GIVEAWAY: Sanyo Pedal Juice

The Sanyo Pedal Juice is one of the coolest little gadgets to come out in the last few years. It’s a rechargeable battery designed to power from one to a whole bunch of pedals (if you use a daisy chain), saving you from having to buy a whole bunch of batteries and lessening the number of batteries being chucked out and turfed into landfill. A single charge lasts for a very, very long time – I have one that I use every few weeks and I literally haven’t had to charge it since September.

Well now thanks to Sanyo you can win a Pedal Juice of your very own. All you have to do is ‘Like’ the I Heart Guitar Facebook page and reply to the post you’ll find right here about the contest. You’ll have to answer a question, but you’ll see what it is when you get there.

The winner will be picked at random via on March 1, 2011. You won’t have to provide your address until you win.

For more information on SANYO, visit


NAMM 2011: ZVex Booth Visit

I’ve long been an admirer of Z.Vex pedals – I can really relate to the combination of colour, humour, tone and originality in everything they do. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out the Z.Vex stand at NAMM, especially those killer custom finish creations. So what was Z.Vex showing at NAMM?

Well first off, check out this sweet amp. The version at NAMM was a prototype and the final version will be a little smaller than this behemoth. It’s cool that soon there will be another amp to sit alongside the Nano Head and the iMPAMP. That’s Marc from Z.Vex showing off this groovy creation.

Also check out the Instant Lo-Fi Junky, a nifty little unit which aims to give you the same vibe as the Lo-Fi Loop Junky but in a real-time, non-loopering format. This pedal combines a chorus and a compressor which can be mixed and matched in interesting ways, and it sounds amazing.

Finally, check out these custom-painted pedals. You can check out the range of custom designs here.