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May 27, 2016

Effects pedals are our drugs. We’re surrounded by catacombs of pedals here at Tone Report and we don’t even scratch the surface of what's available. However, some definitive units changed popular music forever once they got into the hands of some creative guitarists. Today, we tip our hat to these iconic pedals and the artists who turned them into legendary (mythic, even!) pieces of gear. Arbiter Fuzz Face - Jimi Hendrix An unstoppable experimenter, Hendrix picked up a Fuzz Face when he arrived in England in the late '60s and—said as modestly as possible—the world was never the same. With his incredible chops and creativity, Hendrix put fuzz in the forefront

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May 24, 2016

“Is this pedal true bypass?” That’s a question we are literally asked daily from the huge amount of stompbox demos we’ve put on the interwebs. However, we find that few people actually know why they’re compelled to ask the question in the first place. No doubt, the importance of true bypass switching to the common guitarist has reached mythic proportions these days. It’s always touted as an improvement over buffered pedals which are the often described like Chupacabras of tone. With that said, I feel it’s necessary to explore the mystique of true bypass.   It’s been said many ways, but to boil it down, the

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January 18, 2014

Alright, alright, alright. I already know what you're going to say. So go ahead and say it. Whatever it is, it's totally valid. To narrow down to ten pedals was nearly impossible-- but that's what makes it fun to whip up these lists. We're surrounded with pedals-- there are thousands of unique pedals out there in the world and thousands of each of those thousands. If you picture PGS like one of those ball pits from Chuck E Cheese, but where it's effects pedals instead of little plastic balls, you'd be pretty much on the money. With the proliferation of pedals out and about, we sat down to narrow down to 10 totally classic, totally

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January 18, 2014

  Chapman Guitars has been steadily growing since they arrived on the scene several years ago. Champan is adding four guitars to their roster just in time for NAMM 2014. Watch the video below to hear Chappers himself introduce the new instruments (two seven string electrics and a limited edition ML-1 Hot Rod and limited edition ML-2 Classic):    

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January 18, 2014

Scottsdale, AZ (January 16, 2014) -- Guild is proud to announce new guitars and basses in the Newark St. Collection and Guitar Special Run (GSR) series. The Guild Newark St. Collection marks the return of classic Guild electric favorites from the 1950s and ’60s—once again putting the distinctive Guild styling and voice that helped shape popular music into the hands of today’s guitarists. GSR series guitars are distinctive limited-edition versions of some of Guild guitars’ most sought after and revered models. These exceptional instruments feature special and exotic wood selections and custom appointments not available on standard models, resulting in exciting new guitars that take the Guild legacy to new heights of elegant sound and

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January 15, 2014

10. Brownie Strat, Eric Clapton, $450,000 It’s the “Layla” guitar. Enough said. This ’56 Strat was with Clapton during Cream (briefly) and Derek & the Dominoes and now resides at Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA.   9. Gold Leaf Strat, Eric Clapton, $455,000 Another Clapton guitar on the list (it won’t be the last, or even second to last!) – this gold leaf Strat was built for Clapton by Fender master builder Mark Kendrick, purportedly because Clapton wanted a guitar he could “hang in a museum.” EC used it on the Legends tour in ’97 and again in 2001 on the One More Car, One More rider tour, after which it was

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January 15, 2014

Earthquaker Devices makes some of our favorite pedals—and they’ve just added two new ones to the stable: the Pitch Bay Harmonizer and the Terminal Fuzz. See below for the full press release from EQD about these two killer additions to their lineup.       Akron, OH (January 13, 2014) -- The Pitch Bay is a three part polyphonic harmonizer and distortion generator in one compact enclosure. It features two voices of adjustable polyphonic pitch shifting, one above the root and one below.  Each voice can be adjusted by stepped semitones, from 1 semitone to 12 semitones (one full octave) above and below the root. Each voice (Pitch up, Pitch down and Root) has an adjustable

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January 15, 2014

After launching the wildly successful Ditto Looper last year, TC Electronic is back at it with the Ditto X2, which adds a two-button enclosure, stereo I/O, plus a couple of toggle switches that allow the user to set loop speed/direction (1/2 speed or reverse) or access backing tracks. And we thought the original Ditto was jampacked with features!   Here’s the full press release from TC Electronic:     TC Electronic press release   TC Electronic announces Ditto X2 Looper, the logical heir to the looping throne after the smash hit Ditto Looper. Ditto X2 Looper houses all the features that made the original Ditto Looper such a runaway hit, while adding key additions such as a

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