Emma Electronics DiscumBOBulator V2

Emma Electronics DiscumBOBulator V2

Funk knows no end, and with so many basses in the bass game today you have to find the right envelope filter for your funky endeavors. One that opens when you want it to, and has enough head room for what you are about to throw into its input. My suggestion? The hand made Emma Electronics DiscumBOBulator.

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Juan Alderete and Halo Orbit Magazine Features!

Juan Alderete and Halo Orbit Magazine Features!

Juan has been prominently featured in the press lately spreading the good word of Pedals And Effects and going in depth about his latest project, Halo Orbit! Juan is currently featured in Premier Guitar, Bass Player Magazine, and Bass Magazine Japan and deBassist for the fans in Japan and the Netherlands!

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Throwback Thursday: Research and Sound Design at Pedals And Effects

Throwback Thursday: Research and Sound Design at Pedals And Effects

We here at Pedals And Effects have the wonderful privilege, and opportunity to get hands on with some amazing equipment. Whether its Earthquaker DevicesDigitech, or pedals from smaller boutique companies, we do our best to really get in-depth with effects pedals before we even shoot a single second of film.

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Dr. Octagon Spring Tour Pedalboard

Dr. Octagon Spring Tour Pedalboard

The hustle never stops! Currently I'm about to wrap up the first leg of the Spring/Summer Dr. Octagon tour! Playing with the homies Dan the Automator, DJ Qbert and of course, Kool Keith has been a blast. We've been bumping subs each every stop of the tour, and I wanted to show you guys how I've been doing that, night after night.

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Chase Bliss: Warped Vinyl

Chase Bliss: Warped Vinyl

When the Warped Vinyl from Chase Bliss arrived, I only thought one thing…I bet this pedal will make a Pedals And Effects "Best Of" list.  I would have to get some really amazing pedals in order for this to not make it on any of those lists. The Warped Vinyl Vibrato/Chorus is a pedal that simulates the effect of a warped vinyl record and so much more.

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In depth: Justin Meldal-Johnson and the Malekko Diabolik

In depth: Justin Meldal-Johnson and the Malekko Diabolik

One of the hardest working bassists in Los Angeles found time to come over to Pedals And Effects to show us his new pedal: The DiabolikJustin Meldal-Johnsen has been bringing bass to modern music for over twenty years.  In addition to performing with BeckNine Inch Nails, and Dixie Chicks, Justin has also produced some wildly successful albums for M83 and Paramore, to name a few. Justin never stops; and coming up with a pedal concept is just one more accomplishment for him.

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Throwback Thursday: Stanley Clarke at the Berkeley Community Theater 1979

Throwback Thursday: Stanley Clarke at the Berkeley Community Theater 1979

Today’s Throwback Thursday is to a moment when I was younger that solidified my drive to become a bass player. I know that a lot of musicians of my era know who Stanley Clarke is. When I was coming up, he and Jaco Pastorius were legends but I had found Stanley first. I was so into Stanley because he was always winning best bassist awards, he was part of Return To Forever and he could play insanely fast. Perhaps unsurpassed to this day on electric bass. When I was young, I just wanted to burn like him.

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How to not "bungle" your nice guitar and other tricks

How to not "bungle" your nice guitar and other tricks

Pedals And Effects coming at you with something a little different today. Today Nick wanted to impart some knowledge; some cheap tips and tricks for the regularly gigging musician. Also I hop on board and share some lifelong tips and tricks from the early Racer X days, when Paul Gilbert and were flat-out broke!

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Interview: Tom Cram the Head Honcho at Digitech and DOD

Interview: Tom Cram the Head Honcho at Digitech and DOD

Pedals And Effects has always had a string of good luck with having really great musicians coming on to talk about gear, and this interview with Tom Cram is one of my favorites. Tom runs things at Digitech and DOD and he is an awesome musician and gear head like us all. He came through with great stories from the past, insight to what has been going on and what lies ahead for one of the greatest pedal making companies of all time!

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Throwback Thursday: The Late Show With David Letterman

Throwback Thursday: The Late Show With David Letterman

Two years ago this week, the final episode of The Late Show With David Letterman aired. David was a staple of the late night talk show block, and he left a long lasting model and legacy for current talk show hosts. During the final week of his show, a lot of musicians I know posted photos of their performances on the The Late Show. One thing about the David Letterman show was that they were absolutely fearless in bringing on musical acts of all types from all over the world. 

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