November 2019

Pedal Projects

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State of the Stomp: Debugging Your Pedalboard on the Gig

State of the Stomp: Debugging Your Pedalboard on the Gig

August 7, 2019
Tips for finding and fixing issues with your stomp system on the fly.
State of the Stomp: When the Freak Becomes Your Friend

State of the Stomp: When the Freak Becomes Your Friend

July 26, 2019
Don’t just embrace chaos—court it! And sonically leave the planet.
Tone Tips: Planning Your Route

Tone Tips: Planning Your Route

July 9, 2019
Parallel versus series routing, and how your choice impacts your effects palette.
State of the Stomp: Advice, Tricks, and Treats

State of the Stomp: Advice, Tricks, and Treats

June 3, 2019
Our expert discloses a few secrets of life … and gear!
State of the Stomp: To Sum or Not to Sum

State of the Stomp: To Sum or Not to Sum

April 30, 2019
Tips for taking your signal path from stereo to mono.
State of the Stomp: Some Things About Sound Waves I Think Are Cool

State of the Stomp: Some Things About Sound Waves I Think Are Cool

April 9, 2019
Thinking about sound helps harness its properties. Saddle up!
State of the Stomp: What You Really Missed at NAMM!

State of the Stomp: What You Really Missed at NAMM!

March 22, 2019
An insider’s view from pedal world at this winter’s show.
State of the Stomp: Let’s Remember to Be Kind

State of the Stomp: Let’s Remember to Be Kind

February 18, 2019
Sharing, not being overbearing, keeps the gear world a big friendly place for all.
State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

State of the Stomp: Save Your Dreams, Slay the Dragon

December 4, 2018
A lesson in how to adapt, survive, and thrive.
State of the Stomp: In Defense of Version 2

State of the Stomp: In Defense of Version 2

November 8, 2018
Why pedal makers keep trying to build a better mousetrap.
State of the Stomp: My Design Un-Basics

State of the Stomp: My Design Un-Basics

October 9, 2018
A pedal builder explains how what’s under his lid gets into a box’s enclosure.
State of the Stomp: Context Is King

State of the Stomp: Context Is King

July 30, 2018
No tone is an island.
State of the Stomp: Make Yourself Some Inspiration

State of the Stomp: Make Yourself Some Inspiration

July 3, 2018
Out-of-the-box techniques can put you in the right creative space.
State of the Stomp: FAQs From Pedalworld

State of the Stomp: FAQs From Pedalworld

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.
State of the Stomp: Breathing Room

State of the Stomp: Breathing Room

April 2, 2018
The search for time and space—to create.
State of the Stomp: Reflections on an A/DA Flanger

State of the Stomp: Reflections on an A/DA Flanger

March 7, 2018
What a great vintage stompbox can tell a contemporary pedal builder.
State of the Stomp: Will Analog Die?

State of the Stomp: Will Analog Die?

January 22, 2018
What if we live in a simulation—a digital emulation of the world?
State of the Stomp: How’d You Hear About Them?

State of the Stomp: How’d You Hear About Them?

January 2, 2018
If net neutrality dies, will small businesses—like pedal makers—survive?
State of the Stomp: The Future—Younger, More Female, or Else!

State of the Stomp: The Future—Younger, More Female, or Else!

December 3, 2017
Are guitars going the way of the saxophone?
State of the Stomp: Welcome Back, Bad Monkey!

State of the Stomp: Welcome Back, Bad Monkey!

October 24, 2017
A forgotten zombie pedal returns from the dead to rekindle an old friendship and bring a new perspective.