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May 2014

Articles by Kevin Bolembach

State of the Stomp: Top 10 Pedal Picks from NAMM 2014

March 17, 2014
The coolest new pedals selected by a stompbox industry insider.
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State of the Stomp: Dexter the Polyphonic Monster

December 17, 2013
Finally—a multi-octave pedal that sounds real.
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State of the Stomp: Maxon's Susumu Tamura Interview

October 3, 2013
A rare interview with the engineer who created the Tube Screamer circuit.
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Normandy Guitars' Promising Pedal Debut

July 10, 2013
The O-CB’s retro-cool aesthetics drew me in, and once I heard the pedal, I was sold.
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Control Your Pedals with the Wave of a Hand

April 15, 2013
The Hot Hand took tone tweaking off the floor, allowing players an unprecedented degree of freedom and versatility when controlling an effect parameter.
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A Big Buzz for A Little Bass Box

January 9, 2013
A small boutique builder out of Finland, Darkglass specializes in bass effects and the B3K MicroTubes is their flagship model.
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The Console and Open Source Effects

October 8, 2012
Devi Ever’s Console III—a radically new way of looking at effects pedals. It seems the boutique effects market has finally gone mainstream, and as builders make a mad dash
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Pedal Junkies Unite!

July 9, 2012
If you’re looking for info on stompboxes, check out effectsdatabase.com. This free, non-commercial site contains a wealth of stompbox lore. In my previous column [“Raising the Bar of Wah
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Raising the Bar of Wah Design

April 6, 2012
The Chi- Wah-Wah is a very tiny breed of wah pedal—about the same size as a standard Boss pedal
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Look Before You Leap

January 10, 2012
If you’ve ever thought about creating your own pedals—or are just curious about what challenges a boutique builder faces—read on.
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