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Yamaha is known for making super high quality products across multiple industries. From pianos, to guitars, to keyboards, jet-skis, motorcycles, and even automotive engines! But not very many people are aware of the line of guitar pedals Yamaha came out with in the 80s. These guitar effects have some rather…

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Colt Capperrune is a very successful music producer/recording engineer/content creator with a very inspiring story. He also has some insight into Apple's plans for integrating Dolby Atmos into Apple Music that could have MASSIVE implications for independent artists and their ability to achieve visibility in the same way that we've…

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I’ve heard that some people can “see sound”. I am not one of those folks, but there is apparently a way we can all visualize sonic patterns with a few simple tools I poured salt on my resonator guitar and let it feedback massively to see if it would generate…

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It’s always super exciting to get that new guitar, amplifier, or effects pedal. And as guitarists, we are always chasing the next “revolutionary tone shaping device.” But the little “boring” bits of gear that we integrate throughout our work flow are the pieces that sometimes make the biggest impact on…

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The Orange Amplifiers Rocker 30 is a total forgotten gem in the Orange lineup. The Rockerverb gets all the glory, meanwhile the very capable Rocker gets left out of the conversation. It was made in the UK, features 30 glorious all tube watts, switchable clean/dirty channel, and even better… They…

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A popular online guitar store put this guitar pedal out back in the day and it was insanely popular for a while. There were sounds baked into these particular reverb algorithms that most guitarists hadn’t heard before. That, coupled with some of the best guitar pedal demos of the era…

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The Mr Black Pedals High Five allows you to add an Octave Up or Down and a Fifth Up or Down to any note that you play. It’s labeled as an “instant power chord” generator in a compact guitar pedal. While it can do that, it’s really more of a…

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I recently had the opportunity to check out the Mr. Black Pedals High Five Instant Power Chord Generator. This thing is an absolute blast. My favorite part was using it to fill out full chords and making a gorgeous wall of sound. The sweet, slight warble to the 5th and…

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Some folks are Gibson people, some folks are Fender people. But what about people who like to mix things up? The old Gibson Melody Makers are not only fantastic guitars, and the most affordable way to get your hands on a vintage Gibson guitar… But in stock form they live…

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The new @ikmultimedia ToneX Pedal offers a lot of promise for a $400 stompbox. It utilizes AI technology to capture the subtle nuances of very complicated guitar amplifier, cabinet and pedal tones. The functionality this pedal offers has never been seen at this price point (as far as I’m aware.)…

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On this episode of the podcast we talk about the meat and potatoes. Quite literally the meat and potatoes. (More on that at the end though.) Not only do Chris and I get into a bunch of gear talk, but we get into a bunch of CAREER talk. How does…

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This is a VERTICAL pedalboard built by Coda Handmade. It’s perfect for recording studios, content creators, and people who just enjoy manipulating their guitar pedals with their hands. (Like yours truly!) It also works great for holding groovebox synthesizers and integrating guitar effects pedals into their modular synth rig. By…

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Browne Amplification has really blown up in the last few years. Thanks in large part to The Protein Dual Overdrive Pedal. On this episode we discuss how Josh Scott (of JHS Pedals) convinced him to give surface mount components a try in his guitar pedals, germanium transistors, how he was…

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My friend Ryan from @fuzzrociouspedals was kind enough to introduce me to Tanner Merritt from the band O'Brother. (Who are absolutely awesome and you should check out.) Tanner recently started a company called Coda Handmade. They build pedalboards, synth racks, VERTICAL pedalboards. The latter of which was very much of…

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Everyone that knows me in real life knows that I’m basically @mariekondo. I definitely do not hang on to too much stuff and I’m supremely well organized. Ok. That was a total lie. But I’m trying to get better! And in the spirit of trying to get organized and also…

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This episode is definitely something different! On this one you are getting something a little different. Today Sean Arbow of Gunstreet and Scott Marquart of @Stringjoy are on the podcast to announce that Stringjoy and Gunstreet are officially teaming up! This is something that we've all been working on behind…

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Acorn Amps (@theBanalBrother) faithfully recreated the recently exposed @QOTSA “secret weapon” amplifier in a guitar pedal format! While that brings exploding, fuzzy guitar tones to most people’s minds, this effects pedal can do SO much more than that. (As shown in this clip.) In this clip I’m using it to…

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Carlos Lopez has a fascinating story. On this episode we explore how his extreme level of focus have guided him through his career. From his early days in East LA as a boxer, to attending Musician's Institute, getting a job a Fender Musical Instruments, becoming a freaking MASTER BUILDER in…

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Here is a little off topic fun! About 8 years ago, my parents went out of town. Because we are wonderful children, we hid photos of Nicolas Cage in literally hundreds of places throughout their home. Under potted plants, on top of ceiling fan blades, in BluRay cases… We even…

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Robert Keeley of Keeley Electronics is an absolute legend in the effects pedal game. When Rob agreed to come on the podcast way back in 2015, I was not only flabergasted that he agreed to it, but it was one of the best episodes of this show that has been…

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Musicians love reverb effects. That is almost universally true. Whether it is the natural reverb of a church cathedral, the splash of a vintage spring reverb tank, or even the reflections of our voice in the shower. Musicians love reverb and guitar players are no exception. So why exactly would…

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@thursdaymusic is an absolutely incredible and influential band so you can imagine how excited I was to sit down and talk with guitarist Steve Pedulla for this very special episode of the podcast. On this episode we dive into Steve’s gear journey in a very extensive way. Starting with his…

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Jo Braga is the insanely talented and very hard working creator behind the YouTube channel @PedalPlayhouse It is one of the most entertaining and unique viewing experiences in the guitar gear content world. What started out as a very light and bouncy episode took a very unexpected turn when Jo…

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Pretty exciting stuff already happening in the guitar pedal world! Keeley Electronics and F5 Metalworks have teamed up and are getting some SERIOUS new equipment up and running. Soon, Keeley will be able to produce custom enclosures for their pedals which will allow even greater design freedoms and unique possibilities.…

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