November 2020

Xotic Effects

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Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

October 21, 2020
David Byrne’s 6-string counterpart discusses the tonal, aesthetic, and production particulars influencing her gear for Byrne's HBO and American Utopia Broadway shows.
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Rig Rundown: Mt. Joy's Sam Cooper

June 17, 2020
“Astrovan” took him from lawyer to soulful indie-pop headliner on the back of his rewired, ragged ’69 Jag and a bed of shimmering ’verbs and reversed delays.
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Five Knobs and the Truth

April 26, 2020
Fatter, punchier bass tone via a clean boost with two gain stages and precise 2-band EQ. The PG Xotic Bass RC Booster V2 review.
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Rig Rundown: Howling Giant

April 22, 2020
A Reverend V, two fiery British-voiced heads, and some tone-sizzling, time-bending stomps fire this warped comet rider into psychedelic spaces.
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Long-Overdue Love for Louie

March 5, 2020
He played for James Brown, John Lennon, Streisand, Whitney, and countless others. So how come so few guitar nuts know storied session ace Louie Shelton?
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Is a Nice Volume Pedal Worth $140?

January 2, 2020
Especially when competing designs with shrunken footprints have upped the ante? The PG Xotic 250k Volume Pedal review.
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Xotic Announces the Bass RC Booster V2

November 28, 2019
The pedal features two different gain settings and offers up to 20db of boost.
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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Tools for the Task: Say Wah?

November 15, 2019
Rhythm or lead, are you properly getting your wah on?
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Xotic Effects Announces Line of Volume Pedals

September 30, 2019
Each handwired pedal features either a 250K or 25K potentiometer.
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Rig Rundown: Thunderpussy's Whitney Petty

September 25, 2019
The guitarist of Mike McCready’s favorite new band uses a straightforward setup that proves a swaggering, punk attitude and greasy rock ’n’ roll isn't just a man’s game.
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Buddy Miller

Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

July 3, 2019
Humor, great stories, and killer tones (courtesy of rare guitars and boutique amps) abound in this studio sit-down with one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists.
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Quick Hit: Xotic Super Sweet Booster Review

May 8, 2019
A dynamic boost that is way more than a one-knob wonder.
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Rig Rundown: Brothers Osborne

March 20, 2019
Country music’s leading guitar tandem shows us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.
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Adrian Legg

PG Jams: Adrian Legg

February 26, 2019
The lauded fingerpicker visits our HQ to play some tunes and share details about his unorthodox technique, his one-of-a-kind guitar, and his expansive pedalboard.
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Pedal Alley 2019: Reader Boards

February 14, 2019
Whether it’s collections of old-school straightforward stomps or elaborate circuits for spacey experimentation, each year we’re blown away by the different pedalboard setups our readers come up with. Here’s a dozen for the tonal takeaway.
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Xotic Expands Pedal Line with the Super Clean Buffer and Super Sweet Booster

January 25, 2019
The SCB incorporates a class A preamplifier built around the famous JRC4558 chip.
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Xotic Introduces All-Brass Patch Cables

August 15, 2018
The All-Brass technology aims to provides a low noise/high performance audio signal.
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Xotic Introduces the California Classic XTC Series

August 3, 2018
A vintage-inspired line with custom-shop options.
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Rig Rundown: Johnny A.

July 25, 2018
Get inside the fuzz-laden setup used by one of guitardom’s most respected instrumentalists during his recent stint with the Yardbirds.
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