Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Electro-Optical Contour Wah Pedal

Bad Horsie 2Used with the guitar, the bass, or the keyboard, the Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 has two modes of operation: Bad Horsie and Contour.

As it’s designed to be used with the guitar, the bass, or the keyboard, the Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 has two modes of operation, and in Bad Horsie, the wah tone and Q are set to Steve Vai’s precise specifications. In the Contour mode, you can set your own sound by adjusting the frequency and wah level to suit your needs.  Continue reading “Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Electro-Optical Contour Wah Pedal”

EarthQuaker Devices Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser Pedal

grand orbiter v3The Grand Orbiter V3 is a four-stage phaser that uses an OTA-based circuit to make it an analog pedal featuring a three-way switch with three different modulation ranges.

Grand Orbiter V3

Rate 1 is a slow sweep mode, Rate 2 turns off the LFO and lets you use the Grand Orbiter as a fixed resonant filter, and Rate 3 is a fast sweep mode. The Grand Orbiter also features something called Flexi-Switch Technology, which is a relay-based, true bypass switching style that allows you to do two different things with the same switch. Continue reading “EarthQuaker Devices Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser Pedal”

Dunlop 535Q-B Cry Baby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal

dunlop 535q-bCreated so you can get the wah tones that you're after, the Dunlop 535Q-B Cry Baby is the next generation of the original Cry Baby Wah pedal that has been very popular for decades.

The 535Q has been designed to allow you to customize your sound and get the wah tones that you’re looking for. This wah pedal features a six-position switch that allows you to select from different frequency ranges of operation.

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TC Electronic Helix Phaser Pedal

pedalsThe TC Electronic Helix is a modern style digital Phaser, designed to give you all of the sounds from the past and help you invent new tones for the future.

The first thing to take notice of with this pedal is that it includes “Toneprint,” a feature introduced by TC Electronics back in 2011 that allows musicians to connect the pedal to the internet and download hundreds of settings and patches that were created by their favorite artists. Continue reading “TC Electronic Helix Phaser Pedal”

Voodoo Lab Wahzoo Wah Pedal

voodoo lab wahzooAs one of the most versatile wah pedals on the market today, the Voodoo Lab Wahzoo is actually three in one: Standard, Autowah, and Step Wah.

There’s a Vintage mode that is Voodoo Lab’s recreation of the Vox Clyde McCoy Wah, and it has a wide sweep, as the pedal is designed to feel good under your foot. The next mode is Autowah, which is an envelope filter/volume controlled effect for those times in which picking harder or softer controls when the wah kicks in. Continue reading “Voodoo Lab Wahzoo Wah Pedal”

Best Budget Guitar Phase Shifter Pedals

best budget guitar phaseIf you're searching for a new Guitar Phase Shifter Pedal, here's a list that's sure to help you to get started.

Before we zero in on the best budget guitar phase shifter pedals, we’ll first take a look at their actual significance. The Phase Shifter, or Phaser, is an often overlooked effect that sounds very similar to a Flanger. The Phaser can be heard on many historic recordings by Pink Floyd, Van Halen, Waylon Jennings, Jimi Hendrix, and many others. Continue reading “Best Budget Guitar Phase Shifter Pedals”

Best Guitar Analog Delay Pedals

best guitar analog delayIf you're in the market for a bucket brigade-style analog delay pedal, here are some well-crafted ones for you to consider. See what you think.

Before we get into the best guitar analog delay pedals, we’ll begin with a word or two about them. Analog delay, using the bucket brigade chip, is a staple effect in many players’ pedalboards. Analog delay works by splitting the signal at the input into two parts and sending one part of the signal right to the output; this is the “dry” signal. Continue reading “Best Guitar Analog Delay Pedals”