Pedals And Effects: Sub Octave Wars with Janek Gwizdala

Pedals And Effects: Sub Octave Wars with Janek Gwizdala

Pedals And Effects has brought you a Sub Wars  before but these pedals, though similar, are mainly octave pedals so we dubbed this installment Sub Octave Wars!  Please be aware that the low end coming through your speakers may rattle your speakers off their stands!

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Pedals And Effects 5: Matt Holl of Wren And Cuff

Pedals And Effects 5: Matt Holl of Wren And Cuff

The Pedals And Effects 5, the builders series, continues with Matt Holl of Wren and Cuff. I met Matt Holl through a 2009/2010 email correspondence when I was investigating his Pickle Pie Hella Fuzz. I was weary of touring with my Sovtek fuzz and was looking for a suitable replacement. I hit up Matt and the rest as they say, is history. 

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Review: The Gjengangar by Pladask Elektrisk

Review: The Gjengangar by Pladask Elektrisk

Here we go with the hardest pedal to pronounce - it is the Gjengangar by Pladask Elektrisk! This is a delay with some cool features you don't always see on a delay pedal. The Gjengangar has a gate for the delay, a feedback looper and effect blender. It seems Pladask Elektrisk has thrown in a lot of thought in building a better beast and this delay comes with a whole lot of innovation. 

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Pedals And Effects 5: Brad Smith of Old Blood Noise Endeavors

Pedals And Effects 5: Brad Smith of Old Blood Noise Endeavors

The Pedals And Effects 5, the builders series, continues with Brady Smith of Old Blood Noise Endeavors! I met Brady when he was working at Walrus Audio and he and Seth McCarroll decided to break out and start their own "niche based" pedal company. Their stuff is unique with a lot of features you may not find on other effects. These dudes build pedals that they wanted to use in their own musical endeavors (no pun intended).

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Fun With Tremolos: Earthquaker Devices, Keeley, Dwarfcraft, Chase Bliss, Boss

Fun With Tremolos: Earthquaker Devices, Keeley, Dwarfcraft, Chase Bliss, Boss

Nick Reinhart got upset about calling our shootouts, "wars" so we have decided to call this pedal shootout episode, "Fun With Tremolos." Basically we took five tremolos and ran effected bass and guitar through them to see if we could demonstrate the key differences of all of them. 

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Throwback Thursday: My Audition With Billy Corgan's Zwan

Throwback Thursday: My Audition With Billy Corgan's Zwan

Another Throwback Thursday, another look back at a memorable audition! As I've mentioned before, I haven’t had to audition much over the course of my career.  The few times I did audition usually ended in a gig, but in this particular instance, that just wasn’t the case. Let’s just say playing the music wasn’t the only difficult aspect of the audition.

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Show Me Your Pedalboard: Collin

Show Me Your Pedalboard: Collin

Today's Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Collin from Aurora, Illinois! Collin is a bass player who isn't afraid to get experimental, lots of weird noise makers on his board and a lot of Pedals And Effects favorites on there too! Let's see what Collin is rocking on his board:

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Fuzz Wars: Janek Gwizdala’s Favorite Fuzz Pedals

Fuzz Wars: Janek Gwizdala’s Favorite Fuzz Pedals

I met Janek Gwizdala backstage at my first Bass Player Live back in 2009. I performed as Vato Negro and was very intimidated to be in a room full of my peers.  I remember I was speaking to Bass Player Magazine editor, Chris Jisi, about Jaco Pastorious and Janek overheard me saying something about Jaco’s feel and groove, so he jumped in on the conversation with similar opinions to mine.  We quickly bonded and have been friends ever since.

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Tour Wrap Up: Juliette Lewis And The Licks 2016 European tour

Tour Wrap Up: Juliette Lewis And The Licks 2016 European tour

I am back from Europe in one piece! Despite bringing home a cold, I am stoked on how great the Juliette Lewis And The Licks 2016 European tour went. Not only did she assemble a great band, she brought it 110% every night...and I mean every night. I came back so inspired by her commitment to excellence.

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