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11 years ago I bought my first Gretsch guitar, then I had in my hands the Gretsch catalog and the commemorative poster of the 100 years of the brand and I dreamed of being part of it . Today I am honored to announce that I am the Gretsch artist for the month of June. Thank you @officialgretsch this a dream come true. Don’t give up on your dreams. “HARD WORK PAYS OFF” Huge thanks to @bigboy_garage71 , @punk.outlaw for always believing in me and my work. #gretsch5120 #gretschguitars #gretschguitar #guitarslingers #gearnerds #guitarsofinstagram #guitarnerds #instaguitar #guitarexpo #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarplayers #guitarplayersunite

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Vintage style, modern playability, totally inspiring.

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So close! 🍾 #20kmark

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3 pedal reverb sedap ini sudah ready di melodia showroom, yg udah lama ngincer langsung aja sikat, Harga bersahabat nih. . . HOF 2 mini net 1.536.000. HOF 2 net 1.824.000. HOF 2 X4 net 3.360.000. Order & kirim" hub 082137110001 call/wa. . . #halloffame #reverb #halloffame2x4 #halloffame2 #hof2 #redskyatnight #pedalnerdsdelight #guitarpedals #guitareffects #knowyourtone #gearnerds #gearshots #toneheaven #geartalk #gearwire #guitarpedal #gearporn #gearybusey #gearpassion #guitaristsofinstagram #gearphoria #gottone #pedalsandeffects #tc #tcelectronic #melodiajogja

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The Ms. Delayette MK1 from Leo in Brazil! #Repost @pedaiseefeitos • • • • • O Ms. Delayette da @tefivintagelab é desses pedais que você conhece e se apaixona pelas sonoridades e possibilidades. Ele emula a sonoridade de um delay de fita de maneira muito musical. Em breve tem Review dele no Pedais & Efeitos #tefivintagelab #pedaiseefeitos #madelayette #tapeecho #echopedal #electricguitar #boutiquepedals #pedalfx #guitarfx #guitarpedals #pedaloftheday #effectspedal #analogeffects #guitargear #stompbox #guitareffects #pedalboard #guitarporn #guitargram #guitaraddict #gearnerds #geartalk #tonelovers #guitartone #pedalporn #handmade #handwired #handbuilt #madeinitaly🇮🇹

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We’re inches away from hitting 20k! 🍾🎉🎊

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@project46_oficial 's @jeanpatt6n brings the heaviness on this intricate and precise collaboration with drum monster @eloycasagrande as part of the Shared Music series. Thanks for sharing! 💪😎 . . . #6string #espguitars #ltdguitars #evertune #electricguitar #gearnerds #gearpassion #geartalk #geartone #geartopia #guitar #guitargear #guitarlove #guitaroftheday #guitarporn #guitarsarebetter #guitarsdaily #guitarshred #guitartone #guitarworld #knowyourtone

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The eagerly awaited @officialbcrich Mockingbird Extreme with @evertune. This state-of-the-art shred machine features the legendary Mockingbird body shape, with several upgrades and cutting-edge innovations for improved playability, tone, and unprecedented tuning stability and intonation. . Taking this guitar over the top is the EverTune bridge, which delivers rock-solid tuning under any conditions, and flawless intonation all over the neck. . https://www.evertune.com/shop/guitars/BC_RICH/Mockingbird_Extreme__matte_black.php . . . #bcrich #evertune #fishmanfluence #6string #heavymetal #metalguitar #rockguitar #shredguitar #electricguitar #gearnerds #gearpassion #geartalk #geartone #geartopia #guitar #guitargear #guitarlove #guitaroftheday #guitarporn #guitarsarebetter #guitarsdaily #guitarshred #guitartone #guitarworld #knowyourtone #guitarsofinstagram #guitarstagram #instaguitar

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Rig shot! Like this one a lot, but I’m under no allusions this might change. One thing I’m thinking is that the Warped Vinyl MKII could cover my trem sounds, and something else could boot the Gravitas. Ideas?! Under-board all-stars: @strymonengineering Zuma & @pinstripepedals DISO+

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Killer tele alert! This goldtop tele was built by steel guitar/ guitarist Russ Pahl. He even hand wound the pickups! This particular guitar belongs to tele wizard Guthrie Trapp - #guthrietrapp #telecaster #thangsthattwang #gitwik #guitar #guitarist #geartalk #guitartalk #gearnerds #guitarsdaily #guitarsarebetter #guitarsofinstagram #vintageguitar #music #nashville #guitarsdaily #guitarspotter #6stringsdaily #guitarstagram #guitaristsunite #gearJunkie  #guitars  #guitarcollector #guitarplayer  #GuitarJunkie  #guitaraddict #guitarporn  #guitartalk  #guitarnerd

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What do you guys think of this Seafoam Green Ronnie Scott?

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Super stoked to get a fresh lot of @hudsonelectronicsuk in! The standard Broadcast is on the way too, will be here In a few days but these are available on the website now people!! $319 each 🎉🎉 #pedalempire #hudsonelectronics #Brisbane

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For those who didn’t catch the livestream, let’s get one more congrats to May’s BlackBox giveaway winner, @matthewrobertgarcia! Don’t hit that unfollow button yet, cause June is your month... I can smell it. Next giveaway starts in exactly two weeks on June 15th. I’ve always liked them, but I’ve been getting an extra fat boner off the Ibanez Power Series boxes over the past few months. These were king of the Ibanez effects line after the brief but beautiful Master series pedals, from 1986 through late 1989, when Ibanez introduced the Soundtank series. Some of my favorite boxes of all time are in this lineup, and some of the rarest too. This may be my favorite series of all time. Along with the Master series, these seem to be part of a transitional leap into more adventurous and experimental circuit types, mashups, and interfaces, a straying away from the three- or four-knob basic and classic standards of the 9 Series. And the ads are pure ‘80s future tech sci-fi, à la Blade Runner. Man they’re cool. Lots more on these to come.

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O Ms. Delayette da @tefivintagelab é desses pedais que você conhece e se apaixona pelas sonoridades e possibilidades. Ele emula a sonoridade de um delay de fita de maneira muito musical. Em breve tem Review dele no Pedais & Efeitos

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The burl top on this @solarguitars S1.6 BLB is right at home leaning up against that tree. What are your thoughts on the whole burl thing? Love it? If not, what do you like better? One thing is for sure: That tree is not going out of tune. 😀 . . . #evertune #solarguitars #olaenglund #6string #djent #heavymetal #metalguitar #rockguitar #shredguitar #electricguitar #gearnerds #gearpassion #geartalk #geartone #geartopia #guitar #guitargear #guitarlove #guitaroftheday #guitarporn #guitarsarebetter #guitarsdaily #guitarshred #guitartone #guitarworld #knowyourtone #guitarsofinstagram #guitarstagram #instaguitar

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All day, every day. Kicking out your orders as freshly, cleanly and quickly as possible. Hope you are all staying safe out there. We can’t wait to hear what you create with these things.

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😍 ⠀ Here is a double mini-board build we did last week. ⠀ There are no gigs to play for a little while yet. While that may not be your favourite idea, there is a massive silver lining - you have time to get your pedalboard, rack setups and playback rigs professionally built/rewired/tidied up!⠀ ⠀ Our techs are able to work in complete isolation to return your gear to you sanitised and gig-ready. ⠀ You can email us for a consultation at: [email protected]

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#thesummeroffuzz #Goodluck #Repost @hauntedlabsofficial (@get_repost) ・・・ This Summer is going to be one HOT MUTHA! Haunted Labs Presents: The Summer Of Fuzz Giveaway! How to enter: 1. Follow ALL participating parties who united to inject some much needed love back into our amazing music community ❤️. @ajpeatguitars , @coppersoundpedals , @cusackmusic , @devievercymru , @drscientistsounds , @farmpedals , @fairfieldcircuitry , @hauntedlabsofficial , @landdevices , @lifeisunfairaudio , @mojohandfx , @occvltpedals , @rattlesnakecables , @solidgoldfx , @walrusaudioeffects , @wamplerpedals , @yellowcakepedals and @zvexeffects on Instagram. 2. Like and repost this image in your FEED (not your story) with the hashtag #TheSummerOfFuzz 3. Then you are entered and all set. Only one entry per person. Your profile must be public! (We cannot see your entry if you are private). One lucky winner will receive all of this incredible gear: AJ Peat - Dirty Buzzard CopperSound Pedals - Captain Hook (Limited Edition) Cusack Music - Screamer Fuzz (4Knob) Devi Ever : Cymru - Soda Meiser Dr Scientist - Frazz Dazzler Fairfield Circuitry - The Unpleasant Surprise Farm Pedals - Sweet Leaf (Deluxe) Haunted Labs - Paranormal Fuzz Land Devices - EP-5 Life is Unfair - The Dream Left Behind Mojo Hand FX - One Ton Bee Occvlt Pedals - Carrion Rattlesnake Cables - (2 Custom Red Guitar Cables) SolidGoldFX - Imperial (Germanium) Yellowcake Pedals - Furry Burrito Walrus Audio - Kangra Wampler - Velvet Fuzz ZVEX Effects - Mastotron • Winner will be selected at random and notified via Instagram direct message after the giveaways conclusion on 6/30/2020. • *Due to the current restrictions of shipping internationally. This giveaway will be limited to the US only* • Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. • Good luck all you FUZZ lover's! • #TheSummerOfFuzz #giveaway #newpedalday #fuzzpedal #fuzzpedalsrule #fuzzyeah #fuzzlife #knowyourtone #gearybusey #gearnerds #geartalk #effectspedal

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Always playing for my little lady. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ #knowyourtone #tonethrone #tonallyawesome #gibsunday #gearybusey #jamesearltones #cameltone #tonalrecall #toeachhistone #becausetone #geartone #geartalk #cleantone #toneculture #notpedalbored #guitar #bootsandboards #gearnerds #gearpost #gearporn #rigoftheday #rig #gear #guitarsalldayguitarsallnight #tonefordays #guitarsdaily #gibson #ukulele #ilovelucy

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@spiral_caster coming through with a musically insightful overview of the uniquely curious creation known as the Drone Rainger from @raingerfx Check out the full run piece up now at SpiralCasterPlaysPedals on YouTube.

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Mais um DS-1 LOTUS ‘72 EDITION MOD pronto pro attack sonoro entregue.. e segue o baile.. 🕺🏻👯‍♀️💊🚬🎸🎼💉 JRMOD - Modificação e Customização de Audio Profissional, "FABRICA de RESULTADOS MADE IN BRASIL”... Representante Oficial @monte_allums no Brasil e Exclusivo dos produtos @generalguitargadgets para a América do Sul...! Demo www.jrmod.com.br . . . . #monteallums #vintagepedals #efxpedals #gearporn #geartalk #gearnerds #guitarefx #guitargear #guitarporn #guitarjunkie #pedalgram #pedalmods #pedalporn #pedalboard #pedaljunkie #stompbox #toneporn #tonetalk #fenderguitar #bosspedals #bossmods #knowyourtone #tonehunter #pedaldeguitarra #guitartonehunter #guitarpedals

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i have no idea how this happened... our post office was set on fire and we (understandably) haven't received mail in days and probably won't for some time. yet somehow this bugger from my friend @pineboxcustoms was waiting for me on my porch today.

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Hovercraft Laguna Sunride.

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🎼 So how's this for a throwback? Just found this photo from 2017 of my old setup featuring my brand new Vox AC30s and a completely untouched new black and gold Brian May special. They don't look like that anymore. I don't even use the any of the pedals on that board anymore either. Things have changed a lot 🎸 #brianmayspecial #brianmayguitars #brianmayforreal #redspecial #redspecialguitar #voxamplification #ac30 #throwback #gearnerds #guitarist

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LINK IN BIO... I did a video just discussing some concepts around getting overdrive sounds and how I get them. The full video is linked in my bio. Check it out...

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Check out @laguitarguru for some clips of our pedals! #Repost @laguitarguru with @make_repost ・・・ Quick spin on the new @mutronusa Octavider Plus!! Big fuzz and octave tones found here, check it out! 🎸👳🏽. . . . #geartalk  #gearnerds  #guitar  #guitars  #guitarist  #guitarrig  #guitargear  #guitarplayer #guitarplayers  #guitarra #guitareffect #mutron #laguitarguru #guitarmusic #tone  #guitarsofinstagram #guitarofinstagram #andersonguitarworks #tworock #guitarspotter  #tonetalk #tonetime

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esta guitarra me traz uma nostalgia muito boa dessa música: From The Inside Out - @hillsongunited (vídeo completo no YouTube)

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@thepedalplatform out here making pretty sounds with pretty little boxes. Thanks for the sounds. • • • #MrBlackPedals #guitarpedals #effectspedals #stompbox #guitarist #gearybusey #gearnerds #guitarplayer

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Talk about a great photo from @edgeofbreakup 😍😍😍

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Our friend @gjewing has such an incredible board!

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Check out this pedalboard from @blakevanhouten all decked out with [CC] patches!

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Here it is! @walrusaudioeffects have a new 5 stage overdrive out TODAY called AGES!! We have them in stock for you all PLUS the limited edition SLO 👍🎉😁 Both are $299 and on the website! #pedalempire #walrusaudio #Brisbane

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The MXR Carbon Copy Mini packs all the punch of the original in a smaller footprint! Save some real estate on your pedalboard and get that great analog sound. IN STOCK - FREE SHIPPING - CALL 412-343-5299 • • • • • #mxr #empiremusic #carboncopy #delay #pittsburgh #pedals #effects #guitarpedal #guitar #guitareffects #pedalboard #guitarpedals #stompbox #knowyourtone #guitarist #geartalk #guitarfx #guitargear #effectspedals #guitarplayer #gearybusey #gear #pedalboards #gearnerds #guitars #pedal #efekgitar

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This Summer is going to be one HOT MUTHA! Haunted Labs Presents: The Summer Of Fuzz Giveaway! How to enter: 1. Follow ALL participating parties who united to inject some much needed love back into our amazing music community ❤️ @ajpeatguitars , @coppersoundpedals , @cusackmusic , @devievercymru , @drscientistsounds , @farmpedals , @fairfieldcircuitry , @hauntedlabsofficial , @landdevices , @lifeisunfairaudio , @mojohandfx , @occvltpedals , @rattlesnakecables , @solidgoldfx , @walrusaudioeffects , @wamplerpedals , @yellowcakepedals and @zvexeffects on Instagram. 2. Like and repost this image in your FEED (not your story) with the hashtag #TheSummerOfFuzz 3. Then you are entered and all set. Only one entry per person. Your profile must be public! (We cannot see your entry if you are private). One lucky winner will receive all of this incredible gear: AJ Peat - Dirty Buzzard CopperSound Pedals - Captain Hook (Limited Edition) Cusack Music - Screamer Fuzz (4Knob) Devi Ever : Cymru - Soda Meiser Dr Scientist - Frazz Dazzler Fairfield Circuitry - The Unpleasant Surprise Farm Pedals - Sweet Leaf (Deluxe) Haunted Labs - Paranormal Fuzz Land Devices - EP-5 Life is Unfair - The Dream Left Behind Mojo Hand FX - One Ton Bee Occvlt Pedals - Carrion Rattlesnake Cables - (2 Custom Red Guitar Cables) SolidGoldFX - Imperial (Germanium) Yellowcake Pedals - Furry Burrito Walrus Audio - Kangra Wampler - Velvet Fuzz ZVEX Effects - Mastotron • Winner will be selected at random and notified via Instagram direct message after the giveaways conclusion on 6/31/2020. • *Due to the current restrictions of shipping internationally. This giveaway will be limited to the US only* • Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. • Good luck all you FUZZ lover's! • #TheSummerOfFuzz #giveaway #newpedalday #fuzzpedal #fuzzpedalsrule #fuzzyeah #fuzzlife #knowyourtone #gearaholics #gearybusey #gearnerds #geartalk #effectspedals #guitareffects #guitarfx #guitarpedals #musicislife

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The DryBell Vibe Machine V2 is back in stock! When you switch the vibe Machine V2 on, your guitar melts into a swirling three dimensional space inhabited by chewy vibe harmonics and textures. #drybell #drybellvibemachine #drybellvibe #prymaxe #prymaxegear #vibe #vibepedals #guitar #guitarpedals #guitareffects #effectspedal #effectspedals #gearnerds #gearjunkies

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Our pedal selection growing daily! One of our favorites to add some weirdness into your sounds is the @earthquakerdev Pyramids Stereo Flanging Device! Don't worry, it can also be subtle. You won't believe how deep this pedal can go feature-wise! IN STOCK - FREE SHIPPING - CALL 412-343-5299 • • • • • #earthquakerdevices #empiremusic #akron #pittsburgh #pedals #effects #guitarpedal #guitar #guitareffects #pedalboard #guitarpedals #stompbox #knowyourtone #guitarist #geartalk #guitarfx #guitargear #effectspedals #guitarplayer #gearybusey #gear #pedalboards #gearnerds #guitars #pedal #efekgitar

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⚡️New Guitar Pedal Board Setup ⚡️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pedalboard #guitar #guitarpedals #guitarist #guitareffects #geartalk #knowyourtone #guitargear #effectspedals #pedalboardoftheday #stompbox #pedalboards #pedals #pedalporn #guitarfx #guitarplayer #bosspedal #gearporn #guitarpedal #gearnerds #fender #guitarporn #gearybusey #gear #fuzz #pedal #guitars #overdrive #electricguitar #distortion

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So happy to have this box of wonder from @meris.us joining my pedalboard’s family !! Hedra sounds sounds amazing ! Videos coming soon 😊 . . . . . . . . #merishedra #blendreed #pitchshifter #delay #saxeffects #knowyourtone #pedalporn #tonefordays #gearnerds #merispedals

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Benson Preamp Honestly, the hype this pedal gets is quite justified. It holds the title of “best FET-based, amp-in-a-box” I have ever played to this point. The Preamp is based on Benson’s 30w Chimera amplifier. I’d describe it as the child of a Supro and Vox. It has an obvious mid bump as soon as you engage it. At lower gain settings, it’s an excellent always on pedal that provides a lot of warmth and character to your set up. The higher you turn the drive up, the more compressed and hairy it gets. For something that’s modelled after a 30w amp, it has that sticky, gooey tone you’d expect from a pushed 5w amp ala Supro. The drive starts to go into fuzz territory past 2 o clock. All the controls are highly reactive with one another. It got to a point where I was afraid of accidentally kicking the settings out of place. The bass and treble EQ knobs are usable anywhere you set it. Diming the treble won’t make it “too bright” but instead, will give it more of an AC-like tone. Scoop the EQ and you get more of a Tweed/Brownface sound. The pedal as a whole reacts amazingly to your dynamics so much so that it becomes a natural extension of your playing. With the pedal being very amp-like, you may need to re-think your gain stage order if you’re using the Benson’s drive anywhere past 10 o clock. Any drive that follows after may sound too compressed and “farty” depending on how you’ve set them. What I did was to actually place it last and have my other dirt pedals drive it as you would an actual amp. If you’re using it super low gain, this won’t be an issue. There’s just 2 gripes I have with the pedal. The first being its hefty price tag even for a boutique brand, only to find no full sized components (no issue with SMD, just expected a little more hands-on work). The second would be the shape of the pedal and placement of the jacks. I do find it a bit awkward especially when I’m trying to stuff as much as I can on a Mini sized board. Really small, personal issues honestly for a pedal this good. Seriously an excellent piece of gear that gets my highest recommendation. If you’re looking for a FET based amp-in-a-box, this pedal is the end game.

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Fulltone OCD Overdrive/Distortion V2 I’ve been playing for about 11 years and only got around to trying the infamous OCD last month. I can see why it’s on pretty much everyone’s board. It’s good but I do admit that it didn’t hold my interest for long. I’m just annoyingly picky, nothing inherently bad about the pedal. The V2 marks the 8th revision of this DOD250 based circuit. It’s all SMD components and now features the “enhanced bypass” - a Mike Fuller invention that doesn’t exist anywhere else. I’ve tried a V1.4 and don’t hear any discernible difference in tone. The OCD is dare I say it, “transparent” in its character. Whatever it adds, it adds on top of your existing sound rather than colour it. The two modes available are HP (high peak) and LP (low peak). HP can be described as more open and louder while LP gets really saturated and compressed. Both modes have great usages and makes the pedal incredibly versatile for any set up. Having it on HP mode with the drive all the way down and adjusting tone and volume to taste will result in it being a thick, clean boost. Very underrated usage. LP seems great for heavier music with its more aggressive sound. I think it sounds best on low-ish gain thrown in front of an already overdriven amp. The pedal can also run on 18v for extra headroom. The drive tends to get on the fuzzier side once you push it past 1 o clock so you either love it or you don’t. It’s built like a tank and the knobs are a little tighter than your standard ones. I kinda dig that. I’ve tried switching between enhanced bypass and true bypass just to see if I can hear a difference. I don’t. Maybe I’m a little deaf. The OCD V2 is great value considering the sonic ground it covers for the price. Even though I didn’t gel with it, I’d still recommend giving it a shot. Also please appreciate my humour and notice the messy knobs on a pedal called the OCD. Thanks.

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TC Electronic JUNE-60 Chorus Can we appreciate how cool this pedal is? Retro looks, rugged build quality, an actual bucket brigade delay chorus circuit, soft touch footswitch, top mounted jacks and cheap as chips retail price?! TC really knocked it out of the park with this one. The JUNE-60 is supposed to be TC’s recreation of the chorus circuit found in the Juno-60 synthesiser. I wouldn’t know how it compares but what I can say is that it’s a great, idiot-proof chorus. It’s literally difficult to get a bad sound out of it unless you throw a Metal Zone in front of it. The pedal has 3 sounds available. The first is a medium rate chorus, second is a high rate chorus and the third is having both engaged at the same time. This is where it gets into Leslie effect territory. Awesome. Every sound comes with a slight volume bump. The chorus effect itself is fairly mid-pushed and warm sounding like all classic analog chorus circuits. Was perfect for the times I tried to be Andy Summers (and failed miserably). I really love the simplicity of this pedal and I’m again glad that pedals like these exist. Great sound, great price and highly accessible. Only gripe with it is the size. If you’re trying to make the most out of your pedalboard real estate, this pedal might annoy you. It’s also pretty hefty so it will add (noticeably) to the total weight of your board. Otherwise, it’s a fantastic chorus worth looking into whether it’s your first or 482nd.

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Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedals like the BD-2 make me really happy. It’s cheap, of great quality and readily available. Most importantly, it sounds incredible. This isn’t even the Waza version that costs way more. I’m not entirely sure what type of circuit it’s based on. It could be its own thing. The gain and tone knobs have a fantastic sweep of usable tones. The pedal sounds warm and smooth, tube-like you may say. It’s generally a bright sounding pedal but this can be tweaked away. With the gain all the way off, you can use it as a tone shaper + booster. At low gain settings, it gives that “oh so good” edge of break up tone that’s full of dynamics. Makes a great always on pedal in my opinion. Pushing it into high gain yields a rich, creamy overdrive sound sure to satisfy even the fussiest blues fans out there. It’s an industry standard for good reason. As expected, it has tons of volume available in case you want to piss the sound guy off and is built like a tank. Seems to stack well with other drives as well so that’s a huge + point. I generally like it on slightly past edge of break up with the tone knob around 10 o clock. Another great use I found for the BD-2 was using it as a “Klon style” high gain boost after another overdrive for face melting leads that have the right amount of mids to cut through the mix. However, I do find a slightly unpleasant “harshness” in the gain when pushed past 3 o clock so I generally keep it anywhere before. It’s a no-brainer. Whether you’re starting out or a seasoned veteran, the BD-2 is a stand out pedal. Makes me question the need for boutique pedals sometimes. Definitely give one a shot when you have the chance.

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JHS SuperBolt V1 #582 (Built: 22/2/13) I’ve owned this pedal the longest (since 2015) and has never left my board since receiving it. Early pre-labelling model, still built with full sized components. Might be one of my favourite overdrives ever and that’s saying a lot. At lower gain settings, it sounds open with a little grit. Noice. The more drive you dial in, the more mids and compression you’re introducing; just like a small tube amp. Push it past 12 o clock on the drive and it starts getting hairy. Past 2 o clock and it gets into this beautiful saturation that’s truly unique. 5w amp gonna explode kinda sound. The tone control on these V1 SuperBolts aren’t the best in terms of the sweep but it gets the job done. Pedal has plenty of volume to go round. As with any good amp in a box style pedal, it reacts well to your picking dynamics and cleans up beautifully with the guitar’s volume knob. I particularly enjoy doing hot swells with this pedal. Hearing it go from clean to hairy with an ambient reverb and delay is utter satisfaction. Josh isn’t the first to introduce a Supro-based pedal to the world but I commend him for bringing it to the masses. Something different to the droves of Marshall style overdrives out there. It’s strangely versatile considering how unique its sound signature is. That being said, it’s definitely not a crowd pleaser. You either dig it or you don’t but definitely give one a try. Story time: this pedal has massive sentimental value to me. I got it as a birthday gift from my best mates for my 22nd birthday. The box is scrawled with meaningful wishes. The pedal itself beautifully decorated with the verse John 4:24 as a reminder. It came modded by some dude who wanted to flick between high gain and low gain with his foot hence the tiny switch at the bottom. Never use it. Its gone through 2 repairs. First was a footswitch replacement as the original possibly got messed up while transporting it home. Second was a diode replacement because the original cracked in half. How? I have no idea. Unfortunately, I’m fairly certain the new, identical component has changed the sound of the pedal a little.. giving it some time to suss it out.

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