Review: Ibanez DUE300 Multi-Effects Pedal

Review: Ibanez DUE300 Multi-Effects Pedal

Kicking off your Monday, Pedals And Effects style! While on tour with Deltron 3030 during our Portland, Oregon stop I had to stop by Old Town Music. Old Town Music is one of the best music stores in the country, so of course I had to drop in. During this particular visit they had an 80’s Ibanez DUE300 Multi-Effects pedal at a steal of a price of $75.00! This multi effects unit is great for several reasons but I would have to say the most unique thing is the delay hold button on the board gives you 2.2 seconds of hold time! Back then, that must have seemed like eternity.

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Bass Players: Direct Box vs. Microphone

Bass Players: Direct Box vs. Microphone

Music production is evolving at lightning speed, and, as a bassist, I ask myself all the time if technology is helping or compromising me as a musician. When I first started professionally in the mid 80’s, records, like Racer X’s Street Lethal, were still being released on vinyl. Shortly thereafter, CD's were the norm; then MP3's and now streaming. Music technology has changed just as much as music itself has and although I’ve kept some of my gear from the early days, I always try to stay informed on the latest technology to see how it can enhance my skills and sound as a musician.

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Interview: Justin Pearson of The Locust, Head Wound City, Three One G Records

Interview: Justin Pearson of The Locust, Head Wound City, Three One G Records

Hey guys! Jonathan Hischke here, Juan recently invited us all to his studio where we had the opportunity to sit down with my good friend Justin Pearson, and talk music, gear, life etc. So for today, allow me to take the reins for Pedals And Effects as I introduce Justin Pearson. Justin Pearson (JP) has been a force in underground music for over 2 decades, forging a path through some unholy convergence of hardcore, experimental and noise music while constantly pushing forward into new realms.

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Review: MXR Phase 99

Review: MXR Phase 99

I have been a huge fan of MXR Phase 90's for years. This pedal had been on my pedalboard since the early 90's and I never thought I would use any other phaser until I got a Phase 100. Though I always loved the sound of the Phase 90 I always wanted the added options of the Phase 100. In 2014, the crew over at Dunlop debuted a limited custom shop run that has even more options than the Phase 100 calling it the Phase 99! It basically combining two phase circuits into a single Phase 90-sized housing!

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Interview: Sound Manipulation with Troy Zeigler of Beat Music

Interview: Sound Manipulation with Troy Zeigler of Beat Music

When I hear there is some new pedal on the market that does something that no other pedal does, I immediately check it out, either through a store, video or sound clips that I dig up on the internet. Once I own the pedal, and that thing delivers the goods, I rave about it through Pedals And Effects and social media. Music is no exception here, and I found music that has me inspired me like Earthquaker Devices Afterneath or Mantic’s Vitriol inspires me. That music is Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music: The  Los Angeles Improvisations.

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Throwback Thursday: Keeping Up The Hustle While On Tour.

Throwback Thursday: Keeping Up The Hustle While On Tour.

Working your creative mind as much as possible will keep the ideas flowing but, like anything else, taking too much time away from it lessens that flow. Today's Throwback Thursday is to offer some insight as to what drives me to work hard even while on tour: In order to have these amazing experiences, I have to work as hard as I can so I can maintain it.

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Review: Z.Vex Super Ringtone 16 Step Sequencer of Ring Modulators!

Review: Z.Vex Super Ringtone 16 Step Sequencer of Ring Modulators!

Z.Vex is a fearless pedal company who trusts that musicians want more out of their pedals than a couple of simple functions. They had previously developed a great ring modulator called the Ringtone, but with their pioneering spirit in effect, they decided to create a Ringtone x 16! 

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When in Detroit it's all about Red Panda!

When in Detroit it's all about Red Panda!

Detroit is known for auto-making, rock and roll and now pedal building! I was in Detroit last week on the Juliette Lewis summer tour, and one of the many benefits of touring are getting to visit a lot of awesome cities. For me touring also means I get to see people that I correspond with regularly online, but rarely get to hang out with. While in Motor City, I hit up Red Panda to see if I could check out where some of the most innovative pedals today are made.

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Pedals And Effects 5: Rachel Eckroth of KT Tunstall

Pedals And Effects 5: Rachel Eckroth of KT Tunstall

Pedals and Effects is proud to present its newest entry of The Pedals And Effects 5 featuring pianist/keyboardist Rachel Eckroth. Based out of LA, Rachel is an accomplished and incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist who has a very unique style. Taking notes from jazz, indie, pop, Rachel weaves in and out sonic convention making her one of the most interesting musicians in the scene.

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Throwback Thursday: Interview with Kenny Aaronson

Throwback Thursday: Interview with Kenny Aaronson

I learned of Kenny Aaronson back when I was in Racer X, because he was the bassist that got all the gigs.  I would see him on TV and in videos all the time with his greased back hair and amazing abilities.  After some time, I stopped seeing him as often and figured he got tired of traveling and transitioned into a session player, but I never knew for certain. I hope you’ll take the time to read about his incredible journey, and I am glad Kenny is still grinding. He’s an inspiration to all bassists, myself included.

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