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David Byrne pedalboard art

Posted on 01 February 2011 by diode

Came across a picture of this artwork … Awesome! The idea is that you would have to walk across the pedals while walking into the gallery, making random pedals turn on and off with a loop playing through them.

David Byrne in front of Boss pedals

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Brad Paisley’s rig damaged in recent Nashville flood

Posted on 11 May 2010 by diode

Ouch! Not like he can’t afford to replace this stuff but some of it will be hard to come by … like the original Way Huge Aqua Puss. Found via twitter

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Roland Space Echo tribute

Posted on 07 April 2010 by diode

With dub soundtrack to boot. ;)

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Moog debuts Tarus III pedals at NAMM 2010

Posted on 20 January 2010 by diode

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Moog was showing off their newly unveiled update of the Taurus bass pedals. They looked great in person and it seems as if the design draws heavily from the Little Phatty line of synths. As an owner of the Little Phatty I can say that the bass sounds in the Taurus III are going to be astounding. Taurus II will be a limited quantity product with less than 1000 units produced.

From the moogmusic site: Long requested by many of our very best customers and used by the likes of Rush, The Police, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Phil Collins, Asia, Weezer, and many more. This is a one time opportunity to own a new set with a new warranty but one absolutely faithful to the original Taurus I sound.

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Moog MIDI MuRF

Posted on 17 August 2009 by diode

Moog has combined the guitar and bass MuRF pedals and added a full midi implementation in the new MF-105M. At $479 it’s definitely not cheap but it is very cool sounding.

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The new Strymon OB.1 compressor is on my pedal-board!

Posted on 26 July 2009 by surfguitarshredder

The new Strymon OB.1 compressor is quiter, more transparent and better sounding than my old compressor pedals, which have included an old MXR Dynacomp, a Boss compressor, and a couple of BYOC (Build Your Own Clone) compressors.

Here’s the signal path: Strymon OB.1 ;-) > Korg Pitchblack tuner > Fulltone Deja-Vibe > Xotic BB preamp > Xotic AC Booster > Loop-Master > Xotic X-Blender > Fender 65 RI Twin Reverb.

The Loop-Master has a master bypass that eliminates all of the other pedals and wiring attached to it.  Loop one has an Electro-Harmonix micro POG, and loop two has a Boss CE-5 chorus.

The Xotic X-Blender has the Boss DD-20 delay in the loop.  The DD-20 is set to 100% wet, and the echos are added back in to direct signal path with the mix knob.

The whole thing runs off of a single 1-Spot power supply.  The other power supplies are for other pedals (such as a Digitech Talker or a Boss GT-6) that I sometimes add and switch with the Loop-Master.

The OB.1 gets along great with the BB preamp and the AC Booster.  There is less hiss than I had with my old compressor pedals, and the the boost is great.  I can use the flat boost for more gain, or I can use the treble boost for a Brian May kind of tone.  I’m loving this new Strymon OB.1 compressor!

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New OB.1 opto compressor from Strymon

Posted on 15 July 2009 by diode

This new pedal features an opto compressor fashioned after vintage circuits. The OB.1 also has and integrated clean boost with selectable frequency shaping if you are wanting a mid or treble boost as well.

From the site: “Everything you love about studio optical compressors … right at your feet … From beautifully subtle and transparent compression to vintage squash … Integrated foot-switchable Clean, Treble and Mid boost … TRUE BYPASS … Crafted with love in the USA”

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Pedal Internals thread

Posted on 19 June 2009 by diode

This is always great fun to look at: “pedal guts pics thread”

Beware, you can easily spend hours on this thread!
The pics with big ugly globs of goo are no fun ;)

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SM Pro Audio V-Pedal

Posted on 11 May 2009 by diode

Not yet shipping but this looks interesting from the German company SM Pro Audio. This box acts as an embedded host for VST plug-ins that normally run in a DAW on a PC. A 1.5 GHz CPU and 2 gigs of flash memory are included to host your favorite VST plug-ins on the floor. No word on pricing as of yet.
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Here is a link to their site.

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RollerShifter diy custom Line6 Tonecore module

Posted on 01 May 2009 by diode

The Line6 Tonecore SDK is paying dividends today. PsiKTrOn from Belgium did some really creative work to develop a custom tonecore module using the Tonecore software development kit. It’s quite impressive … check out the video below.

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