TC Electronic Flashback 2 X4 Delay pedal: Now with MASH and TonePrint

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TC Electronic has just announced the Flashback 2 X4 Delay, an extension of the Flashback 2 into the X$ format. The Flashback 2 X4 adds MASH-capable footswitches and a new delay setting, adding some sweet features to an already well-specified delay pedal. TC Electronic Flashback 2 X4 Delay The new delay sound added to the […]

EHX Dirt Road Special – Transistor combo with in-house reverbs

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Electro-Harmonix has unveiled a small 40W combo named Dirt Road Special at the Summer NAMM.  EHX Dirt Road Special “Sweet Clean Tone” promises EHX the new Dirt Road Special, a remake of the 1970s amplifier from the company’s past – but with modern improvements. The power amplifier delivers 40 watts via unspecified transistors into a 12 “speaker. Sonically, the amp […]

Farm Pedals’ Fly Agaric is a vintage-voiced, four-stage phaser pedal with twin LFOs

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Farm Pedals’ new Fly Agaric is an interesting new take on the classic phaser pedal. Having listened to the demos, this thing seems to have some seriously sweet phasing tones and plenty of trippy textures on tap. Farm Pedals has had this pedal in various ‘beta’ versions for quite some time, but now the company seems to have […]

Elite Acoustics Stompmix X6: A battery powered digital stompbox mixer

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Need a portable mixer for street performances and singer/songwriter sessions? Take a look at the new Elite Acoustics Stompmix X6. It’s a 6-channel digital mixer with effects, that lets you store and recall mixer scenes with your feet.  Elite Acoustics claims that the Stompmix X6 is the world’s first digital mixer in a stompbox format. […]

GigRig Wetter Box: Blend effects pedals in parallel

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GigRig has been teasing its new Wetter Box for a few weeks now, replete with with dodgy black-and-white, ’80s style advertising. But now it is finally here and it looks pretty useful, especially for all you effects pedal addicts out there with large pedalboards. GigRig Wetter Box The GigRig Wetter Box allows you to blend your effects […]

Walrus Audio Slö Multi Texture Reverb puts inspiring, ethereal sounds on tap

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Walrus Audio has just unveiled its new Slö Multi Texture Reverb pedal. Judging by the early demo sounds, this thing has some beautiful ethereal sounds available, with both octave and modulation textures. Slö Multi Texture Reverb The Slö Multi Texture Reverb has three algorithms onboard, harbouring some fantastic sounds. Dark adds in a blendable lower octave […]

Echo Fix EF-X2: A real tape echo for the modern world?

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The Australian company Echo Fix has specialised in the repair and maintenance of tape recorders for more than 10 years. Now it’s producing its own tape echo unit, the Echo Fix EF-X2. Echo Fix says it’s been developing, testing and reworking the design of the EF-X2 for three years now. Since it is difficult in this digital […]

NAMM 2019: Strymon Volante Magnetic Echo Machine hones in on vintage delay effects

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US effect company Strymon recently ran a teaser on social media for a new product. Speculation had been swirling that the firm was going to announce some sort of Helix-like monster FX machine, or an update to its Flint or Timeline products. Instead we’re being offered an additional delay pedal product, the Volante Magnetic Echo Machine. […]

NAMM 2019: Blackstar bravely launches Studio 10, a trio of Class A combo amps

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Blackstar will be launching a trio of Class A, single-ended combos at NAMM 2019. Each is designed around a different output valve section, using either EL34, 6L6 or KT88 to power the amps. It’s a brave move, though, given the massive competition in this segment. Is there enough on offer here to convince players to plump […]

NAMM 2019: The new Supro Blues King 12 gives more for less

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NAMM 2019 is just around the corner and Supro has announced a new combo, the Blues King 12. It’s a Class A, all-tube amplifer with a lower price point and looks to have plenty of gain on tap. Supro Blues King 12 The new Supro Blues King 12 has its roots in classic ‘Rock & Roll’ and […]