SUMMER NAMM: BOSS Waza Craft CE-2Q Chorus

 

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Summer NAMM Show (Booth 923), Nashville, TN, June 20, 2016 — The new Waza Craft CE-2W Chorus is a premium analog pedal made exclusively in Japan to proudly honor the 40th anniversary of BOSS effects. Introduced in 1976, the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble was not only the first BOSS effects pedal, but also the world’s first chorus effect in pedal form. Three years later, the CE-2 Chorus brought this original BOSS effect to the iconic compact pedal lineup, where it’s been represented ever since. Celebrating 40 years of BOSS innovation and craftsmanship, the Waza Craft CE-2W brings the sounds of these legendary pedals together in one stompbox with enhanced features. Read More …

Seymour Duncan & CME Release Forza Overdrive

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The Forza Overdrive is here! The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive is one of my favourite pedals ever. I use it pretty much every day. And through my work with Seymour Duncan I was lucky enough to watch it go from a few different prototypes through to the finished pedal. The new Forza is a fresh take on the overdrive pedal, with a more open voicing than the 805’s strong mids. It’s more even-toned and ‘brown’-sounding. It’s available exclusively through Chicago Music Exchange. Here’s the press release. Read More …

Mooer Devin Townsend Ocean Machine Pedal

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Mooer has just unveiled the Devin Townsend Ocean Machine signature reverb/delay/looper pedal. Below is a little demo posted by Bart from Effects Database, recorded at Musikmesse on the weekend. There are two delays (one has digital delay, echo, galaxy, rotary, tri-mod, liquid, tremolo, reverse and mod-inverse, modes while the other has digital, real, analog, tape, mod, lofi, tube, dyna and filler modes – or does it say ‘filter’? Trying to squint here!). The reverb types include room, hall, plate, phaser-verb, flanger-verb, filter, reverse, spring and mod. There’s also a Shimmer control for octave effects. Can’t wait to hear this thing underneath Devin’s feet!

You can find more info on Effects Database here and on Music Radar here, and I’ll keep you posted as soon as I get full info!

 

Electro Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine

The new Electro Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine emulates vintage Mellotron® sounds and uses the same ground breaking technology that powers the award-winning B9 and C9 Organ Machines, plus the KEY9 Electric Piano Machine. Nine of the most famous sounds are included: Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Low Choir and High Choir.

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Korg Introduces the Pitchblack Mini

PRESS RELEASE: Smaller in size than the previous Pitchblack, the durable new Pitchblack mini (PBmini) from Korg was designed to take up less space on the users’ pedalboard. With ultra-high-precision tuning, superior functionality, true bypass design, and a large LED display, the Pitchblack mini is positioned to exceed the needs of any guitar player. The PBmini has a minor footprint (approximately the size of an average credit card), battery or DC power operated and weighing only 4.5 ounces, the Pitchblack mini inherits accuracy and ease of use from Korg’s 50 years of tuning innovation. Read More …

Keith Merrow Demos The Seymour Duncan Palladium Gain Stage

A lot of pedals make the claim that they’re designed to give you the feel of an amp, but the Seymour Duncan Palladium Gain Stage is probably the first pedal I’ve played that’s really come good on this claim. I spent a lot of time with it in January, often plugged directly into a power amp, and it really nails the feel, in terms of the responsiveness and all those intangible little harmonic overtones that happen around your playing when you’re blasting through a real amp. Keith Merrow has made a fantastic video of this pedal used in a metal context. It’s great for all sorts of things though, and I found it to be really, really, really great at Alice In Chains Dirt-style tones. This pedal is shipping soon so keep an eye out for it.

Check Out Kirk Hammett’s New Signature Overdrive

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This is gonna be fun: Kirk Hammett and David Karon (Washburn) have collaborated on a new overdrive pedal which seems to take its cues from the Ibanez Tube Screamer but with plenty of twists and turns. Interesting to see that it has compression controls too. More info on the Ghoul Screamer here, but here’s the press release:

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