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2 Polyrhythmic Pattern Tremolos - Malekko Goatkeeper vs Subdecay TremCoder

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I had been trying to find an angle on on the very new Subdecay TremCoder when the even newer compact Malekko Goatkeeper arrived on the scene. These are certainly not exactly the same kind of thing - but they both offer a variety of Tremolo Wave Shapes and Patterns - which give your playing style very interesting textural and rhythmic possibilities.

 

At the basic level these are quite different technologies with the Malekko being analog while the Subdecay seems to be digital to some ...

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16 of the Best Glitch Effects Pedals

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I’m sort of getting to full saturation point with drive, distortion and fuzz pedals - with my ’2018 Year of Fuzz’ coming to a close it’s time to direct my attentions slightly further afield and in new directions. I’ve always had an interest in sort of randomised textural effects - which means that my next significant area of interest will be that roughly defined by the category of ’Glitch’.

 

Most of the featured devices here are different types ...

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20 of the Best Mini Fuzz Pedals - 2018 Update II

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In going through all my various favourite mini Drive and Distortion Pedals, I thought I should round out the exercise by updating my preferred Mini Fuzz list which has grown and evolved over the years. The current number is 20 - with some additions, but also a number swapped out for better alternatives.

 

I haven’t really concentrated on Mini Fuzzes of late for whatever reason, but did put in a recent order with KO Amps for a sort of Skreddy Mayo Big Muff style mini. I’m ...

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Comparative Guitar Pedal Acquisition Strategy - 120 Mini Pedal Edition

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Apart from one off larger pedals - like the new Origin Effects RevivalDrive, I feel that most of the pedal innovation is occurring at the Mini and Compact pedal sizes. The current ’shrinking’ trend is seeing several classic pedals being brought down to smaller enclosures. In the Mini pedal genre, I feel Xotic and Wampler have a lot to do with the increase in premium quality Mini pedals. Xotic via its trifecta of EP Booster, SL Drive and SP Compressor - of which I have all three in ...

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15 of the Best Mini Fuzz Pedals - 2018 Edition

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This is a follow-up and extension to my August 16 post from last year. The number of recommended mini pedals has gone up from 9 to 15, and we’ve tried to assign the most relevant type-reference to each pedal - so you get an indication of the kind of tones you might get - of course their are demo videos attached too.

 

I am still a big fan of mini fuzzes, and still on the trail of trying to acquire as many of these as I can. I was surprised to find copies of the discontinued ...

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12 of the Best Octave Fuzz Pedals

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You cannot talk about Octave Fuzz Pedals without mentioning Jimi Hendrix and his sound technician Roger Mayer - who together collaborated to create the very first octave pedal - the Octavia - which reproduced the input signal from a guitar one octave higher in pitch, and mixed it with the original and added fuzz. This sound is best known via the classic Hendrix tracks Purple Haze and Fire which went on to inspire a whole category of pedals - including the other legendary octave pedal - the ...

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18 of the Best Fuzz Pedals for Your Consideration

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When I got back into guitar I had some foolish odd notion that I did not like fuzz, and would only concentrate on Overdrive and Distortion sounds. Yet I soon realised that many of my favourite saturation sounds are in fact fuzz-based, and that fuzzes can be used in a variety of ways and in a number of different voicings. There are several different categories of fuzz from smooth warm vintage, through octave fuzz, fuzz-distortion (Muff | Rat), velcro / gated fuzz, and on to super-saturated ...

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9 of the Best Guitar BitCrusher Pedals for Your Consideration

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This is an area that I’ve really only dipped my toes into, and need to put a little more of a concerted effort to figure out what works best for me. Some of these pedals have been touched on before in the ’16 Weird and Wonderful Guitar Noise Pedals’ and other posts, but this is the first time all are featured together in one category for you to compare and contrast fully.

 

I have already acquired the BitQuest here, which is a bit of an oddity really - fantastic, but ...

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9 of the Best Mini Fuzz Pedals for Your Consideration

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NOTE - Updated version can be found: [here]

 

I used to have quite a thing for mini pedals - and have amassed a number by Mooer, OneControl, Xotic, Wampler, Ibanez etc. I often use these as a first foray into an effects area - to determine what kind of thing I like and equally importantly - what I might not like. By and large, mini pedals are restricted in functionality / feature set by their diminutive enclosure size, and they tend to be digital / DSP types as you cannot fit a whole ...

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