Show Me Your Pedalboard: John

Show Me Your Pedalboard: John

Boy it's been a while since we've done one of these but fret not, we haven't forgotten! You guys are truly the best, you're all super enthusiastic about everything Pedals And Effects, and I see all of your emails, messages, questions and pedalboards you send me. So without further ado, let's get to it, today's pedalboard comes from John from the UK! 

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The original Boss VB-2 meets the Boss Waza Craft VB-2w

The original Boss VB-2 meets the Boss Waza Craft VB-2w

I love our Pedals and Effects readers! One of the many reasons why we love you guys, is because our readers are very persistent with their requests. I would say the number one request I have had over the last couple of years, is if I could do an original Boss VB-2 Vibrato/Boss Waza Craft VB-2w comparison. They want to know if Boss' newest vibrato is as good as the old one. Well, wait no longer, here are my thoughts:

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Bobb Bruno's Signature Fuzz 'The Fluzzy' by TSVG

Bobb Bruno's Signature Fuzz 'The Fluzzy' by TSVG

We're back with more from Bobb Bruno! Multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Bobb wears many hats. You can find him in Best Coast, Bunny Tuff, or you might know him from his work with the Uphill Gardeners. Once again joined by Jonathan Hischke, we go over Bobb's very own signature fuzz pedal "The Fluzzy!"  

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Bobb Bruno's Bass Pedalboard

Bobb Bruno's Bass Pedalboard

Picking up where we last left off with Bobb Bruno, Bobb gives us a run down of the effects he's been using on his pedalboard when he plays bass! Jonathan Hischke, and Bobb go through his pedalboard, and find out that Bobb has quite a bit of tricks up his sleeves, some cool surprises and some really off-the-beaten-path vintage gear. 

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Pedals And Effects Welcomes Bobb Bruno

Pedals And Effects Welcomes Bobb Bruno

Pedals And Effects is honored to welcome Bobb Bruno back to the website. You may know Bobb Bruno from his work with Best Coast, Bunny Tuff, Uphill Gardeners and a plethora of other projects. We also featured Bobb for our "Pedals And Effects 5" column last year. Bobb Bruno is a like minded sonic innovator and he is always searching for that new sound. Bobb has such a unique approach to his instrument and he's always of the innovator mindset. Joined by Jonathan Hischke, we have a in depth conversation with Bobb on his musical history, his approach to effects pedals, Japanese noise, Spice Girls, and so much more.

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The Depths by Earthquaker Devices

The Depths by Earthquaker Devices

In celebration of this years Summer NAMM, and in preparation for the annual Earthquaker day, I wanted to revisit a time to when I flew out to Akron, OH to try out some yet-to-be released Earthquaker pedals. These pedals of course, in true Earthquaker Devices fashion, became absolute mainstays and every time I go and visit those guys, I know that they're onto something great.

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Unleashing the Cinematic Power of the Mercury7 Reverb from Meris

Unleashing the Cinematic Power of the Mercury7 Reverb from Meris

If you're a fan of Pedals and Effects, then there is a good chance you were really into our review of the Ottobit Jr. from Meris, and I am confident that you'll be as blown away with their Mercury7 Reverb! Meris is not your ordinary effects maker. They set out to break boundaries and take pedals where none have gone before. And the Mercury7 is no different. This pedal's fidelity, functionality and compact size break new ground in the reverb world just like the Ottobit did.

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Deep Space Pulsar by Rainger FX

Deep Space Pulsar by Rainger FX

UK based Rainger FX might possibly be one of the most uniformly stylish effects companies out there. We've rocked their straight-out-of-the-lab Dr. Freakenstein fuzz on Fuzz Wars before, and we got to play around with the sweet Dwarf fuzz pedal too. New for NAMM 2017, David Rainger may have come up with something totally unique to the pedal game, presenting the Deep Space Pulsar, a sidechaining pedal!

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Fuzz Wars: EHX Sovtek Big Muffs featuring Weezer's Scott Shriner

Fuzz Wars: EHX Sovtek Big Muffs featuring Weezer's Scott Shriner

This shootout is as nerdy as it gets.  It starts with three bass players (Weezer’s Scott ShrinerJonathan Hischke and yours truly) in a room, talking about gear when they realize there are enough Sovtek fuzzes in their possesion to do a Fuzz Wars. High Fives ensue.

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