Electro-Harmonix Tri Parallel Mixer: 3-channel true-bypass mixer & looper

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Renowned guitar and studio gear brand Electro-Harmonix released an interesting stompbox called the Tri Parallel Mixer. It functions as a three-channel true-bypass mixer and looper that lets you run up to three FX Loops in parallel, creating sounds that won’t be possible by means of serial connection. More straightforward uses include signal splitting for up […]

Pedal Crush: A new book for effects pedal enthusiasts now on Kickstarter

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Pedal Crush is a new book by the author of Push Turn Move all about effects pedals – and it’s now live on Kickstarter.  As a guitar player, I am more than familiar with effects pedals or stomp boxes, as I like to call them. Us guitarists are the target audience for a whole lot of […]

NAMM 2019: Can the new Supro Delay pedal stand out from the crowd?

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The new Supro Delay has analogue circuitry throughout and was designed by the brains behind some of the most famous analogue delays in the guitar world. Not a bad foundation for a quality pedal! But is it enough to make it stand out from the crowd? Supro Delay The design of this new analogue delay pedal is […]

Amp Tone Shoot-Out: 17 different guitar preamps compared

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It really isn’t easy as a guitarist. You’re scouting around for a new amp, and suddenly the details of tube technology become an issue. Yes, there’s the choice of power stage valves to deal with – but there’s also the preamp stage. Many feature the 12A7X/ECC83 valve. But as the shoot-out video below proves, all […]

Mythos Pedals’ Positron Collider: I ain’t afraid of no fuzz

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Mythos Pedals’ new Positron Collider Fuzz is a limited edition run of a fuzz pedal designed in Nashville, TN with aesthetics inspired by the classic ’80s film Ghostbusters. But does it sound any good? Mythos Pedals Positron Collider Fuzz This Ghostbusters-inspired fuzz pedal is based around the classic “Ram’s Head” fuzz, yet goes further than your […]

Stupid effect pedal names: Is it all getting a bit tired?

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Effects pedals come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. A big trend at the moment is to name them as stupidly as possible, preferably including some smutty gags and double-entendres. So which pedals do you think have the worst names? And is it all getting a bit, well, tired? Worst Pedal Names 2018 So what were […]