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This Excites Me: Fractal Audio FX8

As always, I’m a week late and probably $2500 short, but that’s how it goes when you’re busy being king of the world1.  I just noticed that Fractal Audio is teasing a multi-effects unit.  No amp modeling, it sits on your floor, you turn it on with your feet.  You might even be able to […]

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New Gear – EHX Deluxe Big Muff Pi

While plenty of people have built clones of the Big Muff Pi with various bells and whistles, Electro-Harmonix keeps things pretty traditional.  That ends now. The Deluxe Pi looks and sounds pretty slick.  It gives you the sound you’re used to, but with a lot more options that can add character and make it a […]

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From Around The Web 05.12.2014

This week around the web we find out that Godzilla is way bigger than you thought…

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The World Needs a Cheech & Chong Guitar, According to Schecter

One of the common topics here at Daft Paragon is innovation, or lack thereof, in the guitar world. Here is another great example of the failures by the guitar companies to do anything genuinely interesting… I guess Cheech and Chong deserve a signature model now. Why? Well, that is what Schecter spends their entire press […]

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From Around The Web 05.05.2014

Paint, it would seem, is a thing…

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Interviews Music

Interview: Strymon Co-Founder Gregg Stock

If I had to build my own pyramid of awesome gear companies, Strymon would certainly be in the top tier.  Lots of companies innovate, plenty of others do amazing quality work.  Strymon does both, which puts them in select company.  Not only that, but it’s incredibly rewarding to play one of their pedals.  You think it […]

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Why Are Modern Superhero Soundtracks Rubbish?

A little under two weeks ago I went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  I enjoyed the movie quite a bit.  It was less a super hero movie than a spy thriller where one of the spies ran around with an American Flag themed garbage can lid for most of the movie. That being […]

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From Around the Web 04.21.2014

The flu thought it could keep me away!  The flu can’t keep me away!!! Except for those two Mondays when I had the flu.

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Interview & Exclusive News from Stone Deaf FX

You may not have heard of Stone Deaf FX and Amplification prior to reading this. I stumbled across them by luck, at the suggestion of a guy at a local guitar shop. They only make one product, the PDF-1, which is based on the old Maestro MPF-1.  It’s an amazing pedal.  And I’m not the […]

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From Around the Web 03.31.2014

This week we just grab some odds and ends, because why not…