April 2020

Pedal Projects

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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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State of the Stomp: Chuck It in the Bucket

February 6, 2017
Take a spin to the “new pedal ideas” ghost town. It’s actually a happy place.
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Behind the Bucket Brigade

January 5, 2017
Stompbox guru Mark Hammer reveals everything you need to know about the analog effect chips of yesterday and today.
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State of the Stomp: The End of Mystery

January 2, 2017
Has the excitement and adventure disappeared from the quest for cool new gear?
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State of the Stomp: Be the Change

December 6, 2016
Breaking with routine can be the best way to make real trouble and noise. Do it!
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Tone Tips: A Crash Course on Buffers

October 31, 2016
Preserve your core tone by strategically placing a buffer in your signal chain.
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State of the Stomp: Less Really Can Be More

October 6, 2016
Is your pedalboard overpopulated?
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State of the Stomp: Delay vs. Reverb

July 22, 2016
A reverb junkie searches for the perfect delay buzz.
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State of the Stomp: Easy Does It

June 22, 2015
Smart switching can make your onstage experience simpler and more stress-free.
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