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[29 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Muse Guitar Rig | 8,440 views]
Muse Guitar Rig

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All the kids want to know about Matt Bellamy’s rig.
“What’s in the rig? Can I get one of those guitars? How do I build a KAOSS pad into my guitar? Did I ask what’s in the rig?” Crazy kids.
Well, wonder no longer (well, about the rig at least – the KAOSS might need a bit more planning).  Dunlop’s channel on YouTube has an interview with Jason Baskin, Bellamy’s guitar tech.  It concentrates more on the rig and effects and, if you’ve an interest in getting a Musey sound, you might …

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[27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Dunlop Sex Up Volume Pedals | 2,119 views]
Dunlop Sex Up Volume Pedals

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Honestly.
Here, just have a read of the blurb:
…The Dunlop Volume Pedal features a patent pending Steel Band Drive that creates a low-friction environment with no strings or ratchet gears attached – allowing you to achieve thick, luscious volume swells in one smooth motion without the fear of breaking. With fully adjustable tension and high-quality low-noise electronic components, the sound is as clean and transparent as the feel is smooth. Housed in a lightweight but durable aluminum chassis, the pedal features a rocker pedal that is slightly curved for ergonomics, with …

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[25 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy With Tap Tempo | 1,716 views]
Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy With Tap Tempo

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Electro-Harmonix have introduced the Deluxe Memory Boy analogue delay pedal.  And it’s got a tap-tempo footswitch to allow more accurate sync with your songs.
There’s also an expression pedal input to allow fine-tuned external control and you’ve got a choice of five note divisions for metronomic variances.
A quick look at the specs from EHX reveals:

Tap Tempo
Tap Divide timing subdivisions
Expression pedal input for flexible control
Triangle and square wave modulation with adjustable rate and depth for superior chorus, vibratos and sweeps
Total analog bucket brigade design
Built in EFX loop
Total Analog bucket brigade design

Here, have a …

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[3 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on LovePedal’s New Mini Line Pedals | 2,976 views]
LovePedal’s New Mini Line Pedals

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Lovepedal has released a new line of mini-pedals.  These are a range of diminutive little die-cast aluminium stomp boxes that should be possible to squeeze into even the most crowded pedalboard.
First up is the AMP 50.  It’s a compact version of Lovepedal’s Church Of Tone series but its been modified for cleaner tonnes at the lower gain levels and dirtier at higher levels.  In this way it can function as a clean or dirty boost as well as an overdrive or even a fuzz-box depending on guitar, amp and settings. …

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[13 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,336 views]
Drop The F-Bomb

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Over at Effects Bay, they’re giving away a stomp-box.
Check it out.  It’s the SubDecay F-Bomb fuzz pedal and you can win it.  To make the offer even more tempting, its a prototype pedal you’ll get.  The normal F-Bomb is in a green enclosure but this one, with a serial number of 0001, is splendidly colourful.
Want to read a bit about it?  Course you do.
SubDecay say (among other things):
The F-Bomb is for dirty filthy rock tone. Gear is not furniture or artifacts meant to be kept in a glass case. So …

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