December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
November 8, 2018
Why pedal makers keep trying to build a better mousetrap.
October 9, 2018
A pedal builder explains how what’s under his lid gets into a box’s enclosure.
July 3, 2018
Out-of-the-box techniques can put you in the right creative space.
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.
April 2, 2018
The search for time and space—to create.
March 7, 2018
What a great vintage stompbox can tell a contemporary pedal builder.
January 22, 2018
What if we live in a simulation—a digital emulation of the world?
January 2, 2018
If net neutrality dies, will small businesses—like pedal makers—survive?
December 3, 2017
Are guitars going the way of the saxophone?
October 24, 2017
A forgotten zombie pedal returns from the dead to rekindle an old friendship and bring a new perspective.
October 16, 2017
What precious fuel keeps the idea factory running?
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.
August 28, 2017
Our columnist recounts making custom pedals for the late rock giant, and mourns his passing.
July 26, 2017
Is the guitar dead, or just taking a nap?
July 4, 2017
More unconventional echo experiments.
June 20, 2017
The internal battle between gear lust and contentment.
June 15, 2017
Leave the songs your guitar visits better than they were before it arrived.
May 16, 2017
Get on the good foot and command a whole new sonic universe. Here are the how-tos and hacks you need to get started.