EarthQuaker Devices: Plumes

EarthQuaker Devices: Plumes

You want something cool for the summer? Start feeling the vibes and blow some smoke rings with the Plumes overdrive from EarthQuaker Devices! The Plumes is the latest entry in the EarthQuaker Devices journey with overdrives. The Plumes is more low gain “tube screamer-esque,” and with three different clipping modes you will have one of the sounding tones on the block. The really dope thing about the Plumes, is that no matter what kind of amp you’re playing out of, you will have a consistently great tone!

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Adventure Audio: Again

Adventure Audio: Again

I don’t think there couldn’t be a more perfect name for this pedal company, anything of theirs we get, we know we’re about to go on an adventure into uncharted territory! New from Adventure Audio, is the Again modulation delay pedal. Adventure Audio has taken one of the coolest types of delay, and outfitted it with their euro-rack sensibilities. This is a pedal is capable of some incredibly unique delay sounds, and it will make you want to play, again and again and again and again and again.

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Boss: SY-1 Synthesizer

Boss: SY-1 Synthesizer

Boss are a mainstay in the effects pedal world and for good reason! New for 2019 is the Boss SY-1. Continuing the legacy of the SY-300 and SYB-5, Boss is opening the door to a wide variety of synth sounds. With 121 different modes, impeccable tracking, (meaning no more proprietary pickup!) it has never been easier to get into the unique, weird, and totally out there sounds that we love here at Pedals and Effects.

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Chase Bliss: Mood

Chase Bliss: Mood

Day in, and day out, there are a lot of pedals that pass through 5Starr Sound Labs. Nick and I are fortunate enough to play a lot of new and interesting effects pedals. We’re in the golden age of effects pedals, and while for the most part, new pedals are improvements or innovations built on existing effects, every so often we get something completely new. The new Chase Bliss Mood, is exactly that, it’s new, it’s weird, we love it, and we think you will too.

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Meris: Hedra

Meris: Hedra

Pedals and Effects coming at you with an exclusive first look at the Hedra from the masterminds at Meris! The Hedra is an “intelligent” pitch shifter, where you can hard set the key and scale and effectively transpose for your instrument. Auto-tune for guitar/bass? It’s exactly what it sounds like, and the Hedra is capable of that, and so much more.

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Dwarfcraft: Eau Claire Thunder Gold Standard

Dwarfcraft: Eau Claire Thunder Gold Standard

Pedals and Effects is proud to roll out the red carpet for the new Dwarfcraft Devices Eau Claire Thunder Gold Standard! You asked, and Dwarfcraft Devices answered. Their Eau Claire Thunder is back in a smaller, more streamlined enclosure BUT in limited quantities. (Only sixty five of these will be available for purchase!) There are a few new surprises exclusive to the Gold Standard, and Pedals and Effects is going to do some prospecting for you.

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Weird Fuzz Pedals

Weird Fuzz Pedals

Pedals and Effects is coming at you with something a little different! Rather than do a fuzz wars like we normally do, Nick suggested we gather some new fuzz pedals with that aren’t your typical fuzz pedals. This four pedal lineup has unique quirks, and features that you might not expect. If you’re anything like us you’ll love just these just the same.

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Pedals and Effects: Dirt Pedals

Pedals and Effects: Dirt Pedals

Today on Pedals and Effects, we’re doing a dirt pedal shootout! We’ve been hella busy with our touring schedules, but we finally found the time to catch up with some new dirt/distortion pedals as well as ones we finally got around to checking out. We’ve got a great lineup today of Chase Bliss, JAM Pedals, Spiral Electric, and Death By Audio! It’s 2019, more and more dirt pedals are starting to have MIDI and expression options. It’s a very unique take on a staple in effects but, you never know if you can reinvent the wheel unless you try. Not quite a fuzz war, but you know how we roll at Pedals and Effects.

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JAM Pedals: Red Muck Bass

JAM Pedals: Red Muck Bass

This past NAMM, we had the pleasure of meeting the crew behind JAM pedals! Word quickly spread through the convention center that Nick and I had to check out their booth ASAP. When we finally made it, the first thing that caught our eye was all the amazing hand painted artwork on their pedals. JAM pedals meticulously handcraft and paint each and every one of their pedals, and their lineup is magical. I was told that their “Red Muck Bass” would replace my Sovtek Big Fuzz, and well, they’re not wrong.

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Gamechanger Audio: Plasma Pedal

Gamechanger Audio: Plasma Pedal

You want crazy? We got crazy. Straight out of Latvia, it’s the Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal! This might be one of the most unique distortion pedals we’ve ever encountered. It’s hard not to notice the vibrant electrical charges shooting through the Plasma Pedal’s tiny window, turns out there’s a whole lot more going on under the hood. Unlike typical distortion pedals it does not use transistors, or clipping diodes, but rather a unique process that converts your signal into electricity, then back out as sound. It’s a science experiment of a pedal and we love it. You have to hear it, to believe it!

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