So we left off with this rig: With this rig orbiting it: Well at this point I was missing a wah, but not missing the scratchiness that the Maestro Boomerang persistently crackled in my ears. Who wants to own a compressor just to calm down a wah? Not me! So I looked up the recent … More All the Pedals, Part IV. A New Hope.
Ok, this is going to be way more difficult than the Amp rundown I did a while back. Did I ever do a guitar one? Kinda here and there. But I never tackled a Pedal one since it just seemed like such a Herculean, and honestly Sisyphean, task. But here goes. Some of the pics … More All the Pedals I Ever Owned. And Some I Still Do. Part One of Too Many Parts.
Here’s a little story for y’all, folks.One Fender Tweed 6G10 Harvard amp. Which is basically a Princeton on steroid iron hiding in a big boy cab, but whatever. Tweed.Play it cranked. It is LOUD for a small room. LOUD. And GLORIOUS.Turn it down and play it clean. Oh so sweet. But it is not loud. … More Klon.
In my mind, there are three types of stompboxes:1) The Effect. this is a box that isn’t part of the natural order of things. You can live the rest of your life totally happy with this box NOT in your chain. You don’t need it to create Your Tone or Your Sound, the signature “thing” … More Some Musings about Pedals – Effects, Always On, Utility Tools.
The Sunlion was introduced early in 2005 and the first run completed about a year later, with sporadic releases here and there. In 2011-Present you can get one with new graphics and several transistor choices. This one I have is probably one of the last of the first run, since it’s from January 2006. It’s … More New/Old Pedal Day: 2006 Analogman Sunlion Fuzz/Treble Booster
Before showing the goods and giving the complete rundown from guitar to amp, here’s a bit on my “keepers.” The Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble really threw me for a loop when I first played through it. Now THAT is Chorus. and wow, THAT is Vibrato! Just perfect representations of both effects in my mind, totally … More Guitar Gear: My Pedalboard.
Well, no big mystery, really. If you’re a fan of using velcro on your pedalboards, instead of say cable ties or bike links, then you’ve probably come across those ubiquitous black strips of velcro that came packaged with your boards. If you’re like me, there was no problem with the fuzzy side – just slap … More The Mysteries of Velcro, Revealed!