The Mutoid Man riff leader showcases a headbanger that helped bridge the gap between hardcore and metal.

Last month, Cave In bassist/vocalist Caleb Scofield died in a car accident and below is bandmate/friend Stephen Brodsky's official statement: "‪We are shocked and devastated by the passing of Caleb Scofield. He was one of a kind, our best friend and an unfathomable world of inspiration. Thank you for your support, and for understanding how difficult this is for us. Please donate to his family."

Hydra Head Records is about to launch the first installment of Cave In releases with proceeds going to the Scofield memorial fund. In addition to the Hydra Head memorial fund, there’s also a youcaring site where people can donate.

And don't forget to check out the Mutoid Man's Rig Rundown.



A maze of modulation and reverberations leads down many colorful tone vortices.

Deep clanging reverb tones. Unexpected reverb/modulation combinations.

Steep learning curve for a superficially simple pedal.

$209

SolidGoldFX Ether
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A lot of cruel fates can befall a gig. But unless you’re a complete pedal addict or live in high-gain-only realms, doing a gig with just a reverb- and tremolo-equipped amp is not one of them. Usually a nice splash of reverb makes the lamest tone pretty okay. Add a little tremolo on top and you have to work to not be at least a little funky, surfy, or spacy. You see, reverb and modulation go together like beans and rice. That truth, it seems, extends even to maximalist expressions of that formula—like the SolidGold FX Ether.

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