay can create it. I believe Source Audio set out to conquer the delay world and the Nemesis Delay is pretty damn thorough! 

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Interview: Bassist and producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

Interview: Bassist and producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

Justin Meldal-Johnsen has carved himself a very successful career in the music industry. Not only is he known for having played bass with Beck and Nine Inch Nails, but his talents are highly sought after for production. Justin has applied his talents to such acts such as M83ParamoreTegan and Sara, and many more. 

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Guitar and Bass Pedal Shopping in Los Angeles

Guitar and Bass Pedal Shopping in Los Angeles

Musicians often ask me where I get my pedals. Fortunately, living in Los Angeles there are so many music stores that sell great gear. However, there are only a few locations that sell great used and vintage pedals. I won't hesitate to drive pretty damn far to get a specific pedal or bass, but if I'm just shopping locally these are a few stores that never fail to carry something interesting and rare.

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Interview: Justin Pearson - Part 5

Interview: Justin Pearson - Part 5

Hey everybody! Jonathan here for the final segment of our Justin Pearson series. Congratulations to you viewers for making it to #5! We had lot of fun doing the interview and we hope you enjoyed watching and getting some insight into Justin's whole thing.

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Pedals And Effects Song Dissection: Sabotage by The Beastie Boys

Pedals And Effects Song Dissection: Sabotage by The Beastie Boys

Pedals And Effects coming at ya with an entry of our Song Dissection series, where we analyze the legendary tones from the most sonically ambitious songs out there, and determine what gear they used to achieve their unique sounds. Today's post is on the Beastie Boys 1994 rap-rock classic "Sabotage" off the album Ill Communication. 

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Demo: Vintage MXR-134 Analog Stereo Chorus Pedal

Demo: Vintage MXR-134 Analog Stereo Chorus Pedal

Every time I go on tour I'm always surrounded by gear enthusiasts like me, it's a great environment for creativity but a bad environment for your wallet! Every stop on tour I check the local music shops and craigslist pages. Whether its Deltron 3030, or Juliette Lewis myself and all the other musicians on tour are always scouring each stop for great gear and hidden gems. 

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