ZVex Seek Wah
Effects

Z. Vex Seek Wah Guitar Effects Pedal Review

So there you are, sitting in from of your digital recorder, trying to work out an overdub. Problem is, you keep going back to the same stock phrases. The same thing happens at practice when, while running through your band’s newest song, you suddenly realize you’re falling back on all your old, familiar tricks […]

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Fender Classic Volume Tone, Phaser and Fuzz-Wah Pedal Review

This Fender Phaser Effect Pedal from the Classics Series adds versatility to your sound with a few easy knobs.
Rate–This knob controls the rate at which the phase shifting occurs. The rate control knob alternately illuminates blue and red at the same rate as the phase shifting.

Intensity–This knob adjusts the intensity of the Phasing effect.

Frequency–This knob adjusts what frequencies are affected by the phasing action. Fully counter-clockwise causes the bass frequencies to be affected most by the phasing action, fully clockwise causes the treble frequencies to be most affected by the phasing action.

Bypass Switch–A “true-bypass” of the phaser effect. Turns the phasing effect on-off.

Output Jack–Connect to the input of your amplifier (or other audio device).

Input jack–Plug your guitar (or other audio source) in here. Unplug the input plug from this jack to turn off the device and save power (very important) when not in use. […]

Operating Guitar Effects Pedal
Effects

No Guitar Effects Fix Bad Sound

Even the best signal processor can’t make up for a bad guitar sound. Too often engineers and producers tell worried guitar players, “We’ll fix it in the mix,” or, “I know it sounds a little funny now, but we’ll sprinkle some fairy dust on it and it’ll sound killer.” Statements such as these are, in my humble opinion, a crock. There are many things you can do to a bad guitar sound […]

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Line 6 POD HD PRO Review

The art of competing in a modern industrial world is constantly changing, and constantly getting more difficult. Each year, companies give it their all and toss their eggs in a basket, hoping it will pan […]

Guitar Reviews
Videos

The Tone King Is Stepping On 30 Pedals in 30 Days

‘30 Pedals in 30 days’ is the place where The Tone King showcases some of the biggest names in pedals. Starting November 1st, we’re going to bring you vids and demos of the newest pedals out there. Just like the name says, a pedal (or more) a day for 30 straight days. Of course, in true TTK style, there will definitely be some surprises, including prizes that will be given away to you guys and gals out there. So stay tuned and Subscribe to The Tone King’s YouTube Channel where you’ll be sure to see something you like. […]

Pigtronix
Effects

Pigtronix Guitar Effects Pedals

Pigtronix is not your typical guitar effects maker. Starting with the original Envelope Phaser, Pigtronix pedals have been anything but conventional. According to David Koltai, president of Pigtronix, “With companies like BOSS and Dunlop to […]

EHX Talking Machine Review
Effects

EHX Talking Machine Guitar Pedal [Review]

The programmable Stereo Talking Machine Vocal Formant Filter produces creative vowel-shaping that is controlled by the player’s dynamics. Nine selectable Voices deliver vowel sounds such as AH-OO and OW-EE, as well as Bassballs and wah-type dynamic filters. The Voices can be shaped with individual Attack and Decay controls while Sensitivity adjusts the envelope response. The resulting effects mimic characteristics of human speech and create sounds that are both organic and harmonically rich.

As its name implies, the Stereo Talking Machine possesses true stereo outputs as well as an effects loop. An expression pedal Input provides realtime control over filter sweeps, while nine preset locations let you store and instantly recall favorite programs. The Stereo Talking Machine delivers compelling sound-shaping capability with advanced control. […]

ModKitsDIY Trill Tremolo Review
Effects

Mod Kits DIY Trill Tremolo Review

The Trill tremolo pedal offers classic tremolo tones in an easy to build kit.

The Trill’s speed knob provides a wide range from a very slow to rapid fire effect. The depth knob varies the ratio between effected and dry signal. Using modern, low noise transistors makes operation of The Trill quiet with no signal drop when engaged. The Trill uses true bypass foot switching so it is out of the signal path when not engaged.

MOD Kits are designed to give novice and experienced musicians the opportunity to build their own amps and effects pedals. All kits come with clear and easy to follow well illustrated drawings, easy to follow instructions and use point-to-point wiring. A pre-drilled enclosure and all parts are included. All you need to provide are hand tools, a soldering iron and solder. The effect pedals operate on 9V batteries which are not included.

For a complete listing of kits available from MOD Kits DIY visit […]

Rocktron Utopia G100
Effects

Rocktron Utopia G100 Mutli Effects Pedal Review

Rocktron has loaded the Utopia G100 Multi Effects Pedal with 4 incredible channels of tone (Clean, Texas, British, and Mega); 4-band EQ; and full bandwidth effects including wah, phaser, compressor, chorus, flanger, pitch shift, tremolo, delay, and reverb.

A Motorola DSP engine, stereo outputs, heavy-duty headphone output, and aux input for your iPod or other MP3 player included. The Utopia G100 provides 128 preset sounds (64 factory presets and 64 user presets). The G100 is fully programmable, for those who love to create their own sounds. Or crank it out with some of the best presets you’ll find anywhere.

The Utopia G100 is easy to use and operate. Fully programmable, it features an easy-to-read Cool Blue LCD display. The G100 has a rugged metal chassis and a professional-grade expression pedal made from metal!

Exclusive Rocktron features include state-of-the-art Speaker Simulation for awesome recording, Variac tube-sag emulation, and HUSH noise reduction. […]