Chase Bliss: Mood

Chase Bliss: Mood

Day in, and day out, there are a lot of pedals that pass through 5Starr Sound Labs. Nick and I are fortunate enough to play a lot of new and interesting effects pedals. We’re in the golden age of effects pedals, and while for the most part, new pedals are improvements or innovations built on existing effects, every so often we get something completely new. The new Chase Bliss Mood, is exactly that, it’s new, it’s weird, we love it, and we think you will too.

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Pedals and Effects: Dirt Pedals

Pedals and Effects: Dirt Pedals

Today on Pedals and Effects, we’re doing a dirt pedal shootout! We’ve been hella busy with our touring schedules, but we finally found the time to catch up with some new dirt/distortion pedals as well as ones we finally got around to checking out. We’ve got a great lineup today of Chase Bliss, JAM Pedals, Spiral Electric, and Death By Audio! It’s 2019, more and more dirt pedals are starting to have MIDI and expression options. It’s a very unique take on a staple in effects but, you never know if you can reinvent the wheel unless you try. Not quite a fuzz war, but you know how we roll at Pedals and Effects.

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Chase Bliss: Dark World

Chase Bliss: Dark World

I’ve got good news and bad news, so bad news first. Bad news: I had surgery on my hand, so I’m out of commission for just a little bit. Good news: Pedals and Effects OG Mason Stoops is on hand to help debut the latest and greatest from Chase Bliss, the Dark World Dual Channel reverb!

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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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Pedal Combo: Chase Bliss Audio’s Warped Vinyl and Walrus Audio’s Descent Reverb

Pedal Combo: Chase Bliss Audio’s Warped Vinyl and Walrus Audio’s Descent Reverb

Sometimes combining pedals can be easy, or it can be frustrating since all pedals have their own quirks and issues. But I think I found a winning combo and wanted to share it! I have been raving about The Warped Vinyl by Chase Bliss for some time now and I liked how shimmering the Walrus Audio Descent’s reverb gets which sparked an idea once I started playing through it.

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Fun With Tremolos: Earthquaker Devices, Keeley, Dwarfcraft, Chase Bliss, Boss

Fun With Tremolos: Earthquaker Devices, Keeley, Dwarfcraft, Chase Bliss, Boss

Nick Reinhart got upset about calling our shootouts, "wars" so we have decided to call this pedal shootout episode, "Fun With Tremolos." Basically we took five tremolos and ran effected bass and guitar through them to see if we could demonstrate the key differences of all of them. 

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2016 Update: Warped Vinyl Vibrato/Chorus by Chase Bliss

2016 Update: Warped Vinyl Vibrato/Chorus by Chase Bliss

Wanted to take an updated look at one of the more interesting Vibrato/Chorus pedals out there. Anyone that knows me knows that an integral part of my sound is a Vibrato pedal paired with a Fretless bass. Back in 2014 I had gotten the opportunity to demo the Warped Vinyl MK. I Vibrato from Chase Bliss. Chase Bliss has since updated the Warped Vinyl (MK.II) in 2015 and I wanted to revisit this very unique pedal. 

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