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1981 Inventions

1981 Inventions DRV No3

Beautiful & Bold The 1981 DRV No3 is technically the only pedal 1981 sell. That hasn't stopped them from becoming one of the most popular boutique manufacturers of the past 5 years!Available in many different colours, all DRV's follow the same overall aphetic ... 3 knobs, 1 footswitch, great looks, amazing tones. Inspired by vintage RAT's, Matthew (1981) teamed up with Jon Ashley of Bondi Effects to develop a pedal which had more to offer in the lower gain ranges while still maintaining the raw power RATs are known for when the taps are opened. The DRV also features an internal voltage pump to jump us up to 18v producing more headroom and in turn a difference in dynamics. Compare this to our vintage RATs and other RAT inspired pedals only on TonePedia

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Aclam Cinnamon Drive
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It Actually Smells Like Cinnamon! The team over at Aclam have a great ear for re-producing amp like tones in a pedal. They've done this by following amp circuits and swapping out the Valves/Tubes for FETs which behave in a very similar way but are much smaller. On the Cinnamon drive however the aim wasn't to replicate a single amp, instead its the sound of an era. The 60's and 70's saw the likes of Hendrix, Clapton and many many more pushing their amps like never before, so by using a mixture of a soft clipping circuit as the main tone and a hard clipping circuit in the boost section you can recreate your favourite classic rock tones to an epic degree!Oh and did we mention, it smells like cinnamon. 

Aclam Windmiller Drive
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Tones You Never Knew You Knew Aclam have been extremely successful in creating amazing tones of classic famous rigs outside of the normal "Marshall in a box" territory. The Cinnamon drive focused on tones of an era where-as the Dr. Roberts unlocked George Harrison's tones from Sg. Peppers all of which we've grown up with. Now ... its the turn of The Who, and in particular Pete Townsend's secret tone device. You may have heard how some guitarists such as Jimmy Page used the pre amp of an Echo Plex delay to thicken up their tone and to give their amps a nice push!? Well Pete Townsend got his unique tones around '67 from the pre-amp of a reverb unit called the Grampian 636 Spring Reverb. The Windmiller is Aclam's recreation of this extremely rare reverbs pre-amp, they've fine tuned it to remove the originals phenomenal amount of hiss and it now works well with all types of amps and pick -up types. Each of the Aclam pedals is a slice of history recreated for you to recreate on your board.  

Aclam Dr. Robert

No Beatles Were Harmed In The Making Of This Pedal Its a funny thing that the biggest guitar band in history has very little signature or inspired by gear. Aclam, a Barcelona based company must have thought this too as they have released a pedal to emulate one of the Amps George Harrison used on Sg. Pepper & Revolver.The amp in question is Vox UL730, this was very much ahead of its time as a hybrid amp with a transistor pre-amp and valve/tube power amp. The tones are instantly recognisable yet this overdrive sounds like no other drive pedal on the market which is refreshing yet amazing since these are 60 + year old tunes we’re chasing here. At Tonepedia we LOVE the Beatles and the level of detail has not gone amiss, such as the artwork by Klaus Voorman (Artist for Revolver) and the Mach Schau! switch which are lovely touches. So this pedal is a real treat to work with. Hope you love it as much as we do.

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One of the biggest names on the bass scene providing the biggest sound, Aguilar’s team is comprised of bass players who build gear from the musician’s perspective. With products ranging from effects pedals to top-of-the-line pre-amps, they are the leading brand in high-quality bass gear. Like most of the best names in the music business, Aguilar began their journey with the pursuit of better tone.

President of Aguilar, Dave Boonshot, moved to New York in the 80s and started his own production company and studio when session work as a bass player appeared to be drying up for him. His experience from the side of production and recording opened up a deeper level of what went into his instrument’s sound. He set out to have a custom pre-amp built that would offer the equivalent sound of higher end models such as Neve or Telefunken. Through Roger Sadowsky, of Sadowsky amps, Boonshot became aware of the work of Alex Aguilar. Boonshot tried out a prototype the two had worked on that would eventually become the Sadowsky preamp.

The DB 680 was the result of the collaboration that followed between Aguilar and Boonshot. They knew were on to something very special with the DB680 and in 1995, formed Aguilar Amplification. A wide range of amazing products followed soon after and quickly they were making cabinets, heads, pickups and effects pedals created with top of the line engineering with the bass player at the centre of their focus.

Aguilar have continued to push the boundaries of bass tone after 20 years in the business and have the leading bassist’s in the industry heavily dependent on their gear. Eric Smith (Rihanna) describes his rig of six GS410’s; “I have never used any rig with so much booty”.
Aguilar Agro

Tube sounding bass overdrive. With Agro Aguilar has built an overdrive pedal specifically for the bass. Agro is an AG500 saturation channel based pedal effect that provides a warm tube-sounding overdrive & distortion. This pedal has 4 separated knobs - Level, Saturation, Presence and Contour - and a true bypass. Agro offers a rich overdrive and distortion sound without losing the powerful low ends.

Aguilar Fuzzistor

It is Fuzz power time! Aguilar’s Fuzzistor is a bass effect pedal that provides a powerful fuzz sound. Like all Aguilar pedals also the Fuzzistor gives the deep and rich signal without the loss of low ends. The Blend control balances the power of your dry tone with the harmonic richness of the fuzz effect. The Tilt EQ lets you explore a wide range of fuzz textures. The level knob matches the gain and tone filters the sound from gloomy to strident.

Aguilar Grape Phaser

Do Not Eat This Pedal! Aguilar have tagged this lush modulation with one of the best dad jokes we’re heard in at least the last few days! â€œSome pedals are born grape, other pedals have grapeness thrust upon them!” We hope someone got a raise for that! Aguilar dedicated bass pedals are designed to retain all low end and dynamics of your rig when in both bypass mode and engaged, this is great news as sometimes phasers can suck a lot of tone. Use the rate knob to go from slow sweeping 70’s psychedelic tones through to bubbly prog tones. The colour knob controls the regen by feeding signal back into certain phase stages. Try all this for yourselves and let us know your favourite settings on our facebook page. 

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Analog Alien

Analog Alien Alien Twister
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Buff It Out This is one very different approach to the world of fuzz. Normally we see Volume, Gain and if we're lucky Tone controls. Analog Alien are one of those companies which have a lot of character, the bright colours of their pedals, the cartoony graphics, that name!Run by brothers Jack & Joe Napoli the company came about as a result of their recording studio Cloud 9 based on Long Island. Jack & Joe have recorded many huge artists who use their pedals today. The brothers wanted gear to gear the right sound people wanted in the studio and once created everyone they worked with wanted to buy one. The boys decided to make a great sounding fuzz and then decided to give you control over how it fuzzes by controlling the input level, ok that's nice but we've seen it a few times before so what else?Well the stab control is a little like bias or starve controls wherein reducing the stab control produces an increasingly gated, aggressive tone, mix that with a bit of delay for some wonderful fun.  So why put a buffer on a footswitch, well when it comes to pedals some like buffers and some don't. Some pedals scream when a buffer hits them and others perform better than ever so with this in mind Jack & Joe decided to give you the option to switch their high class pre amp buffer in and out as you like it. Its truly something you'll feel more than hear but at times it can make all the difference between a good tone and a great tone!

Analog Alien Alien Comp
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Compressing With The Alien Analog Alien are one of those companies which have a lot of character, the bright colours of their pedals, the cartoony graphics, that name!Run by brothers Jack & Joe Napoli the company came about as a result of their recording studio Cloud 9 based on Long Island. Jack & Joe have recorded many huge artists who use their pedals today. The brothers wanted gear to gear the right sound people wanted in the studio and once created everyone they worked with wanted to buy one. With this in mind the Alien comp was designed to reproduce studio quality compression in a pedal while keeping it simple. The Ratio goes from a subtle 2:1 all the way up to a heavy 10:1 squish for those looking for something a bit more countryish. Cleverly the brothers added a tone of possible output so you're able to both make up level and even push the amp hard like a boost pedal would.  

Analog Alien Bucket Seat
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A Taste Of Britain ... Via New York Analog Alien are one of those companies which have a lot of character, the bright colours of their pedals, the cartoony graphics, that name!Run by brothers Jack & Joe Napoli the company came about as a result of their recording studio Cloud 9 based on Long Island. Jack & Joe have recorded many huge artists who use their pedals today. The brothers wanted gear to gear the right sound people wanted in the studio and once created everyone they worked with wanted to buy one. The bucket seat is one third of Analog Alien's Rumble Seat pedal which normally has Drive, Delay and Reverb all in one. This is purely the drive section, designed by these sound sculptures to sound like a 60's Plexi. The pedal has a very powerful tone stack allowing you to dial in just the right tone to match your rig. From low gain boost through to overdrive edging on distortion this is one serious pedal. 

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Anasounds story is similar to that of many of the best pedal builders in the industry.

In 2004 a 12 years old Alexandre Ernandez’s father bought him his first guitar and so started a love affair with the likes of ACDC, Nirvana, Guns n Roses, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath.
Being from a family of musicians Alex was trapped in the best trap ever. 

After a short time using digital equipment at home Alex quickly became aware of the benefits of well made analog gear when gigging and thus searched the internet for ways to improve his rig the old fashioned DIY way. He then went on to study Electronics throughout the remainder of his education.

The iconic Anasounds design of wood on aluminium enclosures came as a result of Alex’s better half Magali. It's safe to say this was a good move as the design stands out on any pedalboard. 

And in 2014 they decided to create a company called Anasounds.

Today Anasounds 8 pedals covering fuzz and overdrives through to delays and the unique Elements true spring reverb with a choice of 3 sizes of tanks. 

The future looks bright for this Nice based company and not simply because the weathers nice there.

Anasounds Bitoun Fuzz
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Stacked Not Switched Todays market includes a multitude of double pedals, since the release of Analog Mans King Of Tone the world and their father have offered up drives and fuzzes with a second switchable circuit. This surely crossed Anasounds mind when they teamed up with Julien Bitoun to produce their dual fuzz circuit. But lets be straight here, this is fuzz! Fuzz isn’t about your dynamics or preserving transparency. Fuzz is about making as much noise ad possible. The Bitoun Fuzz rams one fuzz straight into the other giving you just two knobs and a bypass switch ... BOOM. Taking inspiration from 60’s super fuzz designs while addressing “lost in the mix” syndrome, this is a pedal all fuzz lovers have to try!  

Anasounds Tremolo

It has its ups and downs Anasounds define tremolo as "a cyclical volume variation from the original volume to a decreased version (all the way to the extreme version of the effect which completely cuts the sound in a rhythmic fashion) following a set tempo."TonePedia defines tremolo as "That lovely warming movement heard in many songs and you never even knew it was there"Tremolo is one of those effects most players feel they can live without ... until they try it. Anasounds have worked hard to maintain your original signal, using no digital witchcraft in the signal chain but there is some digital magic in the controls. This allows for some cool tricks including tap tempo, sub divisions, kill dry, self oscillation by holding down the tap footswitch and most innovative of all .. you can easily update this analog pedal with new and improved chips Anasounds will offer along the road. Use the Anasounds Optical Tremolo with the spinner expression pedal to get effects never before possible!Try this alongside the Ages harmonic tremolo from Anasounds and many others on TonePedia 

Anasounds High Voltage
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ADDC ... Not quite Normally amp style pedals are aimed at a specific amp or player and in a way the High Voltage from Anasounds is both. Occasionally though we see something which isn't quite a signature bit of gear but more a way of capturing a moment in time. The tones of AC/DC are Rock music perfection, a Marshall Plexi pushed to its limits with humbuckers as heard on the iconic album Its A Long Way To The Top.Anasounds analysed the rhythm tones here to recreate them in a stomp box which finally became the Anasounds High Voltage. But wait ... did it work, how does it sound ... Have a play with the tonepedia player and compare it to pedals such as the original Marshall pedals and the Carl Martin Plexi tone. You decide which sounds best to you! 

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Andrew White Guitars

Andrew White Guitars are a result of two decades of researching and experimenting with guitars, woods and different construction approaches.

Andrew White is considered by many as an artist, his Luthier Collection showcases his one of a kind masterpieces. Luxurious features and attention to detail and fine tone make these guitars truly remarkable.

In order to being able offering his guitars to a larger crowd, Andrew White teamed with a Korean guitar factory to produce the Andrew White production line. These guitars share the measurements and characteristics of Andrew's own designs while keeping the price at bay.
Andrew White Guitars EOS 100J NS

Be unique! Everyone plays a dreadnought / OM / Jumbo and so on... Why not trying something different ?!? The Andrew White EOS is a sweet little guitar with emphasise on the overall midrange and semi quick attack thanks to the Jatoba (or in it's other name: Brazilian Cherry) back, sides and top. The EOS narrow hip shape is sits well when playing seated and the guitar's overall weight is well balanced.

Andrew White Guitars FREJA 100 NAT

Sparkle! And then some more sparkle. One chord is all you need in order to find out how much open end and sparkle the Andrew White Freja 100 NAT has. It is a lovely Jatoba body, Sitka Spruce top guitar which is brilliant for pick arpeggios, flat picking, fingerpicking and so on. The Freja 100 NAT is well built, playing wise it is a comfy and pretty straight forward. We like it.

Andrew White Guitars Dreadnought 110

Andrew White's take on pre war dreadnoughts. The Decker's Creek collection is where you will find Andrew White's appreciation and homage for the old pre war Martin and Gibson guitars. The Dreadnought 110 is a Rosewood body & solid Sitka Spruce top guitar with a lot of projection and healthy balance. The D110 is perfect for the pick player.

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Since the '60s Aria produces guitars of all types. The Japanese company actually started as an OEM company but in 1964 moved to produce guitars under the Aria name in collaboration with Matsumoku. The relationship between the two companies lasted long and is known for producing good affordable guitar.

Until 1988 all Aria guitars were produced in Japan, but then Aria moved the production of less expensive models to Korea, which is still considered a good guitar manufacturing land. Also some Aria models were produced in the US but these are pretty rare.

Aria had many different names throughout its history, so if you find a guitar with one of these brand names you actually have an Aria guitar in hand: Arai, Aria, Aria Diamond, Aria Pro II, Diamond, and Arita.
Aria 615 Frontier

The budget Telecaster. With the 615 Frontier Aria allows to those who seek to get a decent Telecaster guitar without investing thousands of dollars, to get what they're after. The Frontier is a simple guitar, just like the traditional tele. Two single coil pickups, 3-way selector and solid body, no over the top features, only pure tone. The Aria 615 Frontier sports a Basswood body, Walnut fingerboard and is offered in a variety of finishes.

Aria PE 350

Affordable and versatile. The Aria PE 350 is priced at ±400$ and for the price it is a great guitar really. Aria is known for crafting good guitars at an affordable price and the PE 350 is a great example for that. The Basswood body on the PE 350 is thinner than a usual Les Paul, thus the guitar has a lighter weight. The neck and body are joined using a heel-less construction, creating a smooth transition and enhanced playability on the upper part of the scale. The two Aria humbuckers on the Aria PE 350 are open and "airy", they compliment the guitar and are relatively versatile. Again, the Aria PE 350 is a great guitar for the price!

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Ashdown PRO FF Sub Harmonic Generator
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LOW LOw Low low As part of the PRO FX 9 volt range of effects pedals designed for guitarists and bass players which Ashdown consider to be some of the best sounding pedals they've have ever designed. The SUB Harmonic Generator is simple yet effective, with blend-able subs/cleans you can add a subtle fatness or go full out vintage synth.

Ashdown PRO FX Double Shot
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Split Drive This is a very clever pedal designed to work for both guitar & bass. The two gain controls focus on different parts of the tone, bass and treble respectively. This allows players to sculpt their drive tones perfectly to match the tone in their head and the rig they're playing.More and more drives are taking this type of approach recently and Ashdown certainly have done it extremely well.

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Atkin Guitars

Established in 1995, Atkin guitars which once was a one man show, is now a four man operation which produces 80 acoustic guitars a year. Their approach in guitar making is somewhat different to the one of other premium high end guitar makers. Atkin guitars do not try to be "perfect" in terms of the looks of their guitars, for them a guitar is not an exhibition piece but an inspiration for the musician and as such, they try to give their guitar personality.

Each Atkin guitar is built by hand in the factory, into it an immense amount of guitar history and building techniques is being poured. This explains the "vintage" feel there is to Atkin guitars, which is often how musicians and shop keepers around the world describe them.
Atkin Guitars LG47

Incredible for fingerstyle. Thanks to Atkin's scalloped bracing system, the LG47 produces a loud and healthy tone despite being a small bodied guitar. This, along with the choice of woods, make the Atkin LG47 not only great for fingerstyle, which is the bread and butter of this guitar, but also for flat picking, hybrid picking and light strumming when backing vocals for example. In hand, the LG47 feels light and fun to play. Atkin Guitars chose (wisely in our opinion) to feature on this guitar their standard C shape neck instead of the common baseball bat neck size found on vintage Gibson LG examples. In our opinion you will find the Atkin LG47 a great singer songwriter companion. We also think that this guitar will work well with an L.R Baggs system, should you decide to amplify your Atkin LG47 guitar down the road.

Atkin Guitars J-Amazing the 45 sunburst

A more affordable version of the Atkins Forty-Three. This Banner era style guitar is the brainchild of two great companies, a guitar luthier and a shop. The Fellowship Of Acoustics, one of the biggest acoustic guitar shops in Europe begged Atkin Guitars to create a more affordable version of the Atkin Guitars Forty-Three Relic guitar. The result, the Atkin Guitars J-Amazing the 45 sunburst, has left us in awe. We really like this guitar and although we could not compare it to the actual Forty-Three or original Banner era Gibson J45, we can tell you that it has a vintage, full, beautiful and inspiring sound.

Atkin Guitars Hawaiian Master Roy Smeck

Reviving the Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe. The Atkin Guitars Hawaiian Master is built after the scarce Gibson Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe signature model of the '30s. The jumbo sized original guitar was a 12 fret flat top, set up with high string action for slide playing. The Atkin Hawaiian master shares similar characteristics but come with standard string action for contemporary playing. The lightly braced torrified spruce top and mahogany body in combination with the short scale length delivers a superb tone which left us in awe. Thanks to the 1.75" / 45mm nut width and 2.25" / 58mm string spacing, the Atkin Guitars Hawaiian Master Roy Smeck fits perfectly for fingerpicking, ragtime, flat picking and hybrid. That is not to say you cannot strum it of course, it can definitely strum too! What a fine 12 fret dreadnought model.

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Bassart Guitars

Bassart guitars is a one man show, run by the German luthier Mathias Meyer. The perfect composition of playability, uniqueness and down-to-earth approach of Matthias make Bassart guitars great instruments.

The boutique brand started it's official way in 1996 in Braunschweig, Germany. Matthias originally opened his shop as a bass-only one, where he built a small amount of bass guitars per year. As the years went by his bass guitars received recognition among local players which brought the demand to Bassart made electric 6 string guitars. Much like the bass guitars by Bassart, the electric ones have unique yet familiar designs.

Matthias strives for good tone, and that is what leads him. His guitars and basses often look as they sound, which is a great additional value to an instrument.
Bassart Guitars D CAT Custom Deluxe

What a cool cat sounds like. Bassart guitars is a one man show, run by the German luthier Mathias Meyer. The perfect composition of playability, uniqueness and down-to-earth approach of Matthias make Bassart guitars great instruments. The D CAT Custom Deluxe is beautifully made, from the second we took it out of the case and till the moment we finished the demos this guitar did not go out of tune which is rare. It is a heavy guitar with a healthy sustain and full sound. The combination of the Khaya body and the Häussel Humbuckers is making this guitar a great rock guitar. It has guts, yet it's subtle.Playability wise the guitar is ready to rock and rock hard. The neck is fast and it is really easy to play just about anything you'd like to play. One must take into account though, the Bassart D CAT Custom Deluxe is not a lightweight guitar! But that's where the tone is...

Bassart Guitars Roaddog

True grit. Bassart guitars is a one man show, run by the German luthier Mathias Meyer. The perfect composition of playability, uniqueness and down-to-earth approach of Matthias make Bassart guitars great instruments. The Roaddog is all the way, Malcolm Young kind of guitar (only with a tremolo). It is dry and has a great attack which come really handy when playing rhythm. You will not get endless sustain from the Roaddog, it is not that kind of a guitar.It is a mid weight guitar with a two action truss, matt finish and two Gretsch Filtertron pickups. The Roaddog is a great example of how a guitar can appear down to earth without being too fancy, yet play and sound top notch. It is that kind of a guitar you will wanna take on the stage, on the road and never put back in the case.

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is a manufacturer of ukuleles, acoustic and classical guitars. Their goal is to manufacture instruments at an affordable price which fit the contemporary musician. Baton Rouge ukuleles are a pretty common choice among ukulele players and known to have a good pickup system, thus, many performing ukulele artists use them.

Their acoustic line consists of three series: Noir - guitars for beginners, Rouge - guitars for the working musician, Strange - guitars for the ones who seek to go away from the mainstream. Most Baton Rouge guitars come with a pickup system which was built in cooperation with Shadow. This system, the BR-2P is designed to get the most out of the instrument, it suits well to percussive players as it uses a sensor which amplifies every hit given on any part of the guitar.

Baton Rouge also produces classical guitars under the brand name LaMancha. Their guitars are favoured by guitar teachers around the world as they offer premium quality guitars in various sizes and competitive prices.
Baton Rouge X6C/ACE Mystique

Sweet fingerstyle guitar for a killer price. With a price tag of approximately 700$, its BR-2P pickup, slim nut, solid cedar top and mahogany body, the Baton Rouge X6C/ACE Mystique is a great guitar. Cedar is known to have sparkly treble voices, mid-defined bass and considered a durable wood, this makes the X6C/ACE Mystique a good candidate for the percussive fingerstyle player in our opinion. The fact that Baton Rouge chose to feature this model with the Shadow BR-2P supports this thought, as this pickup is mainly designed to pick up even the most subtle percussive playing across the entire guitar. But that does not mean you should not consider the Baton Rouge X6C/ACE Mystique in case you are not a percussive player, it is in general a good sounding, very comfortable to play guitar which offers great value for money.

Baton Rouge AR21C/ACE

Cedar / Maple sound for the percussive player. The Baton Rouge AR21C/ACE is a traditional auditorium size guitar, sports a slightly thicker than the standard 1.8" / 46mm nut width and has well emphasised high range. Open pore natural finish, like on the AR21C/ACE, often gives more grain to the overall sound of a guitar which comes very handy when you play different percussive styles on your guitar. Usually though the difficulty in getting a good percussion sound from your guitar is when it is plugged and not unplugged. Baton Rouge researched the subject and in collaboration with Shadow electronics created the BR-2P, a two way pickup system designed specifically for getting the best percussion sound when amplifying your guitar.​

Baton Rouge AR11C/ACE

A Percussive fingerstyle kind of guitar. The Baton Rouge AR11C/ACE is a traditional auditorium size guitar, sports a narrow 1.69" / 43mm nut width and has well emphasised mid range. Open pore natural finish, like on the AR11C/ACE, often gives more grain to the overall sound of a guitar which comes very handy when you play different percussive styles on your guitar. Usually though the difficulty in getting a good percussion sound from your guitar is when it is plugged and not unplugged. Baton Rouge researched the subject and in collaboration with Shadow electronics created the BR-2P, a two way pickup system designed specifically for getting the best percussion sound when amplifying your guitar.

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Beetronics Fatbee Overdrive
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A Buzzing Good Drive Let us establish a fact, the term overdrive encompasses a huge range of tones. These tones in turn can be put into sub-genres and so on. What really makes a huge difference is how the clipping of the tone is achieved, don’t worry we’re not about to get technical. It's widely agreed that Fet drives sound the most amp like, this is because Fets behave like a valve/tube so the break up (clipping) you hear is far more natural. And so it is that we have here the Fatbee overdrive from Beetronics, a new JFET based drive with a surprising heritage. This pedal is a result of a collaboration with a pedal legend, Mr. Howard Davis. This man is responsible for many of the Electro Harmonix golden era pedals including the Deluxe Memory Man and Deluxe Electric Mistress, so you can expect good things!From our demo you can clearly hear how the pedal has plenty of gain on tap but doesn’t get fizzy, instead it manages to maintain clarity and raw clear crunch tones most of the way. At higher levels the Fatbee becomes a little fuzz (buzz?) like which can be(e) great fun. Just like an amp the fatbee responds well to playing dynamics and different guitars which gives the player great versatility from a three knob pedal. 

Beetronics Vezzpa
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Buzz Buzz Pop Pop The term Fuzz has become very generic over the years, even the difference between a fuzz face and Big Muff is fairly large but when we start to look at more gated high gain fuzzes featuring octave switching it becomes an entire different ball game.The Vezzpa is definitely of the later and purposely so. Beetronics amusingly refer to the tone as "wasp like" and to be fair to them this is pretty accurate at high gain settings, however when you turn the sustain down the pedal becomes spitty and poppy ... not unlike a Vespa Scooter ... you see what they did there!?Very clever use of the footswitch gives the player lots of options via different presses for example with the pedal engaged hit the the switch twice quickly to switch the upper octave on/off, Beetronics calls this "Stinger Mode" . Another great idea is when the pedal is bypassed, if you press and hold the footswitch the pedal will only engage until you release it (momentary mode).Of course its also possible to use this just like a normal pedal by just using the switch as normal to turn the pedal on/off. All in all this is a great new addition to the fuzz world which we're pleased to bring you on release day!

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B&G Guitars

B&G Guitars was founded by Eliran Barashi and Yotam (Kiki) Goldstein, skillful and expert luthiers in the field of vintage guitars from the golden era, and Avi Goldfinger – an artist and entrepreneur.

From the B&G Guitars website:
We are devoted to one thing only – creating the best sounding instruments on the market.

Our guitars are gimmick free. We create a full perfectly well-balanced unique and original instruments that will grow on you, we build instruments that will ignite your passion for the only thing that matters – playing the guitar.

Our designs are the outcome of our secret sauce we found to be the golden rule in creating great instruments, and the result of a meticulous study of what made models from early 20’s to the mid 50’s such timeless classics.

In order to create the best sounding guitars we have one simple rule - everything must be made by ourselves:
We cast our own brass hardware from a unique alloy that conducts the fullest frequency range, we even use thick brass pickup covers to isolate the coils instead of pressed tin covers.
We wind and make our own pickups, we mix and blend our own paint and nitro lacquer and we use our rare stock of aged wood such as Brazilian Rosewood, African Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany and Eastern maple (some of it is 90 years old!)
We even make the glue and grain filler we use.

The result is consistency in the quality and the sound of our instruments. As a small workshop, we control and pay very careful attention to crafting the sound. If it’s not perfect to our ears it doesn’t leave the shop.

Our main approach is the Plug and Play - that is, a great electric guitar must sound great when you plug it to a clean amp and there is only one cable between the amp and the instrument.

We love what we do.
B&G Guitars Private Build LS P90

It's the new old guitar.  The story of the Little Sister guitar began from the puzzling question of how the early delta bluesmen were able to fascinate a listener with only one guitar and their simple, yet soulful vocal lines.Understanding that these players fat and throaty guitar tone often came from playing small body Parlor guitars, made us decide to uncover the secret of these instruments and embark on a journey back to the crossroads. While obsessively collecting all sorts of original guitars from the 1920s and ‘30s, that many times were in poor condition and needed a complete restoration, we began to create the special design that would best approach the guitar sound we had become hooked on.We wanted to create an instrument that would be versatile enough for players who use a pick, and for players who are finger stylists. It needed to be superior in terms of playability, and it had to be gimmick free. It had to be lightweight, comfortable and unique; Ultimately, we decided that it should be a small body parlor guitar because these were the instruments that we kept playing again and again.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

B&G Guitars Private Build LS Humbuckers Cutaway

It's the new old guitar. The story of the Little Sister guitar began from the puzzling question of how the early delta bluesmen were able to fascinate a listener with only one guitar and their simple, yet soulful vocal lines.Understanding that these players fat and throaty guitar tone often came from playing small body Parlor guitars, made us decide to uncover the secret of these instruments and embark on a journey back to the crossroads. While obsessively collecting all sorts of original guitars from the 1920s and ‘30s, that many times were in poor condition and needed a complete restoration, we began to create the special design that would best approach the guitar sound we had become hooked on.We wanted to create an instrument that would be versatile enough for players who use a pick, and for players who are finger stylists. It needed to be superior in terms of playability, and it had to be gimmick free. It had to be lightweight, comfortable and unique; Ultimately, we decided that it should be a small body parlor guitar because these were the instruments that we kept playing again and again.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

B&G Guitars Crossroads LS Non-Cutaway

An inspiring instrument. The B&G Little Sister private build made a huge impact since it's first appear in 2014. Building handmade guitars takes time and has it's costs, that makes them less accessible to all players. With that in mind, the B&G Little Sister Crossroads was born, Asia-manufactured variant of the Little Sister that provides classic B&G looks and construction at a more affordable cost.B&G, by all means, did not compromise on tone. The Little Sister Crossroads (cutaway and non-cutaway) is built out of quality tone-woods - African Mahogany body and neck, Indian Rosewood fingerboard and solid Maple top. It is finished using UV finish which compliments the sound characteristics of the wood. Factory-made solid brass hardware made it possible to maintain the familiar look and similar tonal qualities to the Little Sister Private Build.The Little Sister Crossroads is without a doubt an inspiring instrument. 

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Blackstar Amplification

Blackstar Amplification was founded in 2004 by four friends who were also band members. The four did not want just to build another amplifier or pedal effect, but designing a world class, innovative products for the uncompromising guitar player. In 2007, after a little more than two years of intensive technical research, trial and error and a lot of high gain, Blackstar Amplification was officially launched at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt.

Since then the team grew as great talent from other leading Amplification companies joined Blackstar Amplification, the company produces a large range of amplifier and pedal effects to be used as inspiration rock tools for their emotions. Among the musicians that use Blackstar Amplification products you will find Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind), Neal Schon (Journey), Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir) and James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers) and more great artists.
Blackstar Amplification HT-Drive

From clean tube boost to a fat tube distortion, the Blackstar HT Drive is a one mean machine. The guitar's best friend is the amp, preferably a tube amp. Cranking the gain stage up and letting the tubes do their work driving your sound. Problem is, tube amps can be sensitive to transportation and usually are pretty heavy. Gladly, Blackstar got us all covered with their HT-Drive.The HT Drive is a valve overdrive, which can be used as a clean boost as well as a screaming valve distortion. It uses a Class A tone control which makes sure your guitar tone stays as natural as it is and in combination with Blackstar's ISF control you can set your tone exactly as you want it to be.One feature on the HT Drive we absolutely love is the Speaker emulated output. What it means is, that you can plug the HT-Drive straight to a PA or your DAW, and enjoy a great tube amp style sound without actually carrying your amp around.

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BOSS is a division of renowned Japanese musical equipment manufacturer, the Roland Corporation. Effects pedals, multi-effect pedals, electronic tuners and pedal boards formed the basis of their output for many years and today they have expanded their product line to include digital studios, rhythm machines and other electronic musical equipment.

Their first products emerged in the mid 1970’s. The B-100 came with a clip-on pre-amp and pickup to amplify acoustic guitars, then the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, which was a stand-alone unit of the chorus/vibrato circuit found in the Roland JC-120 amplifier. Their line of compact pedals began in ’77 with the release of the OD-1 (overdrive), the PH-1 (phaser) and a parametric equaliser called the Spectrum (SP-1). Every year after they would go on to release pedals and units that became staples from practice rooms to legendary albums on shelves around the world today.

Their DD-2 Digital Delay, was the first mass-produced digital delay in a compact pedal format, later versions featured on the pedal boards of the likes of Prince and Thom Yorke and Slash. In ’92 they released 9 new pedals, including the Turbo-Distortion (DS-2) (used by Kurt Cobain and Steve Vai) and the Heavy Metal (HM-2) distortion pedal which would go on to shape the sound of much heavy metal music since.

Their range today includes their best-selling single guitar and bass pedals, multi-effects units, guitar synthesizers, digital recorders, loop stations, acoustic pedals, vocal efx units, amplifiers, tuners and metronomes.
BOSS TR-2 Tremolo

Classic tremolo. Compact pedal. The BOSS TR-2 Tremolo is designed to provide guitarists with classic tremolo effects in an easy-to-use compact pedal. Dedicated "Wave," "Rate," and "Depth" knobs provide a multitude of effect possibilities, you can really fine tune the BOSS TR-2 to your liking. It is low on knobs but really lacks nothing as when it comes to versatility.

BOSS OD-3 Overdrive
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An amp booster overdrive! The Boss OD-3 is an analog overdrive pedal effect which many guitarists use as a boost to push their amp rather than a traditional overdrive. The main reason for that is the OD-3s impressive dynamic range. Thanks to its two stages overdrive circuit, this pedal delivers rich and powerful sound and is in fact pretty versatile. A lot of users recommend the BOSS OD-3 for the blues-rock player, we however feel it can cater to many more styles.

BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay
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Boss keeps on pushing boundaries! The DD-7 accepts a great inheritance and delivers all the way, fitting even more options into this compact delay unit. The delay time has been expanded to 6.4 seconds and the built-in looper can record up to remarkable 40 seconds. In the main mode the DD-7 sounds as pristine and clear as its beloved predecessors. But on top there's a modulation mode, an analog mode and reverse mode - all sounding very good! Furthermore, it has stereo outputs that can be used to create freaky effects or to split the signal into a wet and a dry path.  Another great improvement is the external out for either an expression pedal or a tap switch. All in all, we think this is an incredible pedal, considering its size and prize!

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Carl Martin

The electric guitar is the way many people around the world express themselves, that’s a fact. But the true magic begins when connecting the electric guitar to a high-quality effect pedal. From something that sounds good comes something that sounds unique. Carl Martin is in the business of making you sound unique! Their distinctive and totally outstanding pedals will help you to personalize your music and make it even better. Founded in 1990 in Denmark, the Carl Martin Company produces a large line of guitar accessories including effects pedals, amplifiers and strings. Their reputation of providing innovative and unique products with "superior sound quality and features not seen on any other effect pedal” is widely known and well deserved. Used by an impressive number of professional musicians such as Andy Wood, Phil Soussan, Paul Nelson, Fred Turner, and more, it's not surprising they are the pedal supplier of choice for so many artists.

No matter if it is a crushing distortion pedal effect you’re after, a studio compressor built into guitar pedal, a bass chorus pedal or a great flanger effect, Carl Martin has it. With their impressive selection of pedal effects, Carl Martin is a sure bet for the unique guitar player.
Carl Martin PlexiTone Lo Gain
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When less can be more. Following the success of the Carl Martin Plexitone and the single channel Plexitone, the guys at Carl Martin and Pete Thorn designed a new version that can cope with variable voltage and AC/DC power supplies. The PlexiTone Lo Gain was designed with the amp and guitar in mind, unlike his brother, the single channel PlexiTone, it is lower on gain and can drive your amp to get that natural saturated sound you seek. That being said - it can definitely kick ass once you dial the Gain knob clock wise above the middle point! The pedal works well with different pickup types and is in general a very straight forward, easy to use and versatile pedal.The demos of the PlexiTone Lo Gain on TonePedia were recorded with the pedal being fed by 9V DC power supply.

Carl Martin Classic Opto Compressor
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From the days when colouring your sound was not a sin. Welcome to the Classic Optical Compressor: a 100% analog old-school compressor from the days where colouring was an important factor to the sound. The four controls (from left to right) are the Gain, which controls the ‘pre-glow’ of the optical circuit (the more you turn this up, the fatter the sound); Level, which controls the overall volume of the compressor; Compression, which controls how hard or soft the compression is, and the Attack control which takes the signal from transparent to outright total squeeze. A short time with this compressor will allow you to find some of those classic guitar sounds which may somehow have escaped you before. Again, like all the Vintage pedals, the Classic Optical Compressor comes in a solid diecast housing with cool chicken-head knobs, CM colour and graphics and a 9V battery compartment. Due to the nature of compressors, we highly recommend a regulated power supply (like the CM ProPower) or a large stock of batteries.

Carl Martin Single Channel AC Tone
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The pedalboard friendly AC Tone. The Single Channel AC-Tone is a smaller pedal-board friendly, single channel version of the original Pro-Series AC-Tone. It features 3 knobs and 1 switch and has a slightly beefed up Gain section, but shares the very same tone as its big brother! The single AC-Tone also incorporates our new DC-DC converter circuitry, so the pedal can be powered by a regulated 9V Power Supply but will still operate on the same +-12V level as the original AC powered AC-Tone.This allows us to use the same high quality components which provide the same tone and headroom that make the CM Pro-Series pedals stand out from the rest!

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Cole Clark

Cole Clark combines traditional guitar craftsmanship with modern design and manufacturing techniques in order to produce fine guitars for the performing artist. Their guitars are considered, light, unique and robust. One of the things Cole Clark guitars are famous for is their innovative and exceptionally good sounding patented pickup system.

The company uses the traditional Spanish heel building technique, which is less common in acoustic guitars production. In this technique the neck is glued to the face along with the sides and the back so the neck is one piece all the way to the sound hole. The result is a unique sounding acoustic guitar which resembles no other. 

Cole Clarks is also one of the only companies that produces guitars using mostly non endangered woods. Not only that, the company promotes sustainability by using Australian grown woods and fallen trees. In fact, apart from the fingerboard and bridge, around 85% of Cole Clark guitars are made from 100% sustainable timbers.

Cole Clark AN2 EC BLBL

The guitar you need when going percussive style! Blackwood is the most sturdy timber Cole Clark uses, therefore it is a pretty popular wood choice among percussive style guitar players. The Cole Clark AN2EC-BLBL features all solid Australian Blackwood back, sides and top, grand auditorium body shape, She Oak fingerboard and the infamous Cole Clark 3-way pickup system. Actually, the majority of sold Cole Clark guitars feature Blackwood body, therefore the AN2EC-BLBL delivers a classic Cole Clark sound, good punch on the mid and low ranges, open highs and great sound when going amplified. But watch out - due to its characteristics, Blackwood may sound a little too bright at the beginning of its life as it needs to be played and opened up.

Cole Clark FL2 EC RDBL

An All Australian woods stunner. No need in describing it. The Cole Clark FL2EC-RDBL is a great looking guitar! The Australian grown American Redwood top is simply beautiful and goes so well with the Australian Blackwood body. All woods are solid, needless to say. But looks is not the only thing you will get from the Cole Clark's Fat Lady 2 EC-RDBL, the sound it projects is well defined and balanced, making it one of Cole Clark's most selling instrument. Important to mention that Cole Clark recommends not to play percussive pieces on the FL2EC-RDBL due to the sensitivity of the top. For the pickup players in the crowd, this model comes with Cole Clark's Analogue 3-way system so you are all set to take the stage and enjoy a superb amplified sound.

Cole Clark AN1 E BM

Great value for an all solid Cole Clark guitar with a superb pickup system. There, we said it! The Cole Clark AN1E-BM is just great when it comes to delivering great tone for your money. It is an all solid guitar for starters, it has Queensland Maple body and Bunya top, both grown in Australia and yield to an open sounding guitar with lots of sparkle. If you really love low end then we recommend checking out other Cole Clark guitars, however, if you are in the market for a fabulous finger picking/strumming guitar that shines, this might be the perfect guitar for you. The Angel 1 E Bunya/Maple has Cole Clark's 3-way pickup system which is considered as one of the best acoustic guitar amplification systems out there, and for that price range it is no wonder the Cole Clark AN1E-BM is such hot commodity.

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Colorsound Supa Tonebender (1974)

A Supa beast! Man, what is there in these vintage pedals that make them sound so good?! First note on the Colorsound (Sola Sound) Supa Tonebender and we were blown away by a powerful and organic fuzz tones. Believe it or not, Sola Sound built the Supa Tonebender as a clone of EHX's 1973 notorious Ram's Head Big Muff. It seem that their goal was to build an exact clone but at the end they modified the circuit a bit. Some websites claim that Jimmy Page used the Supa Tonebender, we think he only used the previous Sola Sound Tonebender versions from the late '60s. One notable guitar player that did use the Colorsound Supa Tonebender is Steve Hackett from Genesis who apparently had a lot of fun using this unit.

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Cort (Cortek) started its life as a piano importer somewhere in the early 1960s. In 1973 the south Korean company started manufacturing guitars, strictly as an OEM supplier but things evolved and in 1982 the first Cort branded guitar line was presented.

Although there are no iconic guitars associated with the brand, one of the styles of guitars that brought Cort to the mainstream during the '80s is the headless guitar style. Cort licensed the design style from Ned Steinberger, this design became popular in the metal scene of the era.

Today Cort manufacturers guitars in Indonesia, Korea and China. Alongside Cort branded guitars, the company produces guitars for other brands such as Ibanez, Squier, G&L and more. An interesting fact is that the brand Parkwood is actually owned produced by Cort.
Cort Earth 100

Solid top and solid sound at a great price. The Earth series by Cort is liked by many, we can totally understand why. The Cort Earth 100 for example has a solid Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany body and a sweet woody sound for an average price of 300$. Also, it comes in several different colours as black, natural and sunburst. The guitar comes from the factory with a slightly high action and we do recommend asking the shop you buy from to adjust it for a more comfortable playing experience. Beginners and anyone who is in the market for a guitar at that price range, do check out the Cort Earth 100.

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Crafter guitars’ story began in 1972 in the basement of the family home of founder HyunKwon Park, father of current owner, Inae Park. Originally named ‘Sungeum’, meaning ‘accomplishing the sound’, HyunKwon’s hand-crafted classical models enjoyed instant success amongst local musicians. By ’78 they stretched out to a larger premises in Yangju-gun, just outside Seoul, to fulfill growing demand. In 1986 Inae Park joined his father to conquer the global market. This is when they rechristened the company to ‘Crafter’.

In 2009 they expanded again to keep up with demand to a state-of-the art guitar factory that was the result of 5 years of planning and construction. In keeping with the family spirit of the company, they built the facility where the original factory existed so they could retain their original staff. It includes leisure rooms, a gym, restaurant, and chapel, for all the staff working there. 

Though utilizing cutting edge technology to craft their guitars, much hand craftwork still goes into each guitar and each instrument has a personality of its own, ‘just like the people who build them’. Now registered in more than 40 countries throughout the world, more than 60,000 instruments leaving the factory each year.

Their broad range of acoustic and semi-acoustic instruments documents the company’s program of continuous review and development. Their steady expansion in diversity of range reflects the needs of their pool of dedicated customers, seeking the Crafter tone.
Crafter JE-18/N

Jumbo indeed, and full of low/mid range. The Crafter JE-18/N is a joy to strum and extremely loud. Crafter uses a nice solid cedar wood for the top and the craftsmanship is nice. The guitar plays smoothly, neck shape is comfy and the guitar all in all is nicely set. When plugging it you immediately enjoy using the L.R. Baggs LR-T NX system, which uses their under.the-saddle element pickup (which we love).The LCD tuner is really easy to use and makes your life easier on the stage, the eq on the preamp helps you get your sound right and is quite versatile. If you're in the market for a boomy & loud guitar, consider the Crafter JE-18/N. 

Crafter DE-8/N

Crafter DE-8/N - When affordability meets great craftmanship. When it comes to price/value ratio , no one can overlook Crafter's great guitars. The Korean company which began it's way in the 70's is a major player in today's mid level range guitars.The DE-8/N is one of their most known models. It features Solid Engelmann spruce top and mahogany back and sides, gloss finish, Indian rosewood fretboard and a 43mm nut width.One of the main characteristics of the DE-8/N is how responsive and airy it is, thanks to the thin braces Crafter uses. The spruce top compliments the bit darker sound of the mahogany body.It's safe to say that this guitar is more on the dry, woody side of the scale. It feels very natural in a good way.The DE-8/N comes with an LR Baggs Element undersaddle pickup combined with their LR-T-RX preamp – four-band EQ plus phase and a tuner.Crafter understands the need of us musicians to control and shape our tone to our liking and their choice of preamp proves it. adjusting your tone is pretty easy and exact, the big LCD is pretty handy when tuning the guitar.

Crafter GCL-80/BRS

An all maple electro-acoustic guitar with the right looks and price! When it comes to price/value ratio , no one can overlook Crafter's great guitars. The Korean company which began it's way in the 70's is a major player in today's mid level range guitars.The GCL-80 is a cool looking grand auditorium guitar which is equipped with an L.R Baggs system id order to get you where you want when playing on stage.The all maple body and top gives the Crafter GCL-80 a sweet mellow sound with subtle low end. The result is a guitar that plays nice with other instruments and on stage. Crafter's 43mm nut and solid C shape neck making it easier to switch chords smoothly, and the attack of the maple body helps the lightest string picking be heard.Like other models offered by Crafter, the GCL-80 is equipped with an L.R Baggs system an is easy to work with on stage.

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Crest Audio

Crest Audio Fuzz Face (1987)
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Perhaps the most sought after Fuzz Face reissue. The birth of the Crest Audio Fuzz Face was, simply put ... beautiful. It all started in the mid 80’s with a Crest Audio QC technician, Dave Fox. Dave had found a broken Dallas Industries Fuzz Face at work, noticed on his pay check that Dallas Industries were his employers, and there you go – Dave realised he was working for the inventor of the Fuzz Face. Being a Hendrix fan, Dave proposed the idea of reissuing the legendary Fuzz Face, thankfully management liked his idea and the rest is history. The Crest Audio Fuzz Face is a roaring beast which we love. It has full bodied gain and works fantastically for lead as well as the obligatory power chords. This particular specimen uses BC109C silicon transistors. Crest Audio built approximately 2000 Fuzz Face reissues and these are still somewhat cheaper than the '60s and '70s originals. So if you are a Fuzz Face fan, be sure to get your hands on the next Crest Audio Fuzz Face you see out there. How does it compare to the original Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face or later Dunlop reissues you ask? Compare them all on our player today.

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The D’Angelico company is no less than a legend reborn!

Born in 1905 in Little Italy, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, John D’Angelico became an apprentice to his grand uncle Signor Ciani when he was only 9 years old. Signor Ciano was an expert violin and mandolin maker. D’Angelico adopted the principles from his grand uncle and incorporated them into his world-renowned and strictly hand-made archtop guitars. He produced them in a very limited quantity — during the late 1930s John and his two employees produced approx. 35 instruments per year.

In the 1940s John D’Angelico was already known as the finest builder of archtop guitars although some generous offers were made by large manufacturers, John D’Angelico kept his independence as he knew that his loyalty lay on the craft of his instruments. In the cold winter of 1964, D'Angelico passed away from heart failure. He was only 59 years old.

47 years after D’Angelico’s death the brand was rebuilt by an enthusiastic and ambitious team in D’Angelico’s home town, New York City. The passion and meticulous attention to supreme sound and details which John was renowned for remained within the company.

D’Angelico, a legend reborn!
D'Angelico Excel 175

Just breathe. You’re not seeing things. The EX-175 is the only D’Angelico archtop equipped with a Bigsby vibrato. With a strong, crisp low-end and a fiercely cranky high-end, the EX-175 is made for players seeking the new rock edge D’Angelico provides. The Bigsby allows for anything from glassy shimmers to warped dizzy-spells, while the roller bridge guarantees stable tuning. Dare to be dynamic: the EX-175 is resilient to feedback and can be pushed harder than most archtops while still maintaining clarity. Its ultra-slim taper neck makes for supreme comfort, whether you’re blazing through gained-up note-heavy licks or carefully articulating fingerpicked lines.

D'Angelico Excel DC

Much style. Much sound. The EX-DC is D’Angelico’s response to the rising popularity of the double-cutaway semi-hollow electric guitar. Powered by dual Kent Armstrong humbuckers, the EX-DC was designed with versatility in mind, offering a marriage of enveloping fullness and vivid high-end that never gets tinny. Its heavier body is balanced wonderfully by the signature D’Angelico headstock, while its standard neck shape and medium jumbo frets make for great comfort. Never short on style, the EX-DC is also available with a gold stairstep tailpiece and comes in a variety of colors, including a striking seafoam green.

D'Angelico Excel SS

The perfect live guitar. The EX-SS packs a lot of punch in its 15-inch body, the smallest of all the D’Angelico archtops. Truly a versatile instrument, the EX-SS boasts a rich, full-bodied low-end when on the neck pickup, and a powerful mid-range on the bridge pickup. High-output Kent Armstrong humbuckers deliver crisp attack and balanced resonance, making the EX-SS perfect for live settings. The signature D’Angelico stairstep trapeze-style tailpiece offers style and purpose, providing comfortable string tension for bluesy bends. The EX-SS shines when kept clean or boosted with overdrive, ideal for RnB, jazz, rock, and all the nameless places in between.

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Dallas Arbiter

Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face BC108C (1969)
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The real deal... One of the most iconic pedals of our time is with no doubt the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face. It was issued in 1966 and was quickly favoured by many musicians of the era. The first version used germanium transistors, but due to them getting too hot too quick, Dallas Arbiter moved around 1969 to use silicon transistors. The unit we have here is an all original one dated to 1969. It uses the BC108C transistors, same like the one Jimi Hendrix used from around "Band Of Gypsys" till his death (although his unit is told to be modified). Also David Gilmour used a BC108C equipped unit since 1971 more or less. These units do not sound all the same, so treat this demo of the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face as one example of many. We will try to demo more for you.

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Danelectro 3699 Fuzz
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Classic Tones - Modern Control This 3699 is based on a Foxx Tone Machine which had a much more complex circuit than the standard fuzzes of the era and included an octave up on a toggle switch. Interestingly Danelectro is now owned by Steve Ridinger, the man who created the original Tone Machine in 1971.The Octave is now footswitchable and the pedal features a mid push toggle switch for cutting through a mix nicely.

Danelectro Back Talk
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YALED ESREVER The strange thing about reverse delay is you'd think it would sound terrible, but it doesn't!When considered it makes sense, the repeats are in time, in key and manage to create an interesting echo different enough to sit tastefully in a mix.The original Back Talk was loved by its users and gathered a cult following, the new version features NOS parts the same as the previous unit however in a more hardwearing and pedalboard friendly enclosure. How would you use this effect?

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Darkglass Electronics

It is hard to believe that Darkglass Electronics was only founded in 2009.

The Finnish company, led by it's Chilean founder Douglas Castro, has made quite an impact on the bass world. Their pedal effects can be found on the boards of famous players such as Tony Levin (King Crimson), Paul Turner (Jamiroquai), Billy Gould (Faith No More), Ra Díaz (Suicidal Tendencies) alongside many upcoming names in the industry.

Darkglass pedals are known to be extremely versatile, allowing the bass player to shape the pedal's sound to be exactly as he/she desires. Each circuit is well thought through and continuously refined, resulting in new models and versions being released every year. After 7 years concentrating on pedal effect manufacturing, in 2016 Darkglass electronic released it's first bass amplifier, the Microtubes 900.
Darkglass Electronics Vintage Microtubes
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Warm tube-like tones with a natural dynamic response. Finding a good bass overdrive can be tricky. Overdrive pedals tend to filter out low ends causing the bass to sound thin, and one thing bass players do not like is having a thin sound. That is exactly why we like Darkglass pedals and the Vintage Microtubes in particular. The Vintage Microtubes delivers smooth and warm tube-like overdrive which adds to your sound and not takes away from it. A great feature comes with the ERA knob, dial it to chose the decade you'd like to sound like. All the way down to be in "midrange 70's" or all the way up for "metallic 90's".

Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K V2
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A Perfect combination of brutality and clarity... The Darkglass B3K V2 is the successor of the renowned B3K CMOS which shocked the bass world. Darkglass added a Tone knob and Mid Boost switch to allow more control over the overall sound and help the player to cut through the mix. The move from toggle switches to on/off buttons is smart, as it makes the pedal more user friendly, and along with the four simple turning knobs the B3K is really easy to handle. Sound wise, as the original version, the B3K V2 is a massive overdrive pedal.

Darkglass Electronics Alpha Omicron
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Two distinctive distortion channels combined in one pedal. Following the success of their Alpha Omega preamp/overdrive, Darkglass electronic released the Alpha Omega – a standard size pedal effect which delivers the two Alpha Omega mods with a simplified eq at a lower retail price. The two distortion mods, controlled by the MOD knob, are both the un-subtle, brutal in your face kind, though definitely not harsh! The bass is not being cut and is very healthy and apparent. The Alpha mod is tighter and punchier while the omega is more saturated and all over the place. Thanks to the Blend knob you can tame the distortion to fit your music style, or, if you need even more aggressiveness use the Growl and Bite switches for more mids and bass boost. 

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Death By Audio

Death By Audio Fuzz War
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The raging fuzz by DBA. If a wall of fuzz is what you are after - meet the Death By Audio Fuzz War. No, it is not a low-end-no-treble fuzz and no, it is not an only in your face one either. This pedal breathes and reacts to your playing and articulation in a wonderful way really. The Fuzz War is one of the more open fuzz pedals we have heard, set the tone high if you want to get a real snarly tone, we found the tone to be mostly neutral when set to 11 O'Clock. The Bass demos were done per a user request and we are happy we did them, the Death By Audio Fuzz War works great on bass.

Death By Audio Fuzz War
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The raging fuzz by DBA. If a wall of fuzz is what you are after - meet the Death By Audio Fuzz War. No, it is not a low-end-no-treble fuzz and no, it is not an only in your face one either. This pedal breathes and reacts to your playing and articulation in a wonderful way really. The Fuzz War is one of the more open fuzz pedals we have heard, set the tone high if you want to get a real snarly tone, we found the tone to be mostly neutral when set to 11 O'Clock. The Bass demos were done per a user request and we are happy we did them, the Death By Audio Fuzz War works great on bass.

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Diamond Pedals

Diamond Pedals brings an immense amount of innovation to the world of guitars. The company's pedals are found on pedalboards of world famous guitar players. For example, The Edge uses the Diamond VIB1 Vibrato, Andy Timmons uses the TRM1 Tremolo and Ed O'Brien and Johnny Marr use the CPR1 Compressor.

Diamond Pedals was founded by Michael Knappe who holds close to 30 patents in the field of psychoacoustic  and signal processing algorithms. The company's goal is to create pedals that improve the sound quality of the modern guitar player while maintaining the familiar product usability. You will not find any Diamond Pedals effect to be a clone of some other famous pedal as each of their pedals really stands on its own.
Diamond Pedals Nine Zero Two
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Simple, yet versatile! In Short – The 902 is as rich as an overdriven tube amplifier when it comes to sound. It is an nonlinear, simple overdrive which we found to be pretty versatile yet simple. It is based on multiple discrete transistor gain stages placed in series, with each stage using a different type of gain circuit, resulting in a complex, nonlinear amplification response. Simple gain pedals can be tricky. It is all about what's under the hood. With the 902 Diamond pedals, as always, took the job seriously and created a simple UX pedal that actually delivers a wide range of sound options. The combination of multiple discrete transistors on the gain side with their amp-like tone stack lets you drive the 902 from light dirt to a smooth saturation. The 902 can be used with a 9V battery or an adapter, has a true bypass switch and built to last.

Diamond Pedals TRM1 Tremolo
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A real Tremolo with a 100% analog Optoisolator. The Diamond Pedals TRM1 Tremolo has a 100% analog signal path using an optoisolator that was used in tube amps during the '60s. This pedal is equipped with a microprocessor which offers a lot of useful features such as the tap tempo, a footswitchable double speed mode and different waveforms types (sharkfin, sine wave, square, wave and "chop"). Additionally the TRM1 Tremolo pedal offers different timing accents (3/4, 6/8, 2/4 and 4/4), a rhythmic trem mode and a chaotic mode that gives a random speed with any waveform. To sum it up, the Diamond TRM1 Tremolo pedal is one of its kind, offering a vast selection of features and sound variations for you to express yourself with!To see how this translates to sound be sure to test it on the TonePedia player.

Diamond Pedals MLNJr Memory Lane Jr
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Best of both worlds. The 1st version of the Memory Lane is definitely one of the most famous Diamond Pedals effects out there. That old Memory Lane was the first ever all analog delay pedal to offer tap tempo. It sounded immaculate, but like all analog delays, it did not offer long delay times (the maximum it delivered was 550 ms). That is what Diamond Pedals set to improve with the Memory Lane Jr delay. The MLNJr combines a digital sampling engine, with an all analog signal path before and after it. The result is a delay pedal with similar sound to the original one, but with and extended frequency range and over twice the delay time. The Diamond Pedals MLNJr Memory Lane Jr is by all means a fantastic delay pedal you ought to check out. 

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DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 (1979)

A two-knob legend. Back then in the '70s when it came out, the DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 was not an immediate hit. But during the years it became more and more sought after thanks to its wide range of gain capabilities. The sound of this pedal is extremely organic and across the gain sweep you will definitely find several sweet spots. The magic of the DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 is the mix of flat midrange and slightly rolled of lows which let the tone really open up the more gain you add. The legend of the DOD 250 led to several boutique makers creating their own versions of it. Some years ago this legendary pedal was reissued by Digitech. The reissue contains the 741 op amp and sounds pretty close to the real thing. So if you cannot find a '70s one, make sure to check the reissue.

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Drybell Vibe Machine

Vibalious The DryBell Vibe Machine took the world by storm when released. Most vibe pedals before this were relatively large and/or lacking something, though hard to describe what exactly.DryBell state that " When you switch the Vibe Machine V-2 on, your guitar melts into a swirling three dimensional space inhabited by chewy vibe harmonics and textures. It’s all here from shimmering liquid trebles to throbbing pulse-like waves of bass; a sonic force of beauty that tears down the walls around you!" and lets be fair, you can hear that clearly in our demos.

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Duesenberg marked their beginnings with innovation and catering for niches in the guitar market. They were responsible for the world’s first electric guitar kits in their previous incarnation as Rockinger guitars and the first ever fine-tuning tremolo, later renamed on the US market as “The Eddie van Halen Tremolo”. In the early 1980s, production of more tremolos, such as the Tellybrato and Lestrem, pick-ups such as the beloved P-90, pick guards and guitar bodies and necks, led to growth in the company and the production of the first Duesenberg guitar in 1986.

One of the more weird and wonderful brands out there, Duesenberg stand out for their aesthetic as much as for their craft and innovation. Known for their Art Deco style applications and unconventional colouring, their shape and design harks back to the craftsmanship in guitar design of the 50’s and 60’s. It was this stand-out design that gained them growth in sales when singer Sheena Ringo hit top 5 charts in Japan playing one of their mint green Starplayer series, leading to over a thousand sales for the brand.

Their Starplayer semi-hollow series has undergone many different makeovers over the years. Featuring a sustain-center-block, maple neck and arched back as well as an arched spruce top with a single f-hole, each with a unique finish. Signature models include the Starplayer TV Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Chris Whitley and Ron Wood (The Rolling Stones).

Duesenberg are serious about craft. The wood, hardware and pickups are all of highly evolved design, which they continue to refine to this day. Since 2009, every instrument is processed in the PLEK machine, a CNC based system that cuts and levers each fret within a tolerance of 1/100 of a millimeter. With names like Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Slash and John Mayer as fans, they’ve got the prof in the players!
Duesenberg Starplayer TV Mike Campbell I

So much style you need sunglasses to look at it. The Starplayer TV is a semi hollow, dual pickup, 22 fret electric guitar, featuring arched top and back, bent sides and a 647mm scale. For the Mike Campbell Edition we have added some unique details, which are only featured on this model. For the cutting leads and heavy riffs, Duesenberg took their own classicly wound Grand Vintage Humbucker and paired it with their open Domino P90 Singlecoil for airy chords and creamy licks.

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Duke is a mid price acoustic and classic guitars brand under the Hanika umbrella.

It is no wonder Duke guitars sound and feel so well. They are practically being set up by the Hanika factory in order to assure a high quality level. The quest after a good acoustic guitar which will not cost a fortune led the guys at Hanika to the east, where they tested factories, wood combinations and building techniques. Finally Duke came to life and it does not disappoint at all.

Three things you will find in almost every duke acoustic guitar are:
1. Healthy mid range
2. Really comfortable neck shape
3. A Shadow pickup system with a fantastic tone
Duke A-PF
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The Exceptional quality of Duke guitars really stands out in today's guitar market. The A-PF is a small body, 12-fret acoustic guitar which sounds much, much more than it costs.It has a solid spruce top with laminated rosewood body, bone nut, bone saddle and ebony fretboard. The A-PF guitar does not only sound great, it also looks great thanks to the high-gloss finish and slotted headstock.The tone of the Duke A-PF can be described as a lively one with emphasis on the mid and high range. It has great attack which suits hybrid picking and finger style. Also, it's sustain is worth to mention, as it delivers a good amount of it.The Playability on it is great, the neck feels smooth and there's enough room for the fingers to move thanks to it's 45mm nut.

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Dunlop Electronics

Founded in 1965 as a small family owned business, Dunlop Electronics grew to be a major player in everything guitar gear. Whenever you play a Dunlop Cry Baby Wah, an MXR pedal or the Tortex picks, you are playing a Dunlop Electronics product.

You might not know this, but Jim Dunlop is a true born entrepreneur! His first guitar related creation was a tuner called "Vibra-Tuner". Jim created it as he saw a need for one in the market, but despite that, the product did not succeed. Instead of quitting he got up and developed his next creations, the 1100 and 1400 capos which became a hit.

Right after came the famous Tortex picks. Since Tortex was harder than nylon, more durable than celluloid, flexible but with great memory, it became a hit among rock and metal bands like Nirvana , Metallica, Alice in Chains and more.

Then came the slides, the pedals and the rest is history. Today Dunlop Electronics provide musicians with fantastic guitar gear to make music with. in 2019 Jim Dunlop passed away but his impact on the guitar gear world will forever remains.
Dunlop Electronics Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face Mini Distortion
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Jimi Hendrix live tone at your feet. The Dunlop Electronics FFM6 Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face Mini Distortion is the result of a long quest after the sound of Jimi Hendrix's live shows during 1969-1970. The Live at Woodstock, Live at Berkeley, and Live at the Fillmore East fuzz tone came from a mysterious red body & white knobs fuzz face which unfortunately cannot be found today. Gladly the engineers at Dunlop via trial and error found the circuit this pedal was using, and with it the FFM6 was built. Do not let that mini size trick you, the Band Of Gypsys is a hell of a Fuzz. It differs from a traditional Fuzz Face and in fact it is based on a Tycobrahe Octavia circuit. We like this pedal a lot.

Dunlop Electronics Germanium Fuzz Face Mini Distortion

As old school as fuzz gets! Before silicon transistors took over, fuzz pedals were using germanium transistors. The Dunlop Electronics Germanium Fuzz Face Mini (FFM2), as the name suggests, uses these old school germanium transistors that shaped the sound of rock. Germanium transistors are known to sound warmer than silicon ones, and clean better. The FFM2 transitions between clean-dirty-heavily fuzzed tone easily and smoothly, it sounds great and teams perfect with single coil guitars. All in all a very cool old school fuzz in a pedalboard friendly housing.

Dunlop Electronics Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Distortion
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The mini version of an epic pedal! Dunlop Electronics created this pedal board friendly version of their iconic Fuzz Face from the 1970's so you all could enjoy epic fuzz tones and save space at the same time. The distinctive, warm vintage character of the Fuzz Face enriches any effects collection and throws you back into vintage territory. The Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Distortion FFM1 uses BC108 silicon transistors which give the pedal an aggressive sound with a lot of brightness. We enjoyed rocking with the Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Distortion, it's great how vintage it sounds, yet so easy to use thanks to modern specs like the bright Status LED, the AC power jack and the accessible battery compartment. Be sure to compare the silicon version to the germanium one found on TonePedia.

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Earthquaker Devices

EarthQuaker pedals have established themselves as one of the leading brands in boutique pedals since their beginnings in 2004. Founder Jamie Stillman started out on his own in Akron, Ohio and gradually expanded to include a team of passionate pedal makers, including his wife, Julie.

The EarthQuaker family pack their pedals full of character and creative design. Each of their units is built completely by hand featuring bespoke graphics and quirky features. The team’s unique humour permeates the brand’s ethos. Their Speaker Cranker has only one setting for instance: “More”.  Aiming for the off-centre with weird and wonderful tweaks and combinations of standard effects, their pedals open up creative levels and sound worlds for players looking for psychedelic realms of character in their sound.

Guitarist Dallas Green of Alexisonfire rates the Disaster Transport SR as one of his favourites. The two-in-one pedal comes with expression controls for repeats and bleeds the two delay channels together, creating sounds hard to believe originating from a single unit. Another EarthQuaker fan is Omar Alfredo Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta and At the Drive-In. His favourites include the Rainbow Machine pitch shifter, featuring a button for “magic”, producing sounds that are exactly that and all the colours of the rainbow.

EarthQuaker takes care of their customers as if they were part of their own family, providing warranty with repair and replacement if anything should happen to your pedal. All that’s left in between then and your purchase is boundless rocking out.
Earthquaker Devices Bellows

Vintage, tweed-type tone. The Earthquaker Devices Bellows is a transistor based overdrive to fuzz pedal that gets by with only two knobs - delivering a lot of character!One great thing about the Bellows is, that it works great with both electric bass and electric guitars. Whatever you plug into it, it will drive - actually, it will fuzz, too. On low drive settings the Bellows is a mild fellow, the easy to handle type. However, turning the drive knob to full will result in a full range fuzz straight out of fuzz land.To sum it up, the Earthquaker Devices Bellows is an extremely useful gain pedal that can drive an entire show, from the subtle first song to the shredding finale.

Earthquaker Devices Hoof V2

Hoof - Best of both worlds. Well, regarding Fuzz - the first decision one has to make is if you prefer Germanium or Silicon Transistors being used. A rather vintage inspired, smoother tone is produces by Germanium Transistors while the Silicon fuzz pedals are known to offer greater transparency and simply sound harsher, brighter and fuzzier. The EarthQuaker Devices Hoof, being a hybrid, pairs the good qualities of both Transistors delivering a smooth, natural and harmonically rich sustain. The Level, Fuzz and Tone controls operate in the usual way while the Shift knob lets you adjust the mid content- from classic scooped mids to more modern cutting mid-range frequencies.The EarthQuaker Hoof is hand build, all-analog, true bypass that can be powered by either battery or a regulated power supply.

Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo V3

A scary vintage voiced reverb. The Ghost Echo V3 Reverb is a spring reverb emulation machine that generates anything from a slapback delay to spooky ambient sounds. With the Attack knob to go from 30 - 150 ms pre-delay, the Dwell control setting length and thickness of the decay and finally the wet/dry mix named Depth, it is a delight to adjust. Subtle settings sound very organic and are extremely responsive to the playing style. The real fun starts though when dialing the knobs clockwise up to the point of self-oscillation. Just before the infinite-loop you'll get a dark reverb with a very peculiar haunting sound.The Ghost Echo's updated V3 features a stronger reverb echo, new artwork, upgraded op-amps for lower noise and silent relay based switching. 

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EBS Sweden AB was founded by Bo Engberg (CEO) and Mats Kristoffersson (Technical Director) in 1988 in Stockholm, with one goal in mind – to build high-end bass equipment. The first product they launched was the EBS-1 rack-mounted bass preamp.

After selling three of their EBS-1 units to three excellent bass players (Flea: Red Hot Chilli Peppers / Jimmy Earl: Chick Corea Band / Billy Talbot: Neil Young & Crazy Horse) EBS received the recognition that it deserved. In 1993 their first pedal effect, the EBS Octa Bass was born and in the same year EBS started to produce their first Bass combo Amplifier – The Taurus 240.

Today EBS produces tube and transistor bass amps, bass cabinets, combo amps, pedal effects and accessories. Besides producing a wide range of high quality and successful products, EBS Sweden AB provides a distinct endorsement policy. Artists like Billy Sheehan, Tal Wilkenfeld, Marcus Miller, Tony Levin and many more are signed by EBS.

Whenever you check a bass player’s pedal board and gear, you’re most likely to find at least one EBS product.

After creating such a name for themselves in the bass world, EBS decided it's time to use their vast knowledge and experience for the sake of guitar players too. The truth is, that guitar players used EBS's bass pedals in their rig cause they're simply great. Gladly, now they can enjoy "all electric guitar" pedals with EBS's 'Red Label Pedals' series which contains three well thought-through guitar pedal effects including reverb, flange/chorus and compressor.
EBS DynaVerb Studio Edition

8 Different reverb types in a simple layout. At first look you might miss it, but the EBS Dynaverb Studio Edition offers no less than 8 reverb types. The three main types are Room, Plate and Hall. The two first ones have three different sub types will the Hall has two. The crazy thing is, that this pedal is housed in a standard casing so you can have it on your board without worrying about space. The EBS Dynaverb is a great reverb in our opinion, we like how well it sounds, how simple it is to operate and the fact you can run it parallel for studio use.

EBS UniChorus Studio Edition

The right one. That is what Jeff Berlin felt when he first tried the EBS UniChorus Studio Edition pedal effect. This new edition of the original UniChorus sports a superb analog signal path which gives smooth and warm tone, switch from bypass to engaged and hear it for yourself. Use the Mode switch to select between Flanger, Chorus or Pitch Modulation modes. If you feel you need less or more of the wet signal, use the Mix internal control. Since 1977 the UniChorus is on boards of bass players, this Studio Edition version keeps the high quality expected from EBS and that unmistakable chorus sound we all like.

EBS Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive
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"Compression, distortion, tone-shaping and blending all together..." The EBS Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive is the result of a cooperation between bass icon Billy Sheehan and Sweden's renowned pedals and amplification maker EBS. The goal was clear from the get go, to recreate Billy's beloved Rig sound in a pedalboard friendly size. The Ultimate Signature Drive splits the signal to two parallel paths - a clean one and a distorted one - each controlled separately. The bass player has complete freedom as to how much clean or dirty tone should be in the mix and not only that, he or she can add compression, Hi-Lo filter, boost and phase invert to the signal. These features along with the mega cool, path dedicated effects loop, make the EBS Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive a true Swiss Army Knife for the working bass player.

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Effesk is a boutique pedal brand from the Netherlands.

Effesk's motto is “One knob is fine. Two knobs is pushing it. Three knobs and you’re out of control!” it is not an easy motto to stand behind and Effesk does it well. Creating pedal effects with up to 3 knobs, yet versatile, is not an easy task.

Effesk often uses vintage enclosures of children's toys, old cameras or obscure electronics for their pedals and that is simply awesome. Not only because you get a unique piece of art, but also support recycling.
Effesk Krankjorum

The Effesk Krankjorum is an in-your-face noise generator which will leave your crowd with open mouths and sore faces. Explaining the Krankjorum by the Dutch boutique maker, Effesk Pedals, is not an easy task. In fact, this pedal is so unique we had to record special demos just for it. Essentially in tech language the Krankjorum can be described as an analog fuzz with pitch-shiftable delay. In guitar sound world it means you have a ripping fuzz combined with pithed tones. The tone and the repeats depend on how you set the a delay time and pitch knob.A great feature of the Krankjorum is that it basically has a life of its own. The pitch does not only depend on the pitch knob setting but on the delay time too. The result of this is a crazy unexpected pitch-shifted fuzz. We love it.

Effesk Sonic Salvation
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It's all art! sound-wise and look-wise. The Effesk Sonic Salvation is a straight forward Fuzz pedal effect. It is such a great sounding (and looking) pedal you'll get it right away. But, despite what most people think of 2 knob pedals, it is really a versatile fuzz pedal which responses very well to the dynamics of the player. Effesk designed the Sonic Salvation based on the legendary Jordan Boss tone fuzz from the 60's.As mentioned earlier, the Sonic Salvation by Effesk not only sounds good, it also looks good thanks to the artwork handmade by rock-and-roll artist Nick Twaalfhoven.Damn, what a fuzz!

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Few can deny the effect pedals such as the Big Muff fuzzbox have had on the sound of the guitar from its initial design in 1969 to this day. Its bass-heavy sustain, designed to mimic the fuzz tones of Jimi Hendrix would revolutionize fuzz in the sounds of many legendary players in the course of its life. Carlos Santana, David Gilmour, Metallica, KoRn, Jack White, The Edge, Billy Corgan would join the list of names whose sound the pedal became fus(zz)ed with. The band Mudhoney even titled their debut EP “Superfuzz Bigmuff”.

Founded in 1968, Electro-Harmonix was the brainchild of partners Mike Matthews (rnb keyboard player) and Robert Myer (electronic engineer) who set out to design a circuit which would create a distortion-free sustain ‘fuzz’, that was so popular at the time. The Axis fuzz pedal, sold under the name ‘Foxey Lady’ as a reference to Jimi Hendrix’s sound on the famous track and the Linear Power Booster (LPB-1), a simple line booster used by Matthews in testing to pre-amplify the guitar’s signal were the first pedals to go on the market. The LPB-1 massively boosted guitar signal to provide gain by clipping the signal, resulting in a raw, distorted sound, full of sustain and harmonics.

After a brief pause between the mid-80s and early 1990’s to develop re-branded vacuum tubes, Electro-Harmonix set to work with re-issues of their most popular models. It wasn’t till 2002 that their ever-expanding range of new models and pedal-combos began to emerge and further shape the sound of many of the industry’s most venerated musician’s sounds and processes. The Small Stone phase shifter would shape the sound of Jean-Michel Jarre, The Electric Mistress analog flanger; integral to guitar legend John Frusciante’s timbre. The Memory Man delay pedal was used by The Edge in “Sunday Bloody Sunday”. Electro-Harmonix pedals can be found everywhere in your favourite records and offer a wealth of creative possibility in crafting a unique sound.
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi V4 (1977)
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The Smashing Pumpkins fuzz. The Electro-Harmonix Big Muff has had many versions during its lifetime. The unit we have here is the V4 one which is associated with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. The unit uses the EH-1322 board and is all stock. As to sound, try it out for yourself using the TonePedia player, compare it to other models too. The EHX Big Muff Pi V4 was in production for approx two years, so it is relatively hard to find.

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff V7c 3rd edition (1994)

The Famous Green Russian This pedal has been one of the most talked about fuzzes of recent years due to its unique aggressive tones.The back story to the pedal is very much the Phoenix from the flames proverb, EHX had gone, the soviet union too had gone but people needed to carry on. Mike Mathews saw renewed love for his original big muffs and saw that Russian manufacturing was cheap and born from this was the Russian Big Muff. So rare and so popular now, they have become the new pedal which every company creates their own version of. Compare it with the many other Big Muffs and variants of to see if you think it deserve the hype!? 

Electro-Harmonix Small Stone V1 (1975)
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Stone The Crows V.1Phaser is to the 70's what Chorus is to the 80's, such a great movement within your tone with the additional benefit of adding groove to the overall song. Back in the 70's the phaser to rule them all was the MXR Phase 90 due to use by EVH, however the popularity of that pedal encouraged companies such as BOSS & Electro-Harmonix to create their own versions. Using the single knob model the Phase 90 & 45 laid the ground for, EHX added an interesting "color" switch allowing players to switch between a much more subtle and a more obvious tonal change effectively giving the equivalent of two pedals in one.This is the V1 model, it encroaches more upon the clean tone than later models but has a more usable "color" mode. The speed controls spread ramps up somewhat slower giving greater control over lower speeds which is arguably where Phaser tones sound best. 

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The name "Epiphone" came from proprietor and founder Anastasios Stathopoulos’ son Epaminondas Stathopoulos' nickname: "Epi" and "phone" from Greek phon-, "sound"/"voice". The company began in 1873 in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (now Izmir, Turkey), producing fiddles and lutes. Stathopoulo moved to Long Island City, New York in 1903 and continued to make his original instruments as well as mandolins. ‘Epi’ took over after his father’s passing in 1915 and named the company, “The House of Stathopoulo”.
The company began to make banjos after World War I and became the Epiphone Banjo Company. They produced their first guitars in 1928. They were taken over by main competitor at the time, Gibson, in 1957 in the aftermath of World War II but held onto its own line of archtop models, which remained sought after alongside their Gibson models.
Epiphone's history is dotted with legendary musicians. Guitar pioneer Les Paul, worked nights in the Epiphone factory in New York City to create "the Log", his prototype of what would eventually be called the "Les Paul." Beatles' bassist Paul McCartney chose an Epiphone Casino as his first American made guitar and John Lennon and George Harrison followed suit not long after. The Casino appeared on every Beatles album from Help through Abbey Road. Today, Epiphone can be heard on albums by Alabama Shakes, My Chemical Romance, Nirvana, Machine Head, Dwight Yoakam, The Strokes, Slash, Jeff Waters, Paul Simon, Radiohead, Lenny Kravitz, and Paul Weller.

New Epiphone technical breakthroughs such as the ProBucker™ pickup, built-in KillSwitch™ pots, the Shadow NanoFlex™ and NanoMag™ pickup systems, and premier acoustic/electric guitars with the eSonic™ preamp have brought Epiphone to a brand new generation and show no signs of them slowing down or getting stuck in any ways of an already stellar past.

Les Paul once said; "Epiphone always made a good guitar,” - strong words put lightly from one of the names most associated with the guitar in the history of the instrument.
Epiphone SG Special

The inexpensive rocker by Epiphone. After the G-400 and G-310 models, now comes the Epiphone SG Special guitar with an incredible price/value ratio. Many people do not know this, but the SG model actually replaced the Les Paul model sometime during 1961. Yup, there were no single cut shaped les pauls offered new back then for several years...Anyway, players like Angus young, Toni Iommi and more have made the Gibson SG their main axe, and now Epiphone brings you another version of that iconic guitar which will not break the bank.With mahogany body, rosewood fretboard, 24.75 scale, 700T Humbuckers and these iconic double horned design the Epiphone SG Special guitar is a one punchy guitar with a lot of crisp and tightness.It is also a light weighted guitar, which means it is a lot of fun to jam with while standing. You can jump and go crasy all around with this thing!If you are a beginner or intermediate guitar player aiming to become a rock star, you will appreciate the Epiphone SG Special guitar.

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ESP Phoenix 1004 EMG

An active hottie. LTD by ESP make great guitars. The ESP LTD Phoenix-1004 4-string electric bass is a great example for what LTD is capable of, it has a neck thru-body design and offers a 34“ scale, mahogany body, maple neck and ebony fingerboard. It has 21 frets, a Gotoh bridge and Gotoh tuners. The Phoenix-1004 has two hum bucking EMG 35DC pickups, for bridge and neck. The 35DC pickup looks quite modern, but it was designed over 30 years ago. The gained experiences gave this pickup an extended range of clean sound on high and low frequencies. Unfortunately this model is no longer in production, however you can still find it in the second hand market every now and then.

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E.W.S Brute Drive
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Brute By Name But By Nature? When a new drive hits the market the automatic response is "what's it based on?" as so often the "new" pedal is XXXX's latest take on a famous mid boosting light overdrive for example. The Brute drive hit the market in the early 2010's and promised an entirely new drive designed from the ground up. E.W.S, a pedal building company based in Japan wanted to re-create classic distortion sounds in a pedal but they managed so much more.This pedal will give you all the "brute" aggression you relate with classic tones but it also hides some beautifully unexpected lower gain bluesy tones. These bluesy tones were so good in fact that blues god Eric Gales adopted the pedal and now even has his own signature version! Its not for us to tell you how the pedal sounds, the demo is there for you to decide how good it is for yourself, lets just say that we are adding this pedal because we use it ourselves and want you to experience it too. Have fun.

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When speaking about Fender the image of the Stratocaster comes to everybody's mind. The commercial success of Fender is iconic and none of the guitar manufacturers in the world was able to sell their electric guitars as Fender did, and it goes on until today.

In 1946 Clarence Leonidas Fender, also called Leo Fender, founded the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company in Fullerton, California.
Fender is famous for it’s electric guitars and bass guitars but the manufacturer produces and distributes also acoustic guitars, electric basses, mandolins, banjos, electric violins, guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers and PA equipment, found in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues, and many others.

The legendary Fender instruments such as the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars and Precision and Jazz bass guitars are globally recognized as design classics. Today Fender not only continues to make their iconic instruments but also own other well renowned musical instruments brands such as: Squier, Jackson, Charvel and Gretsch guitars. Furthermore Fender does a collaboration with Eddie Van Halen to make the EVH guitars and amplifiers.
Original Set

Fender CS ’60 Thinline Tele Ltd (BTM Demo)
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Fender CS ’56 Esquire (BTM Demo)
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Fender Squier

In 1965 Fender purchased the V.C. Squier Company, a former string manufacturing company founded in 1890 by Victor Carroll Squier. Although initiated to market their strings under its own brand, Fender decided in 1982 to use the Squire by Fender brand for commercializing lower priced products. The success was immediate. Today, Squier is as famous as Fender. When it comes to price, Squier guitars and basses are unbeatable. That, along with their iconic design and sound characteristics make them a favourite choice for the beginner and intermediate guitar player. Squier by Fender products range from electric guitars to acoustic guitars, bass guitars and amplifiers. All of them will smoothly ease your way into the music-playing world.
Fender Squier Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70

Squier's Classic Vibe Precision Bass lineup presents a powerful ’70s-style model that evokes the instrument’s look and style from that musically adventurous era. The smartly alluring all-black look extends to the pickguard, the finger rest and, in a stylish touch, the block inlays on the maple fingerboard. The Fender-designed split-coil pickup delivers classic Precision muscle, and the HiMass bridge with brass "barrel" saddles keeps intonation rock solid.

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Framus was one of the world's most important electric guitars manufacturer starting 1946 and until the late '70s. Elvis Presley, John Lennon, David Bowie and so many great artists had played these guitars, releasing hits that changed the face of music as we know it.

The Framus company was established in January 1st, 1946 in 
Markneukirchen Germany by Fred Wilfer. In 1995 Fred's son, Hans Peter Wilfer took the company under his wing as a part of Warwick GmbH & Co Music Equipment KG. The company produces student to premium selection of acoustic and electric guitars, replacement parts for vintage Framus guitars and a small selection of high end guitar amplifiers.
Framus FD 28 Dreadnought, with Cutaway & EQ

An all solid strumming machine. Sitting at the top of it's group, the 28 models are all solid guitars built with great attention to details. The FD28 Dreadnought with cut & eq version is designed for the pro, working musician. The combination of solid East-Indian Rosewood body, solid Spruce top and Ebony fingerboard results in a fast, accurate and clear guitar which is fantastic with pick or fingers. Not only does it sound good acoustically, it is also amplified using the Fishman Prefix Plus T pickup, with it's preamp being one of the most versatile ones in the market. The FR FD 28 SR VSNT CE is also available with Natural Transparent High Polish finish and/or without cutaway, pickup and preamp.

Framus FG 14 M Grand Auditorium, with Cutaway & EQ

An all Mahogany warrior. If you like Mahogany guitars you ought to try out the cutaway & EQ version of the Framus Legacy Series FG 14 M Grand Auditorium guitar. Solid Mahogany top combined with Mahogany body produces warm mid-rangy sound which compliments the body size of the guitar, which is surprisingly loud. Another reason to check the FG 14 M is the 1.87" / 48mm nut width. Being larger than the usual nut on an acoustic guitar, it fits better for players with larger hands. The Fishman Sonicore pickup combined with their Isys + preamp is easy to use and delivers good acoustic/electric sound and the cutaway eases the playability above the 12th fret. The FG 14 M in both colour options is a traditional guitar from a traditional acoustic manufacturer.

Framus FD 14 M 12-String Dreadnought, with Cutaway & EQ

The all mahogany budget 12 string by Framus. Strumming on a 12 string guitar is fun but may be challenging as there are simply more strings to press. The standard size 1.87" / 48mm nut width of the Framus FD 14 M NS CE 12 makes things a little easier as you do not need to cope with a too wide nut and the relatively slim neck shape helps too. The FD 14 M NS CE 12 is deep and kind of dry sounding thanks to its all Mahogany body. The Natural Transparent Satin is elegant and well made and the on board Fishman Isys + preamp and Sonicore piezo combination is a great addition which makes the Framus FD 14 M 12-String Dreadnought, with Cutaway & EQ a great 12 string choice for your collection.

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Back in 1981, when the Czech Republic was still Czechoslovakia, the first “Furch to come” guitar was born. It was made in hiding, as the communist regime disallowed all private enterprise. Despite the danger of getting caught, František Furch could not resist his insatiable desire for all things musical and went on with doing it what he loves.

Within few years František Furch’s guitars were known for their premium quality and his instruments were the choice of many top musicians. In 1989, the Velvet Revolution and the fall of communism finally allowed František to realize his dreams without fear of persecution, and he set about forming his own manufacturing company. Furch Guitars was officially founded with František Furch and one employee in a small 20m2 workshop.

From that foundation day until today Furch guitars grew constantly. From being a domestic gem the word about the great sounding Czech guitar spread throughout Europe, increasing the demand for Furch guitars rapidly. In 1999, when Furch’s Millennium series was first introduced, there were already 25 luthiers working in the company.

Today, the Furch company sits in a 16th century mill complex which was transformed to a guitar factory. More than 50 employees work in the factory and put their hearts and souls into each and every guitar they make. The company is run by both František and his son Petr, and they continue to produce a range of top class instruments.

Furch is known for its constant experimentation with new design and construction techniques, applying modern research and technology on the quest to advance the acoustic qualities of Furch guitars. There is no question about the quality of Furch Guitars as testified by the top musicians using them; names such as Suzanne Vega, David Knopfler, Richard Smith, Glen Hansard and many more.
Furch Vintage 3 D-SR

The 3 D-SR is considered as the flagship of Furch's vintage Series. It is a well balanced, open and pure sounding guitar which is constructed from master grade woods and great attention to details.From the Madagascar Rosewood headstock veneer to the Koa binding and hand brushed finish, this guitar is a delight to look at. The Playbility is no different. The V shape neck profile is extremely comfortable, given you like V shape necks of course, and the TUSQ nut is bringing the sparkle of each string out. Sound wise the 3 D-SR is a warm, yet bright guitar with an healthy low end which will fill your ears with joy. It is a loud guitar, but not in a bad way as it does not distort when played hard. When played soft it is all still there and apparent.Definitely an eye and ear catcher.

Furch G22-SR Cut

One level up. G-22SR is the grand auditorium version of the 22 line by Furch, the first line in the Millennium series to come with a full-pore finish. Furch's full-pore finish enhances the acoustic performance of the body, it gives more resonance to the tone. The classic combination of Sitka spruce and Indian rosewood works well, as always, but with the superb craftmenship of Furch the beloved sound of this mix gets to a whole new level.Playing the Furch G-22SR brings an immediate smile to one's face. It is an excellent finger picking guitar which can also handle strumming very well. The TUSQ saddle and bridge really bring the shine out of the guitar and enhance the sustain. You are most likely to fall in love with this guitar, immediately.

Furch G21-SW Cut

Minimalistic approach, maximum sound. The 21 line by Furch, like the 20 line, is made with a more minimalistic approach so you could get a maximum guitar for minimum investment.The solid black walnut body in combination with the solid sitka spruce top and open pore finish give the G-21SW a natural finish both in sound and feeling.It has a dominant mid range which cuts very nice in a mix and in a loud environment like when you do street busking for instance. And the natural feeling of this guitar really makes it easy to fall in love with.It is not a fancy instrument, nor intended to be, but simply a great guitar, made of good materials and offered for an extremely competitive price.

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Gamechanger Audio

Among the endless amount of pedal effects out there, a few are famous for changing the way guitar and music in general are played today. Gamechanger Audio's goal is to create only that kind of pedal effects.

Founded by four friends, the Latvian company made their debut at the 2017 NAMM show in LA with their sustain for all melodic instruments pedal - the PLUS. Soon after came the PLASMA pedal, a first of its kind Tesla coil equipped distortion which really sounds like no other.

Gamechanger Audio has been accepted by many musicians with great joy, we cannot wait to see what more will come from this young and innovative company.
Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal
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A new level of distortion! The Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal is a powerful, first of its kind distortion pedal. It produces its unique and revolutionary sound via a row of high-voltage plasma discharges within a xenon-filled tube. The signal gets directly converted back into an analog audio signal. Thanks to the gas-discharge the Plasma Pedal can produce a natural noise-gate that stops producing any output when not playing the instrument. All in-between noises coming from the instruments pick-ups or humming strings get immediately killed if the Blend knob is on maximum. The Plasma Pedal effect offers a remarkably wide EQ made possible by fluctuations in the electromagnetic field surrounding the gas-discharge tube. The Plasma was produced for guitarists but it also provides musicians working with synths, drum machines and other electronically controlled instruments a rich and useful distortion effect.Sound wise the Gamechanger Audio Plasma is a massive distortion with saturated overtones and harmonics like you have never heard before!Its innovative and uncommon approach plus the unique tone make the Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal a unicorn among the pedal effects and we recommend to test it! It's right at your fingertips!

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Gibson Guitars dominate the rock'n roll alphabet of performers from Duane Allman to Frank Zappa.  Since visionary luthier Orville Gibson began building mandolin-guitars in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1902, the guitar models have been at the heart of modern music.

The 'King of the Delta Blues' Robert Johnson said he was taught to play his L-1 acoustic by the Devil who visited him one night, took the guitar and showed him some songs at the Dockery Plantation in Mississippi. Johnson's catalogue of only 29 songs inspired an entire generation of musicians that fills the pantheon of 20th Century popular music.

Bob Dylan plays a signature Gibson SJ-200; the Edge from U2 works with a series of models from the 1976 Explorer to a Les Paul Custom 1983. The British Pop revolution of the 1960s is largely played on Gibson guitars – from Johnson's inspiration.

The Beatles, The Stones and the enigmatic Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac wove the themes of modern pop and rock on Gibsons. Woody Guthrie even wrote on his Southern Jumbo L-O 'this machine kills fascists'.

The Gibson legacy certainly maintains it’s air of guitar majesty and mysticism to this day maintaining its leading spot in the market for their unequivocal standard in tone, craft and that special ‘vibe’ that has carried through the history of the instruments, and the profound music that owes much of it’s spirit to these guitars.
Gibson SJ-200 Amber Quilt

2016 limited run SJ-200. The SJ-200 Amber quilt is simply a stunning guitar, made in 2016 as a limited run by the folks at Gibson guitars.The AAA quilted maple and Amber burst finish works beautifully together and are truly what makes this super jumbo a unique instrument which looks great on every stage, studio and living room.The sound, thanks to the choice of maple and spruce woods, body size and building technique, is big and crystal clear.Most people think that a super jumbo body projects a super big low end regardless of the woods that are used. That's not true. This guitar has just the right amount of everything. Thanks to the brilliance of maple and lows of the jumbo size, the SJ-200 is well balanced and stands right on the border of being dry sounding, yet having just about enough sustain. Try strumming it, it's just great! No wonder it is referred to as the king of flat-tops. On top of the beauty, balance and strong acoustic sound projection, the SJ-200 Amber quilt comes with an L.R Baggs Anthem pickup which combines an under-the-bridge microphone and an under-the-saddle piezo pickup. when set to microphone only, it will deliver a natural amplified sound of the guitar. If you face any feedback issues, mixing less of the mic and more or the piezo will solve the problem while retaining most of the natural sound of the microphone.

Gibson HP 635 W

The enhanced one. The Gibson HP 635 W is a classic sounding Gibson Square shoulder acoustic-electric guitar with enhanced playability and comfortability.Gibson's years of experience and innovation have brought their great team in Bozeman, Montana, to design this thinner, slimmed down square shoulder guitar. Despite it's smaller sized body, the sound the HP 635 W projects is full, bold and resonant. To make it even more comfortable, Gibson have designed it with a smooth advanced response neck and cutaway, which is not often seen on Gibson's square shoulder models such as the Hummingbird, Dove and Songwriter. The performing acoustic guitar player will be happy to know that the HP 635 W is equipped with an LR Baggs Element pickup system.To sum it up, the Gibson HP 635 W is a great, USA hand made acoustic-electric guitar which delivers that Gibson sound with optimal playability.

Gibson Songwriter Studio

For the singer songwriter. The Gibson Songwriter series consists of fine, handmade guitars, which are intended to act as an all-arounder for the singer songwriter.Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce, L.R Baggs Element system, super comfortable and warm balanced tone are what makes this guitar a great companion.Everything you play on it works. Strumming or light arpeggio, hybrid or finger style, it all sounds "true", as if telling a story.On stage, using the L.R Baggs Element will get you sound right and leave you focusing on what's important, playing.Looks wise, it looks great but simple. Not perfect, just right. Like a true songwriter would.

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From rural Quebec, Canada, Godin guitars and the other five brands under the Godin umbrella are sent out to every continent in the world.

In 1972, Robert Godin translated his passion for music and wood working to guitars. His probably most known creation is the Multiac guitar which has a state of the art on board preamp that sounds like no other. But Godin goes far beyond the Multiac guitars. The company builds fantastic electric and acoustic guitars under different brands: Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, LaPatrie, Art & Lutherie and Godin.

Today the company is being run by two generations of the Godin family, as Robert's two sons, Simon and Patrick, joined the company. The beauty of this trio is that the guitars under the Godin umbrella continue to evolve with young and fresh ideas while tradition and meticulous attention to detail is kept. 
Godin Progression Plus

That's right on! The Progression Plus is an outstanding instrument. Highest accuracy in the crafting process and the love for detail create a guitar that you won't put aside easily. The combination of Canadian Laurentien basswood and a rock maple neck form a guitar that is light, well balanced and feels comfortable from the first moment on. Furthermore, the Progression Plus has a delightful amount of sustain and great playability up to the highest frets. The single coil's have oversized pole piece magnets and thereby deliver a bit more clarity and substance while the Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck Junior is more mid-focused. The High Definition Revoicer gives you another clarity boost that can be either use for certain moments where you want some extra bite or you simply leave it on at all times. Another smart feature is the "Tru-Loc Trem" system that ensures that the tremolo arm stays in a self chosen comfort zone and doesn't swing around continuously. Godin strives for innovation for creating yet better and better instruments. The Progression Plus is a fine example for this.

Godin Summit Classic SG

Clear your calendar! It's a pure delight to mess around with the Summit Classic SG and it'll be hard to put it aside once you started playing. It's light-weight, the finish on body and neck feels incredibly and it sounds great. It's straight forward with its two Godin Custom Humbuckers, a classic three-way toggle switch and two separate volume and tone controls assigned to each pickup. It takes a few moments to get used to the slightly different angle of the potis on the Summit Classic SG compared to the common angle of the Les Paul style guitars but guitarists are generally smart beings and can adjust easily. Sound wise the Humbuckers produce lively and rich tones that never tend to bore or get lost in the mix. 

Godin Summit Classic HB

Rock-solid rock machine! Loaded with a Seymour Duncan Alnico II and a Seymour Duncan '59 this Summit Classic HB is ready to rock your socks off. Godin equipped this guitar with their HDR system to alter the sound of the pick ups adding a little bit of highs and mids while tightening the bass frequencies - easy accessible with a little black button next to the tone knob. The Summit Classic HB is quite light, well balanced and feels very comfortable due to its shape. The mahogany body and neck is accompanied by a Richlite fretboard which is extremely dense and thereby helps to stabilize the neck as well as it is water resistant to guarantee a long life span. Give it a listen in the TonePedia player and if you like it make sure to grab one to test it for yourself!

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Gojira Octave Generator
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A different approach to octave fuzz world When we think of an octaver we generally think of that hendrix sound and rightly so, the man gave us so many new tones. From then on many pedal builders have tried to recreate that sound and to do so they concentrate on the Fuzz tone and whack an octave up circuit on top and voila.What Scott over at Gojira FX has done is start from the bottom up ... ... the LOW LOW bottom The Octave generator is at its heart an octave pedal with four knobs each controlling an octave. The first knob allows us to dial in and out our normal direct signal and the last two knobs allow us to bring in an octave down and two octaves down respectively. This allows for some great bass emulation and can be a very useful tool for practicing tunes at home. The spice of this pedal is on the second knob, this is an octave up AND fuzz in one knob. The genius of this is each analog circuit and the dry through are unaffected by the fuzz therefore maintaining clarity while the octave up goes crazy on its own. The other octaves cushion this mad dangerous sounding octaver style effect allowing for tones only possible with multiple pedals before. This is a pedal with many possible uses. It could be used as a simple clean boost in one song then allow you to cover the bass on another. You can begin to emulate organ sounds or just dial in a little of each frequency to just give some extra body in a smaller band or a quiet section of a song.Or you can get you full Jimmy H on and jam away all night long. Let us know what you think of it on our Socials 

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Granada 1/65 F
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A High Gloss Surprise To Behold These fantastic student guitars are made in Europe at very fair prices.The reason they're so good at this price is simple, the manufacturer has been making instruments for many of the larger companies for a long time! Now they're making their own instruments which lets be honest, gives an extra touch of soul.The 1/65 F has a honduran cedar neck & body, rosewood fingerboard and spruce top with a high gloss finish.Use TonePedia to audition it against hundreds of other guitars, does it live up to you expectations ... or does even it exceed them?

Granada 1/58 Z HGL
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A High Gloss Surprise To Behold These fantastic student guitars are made in Europe at very fair prices.The reason they're so good at this price is simple, the manufacturer has been making instruments for many of the larger companies for a long time! Now they're making their own instruments which lets be honest, gives an extra touch of soul. The 1/58 Z HGL has a mahogany body, wenge neck, rosewood fingerboard and cedar top. This is the high gloss 58 scale (or 7/8) student guitar. Use TonePedia to audition it against hundreds of other guitars, does it live up to you expectations ... or does even it exceed them?

Granada 1/65 Zeder Matt
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A High Gloss Surprise To Behold These fantastic student guitars are made in Europe at very fair prices.The reason they're so good at this price is simple, the manufacturer has been making instruments for many of the larger companies for a long time! Now they're making their own instruments which lets be honest, gives an extra touch of soul.This is the Full scale version with a cedar top, rosewood body, satin finish, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard.Use TonePedia to audition it against hundreds of other guitars, does it live up to you expectations ... or does even it exceed them?

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Greedtone Overdrive 2
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The Clue Is In The Name!? So how is the Greedtone Overdrive II different to the millions of other drives on the market, well firstly it's designed around the professionally trained ears of Greg, sound guy for some of the worlds largest bands.Secondly this pedal has mega amounts of volume on tap (4V in fact) in order to push your amp into its natural happy place. This may well be the loudest drive on the market today.The gain stage is designed to not just clip the signal giving great rock through to metal tones, it's also designed to bring out the sparkle and harmonics of your guitars natural tone. This is due, in part, to the extremely high end hi-fi audio components used. The “Greed” control is where things start becoming crazy, this beast of a control begins feeding extra bass into the gain section of the pedal. This essentially allows you to shape which frequencies receive more attention from the gain stage.The results are so extremely wide ranging as turned right down you have yourself a great rocking overdrive pedal BUT when you start diming this knob into an overdriving amp you enter a world of Sludge and Doom as yet unheard of. So you have your new drive on the board and it‘s time to kick in the lead tone … WAIT, try la MORE switch.An entire second stage of distortion is at your disposal, that’s right, the Greedtone OD is a double drive pedal.

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Friedrich Gretsch founded the Gretsch company in 1883 at the age of 27. What started as a factory for Drums, Banjoes and Tambourines quickly grew and by 1916 became a huge distribution and production company for all of the above and guitars too. In the '60s George Harrison played Gretsch guitars and the already successful company became even more successful, but deaths in the family brought the decision of selling it to Baldwin Manufacturing in the late '60s. Unfortunately Gretsch suffered under the Baldwin management and production stopped in the early '80s. Luckily the Gretsch family was able to buy the name back and bring the company to fame again. Today Gretsch is distributed by Fender, producing wonderful musical instruments known to all.
Gretsch G5420TG Electromatic 135th Anniversary LTD

For eyes and ears... The Gretsch G5420TG/LTD represents 135 years of the classic Gretsch sound in one guitar. It has a Hollow Body Single Cut, a Bigsby B60 Tremolo and two Blacktop Filter'Tron pickups which sound smoking hot. For this special model Gretsch chose Maple wood for the body, which communicates perfectly with the pristine sound of the Filter'Trons. What we like the most about this guitar is the punch! Not only it is great to look at, once plugged, it delivers that punch Gretsch guitars are so famous for.

Gretsch G6609TG Broadkaster Jr. (BTM Demo)
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Gretsch G6136T White Falcon (BTM Demo)
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Harmony Standard Silhouette Pearl White (BTM Demo)

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Hello Sailor Effects

Hello Sailor Effects Homeward Chorus
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Homeward Bound Our friend Joe of Hello Sailor Effects is a fully fledge sailor in Her Majesty's Royal Navy, so when it came time to create the effect famous for making some people feel seasick he knew it had to be nautically themed. With months at a time spent at sea, the Homeward Choruses name relates to that feeling of heading back home to family and friends so what better pedal to base the topology on than the CE-2 as everyone love it like an old friend. Featuring a switch to flip between higher and lower intensities, Hello sailor have created a chorus which is always familiar but often in new ways. 

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Since 1887 until today, Höfner is one of the leading makers of stringed instruments offering a varied selection of guitars and basses in classic and unique shapes. Due to their iconic design, many of Höfner's creations are instantly recognizable by sight alone, and those that use a more standard shape can still be discerned by the impeccable quality of their sound.

Höfner is best known for their bass guitars, particularly the violin-shaped style that was initially made popular by Paul McCartney. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this electric bass design, Höfner released the Contemporary Series, which combines a vintage appearance with a modern sustain block on the inside to create a sound that's as classic as the instruments' looks.

You can also find traditional hollow body bass designs in the Club Bass models; these have a rich, woody sound that's perfectly suited for '60s and '70s-style rock. As well, if you're a frequent traveler, you can't miss the Höfner Shorty Electric Bass. Combining a full-scale length with a uniquely compact body, this bass lets you take your music anywhere without a problem. The cousin to the Shorty bass is the Höfner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar, which follows the same principle of putting a full-scale neck on a miniature body.

Apart from that portable instrument, Höfner's specialty for guitarists is the classical acoustic guitar. They make a number of these, from cedar-topped models with laurel, mahogany and rosewood bodies to a special hybrid guitar with spruce and cedar together on top. Höfner's classical guitars are well-suited to novice and professional players alike.

With Höfner In your collection, you'll quickly understand what made this luthier the biggest maker of stringed instruments in their native Western Europe. Well-built and great-sounding, Höfner's guitars and basses live up to their reputation with ease.

Höfner Sound of the 60s
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The limited edition reverb pedal from Höfner. Höfner is known for their basses and guitars. The Beatle Bass is as iconic as it gets and their electric guitars are pretty famous too. But pedals? Yes! Handmade limited edition pedals that commemorate the old days, yet built in up to date standards. First thing to catch the eye is the design of these pedals, you know they're made by Höfner with much dedication. Each pedal is finished with a custom art sketch, a 60s Höfner logo and sports Höfner tea-cup knobs. The Sound of the 60s pays its respect to that shimmer, fast decaying reverb which was so famous in those years. Höfner listened to dozens of recordings from the era while designing this pedal, to make sure the magic is captured. The heart of the pedal is an Accutronics & Belton reverb brick and with the 4 knobs on the face of the pedal you can control the overall volume, dry/wet mix, reverb length and tone.

Höfner HCT-500/8-DC Verythin Longscale Bass

The long scale version of the 500/7. This is the 500/8 long scale (34") version of the ever famous Höfner Verythin 500/7 short scale bass. Specially created for those users who appreciate the slim body and light weight of the Verythin but want to continue to play on a long scale neck this bass gives you the best of both worlds.The Verythin is of course famous for its ultra slim body, which at just 1.25" is the thinnest around. But the thin body is deceptive, these basses deliver a full resonating bass that easily cuts through the band.The all maple body is fitted with two Höfner full size humbucking pickups that have real punch, producing good highs and terrific lows. Full control is provided with two volume and two tone controls.Finished in a subtle sunburst dark cherry transparent finish the Verything Long Scale bass is a class leader.

Höfner HCT-500/7-SB

Archtop bass at an affordable price. Inspired by the original Hofner Verithin bass from the 1960s the new Hofner Contemporary version of the Verythin Bass offers you an archtop bass with vintage look and sound at an affordable price. The short scale of 30" makes this electric bass guitar easy to play and handle while the centre block gives modern deep bass sounds and helps to eliminate feedback. Fitted with original Hofner 'Staple-Top' pick-ups, tone and volume controls.

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Ibanez guitars began their story with Hoshino Gakki, a music products and manuscript manufacturer, in Nagoya, Japan, in 1908. Hoshino Gakki imported high-end classical guitars from renowned builder Salvador Ibáñez in the late 1920s and began making their own guitars by the 1930s, adopting the name Ibanez. When rock n’ roll steered markets toward electric models, the company began to make budget guitars designed for export.

Already established on the American market, they switched their business model from cheap original designs to high-quality replica models of already established Fenders, Gibsons and other iconic American brands. This eventually resulted in a lawsuit from Gibson, which was settled 1978.

Their bold approach found it’s creative outlet in maintaining this level of craft with their own designs. Their guitars had already gained the attention of many high-profile artists in models such as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and the Artist model, Kiss’ Paul Stanley and the Iceman and George Benson’s signature models.
Tailoring designs to artist’s needs would prove to be a definitive strength as the 80s and guitar-driven music rolled in. Their Saber (S series) and Roadstar (RG series) featured high-output pickups, floating double-locking trems, thin necks and deep cutaways. Guitar legends at the time such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Pat Metheny were allowed to spec their own tailor-made models, which made Ibanez stand out as the leading artist-driven manufacturer at the time.
With the rise of Nu-Metal in the 2000's they began to re-develop their 7, 8 and 9 string models, popularized by groups like KoRn and Limp Bizkit at the time and opened up yet another whole new market of young shredders.
Today they have many aspects of the market covered with these innovations, alongside a reputation with models such as the Artcore and Artstar, AS and AF series as competitors in the traditional guitar and bass markets. Ibanez’s adaptability and artist-driven approach has enabled them to grow and diversify the guitar market for decades like few other brands.
Ibanez Nu Tubescreamer
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A classic Overdrive gets refined for the 21st century. The Nutube Tubescreamer is basically a standard TS808 with inverted colors and the addition of the tiny, vacuum Nutube. It sounds organic and amp-like, offering exceptional dynamics. Like you'd expect it from a Tubescreamer, it tightens up the bottom end with a pleasant amount of compression. Besides the initial set of controls they've added a Mix knob to go from clean (CL) to overdrive (OD).  This is a well though-out addition to the pedal since most players use the Tubescreamer either as a Clean or as a Solo boost. This Mix knob enables you to further shape the character of the pedal to your specific use.The NTS has relay true-bypass switching, is all-analog and can be powered with 9 volt battery or 9-18 volts power supply where 18 volts deliver more headroom and gain.Follow your instincts and listen for yourself in the TonePedia Player!

Ibanez TS9 (1981)
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Are original run of Tubescreamers still the best? There are a few things in life which can divide friends and families. Politics, religion and yes ... Tube screamer chips.So if you're reading this you most likely know what the tube screamer is but to be safe, it's a low gain overdrive pedal which rolls off some low end and has a very specific mid frequency bump. Using our demo turn the gain down low, set the tone at noon and switch the pedal on and off to hear this fairly change fairly clearly.Throughout the years the Tubescreamer has gone through many many changes, six main models 808, TS-9, TS-10, TS-7 and the TS-5 and most of these had model variations such as the TS-9DX Turbo TubeScreamer for example. From these the TS-808, TS-9 and more recently the TS-10 have become the mainstays on many guitars boards however the internal designs of the TS-808 and in TS-9 are what causes discussion. It simply comes down to the components used, the OPamp chip sets used in pedals aren't made FOR pedals in fact they're used in many products throughout the world. eventually new chip sets come along which does the job better for the majority of products so they are discontinued or made in such small quantities that they become prohibitively expensive. Companies change the chips for something close and people often prefer the original sound of the original chip set. This means the early Tubescreamers with certain chips are coveted, rare and can be fairly expensive. Fear not though Tonepedia user as we have gone ahead and sourced some of the rarest pedals on earth including many Tubescreamers with different Chip sets for you to try such as the quintessential JRC4558D and JRC2043DD chips found in the crossover from 808's to TS-9 in the early 1980's. The JRC4558D is THE holy grail for most TS-9 fans who claim it has a slightly more pronounced mid range and causes the clipping have just the right amount of edge.The JRC2043DD is claimed to give a little slight lower mid to bass push and a very slight notch in the low treble regions.We also have a Malaysian chip 4558P TS-808 for you to compare with other tubescreamers including modern 808's. This chip is claimed to have a softer touch and causes an overall lower sounding pedal.For the sake of balance, there are many who claim components other than the opamp chips cause some of these artifacts and now YOU TOO can become an"expert" on the tones of tubescreamers by comparing them all here. So enjoy and let us know what your think. 

Ibanez RG1121PB

6 String Aerial View of Paradise There’s some speculation over what RG stands for on Ibanez’s guitars, on the RG1121PB we’d suggest “Really Good” because … well, it is. As part of their premium range Ibanez have gone the extra mile to provide amazing looking, playing and sounding instruments while still at a fairly decent price point. Lets face it, we’ve all seen guitars with a lot less spec going for a lot lot more. So let's look at the spec. First up we have to discuss the appearance which is striking without being garish, a poplar burl top in ocean blue with a sandy white centre instantly reminds us of a paradise island. Why isn’t this a standard in all guitar ranges, it simply makes people smile. The contrasting Ebony fretboard leads up to the blue colour matched headstock. Flipping the guitar over we find an 11 (yes ELEVEN) piece neck! Comprising a mixture of Maple, walnut and purpleheart woods, simply stunning! Featuring two passive DiMarzio pickups, a wizard profile neck, gold plated hardware including the jumbo frets, the choice of with or without trem and even Gotoh locking tuners this guitar is made for people who want to look good and play great. Not a guitar for the conservative play but if you want to show off in style (or beach shorts and sunglasses) then this is for you! 

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J. Rockett

J. Rockett Archer
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The Lion, The Witch & The Silver Centaur There are a LOT of pedals in the world and so many of them are clones of other pedals.Most of these fail to improve upon the originals in any way other than a tonal variation which is likely more luck than judgment. One pedal which has seen its fair share of clones even had its own nickname for the copies ... of course we're talking about the Klon Centaur and subsequent "Klones".However if there's one pedal in the world which needs "kloning" its the Klon, because these things cost a fortune. J. Rockett have created a pedal which has 99% of the magic the original Klon contained yet in a smaller, great looking pedal. Why 99%??? well have a look at their other pedal ... the Archer Ikon to find out!?

J. Rockett Archer Ikon
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The Lion, The Witch & The Golden Centaur There are a LOT of pedals in the world and so many of them are clones of other pedals.Most of these fail to improve upon the originals in any way other than a tonal variation which is likely more luck than judgment. One pedal which has seen its fair share of clones even had its own nickname for the copies ... of course we're talking about the Klon Centaur and subsequent "Klones".However if there's one pedal in the world which needs "kloning" its the Klon, because these things cost a fortune. J. Rockett have created a pedal which has 100% of the magic the original Klon contained yet in a smaller, great looking pedal. This is due to two components found in original Klons which were void of markings ... J Rockett researched the parts extensively and were the first to uncover the mystery. Therefore what you're playing with here is the first ever exact 1-2-1 recreation of the infamous Klon Centaur. 

J. Rockett The Dude V2
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DOOD J. Rockett made their name by becoming the first to accurately clone a Klon with the correct components. After dealing with such an unobtainable piece of gear nirvana they then took it upon themselves to approach another, the infamous Dumble Overdrive Special. As of the time of writing there is one of these mythical amps on Reverb priced at £90,000. We're sure you're thinking ... "great, I'll take 2" but alas only a small number of Dumbles were ever made which maybe makes them sound better!?The Dude is sensitive to touch and produces a rich, harmonic tones. Capable of lovely clean boosts and gritty dirty gain tones we think this pedal does a great job, however how would we know ... we've never played a Dumble. Taken on face value though this is a fantastic sounding overdrive pedal suited perfectly for styles similar to the blues for example. 

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JAM Pedals

Art For Your Ears is the slogan Jam pedals use and it’s a fair description, each of their pedals features vibrant block colours usually contrasted against equally vibrant knobs or depictions of animals or flowers. 

The effect is always a cheerful appearance making you feel at ease with the quality and tone before even plugging in. Thankfully when you do plug in, these pretty pedals persistently please people playing … ran out of “P’s” 
One reason they sound so good is JAM are not afraid to look at what came before, there are MANY untapped effects from the past 50+ years which can be improved upon using today's technology. 

A great example is the Delay Llama Extreme, an analog delay which uses the frequency changes which occur from changing delay time to create octaves and harmonies. Old tech done in a totally new way thanks to current innovations. 

However even when it comes down to a simple drive pedal, Jam pedals shine such as with the Rattler. At TonePedia we’re BIG fans of a RAT type pedal, try the demo now to feel for yourself how well this pedal reacts to dynamics while still driving like a hair metal gods amp!  

JAM Pedals Harmonious Monk
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That Tremolo Show Ah good ol' TPS (That Pedal Show), if you're not familiar with their YouTube channel ... well you should be. Between the two presenters Dan & Mick they have are huge wealth of knowledge around all things music gear and quite specifically pedals. This isn't the first signature pedal they've produced in connection with a great pedal manufacturer but the Harmonious Monk definitely has the best name. Designed in conjunction with one of our favourite pedal companies JAM , this pedal encapsulates their shared love of tremolo and in particular Harmonic Tremolo! Firstly the pedal has some interesting controls designed around the basis of live performance, the mix control and in conjunction with the overall volume allows for precise control of effect and level, the double speed footswitch is perfect for on the fly changes which can easily become a hook for a song.

JAM Pedals Chill

The Trouble With Tremolo Ahh sweet sweet tremolo, so good the very first individual effect was a tremolo way back in the 1940's (yes that's right not long until 100 years of stomp boxes). Arguably the very best tremolo tones are those found in amps and specifically older Fender amps and that's why our friend from sunny Greece, Jam Pedals have designed the Chill Tremolo to sound like these early Fender tremolos.The trouble with tremolo is perceived volume loss, this is due to half of what we're hearing being removed. The highest volumes are the same but it sure doesn't feel like it! What the very best Tremolo's do to combat this it add more volume to the output which behaves like a boost and allowing the tremolo effect to come in at unity gain. Jam pedals of course added this feature but they've taken it one step further.By reducing the tremolo effect (depth at 0) and pushing the volume you get a very pleasant sounding boost from your analog trem pedal!   All in all this pedal gives the user everything needed from a trem plus a boost feature and it looks amazing just like the entire Jam range.

JAM Pedals Eureka

Fat Bottom Fuzz Fuzz pedals are normally quite a nasally sounding things often with very little low or mid frequencies. Muffs are slightly different in this though many would argue muffs sit more in distortion territory than fuzz. Then we have germanium fuzzes which are are little more delicate, dynamic but still roar in a way to tear ones face off when pushed hard enough. The dilemma comes when we want all of the features as there wasn't much out there allowing this. And that's why Jam named their fuzz ... Eureka! What they created is a germanium sounding muff style fuzz with 3 switchable low end options and the ability to push it hard in the lightening bolt setting for gated spluttery tones. This is one pedal which behaves very differently through different rigs and it just so happens that's exactly what Tonepedia provides. Go ahead and see how it behaves differently with single coils into a fender amp compared to humbukers through an AC30. 

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JEN Jumbo Fuzz (70s)
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An Italian gated Muff. You wouldn't know by looking at it but the JEN Jumbo Fuzz is a take on the original Electro-Harmonix Big Muff V1 (aka Triangle muff).For many people EHX got it right first time with the triangle muff, it just sounds so aggressive, so focused, so ... un fuzz like. Indeed the triangle muff (V1) is more akin to a modern distortion pedal than the iterations of muff which proceeded it. The sliders certainly gave the Jen a unique look which definitely looks professional. Compare it against an original V1 Big Muff here on TonePedia and let us know which you think is the best!? 

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JHS Pedals

JHS Stands for the founders Initials, that being the charismatic Joshua Heath Scott. 
Josh makes no secret that his start in the field came from modding Boss pedals, in particular the Boss BD-2 (Blues Driver) and throughout their existence JHS have harked back to pedals which have been popular overtime for influence. 

Part of the appeal of the pedals is the lack of name written on the pedal, instead each pedal has its own specially designed decal.

There is no doubt that Josh truly loves FX pedals and has one of the best collections in the world and in 2017 things came full circle with the release of the Boss Angry Driver (JB-2). This pedal was a collaboration between JHS and Boss in a unique pedal utilising the JHS Angry Charlie circuit and the aforementioned Blues driver (BD-2).  

The seemingly unstoppable JHS power-train is still creating a mixture of brand new circuits and pedals based upon classics. 
JHS Pedals Bender

Bend It, Shape It, Anyway You Want It  The JHS legends of fuzz range was designed to bring the unobtainium of pedals to everyone, classic rare fuzz circuits. Most of us won't every have the chance to try the original pedals such as the supa fuzz's and tone benders of the world let alone own them. The JHS Bender is a recreation of Josh Scotts own 1973 MK3 Silver/Orange “Onomatopoeia” Tonebender.These often sell for in excess of $1000 so the JHS option is a great way of getting those tones without remortgaging.As with most JHS takes on others pedal this has some extra features, the mode switch pushes the mids which is great for lead tones and changes the picking dynamics so digging in gives a gated effect. The other advantage here of course is the build quality and overall reliability, lets face it the original is approaching 50 years old.The question you will have is how close is the Bender to the original ... Well you came to the right place!It's not for us to tell you, we have a 1974 sola sound tonebender on Tonepedia so A/B them here yourself and tell us what you think!

JHS Pedals Cheese Ball
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Is it a Fuzz? Is it a distortion? NO! It's ... cheese balls? Some of the most enjoyable things in life are only enjoyable when your in the right mood. This applies to pedals too, wah's and dotted 8th delays for instance! Not always a go to but when we do we tend to become Hendrix or The Edge for the rest of that playing session and maybe into the next. This pedal sits nicely in that camp and to keep a theme going, the original design (Lovetone's Big Cheese) can been heard on the opening track Discothèque of U2's 1997 album POP.Tonally this sits somewhere nicely between low tuned distortion and aggressive fuzz. The harmonically rich character gives life to an effect could otherwise be a mess but instead has inspired countless musicians through the 90's including the mighty Jimmy Page AND John Paul Jones.The controls are simple but give great variety, the volume and gain are as standard on most clipping circuits. The four way selector knob is where the fun is found, to start with in the OFF position the tone control is completely bypassed which results in more volume and seemingly even more harmonics. Position 1 scoops the mids for the 90's metal tone, that's right you too can be 14 again!Position 2 brings the mids back in with a bit of the hump allowing for the most "normal" tone the pedal offers.Position 3 isn't what you'd expect, the gain bumps up a fair sized notch and a gated effect pops into life giving more clarity and choppiness to both lead work and the obligatory power chords. All the positions available inspire creativity in very different ways and such is the beauty of the original which JHS has recreated in their own way with the Cheese Balls.   

JHS Pedals Supreme

Is It A Delay, Is It An OD, No Its A SupaFuzz  The JHS legends of fuzz range was designed to bring the unobtainium of pedals to everyone, classic rare fuzz circuits. Most of us won't every have the chance to try the original pedals such as the supa fuzz's and tone benders of the world let alone own them. The JHS Supreme is a recreation of Josh Scotts own 1972 Univox Supa Fuzz (Black & Grey).These often sell for in excess of $1000 so the JHS option is a great way of getting those tones without remortgaging if you can even find one.As with most JHS takes on others pedal this has some extra features, the “Tone” button engages a mid cut that flattens out the Supreme’s attack and makes it more submissive. Think of this as a preset scooped mid EQ control. The “Mode” button activates a much more pronounced octave up effect, thicker mid-range, and more available volume/boost. The other advantage here of course is the build quality and overall reliability, lets face it the original is approaching 50 years old.The question you will have is how close is the Bender to the originals ... Well you came to the right place!It's not for us to tell you, we have multiple classic fuzzes on Tonepedia so A/B them here yourself and tell us what you think!

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Joyo products are rated extremely highly amongst their growing user base in terms of quality and affordability. With their simple, clean design, they combine user-friendly layout with high-end technology to produce a plethora of musical goodies for novices and experts to try out without breaking the bank. The feedback and confirmation of quality from their expanding pool of fans is one of consistent positivity and general reverence at their unbeatable price.
Manufactured and based in China, they have their own acoustic core technology in the pipeline for utility patents. Joyo are not just any cheap replicas. They are proving to be tried and passing the test for many adoring musicians out there. Many of their pedals are popping up on the Internet in comparisons with higher priced old favourite models and coming out as the winner in the ears of pleased players.
Their Ultimate Drive pedal, a supposed clone of the Fulltone OCD at a fraction of the cost, has been a hit with many users and proven just as satisfactory. The JF-08 Digital Delay is gaining a lot of attention as one of very few digi-delay units on the market you can get for less than a third of the typical price of most other models. From overdrive, amp simulators, chorus, flange, crunch, fuzz and wah’s, they have everything covered and then some.
Joyo JF-313 Old School Distortion
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Joyo OLD SCHOOL distortion - the name says it all.  Drawing its classic rock tone from a 2n3904 transistor, this tiny instant classic has a wide range of gain settings. With 30dB of low mid boost it can make even the smallest amp sound like a full stack. One of the great characteristics of this pedal is the fact that it paints every nuance of your guitar beautifully. Single coils sound like single coils at every gain setting. The Old School enhances your setup without masking it. We think that this is what a great pedal is supposed to do.

Joyo Hot Plexi

Hot, JCM800 like sound. We all love the Marshall JCM800 amplifier, it is an iconic amplifier which sounds organic, looks good and is identified with the Rock music of the '80s and '90s. Therefore, it is clear why manufacturers around the world build pedals that emulates the JCM800's "brown" sound, the Joyo Hot Plexi JF-32 is one of them. Priced at ±40$ the Joyo Hot Plexi JF-32 pedal is a steal deal! It compresses nicely and delivers a thick distortion texture.

Joyo JF-320 Purple Storm
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A vintage to modern sounding fuzz for today's mini board. The Joyo JF-320 Purple Storm Fuzz which belongs to Joyo's Ironman series is sweet, mini and versatile fuzz pedal. The bias control will get you anywhere from vintage "thin" fuzz to modern fatter tone while the fuzz control will let you decide how dirty you want your sound to be. Tweaking these two controls can get your fuzz tone to fit chords or a full blown solo and that is just great. The Joyo Purple Storm uses triode transistors, a true bypass switch and a mini housing which fits on every board. It is priced well too. More control over the EQ would have been a good thing, but all in all it's a nice little fuzz. 

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Keeley Compressor Plus
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4 Knob Compressor? ... Oooooh Matron In case you didn't know, Robert Keeley is regarded as the Godfather of the boutique pedal world. Its definitively true to say Keeley are no longer a boutique company BUT for many many MANY guitarists Robert was their very first introduction into the world of "Oh yeah that's a great pedal, send it to me and I'll make it even better". The term "Keeley moded" is now a common phrase across the globe, and has encouraged a huge number of builders to have a go themselves which directly lead to the massive pedal boom we live in today. Of course, if your regularly improving others pedals then it makes good sense to start producing a version of them with the upgrades all ready in place and from there to start producing a range of pedals. From here the Keeley 2 & 4 knob compressors were born and were the finishing touch in solidifying Keeley's place on the Mount Olympus of the gear world. The Compressor Plus succeeded the 2 & 4 knob compressors and went on to become the single most popular compressor ever sold, in excess of 80,000 units have been made also making it Keeley's most successful pedal ever. But ... Why? Well its pretty simple really and that's the key, simplicity! Keeley made a compressor which gives you studio quality compression and made it incredibly simple to dial in to the extent that the release control is assigned to a two way switch perfectly dialled in for humbuckers or single coils. All the tricky work has been done for us leaving enough control to personalise our tone. This could have gone horribly wrong but the team over at Keeley have great experience and great ears so instead it worked out just fine!

Keeley Fuzz Bender

Size Matters At least thats what this pedal would have us believe because its knobs are HUGE!In reality though, it's what it does with it that counts and the Fuzz Bender from Keeley doesn't disappoint. Fuzzes tend to fall into one of two camps, silicon and germanium. The later is normally found in classic fuzzes and is slightly softer sounding than its aggressive silicon cousin. Robert Keeley however has gone down the route of having ones cake and eating it by putting 3 transistors in this pedal which are indeed a mix of the various aforementioned types giving a very unique sound and feel. What's more, control over the fuzz's bias means those hidden spluttery tones are now accessible from the top of the pedal if you feel like having a good time. 

Keeley Eccos
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ECCO CO Co co When Les Paul was creating the first tape delays he also stumbled upon the ability to create other effects simply by gently resting his hand on and off the tape reel. One such effect was flanging which slows down and speeds up one of two tapes running parallel. This history lesson is relevant as it has taken from then until now to put a flanging effect on delay trails in a single unit. Until now this was only possible with some very clever routing and normally only ever happened in a studio environment. The Eccos is much more than simply a delay with flanging on the trails though, so much of this pedal is adjustable and there are even some beautiful shimmer like tones which you can hear in our showroom playing style. Whats more with selectable subdivisions and an inbuilt looper this pedal is a super powerful tool able to do so much in such a small package. 

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Kimbara FY-2 Fuzz Master (1970s)
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FY... who? Sometimes it feels like back in the 60's every man and his dog was releasing a fuzz pedal and most of these were on of 4 or 5 pedals rebranded to suit. Shin-Ei, a Japanese company famous for creating the legendary Uni-Vibe also made the FY-2 fuzz which in turn was rebranded in the same way so many of the other classic pedals were, this example have the Kimbara branding but fear not as the guts are exactly the same as and other Shin-Ei designed FY-2. This fuzz circuit is interesting as reducing the gain doesn't. The "fuzz" control simply changes how gated the fuzz is, this provides a very staccato effect at the most gated settings and can be a lot of fun to play. On its own the FY-2 can seem a little jarring and almost offensive but when used in a mix with some effects such as reverb and/or delay its possible to create saw wave synth like tones as well as classic fuzz tones. This is one of the classic fuzzes which can be found at reasonable prices at the time of writing this, our "buy now" link will take you directly to a used market where you can check out prices for yourself. Its worth noting that Shin-Ei are now producing reproductions of these too, but we haven't tried those ... yet!

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Kloppmann Electrics

HSS 60/62
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HB 57 LC
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HB 59
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KMA Audio Machines

KMA Audio Machines is a young pedal effects company from Berlin, Germany. All of KMA’s pedals are completely hand-made by Enrico Preuß who is a passionated engineer and musician. Enrico’s vision is to create high quality pedal effects which combines that vintage sound we love so much with a more modern design and functionality. The self made circuits by KMA Audio Machines and the special look of the pedals make them one of a kind.
KMA Audio Machines Wurm
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The KMA Audio Machines Wurm is a roaring beast, full of destructive in your face distortion. KMA called their 2017 released distortion Wurm after the mythological creature that is told to bring terror and fear upon the land. After hearing the pedal in action we see why....It is a mean beast, full of roar and power. The entire idea behind the Wurm to begin with was to create a more flexible version of the legendary BOSS HM-2 for that "chainsaw metal" invented by Swedish bands like Dismember and Entombed. As always, KMA took thought and consideration when designing the circuit, allowing the guitar player to get the maximum from the Wurm using a 4-band EQ in combination with internal switches for various modes. The TonePedia demos were made using the factory setting which is the HM-2 stock mode.

KMA Audio Machines Minos Germanium Fuzz
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A True Germanium fuzz with a lot of versatility. KMA Audio Machines' Minos is a germanium based fuzz pedal perfect for garage, blues and basically anything. The 3-way switch allows you to choose between different fuzz types and in combination with the input, anger and cut controls you are looking at a extremely versatile fuzz pedal! Essentially the 3-way switch is called "Bass switch" and is there to help you tweak the tone based on the amp/guitar you use as some can be more bass oriented than others. But we really felt that it is much more than that. For the ones who dig deeper the overall character of the fuzz can be changed with two internal trim-pots which set the bias of the second and third transistor.The KMA Minos is really a modern take on vintage, sought after pedals like the Tonebender MKII and Superfuzz. While it can sound old and vintage, it can also do much more.

KMA Audio Machines Astrospurt

Versatility meets Quality The Astrospurt Phaser is another outstanding effects pedal made in Germany. KMA's take on the classic four-stage JFET based Phaser takes this modulation not one but two steps further. The controls are simple and smart. The output level is controlled by the SIGNAL knob, the wet/dry blend is achieved via the MIX knob and the DEPTH controls the intensity of the phasing. The slightly bigger knob called SPURT controls the speed which is indicated by two LED's. And as if this wasn't enough they added the EMPH knob that can be enabled via a tiny switch on the left to add some crazy noise, more oscillation and sonic artifacts. And for the sound geeks there's still more to discover with some internal controls...It's all-analog, true-bypass and absolute high quality when it comes to parts, manufacture and sound. Besides, the price is more than reasonable!

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Founder of Kremona guitars, Dimitar Georgiev believed everyone should have the opportunity to play music on instruments of the highest quality. A belief that remains integral to the Kremona philosophy today. Beautifully made classical, steel string, flamenco and speciality line guitars that are built to last and priced to suit every budget.

Former gunsmith and soldier on the fronts of Europe during WWI, Georgiev found solace from the gruelling trials of war in music and playing his mandolin. The continuous repair he had to carry out on his beloved instrument led to creating designs of his own which resulted in an apprenticeship in the famous town of Markneukirchen, Germany.

Kremona was established when he returned to Bulgaria in 1924 to start his own workshop with the help of his two brothers, and later two German master craftsmen. The brand flourishes today with the same family spirit and attention to craft and customer satisfaction with which they set out. Ease of playability and superb sound, unlike any other of their kind, make Kremona the choice of many players at all levels still to this day.

Some famous models include the Soloist S65C, a classical acoustic guitar that represents the culmination of over 80 years of Kremona guitar crafting. It’s rosewood headstock overlay, gold tuners, and a beautiful natural finish; make it a highly popular choice for traditional nylon-string players. The warmth and complex sound of the Solea classical guitar has been described as ’astounding’ with its solid cocobolo back and sides, a solid cedar top and a Spanish cedar neck. Each of their guitars is crafted with cautiousness and careful scrutiny all because Georgiev's passion for the music has never been forgotten.
Kremona M 20

Vibrations from top to bottom. The Kremona M-20 delivers vibrant trebles with lots of sustain, tight and open low end, and it's a one loud guitar.When playing it, thanks to the choice of wood and neck set, you feel the vibrations throughout the entire guitar, we love that.Although the sides are made of laminated wood, the guitar sounds very organic and massive. Top and back are solid and made using nice pieces of wood. Actually the guitar in general is nice looking, nothing too fancy but simply a beautifully made instrument with tasteful herringbone inlay around the edges, gold/rosewood tuners and light satin finish.

Kremona F 10

Easy on the pocket and ears. Laminated back and sides are what making the Kremona F-10 a more affordable guitar. But have no mistake here, it is a one good sounding instrument which is worth every penny invested into it.The solid spruce top and Indian rosewood body work well together, projecting a healthy, big sound. Along with the TUSQ nut and saddle you get a vibrant, loud guitar.It feels good in the hand, the 43mm nut helps sophisticated chords come easy and the light satin neck finish is really comfortable and smooth.Within it's price range, it is absolutely worth your consideration.

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Lag guitars began when Michel Lag, a talented musician and guitar enthusiast, inherited his grandfather’s leather workshop in Toulouse. Over a number of years, he developed the space and skills shared with a number of like-minded friends to set up as an official lutherie.

Like most speciality guitar brands, Lag’s beginnings trace their origins from a humble place of fresh enthusiasm and dedication to craftsmanship. Expanding in 1998 with a move to Bedarieux, where, for over a decade, they supplied a few thousand electric guitars to happy French guitarists supporting a local brand.

At the end of 2002 Gerard Garnier, founder of the Algam group, French leader in the manufacturing and distribution of musical instruments, took over to help the struggling company as it was about to close down. Garnier and Lag made complimentary business partners and Lag began to make a name for itself on the world market with their innovative modern designs combined with the finest traditional lutherie. Following a number of international awards and recognition in 2010, their Tramontane acoustic range would gain them footing as experts of craft in world markets.

In 2013 their legendary Roxanne Racing collection, described by Phil Campbell of Motorhead as one of the “best guitars in the world”, was launched and received with extremely high regard and a new Lag factory was opened. This success and growth lead to manufacturing moving to China and expansion of their range of guitars, maintaining their exceptional quality with an increase in affordability for their growing fan base.

Simple and good. Lag guitars are usually a great bang for the buck. The Tramontane T70ACE is a great example of that. It is a simple guitar which is nicely made and is good for the beginner guitar player or someone on a budget. On the first chord you will notice how easy it is to play it. The neck is slim and fast, the small auditorium body fits nicely and also the sound is sweet. Do not expect any boomy bass from it though, it is more of a brilliant kind of guitar. The DirectLag pickup system is easy to handle and delivers the goods.


Exotic woods at a killer price! With it's wood combination of Mexican Snakewood and AA Solid Sitka Spruce the LAG Tramonatane T270D is delight to both look at and play on. It is uncommon to meet guitars with such woods at this price range which makes the T270D and the entire Tramontane 270 series quite special. We found the T270D to sound as nice as it looks. The bass it delivers is tight, the overall sound is open and we liked the attack.


The T300ACE by Lag is a great mid-level / the on-tour guitar player kind of guitar. The solid Sitka Spruce and flamed Ovangkol are a nice combination with great looks and the high gloss finish gives the T300ACE a neat look.Sound wise the Tramontane T300ACE delivers a solid, balanced tone when unplugged. When plugged, the Fishman Ink3 system kicks in and is a great add to this guitar. Though requires a second to get used to, the eq knobs are more comfortable than the top-hat kind of knobs and the system sounds overall good.The playability on it is as you can usually expect from Lag, slim neck shape, slim nut, much fun.

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Lakewood Guitars was founded in 1986 by Luthier Martin Seeliger. The Company, with its approx. 15 employees, is known to produce premium acoustic guitars in its workshop which is located in Giessen, Germany. One of the main aspects that are highly regarded when it comes to Lakewood guitars is the aesthetics of both looks and sound. With its professional team of luthiers who are extremely attentive to even the smallest detail, Lakewood is driven to build instruments whose tone and finish meet highest standards.

Over 20 000 guitars have been so far built by Lakewood, you will find them in every country played by professional guitar players. Lakewood is without a doubt one of the most important German guitar makers of our time. 

Lakewood J-50

Whole lotta guitar. Lakewood guitars are known for being well crafted and the J-50 Jumbo guitar we have received for demos served as a fine example to that. Opening the case was a thrill already, the AAAA European solid spruce was a joy to look at, so was the fine rosette work. Out of the case we were not disappointed! The J-50 is an open and vibrant guitar, it is well balanced and the string separation on it is superb. It does not deliver too much low end, on the contrary, the lows are quite tight and leave enough room for other tonalities to blossom. For those of you who need amplification, luckily the Lakewood J-50 comes with an L.R Baggs Anthem system which allows pure microphone and piezo combinations so fine tone through an amp or a PA system is easily achieved.

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George Lowden built his first "guitar" at the age of ten. “My friend Alan French and I made two "guitars" with the help of his dad, who was a boat builder in Groomsport, County Down. The "guitars" had fishing line for strings, bent over nails for frets, and a square soundbox!!”. Years passed since that day and the Lowden name became one of the main names in Acoustic guitar making. Throughout the years Lowden guitars were manufactured in Ireland and Japan, under several ownerships until the year 2004, from which, Lowden guitars are built by George Lowden and his family, in a business that is owned by them.

Lowden Guitars 
are without a doubt some of the finest acoustic guitars on the planet! Their distinctive, rich tone makes Lowden guitars really one of a kind.
Lowden WL-50 AM/RW

The Wee Lowden 50 is an incredibly loud and full sounding small guitar. The 50 Series is known as the Lowden Custom shop series where clients can mix and match woods as they like. It is a series where unique and breathtaking guitars are born. The WL-50 that came for demos featured Mahogany back & sides, Sinker Redwood top and is capable of producing a massive sound with a balanced tonality that can fill a room with ease. It is an extremely responsive guitar with wonderful highs and steady bass. The craftsmanship on the WL-50 is as always with Lowden, remarkable.

Lowden F-50 AB/RW
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A Master grade guitar for the master player! Lowden's premium series is where ultimate guitars are born, the F-50 African Blackwood / Sinker Redwood we received, like all 50 series guitar, came from there. First impression right after opening the hardshell case is already an experience, the woods and craftsmanship are screaming out this is a special guitar! The African Blackwood is one of the most beautiful tone woods out there, and the pieces Lowden use for the 50 series are the top of the top as they hand select each one. The F-50 AB/RW is definitely the Lowden that left us in awe.  

Lowden F-50c BW/AS

A Master grade guitar for the master player! Lowden's premium series is where ultimate guitars are born. The F-50c Bastone Walnut / Alpine Spruce we received is by all means a great example of Lowden's attention to the most delicate details and premium craftsmanship. The Walnut back&sides on it are dazzling, there is no other way to put it, so is the Maple bevel. The guitar plays effortlessly and has an extremely well defined and balanced tone. The depth and projection of this guitar cannot be expressed with words. We felt that the F-50c is a perfect guitar for the single, virtuoso acoustic guitar player or the solo singer songwriter, as this guitar needs and deserves space to shine.

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Macmull Custom Guitars

Macmull Custom Guitars has a goal - Creating new guitars which truly sound vintage. The team consists of three great minds. Master luthier Tal Macmull, pro sound engineer Amit R. Sadras and guitar player Sharon Levi.

The team took a year in which the researched the elusive magic of vintage guitar tone and came up with a system called the RVT system. Thanks to the RVT system, Macmull Custom Guitars is able to produce consistent, vintage sounding guitars. As vital part of the system is the matching process in which every guitar is designated parts which communicate together well and above a certain minimum level. Also all pickups found on their guitars are made by hand in the factory.

From the Macmull Custom Guitars website:

"We promise that when you try our guitars it will not only sound amazing, but will feel like a whole new experience: one comparable only to finding a magical vintage guitar locked in a case for decades."
Macmull Custom Guitars Heartbreaker

The Macmull Custom Guitars Heartbreaker is the newest oldest Telecaster style guitar we met! Vintage guitar lovers often cling to the past. You may agree, you may not, but there is something in old 50's and 60's Stratocaster and Telecaster guitar sound and feel that is unique and special. Macmull Custom Guitars are all about that – Getting that vintage tone in a newly made guitar!To achieve their goal the Israeli company studied countless of vintage Fender guitars, experimented with woods, pickups, weight and specifications. The result is the Heartbreaker, a lightweight Telecaster style guitar which simply put, sounds vintage! Macmull believes that lightweight wood sounds and reacts better, not to mention more player-friendly. That is why the company is very strict about the woods used on the Heartbreaker, each guitar has one piece Alder body which do not exceed 3,4 kg. Also on their necks Macmull went with the old school single action truss rods instead of the newer double action alternative which are more in use today. Why you ask? Because they found out that the body-neck resonance is better with the single action one. The true magic though, in our humble opinion, is in the pickups Macmull custom guitar wounds for the Heartbreaker. They are deep and tight with the right amount of punch a good old Broadcaster guitar has.Playability wise as we demoed the Heartbreaker we could not be happier, this guitar can carry a super low action yet be buzz free, it is super comfortable to play on. The Oval C neck shape sits perfectly in the hand and even the most complicated chord shapes come easy on the Heartbreaker.From top to bottom the Macmull Custom Guitars Heartbreaker is a stunning, musical guitar which may break your heart, or finally mend it.

Macmull Custom Guitars S-Classic

The Macmull Custom Guitars S-Classic is a super lightweight guitar which delivers that elusive 50's style strat punchy sound in an authentic way! Vintage guitar lovers often cling to the past. You may agree, you may not, but there is something in old 50's and 60's Stratocaster and Telecaster guitar sound and feel that is unique and special. Macmull Custom Guitars are all about that – Getting that vintage tone in a newly made guitar!To achieve their goal the Israeli company studied countless of vintage Fender guitars, experimented with woods, pickups, weight and specifications. The S-Classic maple neck is a great example of the company's excellent craftsmanship and authentic approach to guitar making. Macmull believes that lightweight wood sounds and reacts better, not to mention more player-friendly. That is why the company is very strict about the woods used on the S-Classic, each guitar has one piece, super-light Alder body which do not exceed 3,25 kg, Insane! Also on the necks Macmull went with the old school single action truss rods instead of the newer double action alternative which are more in use today. Why you ask? Because they found out that the body-neck resonance is better with the single action one. The electronics on the S-Classic include CTS pots of the highest grade, paper-in-oil caps and in-house Macmull hand wound pickups which are matched to each guitar. The result is a punchy, dry and very authentic 50's-60's stratocaster sound and feel.The Madagascar fretboard on the S-Classic is 60 years old and fretted with Dunlop 6105 fret wire. Bending on this guitar comes easy and the intonation is perfect. Macmull shape their necks to oval C shape, which are not too beefy nor too thin, we found the playability of the Macmull Custom Guitars S-Classic to be excellent.

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Mad Professor

Mad Professor Amplification Ltd. is a Finland-based company that has made premium quality guitar and bass pedals and amplifiers since 2002.

The Mad Professor Amplification is set for original designs, high-quality and musical tone.
Pedals with small footprint and easy setup and amplifiers with versatility and unsurpassed tone.
Thanks to a strong design team with decades of experience in guitar pedals and amplifiers, Mad Professor stays ahead of time with the quality and innovation of their products. While they seem “standard” on the outside, there is a lot of thought put into the circuit of each pedal and amp.

Another interesting thing is, that all Mad Professor products are actually tested with tens of different guitars and amplifiers to make sure the products work in every possible environment.

Mad Professor Amplification is famous for dynamic, touch sensitive tone pedals and full ranging amplifiers which will make any musician sound better.
Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay

The one for clean sound. The Mad Professor Amplification​ Deep Blue Delay is a natural sounding digital / analog delay, with an analog direct signal path and has about the same bandwidth as the classic tape echo units which can be used in front of an amplifier or in amplifier effects loops. Since there are no noise reduction circuits it keeps decay of echoes as natural as possible also the signal has a tuned filtering to allow extreme settings without any interference. Furthermore: the delay is specially designed to work well with distorted tone, as this is the most critical application, where delays often fail!You can use the pedal before or after distortion. As such, it will work exceptionally well on clean sounds where requirements are less stringent, especially in terms of echo bandwidth and repeat formation.

Mad Professor Silver Spring Reverb

Pure analog signal path. Silver Spring Reverb (SSR) is a compact, easy to use digital/analog reverb with a pure analog direct signal path. It creates a natural sounding ambient reverb that will not get in the way of your original signal. The SSR’s sound is exceptional with a clean signal, but was specifically designed to work equally well with the tougher performance requirements of distorted tone. The SSR can be used before distortion, although it was primarily designed to go after. If you use the SSR before distortion, you may want to use a lower Reverb (Wet/Dry) setting.Built the Mad Professor way: small footprint and big tone.

Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive

A unique Focus control lets you adjust the feel and dynamics of the pedal as well as overall EQ. Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive (SHOD) is a touch sensitive low gain overdrive pedal hand made in Finland. It is designed to overdrive distorted amplifiers and give dynamically controlled light overdrive on clean sounds. Distortion level can be controlled by pick attack and pickup strength. Harder picking for overdrive and softer for cleaner tone. With low settings on the Focus control you need to pick harder to get distortion and in general the tone is softer, great for jazz and blues. Focus turned clockwise will result in a slight treble boost and earlier distortion.This type of overdrive has previously only been found in the BJF Honey Bee but is now presented in Mad Professor version. The Mad Professor SHOD has a tighter sound and is more versatile as it was designed to work with all kinds of guitars and amplifiers. Like all Mad Professor pedals, SHOD is hand made in Finland using only premium components, to give years of trouble free operation with superb musical tone.

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Marshall Drive Master (1992)
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Marshall JCM800 in a box. The now vintage Marshall black casing pedals are simply put, awesome. The current underdog is the Drive Master which sounds great and juicy yet still affordable. The EQ stage is extremely wide, offering treble, mid and bass shaping options and the gain stage goes from clean to a well driven JCM800 kind of tone and that is also where its magic lies. That pedal combined with a good guitar and power chords is the sound of stadium shows, it is massive.

Marshall Bluesbreaker MK1 (1992)
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Clapton in a pedal. During his years with the Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton had that sweet sounding combo made by Marshall which we all know from the recordings. Back in the '90s Marshall decided to recreate that sweet smooth overdrive sound in a stomp box and that is how the Blues Breaker MK1 was born. The Marshall Blues Breaker is an analog overdrive pedal which goes between boost to a light and organic overdrive which colours the guitar tone beautifully, so beautifully that some refer to it as one of the most important overdrive pedals of our times.

Marshall Supa Fuzz (1968)
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60 Year Old Modern Bass Tones. As the origins of man is something that fascinates us all, for gear nerds so does the origins of fuzz. Time and time again the story of the first fuzzes, then the use by the Stones and Jimi Hendrix solidified these tones in our minds. It's hard to forget the first time we heard satisfaction and likewise it’s easy to remember the first band you heard using a fuzz driven bass guitar.An instrument which is traditionally in the background overshadowed by show off guitarists yet holding everyone together like a loving patriarch the Fuzz’d bass suddenly jumps to the foreground with real low end rumble like never before. So what happens when the low end fuzz tones are driven by an 1968 Marshall Supa Fuzz (was the spelling a nod to the manufacturer???). Well much the same thing as when a bass uses a Mkii Tone Bender as they’re pretty much the same, built by Sola Fuzz who made the Tone Benders. The Marshall Supa fuzz was made between 1966 into the early 70’s and now cost a small fortune.Here you can try the rare Marshall Supa Fuzz on Bass which is something most of us will never be lucky enough to do in person. Tonepedia has been lucky enough to Tonecapture one for us all to enjoy! 

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The family-run C. F. Martin & Co. have been building high-quality acoustic instruments since 1883 through six generations. Founded by German immigrant cabinet maker Christian Frederick Martin in New York City, the company relocated headquarters shortly after to Nazareth, Pennsylvania in 1839, where they are still based today. The Nazareth premises is also home to the Martin Guitar Museum, housing over 170 classic guitars and memorabilia.

Through almost two centuries of technological and cultural development, Martin have been responsible for many of the innovations that are now standard for modern flat top, steel-string acoustic guitars. The family-run C. F. Martin & Co. have been building high-quality acoustic instruments since 1883 through six generations. Founded by German immigrant cabinet maker Christian Frederick Martin in New York City, the company relocated headquarters shortly after to Nazareth, Pennsylvania in 1839, where they are still based today. The Nazareth premises is also home to the Martin Guitar Museum, housing over 170 classic guitars and memorabilia.

Through almost two centuries of technological and cultural development, Martin have been responsible for many of the innovations that are now standard for modern flat top, steel-string acoustic guitar construction, including the Dreadnought body style, scalloped x-bracing, and 14-fret tenor neck (designed to entice under-employed banjo players to switch over to guitar during the Great Depression).

Martin have been the instrument of choice for many of the 20th century's most noteworthy players, including Jimmy Page, Neil Young, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neko Case, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Joan Baez, Thom Yorke, Woodie Guthrie, Willie Nelson and countless others.

Martin offers instruments ranging from their low-cost DX range, built from laminated wood in their Navojoa Mexico factory, up to their hand-crafted Custom Shop models. They created their millionth guitar in 2004, a diamond and ruby-encrusted affair worth an estimated $1,000,000. r construction, including the Dreadnought body style, scalloped x-bracing, and 14-fret tenor neck (designed to entice under-employed banjo players to switch over to guitar during the Great Depression).

Martin have been the instrument of choice for many of the 20th century's most noteworthy players, including Jimmy Page, Neil Young, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neko Case, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Joan Baez, Thom Yorke, Woodie Guthrie, Willie Nelson and countless others.

Martin offers instruments ranging from their low-cost DX range, built from laminated wood in their Navojoa Mexico factory, up to their hand-crafted Custom Shop models. They created their millionth guitar in 2004, a diamond and ruby-encrusted affair worth an estimated 1,000,000 dollars.
Martin DC-35E

A Classic. Martin takes it's classic D-35 guitar and turns it to a stage beast to the professional working guitar player. Meet the DC-35E.Much like on the D-35, you'll find solid sitka spruce and east Indian mahogany on the Martin DC-35E, only the latter has a cutaway and an innovative pickup system by Fishman called "Aura VT Enhance".You'll find all that you expect in this great guitar. It is punchy and full sounding with a beautiful top end and overtones.From top to bottom, this instrument is beautifully made, but what got us really startled is the new Fishman Aura pickup it comes with.As a pickup, it is a good sounding, easy to use 1 tone knob pickup. But what's making it a serious add to an already great guitar is the new Enhance option.When activating the Enhance option, an additional transducer is coming into play and capturing energy of the guitar top while resisting the transverse energy that manifests in string squeak, body handling noise, and parasitic feedback. In simple words - every percussive beat and overtone you will play will shine like a star.

Martin LX1E Little Martin

Martin tone in a small package. Did you know that the LX1E is Martin's smallest guitar? Probably you did. What you might have not known though is that it sports a solid Sitka Spruce top and HPL body which is an ideal mix for good sound with durability on the travel. The LX1E sounds great and loud when played unplugged. It is equipped with a Fishman Sonitone piezo pickup which immediately turns this compact guitar to a stage animal. When considering this little guitar's quality you'd be happy to know that the Martin LX Ed Sheeran signature model is fairly similar to the LX1E. Try it through our player, compare it to bigger guitars and play around with it to see if it is your new on the road companion. Enjoy.

Martin DCPA5K

The DCPA5K is one of Martin's most affordable Preforming Artist Series. It features a beautiful koa patterned high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides in combination with solid sitka spruce.What is HPL you ask?One day, while walking through the factory, Chris Martin saw the bits and pieces of leftovers from cutting wood and realised it can be utilised to something good.This evolved to the HPL which is used on the this guitar.HPL is light, cost effective and most important, sounds different and nice. Combined with a solid Spruce top, X-1 bracing and the vast experience and quality of Martin's craftsmanship, the DCPA5K is a very lively, natural sounding guitar with a lot of power and loudness.A key feature making the Martin DCPA5K a great performing guitar is the Fishman F-1 pickup system it comes with. It is such a simple pickup to use and the result is great with no hassle.Also the tuner comes handy and reacts fast when in use. 

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Maxon Flanger FL-303
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Maxon, Maxoff The name Maxon isn't entirely familiar to many pedal users today however they're responsible from the most popular pedal ever.You see back in the 70's Ibanez were a brand which would use its name to sell products other companies made, they indeed did not make guitars, pedals, amps ... anything really. Ibanez asked Maxon to produce some pedals which Maxon and Ibanez sold at the same time. One such pedal was the FL-303 which you can also find branded as an Ibanez FL-303 ... Exactly the same pedal! What's nice about this all analog flanger is how subtle it can be while still being quite obviously a flanging effect. The overall appearance of the pedal wasn't carried on through into pedals such as the TS-808 , TS-9 etc which is what helps its curvy slightly oversized appearance to come over as charming. A fan favourite flanger, this one is a lot of fun!

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Music Man

Formed by former Fender Vice President Forrest White, Fender amplifier builder and salesman Tom Walker, and Leo Fender himself (ostensibly as a silent partner owing to contractual agreements following the sale of Fender in 1965), Music Man began its life under the name Tri-Sonix in 1971.

Throughout the 1970s, the instruments designed by Leo were becoming brighter and harsher in character, owing to his increased difficulty in hearing. This coincided with the rise in popularity of slap bass technique, making the Fender-designed Music Man Stingray a big success with its active electronics and chunky bridge, offering a characteristically treble-heavy, punchy tone.

Leo left the company in late 1979 to found G&L, and Music Man faced an uncertain future, until it was purchased by guitar string set pioneer Ernie Ball (more specifically, his son Sterling) in 1985. They now offer a wide range of guitars, basses and amplifiers, including the introduction in 2003 of the Bongo Bass, an eccentric collaboration with BMW's Designworks team.

Music Man runs its operations using an open-source software policy, and since 2001 has paid a living wage to all employees at its San Luis Obispo plant.

Famous players of Music Man basses include Nathan East, Flea, Tony Levin, Squarepusher and Pino Palladino.
Music Man Stingray 4-H

The first to have an on-board active eq. First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The StingRay was the first production four string bass to feature on-board active equalization. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago featuring a solid roadworthy construction, massive hardened steel bridge, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever popular Music Man humbucker. All of which combined produce a look, feel and sound that are remarkably unmistakable.

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Musicman Luke III HSS (BTM Demo)

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Former high school buddies Keith Barr and Terry Sherwood were in their early twenties and making a living repairing audio equipment from their basement apartment when they founded MXR in 1972. They had been unimpressed with the tone, build quality and general character of existing effects pedals, and sought to bring some colour into the market.

Their initial offering, the Phase 90, quickly became one of the definitive phaser pedals in the guitarist's toolkit. Eddie Van Halen took advantage of its slow subtle sweep to make his guitar solos stand out when dealing with lousy PA systems and lousier sound engineers, and it can be heard on much of his recorded output.

MXR produced one of the first guitar multi-FX units in 1983, the Omni, offering sustain, distortion, delay, equalization, flanger and chorus in a single rackmount unit. Unfortunately, as with many professional audio companies, the early 1980s was a difficult time financially for MXR, leading to the bankruptcy of the company in 1984. Barr left the company to found Alesis, and Sherwood co-founded Applied Research & Technology. Jim Dunlop acquired the rights to the MXR brand and product line, and continues to create straightforward, high-quality effects pedals based on the original designs, as well as some modernized updates.
MXR Distortion Plus M-104

Rocking since the '70s. The MXR M-104 Distortion Plus (Distortion +) has been around since the 70's and is known to be the signature sound of Randy Rhoads.The word distortion makes us, guitar players think immediately about that heavy distorted sound. However the Distortion Plus is known for it's mild side. Actually, when you set the distortion knob to minimum and the output to maximum, the Distortion Plus will drive your amp nicely. On the other side with the distortion set to maximum it will deliver that distortion-fuzz sound it's famous for.The MXR Distortion Plus pedal is germanium powered and feels very 'vintage', powered by a power supply or a 9 volt battery, it's darn simple and that is great!

MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay M169
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The pedal for real rich, warm analog delay... The MXR Carbon Copy provides a delay time of up to 600ms. With the modulation switch that sits on top of the device and the internal trim pots, you are able to create unprecedented delay tones. The Carbon Copy has an all analog audio path that delivers warm delay sounds. The 3-knob layout design with Delay, Mix, and Regeneration makes this pedal very easy to work with, and when combined with the modulation switch, you are looking at a wide range of sound possibilities, from a fairly compact pedal. We invite you to take the MXR Carbon Copy M169 for a ride on the TonePedia player and find out why it is one of the best selling delay pedals out there.

MXR Script Dyna Comp Compressor

The musical compressor. The MXR Dyna Comp that was produced in 1976 has long been regarded as the ultimate stomp box compressor. There’s something inherently musical in the way it “tightens up” a guitar signal, raising the volume of quiet notes and leveling off peaks to create rich, full bodied sustain. From country twangers to metal monsters, guitarists have long relied on the MXR Dyna Comp to make their riffs stand tall in any live or studio mix. And now the MXR Custom Shop brings back that highly sought-after sound with the ‘76 Vintage Dyna Comp.

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Nik Huber

Nik Huber Rietbergen Custom (BTM Demo)
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Nik Huber Dolphin II (BTM Demo)
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Nik Huber Orca ’59 (BTM Demo)
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Noah Guitars

Giovanni Melis had a dream. To create an innovative guitar which combines both the Fender Telecaster and and National Style O in it. Together with Renato Ruatti and Mauro Moia this challange was pursued and Noah Guitars was born.

Noah guitars takes the knowledge found in airplanes production and brings it to the guitar world. Their guitars utilise the sound and stylish characteristics of metal to create instruments that may look like something you know, but sound totally different. You will find Noah Guitars in art galleries, on stages and also in the collections of famous musicians like Sting.
Noah Guitars Paraffina Guitar

One of a kind looks and sound. Designed by Lorenzo Palmeri, the Noah Paraffina is unique in both sound and style. It was designed, believe it or not, with the infamous telecaster body shape in mind. Lorenzo and the Noah team decided to give the Paraffina a handle instead of upper horn, and remove the lower horn almost completely for an easier access to higher frets. The Noah Paraffina is a smooth player guitar with perfect weight and a twangy sound. The reaction of the Aluminium body is fantastic, get ready for a lot of attack and an overall well defined tone.

Noah Guitars Slim Guitar

When a Tele dresses goes Aluminum. The Telecaster shape is one of the most guitar shapes out there. While most times you will not see the difference between one Tele to another on first look, with the Noah Slim it's a different case – It is made of Aluminum.The Italian boutique company took all we love in the original Telecaster model and put it into their superbly crafted Noah Slim. Two great sounding Lindy Fralin Steel Pole 43 pickups will grab and deliver the twang for you, the Maple handmade neck feels great in the hand and that Aluminum Alloy body adds the Noah uniqueness to the sound and attack.

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NUX Horseman
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There Was Once A Pedal Which Swallowed A Horse In the grand scheme of things there are a LOT of pedals in the world and so many of them are clones of other pedals. Most of these fail to improve upon the originals in any way other than a tonal variation which is likely more luck than judgment. One pedal which has seen its fair share of clones even had its own nickname for the copies ... of course we're talking about the Klon Centaur and subsequent "Klones".However if there's one pedal in the world which needs "kloning" its the Klon, because these things cost a fortune. But Nux isn't the first and dare we say they'll not be the last to make a Klone and a great price so what makes this any different?? Firstly its extremely tiny which is amusing due to the Klon being HUGE. It has a switchable buffer and as pedal fanatics know, the Klons buffer is legendary. But what really stands out about this pedals is A) It sounds amazing and B) its two pedals in one!!! You see, everyone expected this to sound "not very good" but instead it sounds extremely close to the originals. By holding down the footswitch you swap from gold to silver mode which has slightly higher gain, what a fantastic way to go about something that others have never done. This clearly goes to show how NUX are not some faceless company but instead these guys love pedals just as much as we do!

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Orange (Orange Music Electronic Company) started its life actually as a studio and second hand music gear shop sometime in 1968. The company started producing amplifiers due to difficulties in getting sale stock. For this Orange's founder, Clifford Cooper, collaborated with the company Radio Craft, owned by Mat Mathias. Radio Craft produced the first Orange amplifiers based on Clifford's designs. Often people think that the first Orange amplifiers were actually co-built by Orange and Matamp (Matthias own amplifiers company), that is not the case.

By the mid '70s Orange became one of the main amplifier manufacturers. The company continued to innovate the amplifier world and even released, together with 
designer Peter Hamilton a computerised amp which used logic chips. This amp was so ahead of its time, it did not succeed.

In the mid '90s the Orange name was licensed to Gibson, who produced reissues of 
the Graphic 120, Overdrive 120, Graphic 80, Overdrive 80 and the Super Bass 120 models. These reissues differed from the originals amplifiers and were not considered a big success, this led to the licensing agreement to not be renewed. the Orange name was back with Clifford. Clifford wanted to give the name the glory it used to have and decided, together with his then new technical director, Adrian Emsley, to approach working guitarists that use Orange amplifiers and get their feedback on what can be done better. One example is Noel Gallagher of Oasis. Gallagher was using an Orange Overdrive which he required more crunch from. Orange made changes to the Overdrive circuit based on Gallagher's input, these changes were later the basis of the Orange OTR amplifier (Oscillatory Transition Return).

Orange's entry to the "hall of fame" of guitar amplifiers came with the 1998 release of the AD series. The series received a lot of positive attention and attracted major guitar players like Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. One of the amplifiers in this series, the AD15, was the first UK amp ever to be selected as the editor's pick by the US Guitar Player Magazine.

In the last years Orange also started manufacturing and selling their own line of pedal effects. These pedal effects constantly receive more and more recognition.

Today you will find Orange amplifiers in almost every guitar store, stage and studio. Orange is without a doubt one of the most important amplifier manufacturers in the industry.
Orange Getaway Driver
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An Orange amp in a box. The Orange Getaway Driver is an Overdrive pedal which will send you into vintage territory. It's Class A circuitry delivers a rich harmonic content while staying responsive to your playing.This amp-in-a-box needs no more than three dials to get from a cranked AC-30 to a solid creamy blues-rock experience. The bite knob works as a tone control which focuses on high frequencies while leaving the lows pretty untouched. An internal switch even rolls off frequencies above 20kHz. The additional buffered headphone out with cab simulation can be used for quiet practicing, to go straight to an interface or via a di-box to the PA. Nice add-on! The pedal operates on a standard 9-volt power supply to emulate EL84 valves or 12-volt for the EL34 flavour.The Orange Getaway Driver is definitely worth a ride!

Orange Fur Coat
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Classic Tones - Modern Control Why the name Fur Coat you may wonder, if you did ... good question! This pedal is based on a Foxx Tone Machine which had a furry covering ... mystery solved! The Foxx Tone Machine had a much more complex circuit than the standard fuzzes of the era and included an octave up on a toggle switch. As with all things classic fuzz people love how they all sound for different reasons. Orange have been very loyal to the original tone while adding some much needed upgrades. First things first, the controls are moved from the side of the pedal now to the more conventional top. Secondly and just as importantly, the toggle switch to engage the octave is now a footswitch meaning you can turn it on mid song! The Octave also now features its own control allowing you to blend in just the right amount of upper octave to suit the tone you need. Compare the Fur Coat to the classic fuzzes on tonepedia and hear how you can save $20,000 (yes one did sell for that much) with this awesome offering from Orange. 

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Pettyjohn ODI Standard

Not Like The Other 1The ODi is based upon Stephen Pettyjohn's own vintage BOSS OD-1. The story goes, "Stephen’s first overdrive pedal back in high school was a 1978 Boss OD-1 and it served as his main overdrive for more than 10 years. He sold it when the prices for an original went sky high a few years ago but missing “that” sound he set out to recreate a pedal that captured the tonal characteristics that he loved about the original while adding the features he always wished he has on the original."Since the original was the worlds first true "overdrive" this is a modern classic. Interestingly the pedal can be ordered with Mods such as the Classic Mod featuring Two JRC4558 op-amps, full complement of vintage tone parts for the warmest, most vintage experience.and the NOS Clipping Mod which adds the original New Old Stock (NOS) 1S1588 silicon diodes to the clipping section found in the earliest, most coveted OD-1 pedals.We've also demo's the pedal with these mods too for you to compare!

Pettyjohn ODI Classic / NOS

Not Like The Other 1.5The ODi is based upon Stephen Pettyjohn's own vintage BOSS OD-1. The story goes, "Stephen’s first overdrive pedal back in high school was a 1978 Boss OD-1 and it served as his main overdrive for more than 10 years. He sold it when the prices for an original went sky high a few years ago but missing “that” sound he set out to recreate a pedal that captured the tonal characteristics that he loved about the original while adding the features he always wished he has on the original."Since the original was the worlds first true "overdrive" this is a modern classic. Interestingly this pedal features Mods such as the Classic Mod featuring Two JRC4558 op-amps, full complement of vintage tone parts for the warmest, most vintage experience.and the NOS Clipping Mod which adds the original New Old Stock (NOS) 1S1588 silicon diodes to the clipping section found in the earliest, most coveted OD-1 pedals.We've also demo's the pedal without these mods for you to compare!

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ProCo RAT (1987)

So much history in one pedal! The Pro Co RAT is a legendary pedal effect, originally built in the 1970s when Scott Burnham decided he can produce a better distortion than the many famous units he repaired along the years. The Rat became so famous that other distortion pedals were measured against it, you can literally hear the Rat on some of the most influential recordings from the last three decades. The list of famous guitarists is simply too long in order to list them here... but here are a few names that should be familiar to you: Curt Cobain, David Gilmore, James Hetfield, Andy Summers, Joe Walsh and so on...The version we demoed here is an original 1987 Blackface ProCo RAT. It uses the LM308 chip and has no on/off led.

ProCo RAT (1987)

So much history in one pedal! The Pro Co RAT is a legendary pedal effect, originally built in the 1970s when Scott Burnham decided he can produce a better distortion than the many famous units he repaired along the years. The Rat became so famous that other distortion pedals were measured against it, you can literally hear the Rat on some of the most influential recordings from the last three decades. The list of famous guitarists is simply too long in order to list them here... but here are a few names that should be familiar to you: Curt Cobain, David Gilmore, James Hetfield, Andy Summers, Joe Walsh and so on...The version we demoed here is an original 1987 Blackface ProCo RAT. It uses the LM308 chip and has no on/off led.

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Prodipe Guitars

With over 20 years of experience as a leading Pro Audio brand, Prodipe has earned much respect thanks to the quality/price ratio it offers. In the past years a new journey has started for the team, they called it Prodipe Guitars. The team at Prodipe Guitars identified what they think is a major problem in the guitar world. Lower budget guitars coming from famous brands often do not offer what the player thinks he gets, since the name plays a big role in determining the shelf price. With this realisation Prodipe Guitars came to life, aiming to create quality low budget guitars.

The way Prodipe Guitars works to achieve this goal, is by having French luthiers designing and working close with leading Asian manufacturers. In this way Prodipe Guitars can create and design quality guitars with a relatively low production cost. This then translates to a low retail price for a guitar which offers quite a lot. Unlike other manufacturers, Prodipe Guitars try to avoid any feature which does not support the sound of the instrument, so every cent of your money is invested into tonal qualities.

Prodipe Guitars knows that music is passion. The company's goal is to deliver excellent guitars at best prices, so guitar players that have less to invest could express their passion with no compromises.
Prodipe Guitars SGA100

It's an Outrage! Really, a solid AAA Spruce top on a ±350$ guitar is an outrage! For that kind of a price you are happy if you get a guitar that sound decent but Prodipe surpasses "decent" big time with the SGA100. The wood choice of Rio Type Rosewood body and AAA Spruce top are not the only great things on the Prodipe SGA100, it is also really comfortable to play, the intonation is spot on and the general feel of the instrument is simply good. You can really see that Prodipe invested thought into the SGA100. For those of you who seek for an amplified guitar, check out the Prodipe SGA100 CEQ which can also be found on TonePedia.

Prodipe Guitars SA27 MHS Auditorium

A Minor revolution. At this price of around 200€ the Prodipe SA27 MHS Auditorium is a killer guitar. The choice of all Mahogany body & top is soothing both the ear and eye, and the guitar is comfortable and easy to play.Prodipe uses heat treatment to arch the back of the SA27 MHS, it also has no bracing. The result is simple: more projection and loudness. Prodipe calls this technique "ARCH-BACK" and applies it to all of their guitars under the 27 series.

Prodipe Guitars SGA100CEQ

It's an amplified outrage! Really, a solid AAA Spruce top on a ±375$ guitar is an outrage! For that kind of a price you are happy if you get a guitar that sound decent but Prodipe surpasses "decent" big time with the SGA100 CEQ. The wood choice of Rio Type Rosewood body and AAA Spruce top are not the only great things on the Prodipe SGA100 CEQ, it is also really comfortable to play, the intonation is spot on, it has a pickup and the general feel of the instrument is simply good. You can really see that Prodipe invested thought into the SGA100. For those of you who seek for an unamplified guitar, check out the Prodipe SGA100 which can also be found on TonePedia.

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Paul Reed Smith built his first guitar as a challenge to his professor in return for some points. He got an "A" and decided to go for it, he became a guitar maker. The next 10 years went by with building guitars and testing them on stage, collecting feedback from players and colleagues and experiments in wood constructions, tremolo designs and more. Paul searched for "the right mix", as he says. Once ready, he built two prototypes to present to dealers across the USA, once he had enough orders he came back home and opened the PRS company.

Many days, months and years passed since then, but the quality remains. PRS is renowned for growing without lowering its standard, In fact, it is one of those companies that love tradition and question it at the same time. PRS constantly re-evaluate technics, components, tools, materials and the approach towards guitar building. Their goal today stayed exactly as it was on the first day; to build extraordinary guitars, guitars with magic.

Many are not aware, but Paul Reed Smith is a musician. His strive for good tone comes not only from his wish to excel in his doings, but because he is a consumer of it just like everyone else. Like Paul, also many of the PRS employees are musicians playing on stages regularly.

Whenever a description is written a look into the past is being made. In PRS's case, we wish we could have a glimpse into the future.
PRS SE Santana

An affordable Santana Signature! The PRS SE Santana is the affordable version of the PRS Santana Signature electric guitar. While the PRS Santana is built from high quality woods and components made in the USA the SE version is built in Korea and therefore much cheaper. That though does not mean it is cheap in any way! The guitar uses the PSR in-house designed tremolo, tuners and the SE Santana humbuckers which deliver clean, warm and crisp sound.

PRS SE Standard 22

The SE version of the first PRS guitars! The PRS Standard 22 is an electric guitar which is based on the first PRS guitars built in 1985 by Paul Reed Smith. This made in Korea SE Standard 22 Version has a solid body, 3-way toggle switch and two humbuckers, just like the original which made PRS so famous. Its Mahogany body and glued Mahogany neck gives the Paul Reed Smith SE Standard 22 a fantastic sustain with goes well with its warm tone and clear mid-range. It is a great budget guitar that suits a wide variety of musical styles.

PRS Santana Retro CC Gen III (BTM Demo)
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red sun fx

Using high quality ethically sourced components from Europe, Red Sun FX approaches pedal building from a different perspective. 

Professional video & projection engineer Nico started tinkering with existing and new designs over a decade ago then in 2013 decided to start Red Sun FX.

Heading up running everything by himself Nico custom builds each and every pedal by hand.

The basis of Red Sun FX is to create the best sounding vintage based effects possible whilst supporting local industry.

The resulting high fidelity effects are harmonically rich with a build quality learnt working with high end video & projection technologies.

red sun fx Grantler
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A drunk Bavarian Buzzwords and phases are thrown around the pedal industry more than ever before and Power Amp Distortion sure fits into that category. The Grantler by Red Sun FX is just that, but what does that mean? Put simply, normally amp overdrive comes from the pre-amp with much smaller Valves/Tubes and much easier to create driven sounds with. The power amp section of an amp turns up the volume so we can all hear it. HOWEVER It is possible to push the massive power-amp Valves/Tubes so hard that they will clip (create overdriven tones). The result is a monstrous deep throaty roar normally unobtainable by any other means. Except ...That’s exactly what Red Sun fx have created here. The name Grantler means a loud pub drunk in Bavarian which is perfectly fitting. The unique design incorporates a 1w power amp to cleverly replicate the tone and you decide how much beer to feed the monster. If you’re looking for a driven tone thats different and still versatile then your looking in the right place here!

red sun fx White Fuzz
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It is a clean fuzz. yes! When we guitar players think FUZZ, most times we picture a roaring guitar tone which breaks and goes wild. But fuzz pedals did not start this way. In fact, the first officially released fuzz pedal, the Maestro Fuzz Tone FZ-1 was a lightweight fuzz pedal and with this spirit the Red Sun FX White Fuzz was designed. We love how this pedal cleans! On low gain the White Fuzz can be even considered as a fuzz boost. On high gain the fuzz is healthy, organic and beautiful. The circuit is somewhat based on the Dallas Arbiter Silicon Fuzz Face and contains indeed silicon transistors. Thanks to the wide array of gain and tone ranges, we find the Red Sun FX White Fuzz to be a quite versatile vintage style fuzz pedal.

red sun fx Mammut Muff
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A german take on the Green Russian. The Green Russian Big Muff is such a legendary effect pedal. As such, it is the basis for other companies' creations and the Red Sun FX Mammut Muff is one to point out. Red Sun FX added some sweet features to make this pedal versatile for a large variety of music styles and instruments too. For example, the BLEND knob which makes this pedal also suitable for bass guitars, or the MID and PRE-GAIN internal knobs plus the different DIP switches with which you can tweak your tone to a desired sweet spot. Worth mentioning that this pedal was demoed by TonePedia using the default manufacturer setting of all internal controls and switches. Try comparing the Red Sun FX Mammut Muff to the new version of the Green Russian by Electro-Harmonix to see how Red Sun FX took their take on this legendary effect pedal.

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Reveho Slite

Mary Poppins Guitar Fold-able guitars are nothing new. Since the first hippy decided to wander shoe-less into the desert with nothing but a guitar and a carrot the wish to pack up our trusted and loved musical wonders for travelling more conveniently has existed. I'm sure the desire goes back even further than this but it paints a lovely picture. The thing is most fold-able guitars are short scale and many are acoustics and even then what about the rest of the rig right!? Well our friends over at Reveho have decided the time has come to solve this dilemma, introducing the Slite. When all packed away you have nothing more than a case which looks much like it would hide a laptop inside. Upon opening and assembling the Slite (which Reveho claims takes 20 seconds) we have ourselves a full electric guitar which can run into a traditional rig OR can utilise the inbuilt Effects, Amp and Speaker as featured on tonepedia.The maple neck is very tasteful and the body falls in somewhere between a 335 and a les paul size wise. The offset single cut shape screams with style and all the versatility is at you're finger tips. The Slite on Tonepedia Features single coils in a humberbucker sized cover but you can also order the Slite with humbuckers or a mixture of both. Everyone at the Tonepedia HQ initially wanted one of these upon the reveal as they're so useful. Try it out and let us know what you think. 

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Rickenbacker 4003

The 4003 is  the Classic Rickenbacker bass which is famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass. A subtle strip of binding graces the elegantly curved body and the Rosewood fingerboard. Deluxe triangular inlays and stereo capability are standard features.       

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Santa Cruz

Richard Hoover’s passion for the acoustic guitar gave rise to a burning desire to discover how they were made and equally important, how they worked.  In 1968, there was absolutely no information on the construction of the acoustic steel string guitars.  In pre-Internet days, the other independent pioneers of guitar building may just as well have been on other planets.

Copying the assemblies of the important brands was straightforward, compared to truly controlling the guitar’s voice. Hoover turned to the printed body of knowledge on centuries of violin refinement as the sole source of the true way.  Herein lay the key for taking his favored instrument out of the realm of the factories and into the enlightened practice of traditional lutherie. The quest included independent experimentation, the grace of mentors, countless repairs, restorations and the construction of numerous guitars and carved-top mandolins.

Throughout the process, a concept grew.  If I try to figure this out by myself it will take forever.  This simple frustration, voiced by Richard, would have a profound effect on the future of steel string guitar making.  If I hold true to the principals and ethics of lutherie traditions, I can work as a team with others to accelerate the learning curve without compromise.  This became the mission statement for the beginnings of boutique lutherie and the inspiration for the Santa Cruz Guitar Co.

We know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that through practice and study we will pursue ongoing improvement. Each of us has become masterful in our current specialties and collectively we embody nearly two hundred years of expertise.  By adhering to the principles of physics and the tried and true practices of lutherie, SCGC guarantees the most sophisticated instrument of its kind. We will assure maximum sustain and complexity of overtones and maintain consistency of balance and tone specific to each of our standard models. To accommodate the subjective nature and personal requirements of EQ, tone and presence, we offer our considerable talents to deliver exactly what you need in a custom instrument.

You will be in fine company with the world’s best players, including Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Warren Haynes, Elvis Costello and many others.

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Guitar Company.

Santa Cruz OM

An historical model for the contemporary player. When the OM (Orchestra Model) was introduced in the 1920's, it was considered a large bodied acoustic guitar designed to be louder than other orchestra instruments. Today, with the Dreadnought, Jumbo and Super Jumbo models, we consider the OM a small bodied, yet pretty loud guitar, which fits finger picking and solo artists. The Santa Cruz OM model is a very clean guitar, you will not find on it any unnecessary ornaments and add-ons. It is clear sounding, has loud trebles and mid-range with healthy natural bass. It plays smoothly and is perfect for finger picking and flat picking.

Santa Cruz Don Edwards Cowboy Singer

An all Mahogany OO that tells the stories of the past. Don Edwards keeps the cowboy, one voice one guitar tradition going for over 50 years. Santa Cruz decided to honor his legacy and dedication with a beautiful, all Mahogany signature model. Don and SCGC's Richard Hoover designed the Don Edwards Cowboy Singer most probably with the famous Martin OO-17 in mind. They kept it simple looking but when it comes to sound the diversity and depth of the Don Edwards Cowboy Singer is all but simple. The loud and rich sound this small guitar projects is a wonder really, the only explanation we can think of to it is Santa Cruz's advanced building techniques. The Don Edwards Cowboy Singer can love, laugh, cry and hurt, just like a good cowboy song.

Santa Cruz Vintage Artist

SCGC's take on the legendary pre-war D-18. Santa cruz has a philosophy that says "to combine, not copy". In other words, they do not replicate famous models, they study them and refine what there is to refine in order to make their guitars up to date and iconic in their own right. The story of the Santa Cruz Vintage Artist began in 1991, when Richard Hoover and several vintage guitar experts tried to identify what makes the pre-war Martin D-18 guitars so desirable. The Vintage Artist features an advanced, scalloped X-bracing for powerful bass, complemented by the clear tone and definition of master grade Mahogany.

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Schaller Verzerrer Fuzz
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A Piece Of History In More Ways Than One The Verzerrer Fuzz came at the time when most of the world was flourishing into something new and amazing.Pop was turning into Rock and musicians everywhere where able to create new unheard sounds where'as before the most exciting things we heard we Elvis and his shacky legs now we had the Stones turning something which sounded broken into music which captured the imagination of a new type of person ... The Teenager!!! This was all very exciting but in certain parts of the world life was a VERY different story. After the end of World War two, Germany was divided in half where one side re-grew strong and the suffered. Still despite the tension and hard times the progression felt across the world creeped in and made itself. If the people in Eastern Germany couldn't buy a fuzz pedal then they would bloody well make one, and they did!The Verzerrer Fuzz was the result ... how did they do? How do you think it compares to other fuzzes from the era? We think they did great!

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Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional (BTM Demo)

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Seagull Maritime SWS SG QIT

A natural sounding beauty. Seagull Guitars always had their unique sound when played plugged or unplugged. The Maritime SWS II QIT is definitely a part of Seagull's family of models, with its natural sound and sweet looks. Being a part of the SWS line (Solid Wood Series), the Maritime SWS II QIT has solid mahogany body and solid spruce top, finished beautifully. Equipped with the Godin QIT pickup, this guitar is stage ready and if you are in need of a cutaway simply check the CW version of this very same guitar. As for sound, try it on our player, enjoy.

Seagull Artist Mosaic Natural CW HG Anthem

New spirit to Seagull's Artist Line. The Seagull Artist Mosaic Natural CW HG Anthem delivers everything you'd want in an acoustic guitar for a fairly good price. The combination of Mahogany body and solid Spruce top is known to deliver warm, yet responsive sound, the ample cutaway is aesthetic and handy and the L.R Baggs Anthem is perfect for the stage. Playing the Seagull Artist Mosaic Natural CW HG Anthem is easy, the neck is extra comfortable and fits most hand sizes. Sound wise expect a healthy and full tone with some emphasised low and high mids, you can really hear the special reserved spruce top and high gloss on this one. By the way, the Artist Mosaic Natural CW HG Anthem and the entire Artist line are the loudest Seagull guitars made to date.

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Shabat Lion Std. (BTM Demo)
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Shabat Lion Custom (BTM Demo)
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Shabat Bobcat Cherry (BTM Demo)

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Sigma guitars were founded as a reaction to the dwindling output from US guitar manufacturers in the late 1960s in the wake of guitar sales becoming dominated by cheaper models coming from Japanese manufacturers catering to a lower-budget market. Sigma set out to create an American brand that would offer more affordable guitars to a fast-growing market.

Built by specially trained staff in Japan in state of the art factories, Sigma launched their first line of acoustic guitars to the US market in 1970. Models from this early period are highly sought after and extremely hard to find due to their outstanding quality. Premium components and materials such as solid Sitka spruce tops, rosewood and mahogany backs and sides, bone nuts and saddles and traditional rosewood bridges, give Sigma guitars their unique and much sought after tone and quality.

Focus on the tonal qualities of these earlier vintage models are mixed today with modern elements to produce a more open, warm tone with lots of mids and bass. They have established a somewhat legendary reputation as one of the leading brands in acoustic guitars over the 46 years they’ve been operating and withheld it to this day with their ever-growing base of satisfied customers.
Sigma DM-1ST

A wonderful guitar at a brilliant price. Well, this nice sunburst example of the Sigma DM-1ST is not a standard Sigma model as it is a custom Just Music model made by Sigma Guitars in sunburst finish. You can get this guitar in natural finish everywhere but if you like the sunburst one just order it from the folks at Just Music. We really like the Sigma DM-1ST and consider it as one of the best beginners or backup guitars out there. It looks good, it feels good, it sounds good. The guitar we received had a nice looking Mahogany body and extra comfortable neck. the sunburst finish was well done with the Sitka Spruce top half visible through it. Most low budget acoustic guitars suffer from poor fret and intonation job, that was absolutely not the case with the Sigma DM-1ST-SB, no stingy points or dead notes could be found. For those of you who require amplification, be sure to check the DM-1STE or DM-1STE-SB.

Sigma 00M-15S

The cheaper all mahogany Martin... The Sigma 00M-15S Acoustic Guitar is part of Sigma’s leading 15 series and features a solid Mahogany top and Mahogany back and sides grand concert size body to produce a deep and warm tonality. Also with a mahogany neck, 20 fret Indian Rosewood fingerboard, bone nut and saddle and Grover open geared nickel machine heads the 00M-15S provides quality above its price range and has an attractive natural mahogany finish.

Sigma Sigma 000M-1ST-SB+

High end features at a low price point. The Sunburst Sigma may come in at a low price, yet this guitar has some surprising high end features. This compact 000 sized Sigma has a solid sitka spruce top, mahogany sides, back and neck. You could be forgiven for thinking the price was wrong due to the solid top. The guitar also features a bone nut and saddle giving that authentic tone plastic just cannot match. Also the finish of the guitar is not standard to this price point, the 000M-1ST-SB+'s ultra thin finish adds to the high quality feel, and as you inspect the guitar further you’ll even notice a dovetail neck joint. Use our player to hear just how the Sigma 000m-1st SB+ sounds.

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Sola Sound

The Inbetweener 

The 1.5 came after the Mark 2 Tone bender and they were made in a very limited number making this one of the rarest (if not THE rarest) Tonebenders. 
This "Tonebender" has much more in common with the fuzzface's of the time featuring just two transistors. 

The best way to hear this pedal is to compare it against our Dallas Aribitor Fuzz face and the other Tonebenders on TonePedia.
This will allow you to experience for yourself exactly what the difference is and what makes the 1.5 extra special ... One word ... "Sizzle" 

Sola Sound Tonebender MK1.5 (1966)
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Sola Sound Tone Bender MK3 (1990s)
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Classic CopyThere's something magical about these vintage pedals that make them sound so good, this infact is a re-issue from the legends at Macaris.From the first note on the Colorsound (Sola Sound) Supa Tonebender re-issue, we were blown away by powerful and organic fuzz tones.Believe it or not, Sola Sound built the Supa Tonebender as a clone of EHX's 1973 notorious Ram's Head Big Muff.It seem that their goal was to build an exact clone but at the end they modified the circuit a bit. Some websites claim that Jimmy Page used the Supa Tonebender, we think he only used the previous Sola Sound Tonebender versions from the late '60s.One notable guitar player that did use the Colorsound Supa Tonebender is Steve Hackett from Genesis who apparently had a lot of fun using this unit.

Sola Sound Tone Bender MK3 (1972)
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When It Started Getting BIG There's something magical about these vintage pedals that make them sound so good?! From the first note on the Colorsound (Sola Sound) Supa Tonebender, we were blown away by powerful and organic fuzz tones.Believe it or not, Sola Sound built the Supa Tonebender as a clone of EHX's 1973 notorious Ram's Head Big Muff (V2).It seem that their goal was to build an exact clone but at the end they modified the circuit a bit.Some websites claim that Jimmy Page used the Supa Tonebender, we think he only used the previous Sola Sound Tonebender versions from the late '60s. One notable guitar player that did use the Colorsound Supa Tonebender is Steve Hackett from Genesis who apparently had a lot of fun using this unit.

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Fil “SoloDallas” Olivieri is obsessed with Angus Young's tone for more than 30 years now. He tracked and bought every piece of gear Angus used in order to find that elusive tone of AC/DC's guitar player. One day he read in an interview done by Guitar Player Magazine with Young, about this wireless unit he uses; the Schaffer-Vega wireless system. Fil immediately tracked Ken Schaffer, the inventor of this unit, got two units sent to him, and the rest is history.

SoloDallas built an exact replica of the Schaffer-Vega wireless system. The Schaffer replica units the company offers are state of the art products which are being used by many leading artists out there like Angus Young, Ronnie Wood, Joe Bonamassa and Sting. They are all based on the original one which was used by AC/DC as well as many other famous bands and musicians during 1977-1981.
Solodallas The Schaffer Replica
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Boost your sound to no limit! The Schaffer Replica by Solodallas is a so called compander, a 100% analog pedal effect that houses a compressor and an expander in one box using SMD components. The compact pedal is a replica of the original Schaffer-Vega Diversity System and brings the famous sound heard on albums such as AC/DC's Back in Black and Highway to Hell. The TRS delivers a warm, clear and full tone and brings the sound of your signal to the foreground, a clean boost of up to 30db can be reached. The Solodallas "The Schaffer Replica" is a handcrafted and extremely versatile pedal effect that is loved by many genres.

Solodallas Storm
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A pedal that boosts your sound!Storm is the latest increment of Solodallas' product line and replicates the original Schaffer-Vega Diversity System compander (compressor-expander) in a compact way. The circuit is 100% analog and delivers a clean boost of up to 30db. The Storm pedal effect is handmade in USA and contains high quality SMD components. The original version and big big brother of the Storm (The classic TSR) was used by many of the heaviest players in the industry, notably Angus Young himself on AC/DC's Rock or Bust album and tour. Guns n' Roses' Richard Fortus (close friend of Angus Young) is presently using the GT for the entire 2017 Guns n' Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour. Keith Urban, Pino Palladino, Keith Richards, Billie Joe Armstrong, Sting, Scott Metzger, Lettuce, Blackberry Smoke, The Biters, Airbourne, Isaiah Sharkey, and Coco Montoya are some of Solodallas' active artists who use the TSR onstage and in the studio.

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Sterling by Musicman

Sterling guitars by Music Man replaced the ‘SUB’ line of lower-priced “mid-range” instruments in 2009. These guitars catered to a budget market, ranging in price typically between a half or third of their “standard” instruments. The SUB series were still constructed in the USA but moving manufacturing to the Far East meant a further increase in affordability. Praxis Musical Instruments Inc. were licensed to build the new sterling models, which still include the SUB and S.U.B range today with updated features.

They Sterling line includes the classic StingRay SR50, with the original Fender Music Man design updated by the Ernie Ball Music Man design team. The Axis AXDOD with it’s Double Locking Tremolo and lock nut, zebra DiMarzio AXIS Humbuckers, 3 position selector with single volume control.

The John Petrucci (of Dream Theater) line includes the JP60 and JP70 (seven string), based on the JP Signature Series, featuring high quality, die-cast, locking tuning machines, and full float Modern Tremolo. JP Majesty with it’s “Unfettered fret access throughout, perfect balance and ultimate playability”, the JP100D, 150 and 1507 with African Mahogany bodies.

The Steve Lukather (Toto) LK100D, features “Push-push” active boost, passive tone control, 5-way balanced switching, classic “V” contoured neck. The Cutlass features 22 frets, 3 single coil Ernie Ball Music Man spec pickups with 5-way switching, Vintage Tremolo, and an oversized 4 + 2 headstock with locking tuning machines.

The Sterling range includes models with tailor features that have resulted in the distillation of years and years of expert tweaking from the highly dedicated Music Man and Ernie Ball group and focus on the needs and desires of the growing market for these mid-range budget instruments.
Sterling by Musicman S.U.B. Ray 4 MN

The Ray4 bass is the cousin of the Music Man StingRay 4 bass. Classic, iconic instruments that defined a generation of bassists since the late 70′s. Active electronics, low noise hum bucking pickups, rock solid hardware and a simple, uncluttered look that is instantly recognizable and respected.

Sterling by Musicman S.U.B. Ray 4 RW

The Ray4 bass is the cousin of the Music Man StingRay 4 bass. The Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Ray 4 BK is a four string electric bass guitar from the S.U.B. series with a fair price for such a good finish. The bass has an ash body and a MM-designed low noise Humbucker from Music Man. The features include also a Maple Neck with a Rosewood Fretboard and 21 Frets.

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Strandberg Boden Prog 7

The guitar played by priests of syrinx Prog and Prog metal is no stranger to 7 strings so the Prog 7 fits perfectly. The futuristic Boden design suits the genre well! Play-ability wise the ebony fingerboards makes for a stick effortless feel this is why ebony has been a high end feature on guitars for a very long time. The tightness of the ebony adds a little extra snap to the tone intensifying the clarity of notes and definition of chords.The 4A flame maple top looks amazing in the black for the tasteful metal player. The natural looks great too and may look at home with session players. The Strandberg* Boden range is very likely unlike anything you've played before, yet somehow Strandberg have improved on what's familiar in almost every way. By honing the way the guitars resonate with chambering, the weight has been reduced without sacrificing an ounce of tone.  With careful consideration of how we play differently at various parts of the fretboard the specialised neck carve adapts our hands to more easily reach those harder to reach notes effortlessly both low down and high up the neck. This works extra well for players new to extended range guitars.The Fishman pickups not only split for tonal variation but also feature a second voicing accessible via the push pull tone pot. Then there are the frets which are fan fretted. This isn't done so for appearance, the subtle fanning gives greater accuracy to intonation without making notes strange to play. Due to tones, versatility and extended range we expect this will prove to be a favorite among players. 

Strandberg Boden Standard 6 Tremolo Maple

Dive bombs at a price point we can all enjoyThe Standard range doesn't deviate from the overall Boden ethos, with clever choices of woods and Strandergs very own high spec pick ups. Dreams can come true at a great price.The Standard 6 Trem features solid body construction, Strandbergs own designed pickups & tremolo system, and a figured Maple top veneer. This all reduces costs so Strandberg can offer a line that delivers outstanding value as well as top flight performance.The Strandberg* Boden range is very likely unlike anything you've played before, yet somehow Strandberg have improved on what's familiar in almost every way. By honing the way the guitars resonate, the weight has been reduced without sacrificing an ounce of tone.  With careful consideration of how we play differently at various parts of the fretboard the specialised neck carve adapts our hands to more easily reach those harder to reach notes effortlessly both low down and high up the neck.Then the frets which are fan fretted. This isn't done so for appearance, the subtle fanning gives greater accuracy to intonation without making notes strange to play. This guitar manages to bridge the gap for may who would love a Strandberg Boden but can't quite seem to meet the usual price points. 

Strandberg Boden Neck-Thru Metal 6

Could this be the greatest metal guitar of all time? This Strandberg* Boden Metal is the beast of the range and now Strandberg have put a steak through its heart.Neck Thru instruments are commended by players for the excellent resonance and feel through the neck. Most neck thru instruments are basses due to the requirement of extra resonance however they have been very popular with metal players for much the same reasons. The Wings of this are chambered alder which allows Strandberg to tune the overall sound by the amount of chambering. Across the entire top is a solid maple top which ties everything in together. The appearance of these special brutal beasts are striking to say the least in Yellow Pearl and Purple Pearl both with a satin finish there's no denying these guitars are designed to make a statement ... and maybe eat a few people in the process. The entire Boden range pays careful consideration to how we play differently at various parts of the fretboard the specialized neck carve adapts our hands to more easily reach those harder to reach notes effortlessly both low down and high up the neck. However on this model takes that a step further allowing even easier access to the highest notes. The Fishman Fluence pickup are regard by many metal players to be the best available today and as such sit comfortably at home here. Then the frets which are fan fretted. This isn't done so for appearance, the subtle fanning gives greater accuracy to intonation without making notes strange to play. This is an instrument which will still look as stunning and fresh in 30 years time as it does today.

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Suhr Mateus Asato Classic S (BTM Demo)
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Tate FX

There are many pedal, guitar and amp builders out there who don't actually play guitar.  
At first that can seem a little surprising, but let us assure you some of these people are some of the best ... Leo Fender for example!

Stuart Tate is not one of these people. 
Stuart studied music at the world reknowned Brighton Institute Of Modern Music and has become widely known in the industry as one of the biggest gear nerds in the UK.

Stu started modding pedals back in 2014 and as many people have done before he started building a few for friends ... and we all know how this story goes. 
One of things which makes the Tate FX pedals stand out among the crowd is the build quality, in fact its not unknown for Stu to bin a project many others would release as a done deal simply because it makes an almost inaudible amount of background noise. 

The use of the very best components and carefully thought out PCB's these are some of the tidest pedals internally you can find on the market too. 
Tate FX Antares

A bright light in a sea of stars The pedal world is densely populated, not least in the low gain overdrive sector. So when Tate FX created a design for a great sounding low gain, mid humped overdrive the question was asked ... Is this really needed? The answer was obviously yes, but why? Simply put along with the above average build quality, highest fidelity components and attention to detail we've come to expect from all Tate FX pedals there was also the approach of using Asymmetrical clipping with allows for greater dynamics and responsiveness. Stu Tate also worked long and hard on creating a clean blend which was more than the average strategically placed volume control. The blend control took nearly as long as the rest of the pedal to design as it was vital for every position to be musical. The Antares therefore is well named after one of the brightest stars in the night sky and is now being used by stars in their own right the world over. This pedal has won prominent positions on several gear groups annual awards and continues to be seen on an increasing amount of pedalboards online.

Tate FX Raise The Dead
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Like a zombie Raise the Dead hit the pedalboard world around 2017 and has been super popular. In a world where every new pedal tries to squeeze as many controls onto every mm of space, a pedal with a single knob it could be seen as a breath of fresh air. It could be the zombie theme as zombies were still in vogue at that point. Whatever the reason for the initial impact being so strong, what has maintained its presence is the sound and ingenuity. Here's why: STATEMENT :- Fuzz face type circuits sound their best when turned up full! Most things musical are subjective but this is not. However a lot of people do not attempt this SO Tate FX did it for them. The gain of the RTD is set to max and you dial in the required volume, as the volume increases you therefore push your amp harder causing amp clipping too. Internally a transformer deals with any external buffer interference making the RTD a pedalboard friendly fuzz.

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Named for luthier Bob Taylor, who was just 19 years old at the founding of the company with business partner Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has been producing acoustic and semi-hollow electric guitars since 1974. It has since grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of acoustic guitars in the USA.

Taylor Guitars are made in a 145,000 square foot manufacturing facility at their headquarters in El Cajon, California (open to the public daily for guided tours), with a second premises in nearby Tecate, Mexico, where their lower-cost models are created. They employ over 550 workers and build nearly 500 guitars per day. Taylor was recently awarded a U.S State Department Award for Corporate Excellence, citing its responsible practices in obtaining ebony for its guitars.

Renowned for their bright tone and popular for their smooth NT bolt-on neck system, Taylor Guitars are preferred by artists such as Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Taylor Swift, Prince and Zac Brown.

The Taylor ES (“Expression System”) pickup system found in many models utilises a neck-mounted humbucking induction pickup and a pair of dynamic soundboard transducers mounted by the bridge and lower on the soundboard. These run to a Rupert Neve-designed pre-amplifier, offering reliably clear and expressive electro-acoustic tone.
Taylor 414ce

The all-arounder by Taylor. The acoustic/electric Grand Auditorium 414ce responds well to an array of playing styles thanks to Taylor’s proprietary body shape and the expansive tonal palette of ovangkol and spruce. Expect a blend of power and tonal definition, especially in the midrange, so whether you like to strum, flatpick or play fingerstyle, the 414ce makes a great playing partner. Contemporary aesthetic strokes include white binding, Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, a three-ring rosette, and a full-gloss body. The guitar comes equipped with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics along with a Venetian cutaway, and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517
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Ok. This one is gorgeous. Look at it. The Silent Satin Wild Honey Burst finish on this guitar is to die for. To us the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 WHB sounds, well, as what a vintage Taylor may sound one day. It is a bit drier and more woody than the usual Taylor sound, yet retains the unmistakable Taylor high-mids' sparkle. One of the more interesting features of the Builder's Edition is the compound-carve neck profile that compensates for the change in your hand position as you move along the neck, it actually works and does improve playability. Naturally being a Builder's Edition, this 517 WHB sports some other premium features too, like chambered body edges, contoured fretboard edges, Curve Wing bridge and more. The Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 WHB enjoys Taylor's V-Class bracing technique which gives it more projection also when played lightly. This version comes without a pickup but if you need one be sure to check the Taylor Builder's Edition 517e which has the onboard ES2 pickup system.

Taylor 814ce

One of the most appreciated Taylor guitars around. Taylor’s popular 814ce offers players the ultimate all-purpose guitar. Its balance, warmth and articulation are great for fingerstyle, it has enough punch as a strummer to front a band, and the top-end power will fuel lead runs without getting shrill. It’s a great choice for a gigging player looking for one guitar that can cover it all. The revoicing of the 800 Series has brought greater warmth, a more mature midrange, and a looser, more luxurious low end to the 814ce, thanks in part to the customized bracing and a new, custom-calibrated Elixir HD Light string-gauge set. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Taylor’s new Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a marbled fretboard, and new Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

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TC Electronic

TC Electronic is a Danish audio equipment manufacturer founded by two musician brothers, Kim and John Rishøj. They started out producing guitar pedals, which were noted for their quality and technical advancement. The TC2290 delay was their first attempt at a19” rack mounted processor in 1985 and far surpassed any other unit at the time in terms of sound quality, delay time and modulation features, leading to it’s place as a studio, live and pro guitarist standard for decades to come.

This strong footing led to expansion covering the whole spectrum of audio equipment and placed them as one of the leading brands and developers in audio processing with unprecedented variety and technology to boast. Their products include the audio mastering system, System 6000, audio mastering tool the Finalizer, guitar pedals, guitar pedals and more guitar pedals, guitar tuners, of which they pioneered the much lauded polyphonic poly-tuners, acoustic processors, compact pedals and TonePrint pedals (digital TonePrints of famous guitar players), bass amps, PowerCore hardware and software, studio equipment, multi-effects processor FireworkX, software and PA, Installation and broadcasting products. Sister brand TC-Helicon is the leading brand in harmonisers and vocal processors today. They’ve got it covered.

From recording moguls to folk musicians, TC Electronics’ appeal is vast. Anthrax, Depeche Mode, Queens of the Stone Age, George Michael, Imogen Heap, Kraftwerk, Mike Patton, Skrillex, Kimbra, Snow Patrol are just a few names to endorse their product’s in their recorded and live work.
TC Electronic Vibraclone Rotary
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A rotary emulation that sounds like the original! The TC Electronic Vibraclone Rotary pedal effect offers the same dynamic sound of the classic rotating loudspeakers from the 1960's that Hendrix, Trower, Harrison and Gilmore used for their legenadry tones. You have two modes, Chorale and Tremolo and two turning knobs, one for Speed and one for Drive to create the rotary sound you are looking for. The TC Electronic Vibraclone emulates the Rotary speaker quite nicely, there were moments where we could almost feel the rotating loudspeakers moving in the cab. With its compact size and sweet price, we really recommend anyone who is on the lookout for a Rotary pedal to check it out.

TC Electronic Honey Pot Fuzz
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A Wall of fuzz. But not only. The TC electronic Honey Pot Fuzz is the heavy brother of their Rusty Fuzz pedal. While both are vintage flavoured, they are nothing alike. The Honey Pot is a heavy gain fuzz pedal with a respectful amount of sustain and thick sound texture. That being said, it is in fact a quite dynamic pedal effect, turn the Sustain knob on the TonePedia player counterclockwise and you will see what we are talking about. It is simple to operate and consists three knobs in total, all are pretty straight forward. Get ready to melt some faces (vintage style) with the TC electronic Honey Pot Fuzz.

TC Electronic Tube Pilot Overdrive
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Flying solo. First impression of the TC electronic Tube Pilot Overdrive - wow. It is awesome sounding, in our opinion of course. You have your own ears so test it interactively on the TonePedia player and make your own mind. At a killer price of approx 50$, this 12AX7 tube driven overdrive is a steal. It is so easy to get a warm sound from this pedal, it is great for solo or rhythm and delivers fantastic vintage style tone. We see it as a great option for blues and classic rock players who seek for a dynamic and inexpensive tube pedal. Please take into account that the TC electronic Tube Pilot Overdrive does not take batteries.

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Thorndal is a boutique manufacturer of electric guitars, electro-acoustic guitars, pedals and guitar parts from Thiersheim, Germany.

One of the companies most know creation is their prize winner Duane '69 overdrive pedal which offers the unique "input" control which allows the player to dial the pedal to fit his pickups. Another known creation of Thorndal is the Nemesis EA acoustic-electric guitar which allows performing guitar players to enjoy un-compromised amplified acoustic tone on stage.

Thorndal put the musician first. They shared with us that they do not build what they would not play and use themselves. Being a small professional team guarantees their instruments to be top quality.
Thorndal Duane '69

Feel the response and attack of your rig... The Thorndal Duane ’69 is a two in one pedal. Left switch is a boost - clear and transparent. Dial it back to get a minus boost or crank it to get an amp-like boost. Right switch is the overdrive - extremely organic and dynamic. What make the Duane ’69 dynamic and versatile are the Tone, Voice and Input controls. Tone - Treble cut. Dial it clockwise to cut the treble.Voice - Bass cut. Dial it clockwise to cut the bass.Input - Volume & low-mid regulator. Use it to match the Duane ’69 to the pickups you use on your guitar. It is a brilliant knob, we loved it. Gregor Olbrich is the mind behind Thorndal. The guitar builder was desiring a boost/overdrive that alters your core tone as little as possible.  We think it’s mission accomplished!Little advice: The Duane ’69 operates on battery or on regulated 9-18 Volt adapter. Thorndal recommends to feed it with 12 Volt for maximum satisfaction, which is how the TonePedia demos were recorded.

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Thorpy FX

Thorpy FX Fallout Cloud
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More than just a fuzz? Thorpy FX wanted to make a fuzz and like many companies this was one of the first effects they created. However the similarities with run of the mill fuzzes ends there, whereas many pedal builders would tweak a simple circuit to test interest Thorpy went in another direction. For instance the bespoke casing is designed for ease of use, reduction of knocking controls, durability and the striking unique design. Here Thorpy was inspired by the way Boss pedals had all these features and always stood out on a pedalboard. That said no one has ever said that a Thorpy FX pedal looks like anything else, many years in military design gave Major Adrian Thorpe the skills needed to design things his own way. The pedal itself is often referred to as based on a Triangle big Muff and though true this is only half the story, as happens occasionally in gear circles a particular guitar/amp or pedal will do the rounds cited as "the best XXX we've ever played". The greatest examples of these are Peter Green's Les Paul! There so happened to be an EXH Triangle Big Muff which people had been citing as the best they'd ever played. It's well known that not all are the same, some in fact are utter dogs, but this particular example was the real deal and so Thorpy FX hunted down this holy grail of triangle muffs and tried it for himself. So blown away by the pedal were the Thorpy team that they indeed designed the Fallout cloud on that very specific pedal. But a direct clone would never suit the likes of Thorpy FX and so each component was chosen for its fidelity and reliability (not to mention sourceability for creating consistent sounding units over a long time) Burr Brown and panasonic components were used over cheaper potentially problematic alternatives. The attention to detail resulted in an extremely low noise floor when the pedal is turned on and you're not playing and the ability to reduce the gain from your guitars volume. The tone control from the original was scrapped in favour of separate Bass and Treble pots and the gain range was increased to give not just more gain but a more usable spread throughout the control as you can hear for yourself on the Tonepedia interactive demo. This pedal is a firm favourite of thousands and can be seen regularly on peoples pedalboards all over the world. 

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Tone City

Tone City is was founded in 2014 and quickly became an upcoming name in the budget pedal effect section. With good sound, mini housing and consistent building quality it is no wonder really. J. Wong established Tone City after not being able to afford buying all the pedal effects he wanted for his board. Realising this is a problem for more musicians out there, Tone City was created with the goal of keeping things simple, affordable and good sounding.
Tone City Bad Horse Overdrive
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Light weight overdrive. The Tone City Bad Horse is a light to mid gain analog overdrive which is nice on its own but really shines in combination with an already overdriven amplifier. That is why the Gain knob is designed to really open up north of 12 O'Clock. The pedal is based on the infamous Klon Centaur pedal and while it does not sound like a Klon, it is by itself a sweet mini pedal effect at a killer price. We like how it behaves with single coils the most, but thanks to a pretty wide eq range, the Tone City Bad Horse works with pretty much any pickup type. As with all Tone City mini pedals, the Bad Horse does not take batteries.

Tone City Summer Orange Phaser

Small and portable sweet little Phaser. The Tone City Summer Orange delivers warm and authentic phaser tones which fit a variety of playing styles. It is a dead simple pedal effect, Feedback, Rate and Depth knobs controls will get you what you need and it's mini casing will fit to the smallest of boards. Remember that like all Tone City mini pedals, the Orange Summer does not take batteries. Tone City says that it is based on an infamous Orange Phased pedal, we believe it is no other than the MXR Phase 90.

Tone City Tape Machine Delay
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Part analog, part digital, all mini. The Tone City Tape Machine Delay is s Hybrid, mini delay pedal. While the dry signal is analog, the delay part is managed by a digital circuit. This allows Tone City to keep your base tone authentic yet offer the vast delay options that only digital circuits can offer. The Tape Machine Delay has a simple 3 knob layout, it offers up to 600ms delay time and all in all a quite versatile pedal. A Stereo output would have been a great addition but hey, for such a killer price we have no complaints.

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Top Gear

Top Gear Fuzz (1976)

One of the best Fuzz pedals we personally have heard! Every man to his taste, so perhaps ours does not resemble to yours but from the hundreds (or thousands?) Fuzz pedals we have heard in our lives, the Top Gear Fuzz stands out. There is something about the organic sound of this pedal that simply speaks to us, and the subtleness of the Boost knob which offers a great array of gain levels. The Top Gear Fuzz is built after the infamous Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face (we've got some of these on the website too), it uses BC184C silicon transistors and powered by a 9V battery. Unfortunately the company shut down long time ago so your only address for one is the second hand market. It amazes us how these simple analog circuits that shaped the sound of Rock still stay relevant today. Check out the Top Gear Fuzz and be sure to compare it to other iconic Fuzz pedals from the same era like the Dallas-Arbiter and Crest Audio Fuzz Faces, and the Colorsound Supa Tonebender.

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Tube Amp Doctor

Tube Amp Doctor Brownface 20

One of the sweetest sounding amps ever dreamed up! The Tone Amp Doctor's Brownface 20 is them paying homage to the Brownface and Blonde Fender amps made for a short time between 1958-63. These had slightly more power than the others in the range which allowed for higher clean head room. Built in harmonic Tremolo has been widely regarded as the best ever created on the original amps and as this is a very very close design you can expect the very best from these amps too. The two channels shared the same tone pot as in the originals however unlike the originals you are able to obtain one of these with relative ease. Also if you're feeling brave and are handy with a soldering iron then these are available on kit form. Let us know which Tube Amp Doctor amp is your favourite.

Tube Amp Doctor Tweed One-6

For the guitar as well as the harp. The small 6 watt Tube Amp Doctor Tweed One-6 is a lovely amp based on the legendary Princeton Tweed 5F2 by Fender. The 5F2 class A amp brought a new dimension of sound to the 1950's thanks to its sweet tone. A somewhat secret of the pros is using these small amplifiers in the studio, driving them hot to get fat and juicy tones. Therefore the misconception that small amps are only good for the bedroom has no place here.The Tweed One-6 is built to Tube Amp Doctor standards. It is a magnificent amplifier, it uses grand stack output transformer which is much bigger than the original ones found in vintage Fender Princeton Tweeds. This change allows you to work easily with 4,8 and 16 Ohm cabs but not only. The biggest advantage is in the tone, much more headroom and bass definition with no compromise on the original tone.The Tube Amp Doctor Tweed One-6 is available as a finished amplifier or as a kit project. while it is not a beginners project, if you do have some experience in the field, we highly recommend the kit as it is fun to build with an awesome tone for an outcome.

Tube Amp Doctor Plexi 18Watt (Tremolo)

A Plexi with true bias Tremolo! If you're a rock or blues player, searching for an authentic sound at normal loudness level, then the Tube Amp Doctor Plexi 18 Watt is the amp for you. A normal and a tremolo channels will provide you with more than you need, and this amp really does deliver sound wise. Thanks to the ohm range on this head, you can couple it with any cab you like (if you are on the market for one, we suggest checking the ones from Tube Amp Doctor too). For its size, the Plexi 18 is a bit heavy, weighting at approx 10 Kg. Go tweak it on the player, see how you like it. 

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UAD TS Overdrive
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Stomping on this box will be expensive You see, this isn't a real pedal so stomping on this one may require a new laptop. But wait before we judge this "NEW upstart tech" lets look at the real heritage here!Universal Audio was set up by Bill Putnam Sr. way back in 1958 and is now run by his two sons.Bill was responsible for the following:1176 Compressor - LA-2A Compressor - The FIRST artificial reverb - Stereophonic recording (alongside Les Paul) - The Legendary 610 recording console (Van Halen, Sinatra, Beach Boys) - The Vocal Recording Booth - Multiband Audio EQ ... and he worked on many many songs you likely know and love.Today the company employs over 200 staff and continue to be on the top of the audio innovation game, this is why TonePedia are proud to have this as our very first Plugin product. UAD never forgot their routes and even today still produce hand built vintage spec gear, but they also make possibly the most realistic plug ins on the market so lets start with the most famous vintage pedal of all ... the good old 808. Compare it only on TonePedia to the real thing and tell us, how close is it?

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Voodoo Lab

Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive
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Sparkling CleanIts well known that this is based on a vintage 808 tubescreamer. What is different about the Sparkle drive is how it attempts to save you a few thousand (insert your currency here). You see clean blends were normally reserved for bass players and have appeared on bass pedals for AGES but if a guitarist wanted this type of effect ... well we'd need to buy a splitter and a separate second amp which we'd have dedicated to that wet/dry set-up. The Sparkle drive attempts this by allowing you to dial in that clean amp tone to your own taste. You even have the option of having the clean dialled all the way in and simply using the Sparkle Drive as a clean boost. 

Voodoo Lab Proctavia

Its An Experience Octavia style effects aren't everyone's cup of tea, they are often harsh sounding and can be unintuitive to those unfamiliar with the effect. If you can get over these hurdles a whole lotta fun is yours to be had!Top Tips:-Play it in a mix, the upper octave becomes your friend by cutting through without deafening everyone.-Play above the 7th fret on the highest two strings! This is where octave effects really come alive.The Proctavia by Voodoo Lab is a replication of the Tycobrahe Sound Company’s Octavia, one of the rarest and most sought after octavia pedals of all time. What's really cool is Voodoo Lab haven't simply made a similar sounding pedal, they're sourced the exact same components as the original ... Can't get better than that! 

Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Mod
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Sparkle By Name Sparkle By Nature Lets get the obvious out of the way, this is based on a vintage 808 tubescreamer. What is different about the Sparkle drive is how it attempts to save you a few thousand (insert your currency here). You see clean blends were normally reserved for bass players and have appeared on bass pedals for AGES but if a guitarist wanted this type of effect ... well we'd need to buy a splitter and a separate second amp which we'd have dedicated to that wet/dry set-up. The Sparkle drive attempts this by allowing you to dial in that clean amp tone to your own taste. You even have the option of having the clean dialled all the way in and simply using the Sparkle Drive as a clean boost. So where did the "MOD" come into things, well the original was so popular that all of those tones are still onboard and in addition we have 3 extra modes called ... wait for it ... 1, 2 and 3.1. Is described as the Lead Circuit, 2. Is Rhythm and 3. is for high gain so go check it all out and see if you agree with those descriptions. 

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The Jennings Organ Company started shortly after the Second World War in 1947, but are best-known today for their renowned models of guitar amplifiers under the Vox brand. They launched the AC15 15w tube combo amp in 1958 and began their legacy at the heart of rock and roll music.

After being popularized by The Shadows, Vox struck an exclusive deal with The Beatles for exclusive stage use of their equipment, creating bigger and bigger configurations to contend with the increasing volume of their screaming audiences at the time. Other users around the time of the 'British Invasion' include The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and the Yardbirds. During their 1967 tour, The Monkees would emerge from an oversized Vox prop amp at the beginning of their shows.

Although less commercially successful, Vox were equally innovative with their guitar designs - with their iconic teardrop shapes, 12 string models, and experimentation with built-in effects and modified electronics. One such innovation was the ambitious, but ultimately unwieldy and unreliable Guitar Organ, which triggered an external organ module upon contact between the strings and frets. It was not very popular.

Vox were purchased by Korg in 1992, and continue to offer electric guitars and basses, amplifiers, fx pedals, and organs. Notable Vox players over the years have included Brian May of Queen, The Edge of U2, Radiohead, Paul Weller and Ian Curtis of Joy Division.
Vox Cutting Edge
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Gain, gain and more gain The Valvenergy range from VOX is a collection of 4 pedals based on four famous amp types, American low gain, British high gain, American very high and Vox ... well they didn't need to beat around the bush on that last one. The cutting edge gives us modern high gain American tones similar to the likes of rectifier amps, these pedals aren't any ordinary Amp in A Box (AIAB) pedals though for several different reasons. Chiefly among these factors is the Nu-Tube which we've seen in some Vox amps over past couple of years and can already be found on TonePedia in the Ibanez Nu-Tubescreamer. The Nu-Tube is a modern approximation of a vacuum tube (or Valve in the UK) yet in a much smaller surface mounted component and whats more ... it sounds great! Each of these pedals create their tones via the Nu-Tube's giving us a very organic feel from the pedals. Each pedal features an OLED screen showing the oscilloscope waveform read of the tones being produced, nice touch as it looks great. Vox have added unique ability to link these pedals up via a small trs cable which allows them to turn each other on/off when you wish to switch between the pedals, of course if you would like to stack them that's perfectly possible too. The Icing on the cake is each pedal has 3 modes, standard stomp box mode, pre amp mode which you can run straight into the power amp of your beloved amplifier and lastly "cab" which allows you to use the pedals in place of your amplifier. This last feature is great for recording and allows us to have 4 classic sounding amps for less than the price of a single full blown

Vox Mystic Edge
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Vox in a Box The Valvenergy range from VOX is a collection of 4 pedals based on four famous amp types, American low gain, British high gain, American very high and Vox ... well they didn't need to beat around the bush on that last one. The mystic Edge gives us all of the classic chime we expect from classic AC30's, its not surprising the Vox nailed that Vox tone, these pedals aren't any ordinary Amp in A Box (AIAB) pedals though for several different reasons. Chiefly among these factors is the Nu-Tube which we've seen in some Vox amps over past couple of years and can already be found on TonePedia in the Ibanez Nu-Tubescreamer. The Nu-Tube is a modern approximation of a vacuum tube (or Valve in the UK) yet in a much smaller surface mounted component and whats more ... it sounds great! Each of these pedals create their tones via the Nu-Tube's giving us a very organic feel from the pedals. Each pedal features an OLED screen showing the oscilloscope waveform read of the tones being produced, nice touch as it looks great. Vox have added unique ability to link these pedals up via a small trs cable which allows them to turn each other on/off when you wish to switch between the pedals, of course if you would like to stack them that's perfectly possible too. The Icing on the cake is each pedal has 3 modes, standard stomp box mode, pre amp mode which you can run straight into the power amp of your beloved amplifier and lastly "cab" which allows you to use the pedals in place of your amplifier. This last feature is great for recording and allows us to have 4 classic sounding amps for less than the price of a single full blown

Vox MV50 AC

A One pound, 50W guitar amplifier that delivers an authentic tube sound. Are we dreaming? Vox's MV50 series offers seriously innovative and tiny amplifiers which sport an analog preamp, tubes and weight one pound! The AC version is a vintage-style roaring class D amplifier which can go from relatively clean to British style overdrive. It is surprisingly dynamic and reacts well to the guitar player. To keep it compact and light, Vox did not overpack it with extra features such as reverb and so on. They kept it to the point: Gain, Tone, Volume and an EQ back switch for fine tuning of it's overall sound when going through a small/big cabinet. Another great feature is the headphone out.

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Walrus Audio

Walrus audio is a Oklahoma-based boutique pedal manufacturer whose creations found their way onto pedalboards around the globe. Founded in 2011 with Colt Westbrook being the primary helmsman, Walrus Audio is a collective of engineers, musicians and artists out to find the balance between art and performance in sound manipulation. Apart from rather conventional pedals like the popular Voyagar and the 385 Overdrive, the innovative minds at Walrus Audio come up with adventurous pedals like the Descent that combines a reverb and an octave with virtually countless possibilities for tweaking.

The product development process starts off, most of the time, with an accurate idea of a sound. By laying out different modules of a circuit, changing the order, exchanging certain parts and experimenting with their values the pursuit of this sound is achieved. Once satisfied with a prototype the pedal is put to the test in studios and by various session musicians. The detailed feedback helps to determine what needs improvement to create a truly desireable pedal. Finally after having chosen a proper name for the pedal, the artist Nathan Price will sketch out a few design ideas from which one will be the final one. Just like that a new pedal is born and ready to be released.

Having built various all-analog pedals, Walrus Audio has recently ventured into the world of digital signal processing. Hereby opening up to even more innovative and sonically suprising pedal creations.

Walrus Audio – a name to keep it mind!

Walrus Audio Voyager

More than a one-trick pony... The Walrus Audio Voyager can serve as a treble shaper, clean boost or as an overdrive. All of this with a great amount of definition and a broad dynamic range. Like many overdrive pedals its set of controls is reduced to three knobs. A volume knob to match the level or to drive the preamp a little more, a tone control to shape predominantly the high frequencies and a gain to go from crunch to lead.Apart from sounding great on its own, when combined with other pedals it can be used to shape the other pedals’ sound in a superb and efficient way as a boos or a tone shaper. The build quality is top-notch and it is true-bypass.A bunch of good reasons to launch this voyage.

Walrus Audio 385 Overdrive
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The son of a projector. Yes, for real, the 385 by Walrus Audio is built after the Bell & Howell Filmosound Projector from the 1950s - therefore being a very different Overdrive Effects Pedal. We read on the net it's being described as an "amp-like" and "tube-like" pedal. Whatever it is, it sounds good and definitely provides that warm tone of vintage film projectors. Just like the Bell and Howell 385 Filmosound, the Walrus Audio 385 is a simple pedal, you will find on it two EQ knobs (treble and bass), volume and gain. That is it. We found the Walrus Audio 385 to be responsive and natural in feel, we liked Walrus' deviation from the original Filmosound by providing bass and treble EQ knobs instead of one tone knob, it really does make the 385 a more versatile pedal and a real joy to play through.

Walrus Audio Warhorn Mid-Range Overdrive
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A versatile effect for the battle field. Walrus Audio designed their Warhorn thinking of guitar players who like to keep their pedal boards not too crowded. In other words, it is a one versatile overdrive pedal effect! It includes two EQ knobs (treble and bass), drive and volume knobs, these together already provide you with a lot or sound and colour. But Walrus Audio did not stop there, they added to the Warhorn Overdrive a clipping/compression toggle switch. The up position provides a more compressed, symmetrically clipped tone, and the down position is an asymmetric, more open and organic sound. Experience the two option in our player, you'll get the point.

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Wampler Ratsbane
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Mischief Managed The term for multiple rats isn't a herd, nor a flock but instead a Mischief and that seems very appropriate when regarding the Ratsbane as it combines 6 tonal variations from possible the greatest distortion to emerge from the 1980's.The Ratsbane manages this all in a tidy mini pedal enclosure which packs so much power we're afraid it may rupture space and time. The Gain switch offers three distinct choices, the middle is “stock” gain, the left position offers a firm, yet smooth boost in gain, whereas the right delivers an insane level of creamy distortion. The Voice switch subtly alters the compression and clipping, tightening up the distortion to be more manageable with greater levels of gain, whilerolling back some of the fuzzy qualities, delivering a modern, high gain distortion.Always using only the highest grade materials as standard, Wampler went one further this time but allowing you to swap the chip ... why? Simply put, the LM308 chip is regarded by many enthusiasts to give the best sound for this style of distortion BUT they're super rare. Instead of Wampler providing a limited run pedal they have provided an amazing sounding pedal with the option to add a different chip if you can find one. The truth is it sounds just as good as the classic pedals we have on TonePedia, please go ahead and compare them yourselves. 

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For nearly 20 years, Xotic has been a leading innovator in sound, design, and tone. Starting out as a one-man operation in a garage in San Fernando Valley, Southern California, selling high-quality basses and bass amps. Xotic had an edge that set them apart from other established brands in the already saturated market in1996. The Tri-Logic Bass Preamp, built into all their models, was this edge.

Edge number two came in the form of the Robotalk 1, an ‘ultra-boutique’ pedal hand made from scratch in limited qualities. Selling remarkably well, the pedal set the standard for the company’s future approach to building pedals. Constructed with premium quality, high durability parts with great functionality and carefully selected components, their products quickly began to make a name for themselves and Xotic took their next steps to expand with the help of Prosound Communications Inc. 
PCI became the parent company and expanded the exotic brand to Japan. PCI Japan helped with importation and sales of Xotic guitars, basses, and pedals, which were fast becoming known for their amazing tone quality.

The Tremendous Trio; the Xotic AC Booster, RC Booster, and BB Preamp were introduced between 2002 and 2005 with tremendous success. By 2009 the demand for Xotic's brand became too great to stay working out of the tiny garage in San Fernando so they moved into their current production offices in Van Nuys, CA. This sparked a kick into overdrive and by the end of the year, Xotic had released one of its best selling pedals to date, the Xotic EP Booster.
From vintage pickups to impeccably crafted guitars and basses, Xotic have carved a place for themselves in the world market for high quality and niche musical gear.
Xotic Bass BB Preamp

Add some muscle to your bass tone. The Xotic Bass BB Preamp is the bass version of Xotic's infamous distortion / booster guitar pedal; the BB Preamp. Like it's sibling, the Bass BB Preamp has an easy four knob design and simple to use. the Gain, Treble, Bass and volume will get you where you want, they also react to every small tweak which means you can pretty much set your sound spot on.There is no question about how sturdy and handy the Xotic Bass BB Preamp is, it's built like a tank and the fact it is such a common pedal on bassists' pedal boards speaks for itself. Also worth mentioning, it is fully analog and has a true bypass on/off switch.Xotic promote the Bass BB Preamp using the sentence "add some muscle to your bass tone" - we pretty much agree.

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Yamaha began life as Nippon Gakki Company, Limited in 1887, originally producing pianos and reed organs, but has since expanded to become one of the best-loved musical instrument and audio equipment manufacturers in the world.

After expanding their business to include motorcycles, furniture, phonographs and archery bows, Yamaha began mass-producing electric guitars in the 1960s, beginning with the eccentrically-shaped SG range (“solid guitar”), before they settled into more conservative but high spec “superstrat” style offerings – known for their balanced warm tone and strong sustain.

In 1989, Yamaha opened their Guitar Development facility in North Hollywood, California and recruited ex-Ibanez luthier Rich Lasner. Working with Leo Knapp, they launched the Pacifica range of entry-level electric guitars in 1990, which were an instant hit with students and budget rockers alike. The company began to become more experimental in their approach to building instruments, creating six-string bass guitars and bridge-mounted piezo pickups, extending the tonal capabilities on offer.

The full Yamaha product range now includes FX pedals, amplifiers, most band instruments, studio equipment, PA systems, mixing desks, drum machines, synthesizers, personal watercraft and industrial robots.

Musicians who have played Yamaha guitars over the years include Michael Anthony (Van Halen), John Lennon, Bob Marley, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana and Bob Seger.
Yamaha FG820

The improved bestseller. The Yamaha FG820 is an improved version of Yamaha's bestseller, the FG800. It provides great playability at an unbelievably low price which makes it a really good bargain. You will be surprised to know that the FG820 actually has a solid Sitka Spruce top which is not a standard in its price range and not only that, it also sport Mahogany back and sides unlike the FG800 that uses Nato. Go Try it on our player and you'll hear why we and so many guitar players out there like it so much. Compare the Yamaha FG800 and FG820 to find out which one fits your needs and budget better, with so many around the world liking these two guitars so much, you can not go wrong with your pick.

Yamaha TRBX 304

TRBX300 is built around a simple principle – your performance. The perfectly balanced, ultra-comfortable solid mahogany body provides the optimum tonal foundation while the Performance EQ active circuitry gives instant access to perfectly dialed-in stage-ready tones coupled with the expressive control you need.

Yamaha TRBX 174

What a great bass guitar for that budget. The Yamaha TRBX 174 is a proof that you do not have to break the bank for a decent bass!It is a Yamaha and it is a TRBX, which means it is built to last and deliver strength and power yet comfortable to play and quite versatile, too.Priced at around 200$ it is really a no brainer.

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