We just LOVE fuzz pedals, don’t we? They are pretty much the most “classic” of all guitar fx pedals: one of the earliest types of effect, used on several seminal recordings from the Sixties, and still popular today. But one question remains: WHAT are the best fuzz pedals, ever? The history of fuzz is suitably… fuzzy! […]
The history of Beatles gear is well documented – but not everyone can afford the same equipment as they used. This guide aims to show that YES, you can get similar sounds using modern and considerably cheaper gear. The Beatles are so influential, that pretty much most of the gear they’ve used (and been photographed […]
Signal processors, effects pedals, stomp boxes… What’s in a name? That which we call a pedal by any other name would sound just as sweet! What would not sound so sweet, on the other hand, would be a-million and-one of the things plugged into your rig not knowing why they’re there or what to do […]
Last week VALCO launched their new line of TRUE-BYPASS effects pedals. VALCO is raising the bar in quality while lowering the bar on price and we are please to be offering them here at Myrareguitars.com. We’ve put together some bundled price packages that are too good to pass up. First, when you buy any THREE […]
And, last but definitely not least in this roundup is this month’s crazy eBay find: The Electra EP 350 Flat Response Tape Echo. Like the Roland, this is a combination unit (the Electra carries a reverb along with the tape delay, rather than a chorus). Unlike say, an Echoplex, the Electra doesn’t use a tape cartridge – but rather has a loop of tape running free on one side, then it gets fed over six heads as it travels around a see-though top (which is just too cool).
This month’s column will feature some of my favorite vintage pedals and effects. These choices will be from my point of view and experience, and as I cannot with expertise speak about effects that I cannot use in the type of music I play (which is blues, old school country, classic rock and 50’s and 60’s R&B). I again welcome all suggestions for your favorite effects.
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