NEWS: Pro Guitar Shop reviews Dunlop Fullbore Metal distortion

I’m probably as much of an MXR/Dunlop geek as I am an Ibanez geek. Just have a look at my pedalboard for proof (and this morning I ordered a Buddy Guy wah to replace my unwell Crybaby).

Now MXR has released the M-116 Fullbore Metal distortion. According to the Dunlop blog:

This compact but powerful device is all you need to unleash the most devastating contemporary metal guitar tones ever heard. The FullBore pedal turbo-charges your guitar signal with lethal amounts of ultra high gain. This is combined with a built-in Noise Gate to knock out the noise associated with extreme gain levels while also adding definition and tightness to syncopated metal riffs. Extensive EQ controls, with Bass, Mid, sweepable Mid-Freq and Treble knobs let you sculpt your tone with fiendish precision. The additional Scoop switch provides an instant high and low frequency boost that’ll rumble the room while also adding clarity.

Check out Pro Guitar Shop’s video demo and review.

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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.

For more information, visit Lovepedal.com.