NAMM is definitely a whirlwind of a weekend, for us there isn't a whole lot of time to really dig into new stuff. We caught buzz of a few guys walking around the convention center in beekeeper outfits and were told by multiple people to check out their stuff. On the last day of NAMM 2017, we found out that these guys fresh from Brazil ran an effects pedal company called Beetronics.Read More
Pedals And Effects is honored to welcome bass player extraordinaire, Julie Slick! Julie stopped by 5Starr Sound labs where we talked gigs, gear, and so much more. You may know Julie from her work with the Adrian Belew Power Trio, or more recently from a video that was making the rounds on social media, where she ripped crazy bass while an artist painted the walls around her. Without further ado, here is Pedals And Effects in conversation with Julie Slick.Read More
Today's Pedals And Effects Song Dissection is nothing short of legendary! Every single member of Led Zeppelin were innovators of their instrument, having blazed a trail for musicians to follow and cementing their legacy in the upper echelon of musical history. One thing we seldom talk about here at Pedals And Effects are effects on drum kits! And that is what today's Song Dissection is all about!Read More
Pigtronix's Quantum Time Modulator is a vibrato, a chorus, and a wild time stretching effect that provides some pretty cool and useful sounds. Pigtronix was inspired by Frank Zappa's MicMix DynaFlanger sound, and although I am not too familiar with that specific unit I fully trust that Dave at Pigtronix managed to achieve that exact sound. Dave, and the crew at Pigtronix are all pedal wizards, and are constantly coming out with new pedals to change the effects game.Read More
Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry also happens to be the very first entry since our re-launch! And that honor goes to Stephan all the way from Germany. Hallo Stephan, let’s take a look at what you’re rocking:Read More
The Neunaber Audio Effects Seraphim Mono Shimmer had arrived a few months ago to the Pedals And Effects HQ . But because of our new launch, the review took some time to get done. Now without further delay Pedals And Effects presents it's review of the Neunaber Seraphim Mono Shimmer reverb pedalRead More
The FwonkBeta promotion is coming to an end this week. You only have until midnight, March 16th to get the massive discount on the FwonkBeta by Mr Black. Still on the fence? Well here is Tim Lefebvre running some massive sounds through the FwonkBeta to help convince you that you need it on your pedalboard.Read More
I am excited to share with all of the fans of Pedals And Effects, our new Squarespace website. This has been a much desired change and we are very happy with the results. The new site is easier to navigate, looks cleaner and most importantly, has added features like a merch store!
Nick and I have very funny conversations when we hang out, and sometimes our plans get very bizarre and we wonder if anyone else is going to find our ideas too strange. Take today's post, 100 Pedals. Are there people out there in YouTube land really interested in seeing 100 pedals chained up together? We talked about it and concluded, yes!
Here it is, our 100 Pedals video!Read More
Alessandro Cortini comes through Pedals And Effects again to review another wild effects pedal! This time it’s the Seppuku FX Kompakt Kaset delay! This is a wild pedal that Alessandro describes as producing sounds that resemble a broken channel on a 4 track cassette recorder. Alessandro is an absolute sonic genius, and he manages to finds pedals that I have been unable to locate and is willing to share them with us.Read More
Today’s Show Me Your Pedalboard entry comes from Cas all the way from the Netherlands. Cas plays bass in dutch pop band Rondé and it looks like they’ve developed quite a following for themselves! Word! Cas prides himself on working unconventional sounds into pop music, and his board is very indicative of that. He also has some of my favorite pedals ever! You’re just showing me what I want to see!Read More
Pedals and Effects is back with the first Pedals and Effects 5 entry of the new year! For those unfamiliar, “The Pedals and Effects 5” is where we ask musicians of all styles and all walks of life how they first got into pedals, and what pedals are currently inspiring them. It will be the same five questions every time, so be sure to keep an eye out to see what your favorite artist has to say about their favorite pedals and effects. Today’s entry for the Pedals and Effects 5 features long time pedal fiend and friend to Pedals and Effects, Jonathan Hischke.Read More