December 1, 2020
Why you oughta be skeptical when reading or watching critiques of pedals.
November 2, 2020
Bassist Hondo Felder looks for the versatility factor.
October 12, 2020
Both the type of delay you're using and whether your amp is equipped with an effects loop can have a huge impact on how good your echoes sound in the final mix.
September 28, 2020
How first-generation DSP pedals from Line 6, Eventide, and Strymon forced a power-supply revolution.
September 17, 2020
Travel back in time 30+ years and meet the circuit-tweakers who started a stompbox craze.
August 20, 2020
That epic new sound you’re seeking might already be on your pedalboard.
July 27, 2020
Looking for the otherworldly? Here are some devices and concepts that point the way.
May 25, 2020
It’s underappreciated and not as sexy as an overdrive or fuzz, but an EQ on your pedalboard can open myriad tonal doors.
April 22, 2020
All 9V blocks are not created equal. Here's what to look for to avoid hiss, hum, and crackle.
February 17, 2020
It's not as obvious as you might think. Here are the questions you gotta ask when planning your travel rig.
December 17, 2019
Columnist Philippe Herndon on gear, freedom, and finding joy in making music.
November 18, 2019
Tone suck or lifesaver? Here’s how to decide if you can bear the cost—both economic and sonic—of this fancy technology.
August 7, 2019
Tips for finding and fixing issues with your stomp system on the fly.
July 26, 2019
Don’t just embrace chaos—court it! And sonically leave the planet.
July 9, 2019
Parallel versus series routing, and how your choice impacts your effects palette.
June 3, 2019
Our expert discloses a few secrets of life … and gear!
April 30, 2019
Tips for taking your signal path from stereo to mono.
April 9, 2019
Thinking about sound helps harness its properties. Saddle up!
March 22, 2019
An insider’s view from pedal world at this winter’s show.
February 18, 2019
Sharing, not being overbearing, keeps the gear world a big friendly place for all.