Technology is great, but we can easily become trapped in an endless maze of possibilities that it creates. This is bad when it gets in the way of just creating new stuff. That’s exactly my fear when it comes to putting the Strymon Mobius on a pedal board.
You want a flanger for your pedal board, right? And a phaser too, right? Crap… Well, two new pedals isn’t so bad. You know, that Diamond phaser is really nice… but you probably want a Phase 90 for everyday use. That’s like $400 in phasers. Weren’t we talking about a flanger too? How often do… Continue reading Tested: Source Audio Orbital Modulator
I occasionally use a ring modulator. I usually use it like a really fast tremolo, or some even slow down enough to kinda be a trem. I really have only used a handful of them, so maybe that is the reason for my problem. My problem is, I bought a Way Huge Ringworm Modulator and… Continue reading GAS Gone Bad: Way Huge Ringworm
Note: At the time of publishing, Daft Paragon was a retailer of the product being reviewed. The manufacturer did not encourage or influence this review in any way. I’m not a Vox guy. It has nothing to do with them being bad amps, they’re quite the opposite. I just don’t enjoy the idea of being… Continue reading Catalinbread CB30 Review
With a name like “The Barbershop” you may think this overdrive is inspired by that delightful Johnny Depp movie where he plays a murderous barber. I suppose that would mean the pedal would have to be very raucous and over the top. Hardly the case here. The Barbershop from Fairfield Circuitry is more like your… Continue reading Fairfield Circuitry Barbershop Overdrive Review
I’m sure there are other videos out there doing this same thing, but here’s mine! I play a Fender Pro Tube Pro Reverb amp. It’s a newer (2003?) blackface-esque 1×12 that has a tube powered tremolo. This is not a perfect example of what Catalinbread was going for with the Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer, but it’s… Continue reading Catalinbread Pareidolia vs Fender Tube Tremolo
Does this sound like you? You’re excited by the thought of a vintage analog delay. You dream of owning a unit made in the 70′s, wired by a guy named Frank or Gus. He held his soldering iron with cigarette-stained fingers. There’s a can of Old Style dripping sweat on the corner of his workstation.… Continue reading Catalinbread Montavillian Echo Review
This covers the features and knobs of the Catalinbread Royal Albert Hall (RAH) WIIO Overdrive. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to play a Les Paul into this thing to get good sounds.
This is the first part of an ongoing series of sorts where we’ll chat about specific effects pedals, or something related in some sort of way. This episode is about the Catalinbread WIIO overdrive.