Frederic Effects Regent 150 pedal: Rock the Bloc with a vintage East German preamp

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London-based Frederic Effects has designed a new pedal based on the old East German Vermona Regent. It’s called the Regent 150 preamp and it incorporates some old NOS transistors. Frederic Effects Regent 150 Preamp The pedal is inspired by the preamp of the Vermona Regent 150K amplifier, a common amp model across the Eastern bloc. The Regent 150 […]

Lonely Robot and Black Moon: Magnetic Effects revisits the Fuzz Face and RAT circuits

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Magnetic Effects has just announced a pair of limited edition pedals, the Lonely Robot and Black Moon. Based in London, Magnetic Effects is building a reputation for great pedals and these two pedals represent new appraoches to classic circuit designs. Magnetic Effects Lonely Robot and Black Moon  These two limited-edition pedals reinterpret the Fuzz Face […]

Magnetic Effects’ Sändare Overdrive V2: The Satellite revamped

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Designed and manufactured in London, England by Magnetic Effects, the newly released Sändare Overdrive V2 is a mild overdrive and booster effect derived from Magnetic’s Satellite pedal. And it looks like the designers have expanded the original concept in pleasing ways… Magnetic Effects Sändare Overdrive V2 I wrote about the original Magnetic Effects Satellite pedal […]

UK Guitar Show 2018: A new two-day event for Brits mad about guitars

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A new two-day show for guitarists is coming to London in late September and will feature some of the best electric and acoustic guitars, equipment and, of course, demos. The UK Guitar Show 2018 The show is being held on 29th and 30th September at the Olympia in London, a large enough venue to cram in […]