NEWS: New Lovepedal mini line

Awww, check out these cute teensy weensy new Lovepedal gadgets. They kinda remind me of those little Catalinbread pedals. I’m especially pleased that this line includes such a conventiently-built, wedge-it-wherever-it’ll-fit-on-your-pedalboard unit as the Line Driver.

Here’s the press release.

Lovepedal Presents Mini Pedal Line
April 30, 2009

Four new compact pedals that deliver ENORMOUS tone including:

The ECHO BABY. a warm studio quality delay with built in modulation. Internal pots control the Mix and Feedback Levels and are easily accessible via access holes in the case. Master Volume is also controlled by an internal pot. Modulation Mode automatically adjusts the Rate and Depth as you adjust the delay time.

The AMP50. A smoking miniaturized version of the heralded Church of tone 50. Overdrive is so clean and dynamic, it works well in conjunction with other signal driving units. If you love to set up your overdrive and work a little magic with the volume knob on your guitar, this little fella was made for you. Tone as big as a dump truck in a case small enough to fit on your key chain.

The PICKLE VIBE, Lovepedal’s own take on the classic swirling effect. It features all the lush swirling vibe tones you would expect from an effect with the Lovepedal name on it. The external chicken head knob controls the speed of the vibrato swirl while an internal trim pot controls the overall tone of the pedal. This baby features true bypass switching for zero tone suck when the effect is off.

The LINE DRIVER. A high quality buffer that’s meant to live on your pedal board. A good buffer can help prevent tone sucking issues like the loss of signal level, decreased high end frequecy response and a complete lack of low end punch. The Lovepedal Line Driver Mini Buffer goes a step further by making it small enough so it can find a home on any pedalboard.

Lovepedal AMP 50 Overdrive:
Relay Switching True Bypass
LED Status
Super Compact Diecast Aluminum Case
Dimensions 3 5/8″L x 1 1/2″W x 1 1/4″H

Lovepedal Echo Baby Delay:
Delay Range – 150ms to 760ms
External Gain Bias Control
Relay Switching True Bypass
Dual LED Status (On/Off, Speed)
Super Compact Diecast Aluminum Case
Dimensions 3 5/8″L x 1 1/2″W x 1 1/4″H

Lovepedal Pickle Vibe:
Relay Switching True Bypass
LED Status
Super Compact Diecast Aluminum Case
Dimensions 3 5/8″L x 1 1/2″W x 1 1/4″H

Lovepedal Line Driver Mini Buffer:
Low current draw
LED Status
Super Compact Diecast Aluminum Case
Dimensions 3 5/8″L x 1 1/2″W x 1 1/4″H

To see a video demo of the Mini Pedals go to the Pro Guitar Shop website.

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FEATURE: 5 fictional but awesome guitarists

Just because these guys aren’t real doesn’t mean they can’t rock real hard. Here’s my tribute to the 5 most awesome fictional guitarists ever.

1. Muno (Yo Gabba Gabba)
Muno was always destined to be the coolest inhabitant of Gabbaland (a distinction must be drawn between cool and funky, and of course DJ Lance Rock is off the chart on the funkometer). Muno’s mad guitar skillz came to the fore when new friend Jack Black paid a visit to Yo Gabba Gabba and spent some quality time rocking some sweet arpeggios with the red one-eyed shredder.

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2. Gumby
Gumby was one of my first guitar heroes – I guess I could relate to him because I too played guitar, was besieged by Blockheads at every turn and would often escape inside books. By the way, anyone else think that Gumby’s guitar in this pic sort of resembles one of those awesome new Washburn HM series WMs

CLICK HERE to buy Gumby – 7 Disc DVD Boxed Set w/Gumby figure.

3. Jem & the Holograms’ Aja Leith
Glamour and glitter, fashion and fame, Jem was truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous. And her guitar playing sidekick and adopted foster sister, Aja Leith, slung a mean axe on this classic 80s cartoon series. Rumours that Aja went on to become The Great Kat are unsubstantiated. One thing’s for sure though: when it came to throwing down mad lixx in the face of the shred onslaught that was the Misfits (no, not that Misfits, although that’d be cool), nobody rocked like Aja.


4. Silverhawks’ Col. Bluegrass
It didn’t matter that he was the only Silverhawk who couldn’t fly. It didn’t matter that his cowboy hat was grossly inadequate as any kind of protection from the harshness of space. It didn’t even matter that he kinda looked like George W Bush remade into a cowby cyborg. What mattered was that Bluegrass of the Silverhawks could totally shred, and that he piloted the Maraj by plugging his guitar in to the console and steering via the awesome power of rock (and maybe a little country). If only Detroit would team up with Nashville and implement this new steering system (Gibson, are you and your Robot Guitar listening?), we might pull ourselves out of this financial maelstrom.


5. Dr Teeth & The Electric Mayhem’s Janice
She rocks the axe left-handed like Ziggy Stardust. She looks like Daisy from Rock Of Love. And as Muppet Central will tell you, she’s hooked up with at least two members of The Electric Mayhem (Floyd Pepper and Zoot, for those of you who haven’t been reading the tabloids). Nobody’s quite sure what Janice is up to these days – I’d like to think she’s living in the Village, surfacing occasionally to perform dimly-lit solo acoustic jazz sets in small cafes before heading back to her apartment, which is full of exotic cats and lovingly restored Gibson L5s and D’Angelicos – but I’m holding out for a reunion of Dr Teeth & The Electric Mayhem. Somebody get them on a package tour with The Banana Splits and GWAR. 

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