pedal issue 2014

This studio-quality reverb in a box is a piece of cake to operate.

The last four years have seen a veritable explosion of incredible-sounding reverb pedals, starting with the Strymon BlueSky Reverberator, and followed by stuff like the mind-bogglingly powerful Eventide Space. But the overriding philosophy of most manufacturers seems to be that reverb fans fall into two camps—dyed-in-the-wool spring devotees or those who want a command center filled with a jillion algorithms.

Neunaber’s Wet Mono Reverb falls into a logical, largely neglected middle ground: Designed and built in Orange County, California, it offers a single, studio-quality digital reverb in a roughly MXR-sized box with a simple, 3-knob layout and no distracting bells or whistles. Two Wet Mono versions are available: The standard v4 (tested here) features buffered bypass, while the v4tb has true-bypass switching.

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Julien Baker on the Pedal That “Saved My Butt!” & Heroes Yvette Young & Jann Wasner | The Big 5

Plus, hear why her butterscotch Tele is still her go-to guitar.

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All photos courtesy SINGLECOIL (www.singlecoil.com)

We're getting close to the end of our journey. We've aged most of the metal parts on our project guitar, so now let's take care of the output jack, knobs, back plate, and pickguard.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month, we'll continue with the aging process of our Harley Benton DC-Junior project guitar (which is a copy of a 1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cut), taking a closer look at the pickguard while aging the rest of the hardware discussed in the last part of this series ["DIY Relic'ing: Harley Benton DC-Junior Electronics"]. If you need a refresher on our aging process for hardware, refer back to "DIY Relic'ing: Break the Shine" for guidance. You can see the parts we'll be discussing today in their "finished" form, aka relic'd, in Photo 1.

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