April 14, 2018
I love taking photos of this pedal.
And I am a big fan of Dave Fox's work in general: Dave has been creating quality FX for nearly 25 years, producing units like the Captain Coconut and the TZF Paradox, and ZIM. A+ stuff!
The Hot Silicon is Dave's version of the Dallas A...
April 2, 2018
Here's some love for the EBS BassIQ Triple Envelope Filter - a little warrior that deserves a mention.
Sweden's EBS launched this unit in 2000 (has time really passed that quickly??), the company's 5th pedal creation following its initial success with the Octobass....
January 26, 2018
To the Aussie FX Community, past, present and future: I hope you're enjoying a beer on your day off today!
Here are 2 of my favourite Aussie creations to mark the moment: The 'Curtis' Overdrive by Lounge Guitars of Perth, and the 'Old Reliable' from Cheeky Monkey Brewer...
January 13, 2018
I happened across this Electronic Orange Pig Hoof a while back... and I haven't looked back since!
This is the Mk II version, and its in the initial aluminium enclosure, made by Jan Hořínek in the Czech Republic.
Electronic Orange has a reputation for top quality gear, a...
January 6, 2018
I love the old Akai Professional gear: they came from an era (the late 90s) when bigger was better, and looked like they had been ripped out of the control panel of an aircraft carrier!
The G-Drive is no exception. Tough as a brick and weighing about the same, these Jap...
January 26, 2017
We build some incredible gear here in Australia.
To the Aussie FX makers past and present: hopefully you're down at the beach taking a well earned break... or perhaps in the workshop dreaming up your next creation.
Shout outs to:
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January 8, 2017
K/\M is not a brand you would usually associate with stompboxes that could blast a hole though your wall at 20 paces.
After all, K/\M is probably best known for its high quality microphones.
So I was surprised to find this little gem tucked away in the pages of...
November 20, 2016
Roger Gastrow is an enigma: working out of his solar-powered workshop outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Roger builds his own line of effects pedals and amplifiers.
For over 40 years, Roger has assembled every one of his creations by hand: component by component, piece by pi...
October 26, 2016
Following my interview with Taiho Yamada about his days at Alesis, Taiho contacted me to see if I would be interested in chatting to his colleague, Frank Thomson of Experimental Noize.
Taiho said of Frank:
"I met Frank at Alesis way back in the 1990s. He’s a genius eng...
October 16, 2016
Not too many of these in circulation - the "Scorcher" made by George Evans Custom Amplifiers.
The George Evans brand is headed up by Tim Evans and Phil George of Melbourne, Australia.
Tim and George have been acquainted since the 1980s when George - an accomplished gui...
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