Pedalmania 2022 Week #5

Great pedal giveaways keep coming during week #5 of Pedalmania! You could win gear from Carvin Audio, EHX, Gamechanger Audio, Hotone Audio, PRS, and Wren and Cuff!

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X1 All Tube Preamp Pedal with 12AX7 Tubes

The design criteria for the X1 was to deliver the sounds of the classic Carvin X-100B amplifier in a compact package with added connectivity. The result is a full tube preamp in a pedal format, able to fit in a carry-on or backpack. The X1 incorporates tube technology with simple, yet flexible modern features to interface with many types of gear.

Carvin Audio

STRING9 String Ensemble

The polyphonic STRING9 String Ensemble transforms a guitar into nine different string ensembles and string synthesizers while requiring zero modifications, special pickups, or MIDI implementation. It relies on the same technology powering all EHX 9 Series pedals. In a 9 Series first, the STRING9 includes the signature EHX Freeze effect on 3 of the presets to sample and hold notes and chords with infinite sustain.


Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal Optical Spring Reverb Pedal

The LIGHT Pedal is an optical spring reverb that combines all the best features of a classic spring reverb with an innovative infrared optical sensor system and a unique effects section. Create countless new types of reverb textures that have never been possible before.

Gamechanger Audio

Ampero Press 25kΩ Edition

Ampero Press 25kΩ Edition is a compact, passive volume/expression 2-in-1 pedal designed not only for controlling Ampero II Stomp* but also for other musical devices (with external EXP pedal jacks requiring 25kΩ EXP resistance) or being used as a passive volume pedal. It has a solid aluminum alloy casing, delivering a smooth and comfortable user experience.


PRS Horsemeat Transparent Overdrive Pedal

The PRS Horsemeat transparent overdrive is a from-scratch circuit designed to enhance guitar tone without coloring it. Using germanium diodes, Horsemeat will give throatiness without sounding nasal or too high-pitched and harmonic richness by boosting both low- and high-end frequencies, all while providing more available headroom. Depending on the setting, the PRS Horsemeat can be used as a clean boost, straight overdrive, or even enhance an amplifier’s distortion by slightly pushing the front end of the amp’s preamp section.

PRS pedals were created to be high-end pieces of audio gear.
Designed by PRS Guitars in Stevensville, MD, USA. Made in the USA.


The Good One

Inspired by Mr. G. Smith’s particularly amazing vintage 1972 Big Muff® that came into the shop for repair, the Good One is a 100% reverse-engineered replica of that exact unit.

The “Triangle Knob” era Big Muffs have been known to have up to 18 different circuits within the same enclosure-style during the inconsistent early years at EH in NYC. Some of these circuits sounded glorious, some, not so great.
Having done many vintage restorations over the years, Matt was not sure what to expect when this wounded pedal landed DOA on his bench for a restoration.

Once the much needed repairs were complete, and after the first strum of a chord blasting through the pedal, all in the shop immediately knew that this particular triangle muffer was indeed, one of the GOOD ONE’s.
Like the original unit, The Good One uses ceramic disc capacitors, odd component values, and the much loved mojo producing vintage style carbon composition resistors. Add to that our premium-line heavy duty folded steel enclosure, top tier building quality, and you’ve got a pedal destined to be a future classic.
Wren and Cuff

CuNiFe-driven Wide Range pickups and a 7.25" fretboard radius make this the most period-correct Thinline since the original.

Awesome, alive, and individual Wide Range pickup sounds. Great neck. A 7.25" fretboard radius. Light weight. Period-authentic 1 meg pots.

Taper on 1 meg pots not very nuanced. Less-than-plentiful ash supplies could mean odd grain matches on natural-finish guitars.


Fender American Vintage II '72 Thinline Telecaster


In the 50 years since their big, chrome covers first reflected a hot stage light, Fender’s Seth Lover-designed Wide Range humbuckers have gone from maligned to revered. The guitars built around Wide Range pickups are legends in their own right, too. Keith Richards’ Telecaster Custom is synonymous with the Stones dynamic and adventurous late-70s-to-early-80s period. Scores of punk and indie guitarists made the Telecaster Deluxe a fixture of those scenes. And Jonny Greenwood almost singlehandedly elevated the Starcaster from a curiosity to an object of collector lust. The fourth member of the Wide Range-based guitar family, the ’72 Telecaster Thinline, lived a comparatively low-profile life. Yet it is a practical, streamlined, uniquely stylish, and multifaceted instrument with a truly original voice—qualities that are plain to see, feel, and hear in this new American Vintage II incarnation.

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This advanced control application extends Precision's unmatched ARC acoustic calibration, response customization and speaker emulation capabilities.

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The ADHD, or Adaptive Droning Hyperfuzz Device, is a glitch, filter, bit crushing, octave, square wave guitar synth oscillator disguised as a fuzz pedal.

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Made in Germany to the highest standards of craftsmanship, this great little instrument offers you the opportunity to join the party and play along!

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