November 2018

Pedal Projects

State of the Stomp: In Defense of Version 2

November 8, 2018
Why pedal makers keep trying to build a better mousetrap.
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State of the Stomp: My Design Un-Basics

October 9, 2018
A pedal builder explains how what’s under his lid gets into a box’s enclosure.
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State of the Stomp: Context Is King

July 30, 2018
No tone is an island.
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State of the Stomp: Make Yourself Some Inspiration

July 3, 2018
Out-of-the-box techniques can put you in the right creative space.
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State of the Stomp: FAQs From Pedalworld

June 13, 2018
Philippe Herndon replies to readers about digital emulation, “magic ears” designers, truth in advertising, and knowing when an idea is fully hatched.
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State of the Stomp: Breathing Room

April 2, 2018
The search for time and space—to create.
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State of the Stomp: Reflections on an A/DA Flanger

March 7, 2018
What a great vintage stompbox can tell a contemporary pedal builder.
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State of the Stomp: Will Analog Die?

January 22, 2018
What if we live in a simulation—a digital emulation of the world?
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State of the Stomp: How’d You Hear About Them?

January 2, 2018
If net neutrality dies, will small businesses—like pedal makers—survive?
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State of the Stomp: The Future—Younger, More Female, or Else!

December 3, 2017
Are guitars going the way of the saxophone?
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State of the Stomp: Welcome Back, Bad Monkey!

October 24, 2017
A forgotten zombie pedal returns from the dead to rekindle an old friendship and bring a new perspective.
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State of the Stomp: Let the Outside In

October 16, 2017
What precious fuel keeps the idea factory running?
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Face the Fuzz: A Beginner’s and Skeptic’s Guide to Fuzz Pedals

October 10, 2017
Everything you need to know about the quirky-awesome, sometimes-confusing stompboxes often pigeonholed as just for classic rock and experimental music.
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State of the Stomp: Building Chris Cornell’s Cannonballs

August 28, 2017
Our columnist recounts making custom pedals for the late rock giant, and mourns his passing.
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State of the Stomp: Come with Me if You Want to Live

July 26, 2017
Is the guitar dead, or just taking a nap?
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The Recording Guitarist: Designing Delays, Part 2

July 4, 2017
More unconventional echo experiments.
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State of the Stomp: L’appel du Vide

June 20, 2017
The internal battle between gear lust and contentment.
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State of the Stomp: Play Like a Girl (Scout)

June 15, 2017
Leave the songs your guitar visits better than they were before it arrived.
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Expression Pedal Basics: Take Control!

May 16, 2017
Get on the good foot and command a whole new sonic universe. Here are the how-tos and hacks you need to get started.
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State of the Stomp: Endorse This!

March 7, 2017
How to get the attention of manufacturers—for better and worse.
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