Seymour Duncan and Walrus Audio

May 2015

State of the Stomp

State of the Stomp: Quiet Time

April 13, 2015
Simple techniques to banish pedalboard noise and hum.
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State of the Stomp: In Search of New Inspiration

March 19, 2015
Maybe it’s time to turn off the music.
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State of the Stomp: More Sounds from Fewer Pedals

March 3, 2015
Sometimes you get more drama from a single high-gain pedal than from several redundant overdrives.
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State of the Stomp: A Solid Case For Doing It Wrong

February 9, 2015
Why it’s good to question pedalboard “rules.”
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State of the Stomp: The Art of Placement

December 9, 2014
It’s not just how you play it—it’s where you put it.
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State of the Stomp: A Brilliant Pedalboard Book

October 5, 2014
Japanese audio guru Yukihiro Hayashi shares his techniques for building the perfect pedalboard.
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State of the Stomp: The Importance of Contingency Planning

September 18, 2014
Guitarists are great optimists, but in our technology-fueled world, you need a backup plan.
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State of the Stomp: A Brief History of Time (-Based Effects)

August 13, 2014
The origins of flanging, chorusing, and echo.
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State of the Stomp: Hammond’s Leslie-in-a-Box

June 23, 2014
Many have tried to mimic the Leslie sound via stompbox. Has Hammond finally nailed it?
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State of the Stomp: The Beauty of a Loop

June 4, 2014
Why not put the stompboxes you use only occasionally in a set on a single effect loop?
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