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If you were after one of Steve Demedash’s killer T-120 Videotape Echo Units, 112+ Preamp/Distortion Pedals, or Spidola Germanium Fuzz Devices - then this coming week is your critical diary appointment. As on each working day at 10:00 Hrs CST, Steve will be making a limited quantity of limited colourway editions available on his Reverb.com Demedash Effects Store - so probably a good time to bookmark that in advance!

 

All T-120’s are the latest V2 version of circuit with all ...

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All you ever wanted to know about Scandinavia's Premier Pedal Boutique and Guitar Gear Emporium - Stockholm's These Go To 11!

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I knew the ’These Go To 11’ website long before I was introduced to owner / founder Sebastian Nylund. It was the core reference for me for brands like BJFe and DanDrive and several more rarer boutique brands - and I have always admired Sebastian’s smart curation and selection process - and often used that in my own pedal discovery process.

 

These Go To 11 is an incredibly eclectic, but selective mix too of both mainstream and boutique pedal brands. It’s not ...

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I’m generally a significant fan of Walrus Audio - particularly of their recent Mako Series - while I probably don’t yet have as many of theirs as I should in my collection. That will no doubt be remedied relatively easily and soon enough.

 

There’s an interesting dichotomy in its Modulation pedals - where you have a sort of split between Standard and Deluxe templates. I always thought that once we had witnessed the wonder of the dual-footswitch compact tap-tempo ...

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Matt Kauffman's Flower Pedals Delivers Really Smart Castilleja 2-voice Phaser

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I’ve noted a few times on this site that I’m a significant fan of Matt Kauffman’s output and really rate his Dandelion Harmonic Tremolo and Hosta Wah-Filter pedals in particular - the latter of which is my current filter pedal of choice and pretty firmly rooted to the board, while the Dandelion has long been on the wishlist and would probably be in the collection already had it not been pipped by JAM Pedals’ fantastic Harmonious Monk. I do still intend to acquire one ...

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The Emanating Fist Electronics Dope Priest DP-70 is the Ultimate Primal / Primitive High Gain Big Muff Style 4-Transistor Fuzz

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The Dope Priest’s original inspiration is quite a twisted origin story which touches on Guild, Mosrite, and Big Muff Creator / Electro-Harmonix Founder Mike Matthews. Back in 1967 during the height of Hendrix Mania - Guild Founder Al Drunge thought he could capitalise on the Hendrix Fuzz craze by commissioning Mosrite to OEM and essentially re-label their Fuzzrite pedal as the Guild Foxey Lady Fuzz. So very similar to all those Sola Sound projects where they OEM’d essentially their ...

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The Somewhat Overlooked Crazy Tube Circuits Limelight is an Early Fuzz Types Powerhouse

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Christos Ntaifotis’ CTC Limelight is somewhat overshadowed by its rather more celebrated Constellation Fuzz siblings (as recently featured on this site), while in several ways it offers a little bit more courtesy of its smartly calibrated 3rd Beam / Bias control. The Limelight is a slightly different circuit to the core of the Constellation, while it uses those same NOS Philips OC41 Black Glass Transistors as are featured in the current version of the Constellation.

 

I’ve ...

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King Tone Finally Fully Splits Out The Duellist's Two Channels - String Singer / Soloist and Heavy-Hand into stand-alone Enhanced Compact Editions

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I have featured celebrated Brit abroad Jesse Davey’s The Duellist a number of times on this site, from since TPS’s Mick Taylor first showcased it. Notably it’s one of the key Blues Breaker style dual-channel pedals - sort of following on in the wake of Analog.Man’s King of Tone, and taking a not too dissimilar path to Brown Amplification’s Protein, and VS Audio’s Royal Flush.

 

In any case - what’s distinct about most of Jesse’s pedals is ...

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Preferred Spaceman Effects Capsule Collection and Ongoing Long-Term Targets

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The purpose of this article is two-fold really - to celebrate my favourite Spaceman Effects Pedals that I’ve acquired to date, and to detail the nature and quality of those earlier releases that I’m still missing / chasing.

 

Spaceman is quite a novel brand really in many ways and has perpetuated the whole Limited Edition Fever that the pedal world seems to be increasing infected with. Each Spaceman release used to reduce me to a bag of nerves - an almost sort of auction ...

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Back in the day I had some affinity for the Todd Billow era of Foxpedal - and acquired 4 of his then pedals - The City V2 808 Style Overdrive + Boost, the Defector Green Russian style Muff with Clipping Options, the Kingdom Combo V2 Compact Klone + Boost, and Wrath Rat Style Distortion with Ruetz Mod - all of which are still part of the current range and pictured around the new Vixen Dimensional Drive above. Each of those is a long-term favourite of mine and has been featured several times on ...

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12 of the best Pettyjohn Electronics Pedals : Past and Present Day Preferred Range Overview

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Those more sharp-eyed among you will have noted that I’m currently engaged in exploring the Pettyjohn Electronics range - sort of one or two pedals at a time. And this would seem to be a good point within those proceedings to share some of my findings thus far.

 

As I’ve relayed elsewhere, I was initially highly confused by Stephen Pettyjohn’s output in that all the Foundry Series pedals were offered with a number of ’Upgrades’. Making it seem to me that the...

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