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State of the Stomp: Advice, Tricks, and Treats

June 3, 2019
Our expert discloses a few secrets of life … and gear!
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State of the Stomp: To Sum or Not to Sum

April 30, 2019
Tips for taking your signal path from stereo to mono.
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State of the Stomp: Some Things About Sound Waves I Think Are Cool

April 9, 2019
Thinking about sound helps harness its properties. Saddle up!
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State of the Stomp: What You Really Missed at NAMM!

March 22, 2019
An insider’s view from pedal world at this winter’s show.
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State of the Stomp: Let’s Remember to Be Kind

February 18, 2019
Sharing, not being overbearing, keeps the gear world a big friendly place for all.
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State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
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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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May18_StateoftheStomp

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

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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