Seymour Duncan and Walrus Audio

May 2015

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: 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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