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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Compression for dummies. Understanding how to use compressors.

Compression for dummies. Understanding how to use compressors.

So a few weeks ago, Nick and I were in Germany for Guitcon (a convention of sorts where gear YouTubers met up to nerd out) and we were trying to find things we were really into, to report about for you all. Nick had this great idea to do a video with fellow attendee, Robert Keeley (of Keeley Electronics), about compressors. Nick is a self proclaimed compressor dummy who possesses little knowledge about compression, nor does he use one on his touring boards.

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Preview: June-60 Chorus by TC Electronic

Preview: June-60 Chorus by TC Electronic

Another one of the many things we've discovered at GuitCon, is the June-60 chorus, currently a prototype by TC Electronic. I posted this on my Instagram and have already seen quite a bit of buzz about it. Most importantly, TC Electronic wants to know if YOU would be interested in it!

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Preview: Quintessence by TC Electronic

Preview: Quintessence by TC Electronic

So we're at the famous Warwick facility in Markneukirchen, Germany where GuitCon is currently being held. Nick and I are checking out all that GuitCon has to offer, peeping gear, and making videos too. We managed to get a special preview of TC Electronic's newest pedal, the Quintessence harmonizer.

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Harleking Effects: Manifold Curiosity

Harleking Effects: Manifold Curiosity

Nick had a pedal he wanted to do a review on that I had no connection to. He was on tour in Croatia with his band Tera Melos, and a builder walked up to him and handed him his Manifold Curiosity that Nick figures is a weird warping delay. Since I had no exposure to this pedal ahead of time, I thought it would be cool to let Nick take the lead on this, and it came out great! 

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Earthquaker Devices: Disaster Transport Sr.

Earthquaker Devices: Disaster Transport Sr.

A couple of years ago, Earthquaker Devices was kind enough to send me one of their limited run Ghost Disaster pedals from 2010. The pedal has a great sounding delay, combined with a deep reverb, and I use it to dub out my bass and other effects. Since the Ghost Disaster’s run came to an end, Earthquaker Devices has put their energy into creating a pedal that gave more than it’s predecessor. That pedal is the Disaster Transport Sr.

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The Gas Cooker Mic Pre/DI Review

The Gas Cooker Mic Pre/DI Review

Way way back in 2012 when Pedals And Effects was still in its infancy, I was still working out the kinks in how I was going to format my videos and reviews. And while I cover effects pedals a lot on the website, in the digital age its important to be able to accurately capture all the craziness produced by effects! There are plenty of DI units out there to suit your needs, but I wanted to look back on the Gas Cooker Mic/Pre DI made by Ridge Farm Industries.

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Show Me Your Pedalboard: Anson

Show Me Your Pedalboard: Anson

Today's "Show Me Your Pedalboard" entry comes from Anson from New York! Anson is a bass player who plays in everything from a funk jam band to country. His pedal board might be a little wacky for country, but there's a lot of cool boutique stuff to work with here. Let's check it out:

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