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I LOVE Pedals Day #29: Runway Audio

I LOVE Pedals Day #29: Runway Audio

Today's I LOVE Pedals giveaway is from Runway Audio. Enter for your chance to win a Custom Patch Cable Kit! Ends March 2, 2022.


Instrument Cable and Patch Cable Bundle

Runway Audio
$120

Runway Audio builds extremely low-capacitance, custom cables to ensure the least amount of tone loss for your stage setup, studio gear, or bedroom rig. We use the same cabling across all of our products so your signal chain from pickups to pedals, to amp retains as much tone as possible. Our cables are handmade in Nashville, Tennessee, and spreading rapidly across the music industry.

Color: Red, Aqua, Gray, Black-Out, White-Out
Orientation of the plugs: Straight to Straight, Straight to Right-Angle, Right-Angle to Right-Angle
For our patch cable bundle, the options are only the end orientations which is any combination of 2 of the 3 options for each of the 5 patch cables:
Right-Angle, Square Plug (a very low profile, thin right-angle plug), and Half-Profile (a straight plug that is about half the length of normal straight plugs)

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A technicolor swirl of distortion, drive, boost, and ferocious fuzz.

Summons a wealth of engaging, and often unique, boost, drive, distortion, and fuzz tones that deviate from common templates. Interactive controls.

Finding just-right tones, while rewarding, might demand patience from less assured and experienced drive-pedal users. Tone control could be more nuanced.

$199

Danelectro Nichols 1966
danelectro.com

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The Danelectro Nichols 1966, in spite of its simplicity, feels and sounds like a stompbox people will use in about a million different ways. Its creator, Steve Ridinger, who built the first version as an industrious Angeleno teen in 1966, modestly calls the China-made Nichols 1966 a cross between a fuzz and a distortion. And, at many settings, it is most certainly that.

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The author standing next to a Richardson gunstock lathe purchased from Gibson’s Kalamazoo factory. It was used to make six necks at a time at Gibson in the 1950s and 1960s.

Keep your head down and put in the work if you want to succeed in the gear-building business.

The accelerated commodification of musical instruments during the late 20th century conjures up visions of massive factories churning out violins, pianos, and, of course, fretted instruments. Even the venerable builders of the so-called “golden age” were not exactly the boutique luthier shops of our imagination.

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