DNA Analogic Bass Dragger aka Sabotage!

DNA Analogic Bass Dragger aka Sabotage!

I have always been a fan of the Beastie Boys since Licensed To Ill. I saw them live, early on, opening for Run DMC. I knew they were on the verge of being huge and influential. They were respected in the rap world, they came from punk rock, and when they eventually started playing instruments on Check Your Head, I became hugely influenced by their direction and fearlessness.

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Throwback Thursday: Throwing a Pedals And Effects loop at Deantoni Parks

Throwback Thursday: Throwing a Pedals And Effects loop at Deantoni Parks

Throwing it back to one of the very first Pedals And Effects posts ever! Can you believe Pedals And Effects is 5 years old already? Revisiting a video I took of a loop I put together during a soundcheck for the main man D (Deantoni Parks) to jam to.

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Earthquaker Devices Afterneath

Earthquaker Devices Afterneath

The pedal designs coming out today are reaching new frontiers. With inventive programming, we are now hearing some amazing advantages digital pedals can offer. With pedals like the Rainbow Machine or Pitch BayEarthquaker Devices brings to the market the pedals that help us achieve otherworldly sounds and textures. The Afterneath pedal is no exception, and if you want otherworldly, this is Earthquaker’s best pedal at doing just that!

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Red Panda Particle

Red Panda Particle

The Red Panda Particle is easily one of my favorite effect pedals ever; it’s a granular delay/pitch shifting pedal but also offers so much more. When Jonathan Hischke first brought over Josh Klinghoffer’s Particle, we plugged it in and spent about an hour playing through it and looking at each other in amazement. The way this pedal manipulates your instrument’s sound is simply beyond words.

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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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