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EC’s compact pedal switcher is stacked with routing possibilities at a fair price.

If you’re a hardcore pedal junkie, there’s nothing cooler than having your favorite boxes wired up and ready to go. But once you’ve got all your prized stomps wired up in series, it’s hard to not consider the multitudinous pedal combinations you can’t access in a series wiring scheme. Move in a single beat from a chorused, clean rhythm part to a solo with distortion, delay, and no chorus? No problem—if you’re a eight-legged ballerina.

Pedal switchers are a great solution to this problem—you can program various combinations to be available on the fly. The Superswitcher II is Israel-based, EC Pedals’ latest switcher, and it’s packed with possibilities. It offers many more presets than the previous incarnation (now featuring 99 banks with five presets per bank for a total of 495 presets.) The switcher’s modular design also allows you to custom order a unit for your own specific needs. And you can configure a switcher with more loops, stereo loops (up to four), more relay switches, and more A/B switchable ins and outs.

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How jangle, glam, punk, shoegaze, and more blended to create a worldwide phenomenon. Just don’t forget your tambourine.

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  • Learn genre-defining elements of Britpop guitar.
  • Use the various elements to create your own Britpop songs.
  • Discover how “borrowing” from the best can enrich your own playing.
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When considering the many bands that fall under the term “Britpop”–Oasis, Blur, Suede, Elastica, Radiohead’s early work, and more–it’s clear that the genre is more an attitude than a specific musical style. Still, there are a few guitar techniques and approaches that abound in the genre, many of which have been “borrowed” (the British music press’ friendly way of saying “appropriated”) from earlier British bands of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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John 5 on How He Gets Old-School Tones from His Metal-Friendly Tele | The Big 5

Plus, find out which guitar hero the Rob Zombie sideman “begs and pleads” with you to listen to.

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