BOSS: Waza Craft Dimension C & Metal Zone

BOSS: Waza Craft Dimension C & Metal Zone

Yep, you read that right! BOSS’ premium Waza reissue series has extended to the legendary DC-2 Chorus, and the always appreciated but often underrated, BOSS Metal Zone. The Waza DC-2w is an incredibly faithful reissue of the highly coveted DC-2 Chorus. Because of its current presence on the market (BOSS’ 2nd best selling pedal ever!), the update to the Metal Zone was a pleasant surprise, but the Waza DC-2w was completely and totally unexpected.

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Fuzz Wars: Beetronics, Land Devices, Adventure Audio, Way Huge

Fuzz Wars: Beetronics, Land Devices, Adventure Audio, Way Huge

Pedals and Effects is back with a long awaited entry to our fuzz war series! We got Beetronics from LA, Land Devices from the Bay Area, Adventure Audio from Rochester NY, and Jeorge Tripp’s Way Huge (also from LA). You know the drill, we run some riffs through the pedals, compare, contrast, and see what stands out. All’s fair in love and fuzz!

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Earthquaker Devices: Aqueduct

Earthquaker Devices: Aqueduct

If you know me, and follow me, it's no secret that I love vibrato. I've shouted it from the rooftops, I've put vibrato on absolutely everything. There's vibrato all over Mars Volta records, it's all over Big Sir records, it's a staple of my career, and my love for the effect knows no bounds. Enter Earthquaker Devices newest pedal, the Aqueduct. One of my favorite effects companies of all time, putting a unique spin on one of my favorite effects of all time. The result? Blowing the competition out of the water.

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Pedals and Effects Exclusive: Enzo by Meris

Pedals and Effects Exclusive: Enzo by Meris

Hope you had a nice long Labor Day weekend because Pedals and Effects is putting in work! We've got a surprise debut from the homies over at Meris. Meris is currently one of the most creative effects pedal makers going right now and we're always stoked to rep them. They hit you the Ottobit Jr., they brought you the Mercury7, and they came at you with the Polymoon. This small three person team, is once again changing the game, and this time, it's with the Enzo synth.

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Pedals and Effects live at Earthquaker Day 2018

Pedals and Effects live at Earthquaker Day 2018

I got to tell you, it's been a very busy summer! While things have been super crazy on tour, I always have time for Earthquaker Devices. On the Columbus stop of the Marilyn Manson tour I drove in to Akron to meet up with Nick for Earthquaker Devices annual Earthquaker day, celebrating all things Earthquaker Devices!

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Tour Essentials with Ben Hinz of Dwarfcraft Devices

Tour Essentials with Ben Hinz of Dwarfcraft Devices

One thing I get asked about all the time when I'm on the road is "how do you survive years of touring?" Well, I'm here to tell you most of it isn't what you think. At the Milwaukee stop of the Marilyn Manson tour, I got to kick it with the homie Ben Hinz, of Dwarfcraft Devices. We had some down time at the hotel so we decided to shoot this video MTV Cribs style, we're even giving you a sneak peek of two new Dwarcraft Devices pedals!

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Bananana Effects

Bananana Effects

The wonderful thing about social media these days is that you can easily find out about cool up and coming stuff. Someone on Instagram hit me up and was like "yo, you need to check out Bananana effects!" Bananana effects is a one man operation based out of Japan, and these effects are super dope. I reached out to him on Instagram and he sent us one of his super dope pedals. He even came out to one of Nick's shows on their recent Japanese tour! Without further ado, Pedals and Effects is proud to welcome Bananana effects.

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Orange: Getaway Driver

Orange: Getaway Driver

Orange, known primarily for their quality amps have now thrown their hat in the effects pedal ring! Orange rolled out a line of pedals that serve as effects pedal sized components of their famous British amp sound. The line includes an, EQ, Compression, Buffer, Clean Boost, Fuzz and Overdrive. Today Nick and I are taking a look at the brand spankin' new "Getaway Driver" overdrive pedal (get it?). 

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DOD: Gonkulator

DOD: Gonkulator

As time has gone by some of our favorite effects pedals have left a lasting legacy, some more infamous than others. Introduced in the 90's by DOD, the Gonkulator was a wacky mix of ring mod and distortion. Like the DOD Meat Box despite being discontinued, the Gonkulator had developed its own reputation, increasing in value and inspiring multiple clones. Well, Pedals and Effects is here with not one, not two, not three, but four different versions of the Gonkulator! Let Nick Reinhart be your guide, as we explore one of the weirdest pedals to come out of the 90's. 

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Malekko Heavy Industry: Downer

Malekko Heavy Industry: Downer

Summer is right around the corner, but you know things are heating up with Pedals and Effects! I've got nothing but mad love for Malekko, but young blood Nick has never played anything by them!  I had Malekko send him their latest "Downer" pedal to see if he might get hooked on Malekko. The Diabolik (shouts out to Justin Meldal-Johnsen), the Scrutator, B:Assmaster, and now Eurorack stuff? Malekko is full of mad scientists that know their stuff, and they're all homies. 

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Hamstead Soundworks: Odyssey Subspace Driver with Simon Francis

Hamstead Soundworks: Odyssey Subspace Driver with Simon Francis

We are so happy to welcome back to Pedals and Effects our homie, Simon Francis. Last we saw Simon, he was playing bass with Ellie Goulding and now he's playing with Kylie Minogue too! Even when working with these pop stars he has been allowed the experimental freedom to get gnarly with his bass tones. On the LA date of his tour, Simon was kind enough to drop by and even bring me a gift. He brought a Odyssey Subspace bass driver by Hamstead Soundworks all the way from Cambridge, UK. Check it out as we catch up with our good friend Simon, and give this boutique distortion/overdrive a test run!

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