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State of the Stomp

Pedal geeks are on an eternal quest for more stompbox lore. Design, function, history, and the latest technology—it’s all covered here by a rotating cast of experts that includes Ben Fulton, Kevin Bolembach, and Gregg Stock, Pete Celi, and other wizards from Strymon.

ARTICLES

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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State of the Stomp: Harmonic Convergence, Pt. 1

April 22, 2014
Understanding how guitars and strings produce sound is the first step to understanding the physics of distortion.
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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: Cleansing the Doors of Perception

March 5, 2014
Nowadays we can endlessly research all our gear decisions. But is that “knowledge” always a good thing?
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State of the Stomp: Power Corrupts, and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

February 10, 2014
A properly powered pedal is a happy pedal. Learn how to keep your pedals happy.
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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: How Space Can Save Your Pedalboard

November 26, 2013
Making space to master your pedalboard.
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State of the Stomp: Looping Tips and Techniques

October 28, 2013
Simple strategies for livelier loop-based performances.
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