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Whenever a weird, un-categorizable pedal comes our way, especially if it has a name we can’t quite pronounce, we become instantly intrigued. Today’s pedal, the Okto-Nøjs Octaver Fuzz from Emma Electronic checks all of these boxes, and produces some killer effects sounds as well. An octave effect and fuzz pedal in one, strange sounds lurk about deep within this creature, waiting to be released is a fiery ball of sonic fury....

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Continuing our recent funk pedal extravaganza, we’ve got an updated version of one of the best auto wah / envelope filter pedals around for you today. The DiscumBOBulator has been a staple on the funk scene for years now, a somewhat hidden gem whose loyal user swear by it, as do we here at Pedal of the Day. Emma Electronic has released a new v2 of this wah-infused masterpiece, and we are going to give you all the looks, insights...

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Every once in a while around the Pedal of the Day office, we encounter a pedal that is truly like no other we’ve seen before, and that really gets us going. The DM-02 Dynamorph from Totally Wycked Audio is just that kind of pedal, as it is a fuzz, filter, synth, distortion and more all wrapped into one out-of-this-world enclosure. With a ton of sonic options to choose from, and controls and switches up the yin-yang, this is one...

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Who wants to get FUNKY? Today’s pedal is just about all you’ll need to do so, and with mind-blowing results, too. The Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter Envelope Wah Super-Machine easily creates down and dirty grooves, popping chords and all the Parliament/Funkadelic sounds you can imagine. Let’s check it out… The AF-9 is an optical analog envelope filter, reminiscent of the classic Musitronics Mu-Tron III, made famous by...

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Sort of continuing a recent trend here at Pedal of the Day, we have yet another awesome envelope filter to check out today, and one that is based on a classic and sought-after effect. The WR-3™ from Guyatone has become a pedal of great legend, and since it’s discontinuation a few years ago, has also become rare and high-priced as well. Used by Guthrie Govan, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Salas and more, there’s a good chance you...

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Maxon AD999 Analog Delay

Maxon AD999 Analog Delay


Posted By on Sunday, February 14, 2016 in Delay / Reverb, Godlyke, Maxon | 0 comments

Happy Valentine’s Day, pedal people! Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to some serious delay business, cool? Is there a better way to celebrate this most joyous of fake holidays than with a giant, pink pedal? I don’t think so, no. Maxon has been in the mix as far as killer analog delays are concerned for years, and today’s pedal is absolute echo beast, full of bold delay tones, classic sounds...

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There’s a little pedal company out of Denmark called Emma Electronic, and they’ve been putting out some sweet pedals for years now. One of our favorites here at Pedal of the Day is their envelope filter, the DiscumBOBulator (check out the review here), and we’ve got another rocker for you today. The OnoMATOpoeia (great name, by the way) is a Boost and Overdrive in one, but won’t color your original signal in...

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Little. Small. Tiny. Miniscule. Pequeño. All the rage as of late, pedalboards (for some guitarists, anyway) have been shrinking down in size year by year, and in order to adapt to this, some pedal makers have begun making smaller and smaller pedals. Getting the jump on everyone a few years ago was Guyatone, who created an entire lineup of “micro” pedals to share with the world, before the world even knew they needed them....

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Well, after four other great pedals and a tone of different tones, our “Fly Boys Week” has comes to an end. Finishing off the lineup of Totally Wycked Audio’s Fly Boys lineup is the FB-05 Metal, a huge powerhouse in a tiny and shiny enclosure. As with the FB-02 Overdrive, the FB-05 Metal has a toggle switch that lets you select from a couple different modes, three in this case, to further expand the possibilities of...

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The Number Four installment in our special “Fly Boys Week” of pedals is a modulation-based effect that is sure to turn a few heads when applied to your tone. The FB-04 Chorus pedal from Totally Wycked Audio is at the same time subtle and powerful, adding another dimensional layer to your already sweet sound. As with the other pedals in this series, the controls are few, but the tones are abundant. Level controls how much...

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Review episode Number Three of this “Fly Boys Week” takes our sonic adventures down a different path. The third pedal in this series from Totally Wycked Audio is the FB-03 Echo, a small and powerful delay pedal that works great for multiple musical applications. This little digital delay produces a bright and shiny echo sound, which works as a perfect companion to a darker analog delay in your chain. Sporting a maximum...

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Welcome to our second installment here during “Fly Boys Week”! Today’s pedal from Totally Wycked Audio is the FB-02 Overdrive, and boasts hints of a classic overdrive pedal, the TS-808 from Ibanez. Featuring two unique gain stage settings and a heaping of gain on tap, this little pedal speaks big volumes. Tone, Level and Gain knobs make up the first part of the pedal’s controls, much like the FB-01 Distortion...

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And we’re off with the first installment of “Fly Boys Week” here at Pedal of the Day! For the next 5 days, we’ll be taking a look at the Fly Boys series of pedals from Totally Wycked Audio, and seeing how these mini pedals can help to shape your tone while saving lots of space, too. The first pedal in this series has big sound for a small pedal: the FB-01 Distortion. While the controls are not vast by any means...

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When a pedal has a title like “Bass Driver”, you wouldn’t think it it would sound so hot on guitar, now would’ya? Well, the gang over at Maxon have somehow created an rad hybrid pedal that, while designed specifically for bass players, sounds wicked awesome on guitar, too. The BD10 has a ton of options and tones, so let’s check it out! One thing that stood out to me immediately on this Hybrid Bass Driver...

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Based on the super-rare Colorsound Dipthonizer circuit, the Little Dipper Mk II Envelope Controlled Vocal Formant Filter is a really fun pedal to play around with, and is capable of making roughly a gajillion different sounds. Using dual filters, a couple of control knobs and switches and even an Expression Pedal, this little box packs a wallop! While the Little Dipper is an envelope filter, it’s so much more at the same time....

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What do you think of when you hear the words “Envelope” and “Filter” together? Inevitably, your brain tells you to hear the first chords (and subsequent wicked-rad riff) of “Shakedown Street” by the Grateful Dead. You being a fan or not of the band is beside the point: that is one of the most recognized uses of an envelope filter in music history (and I, for one, think it sounds incredible). The...

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Based on the Jetlyzer JL-70 Phaser from the mid-70’s, the VJR9 Vintage Jet Riser flanger-ish pedal from Maxon faithfully re-creates the jet-like swooshes, swirls and classic tones from that extremely rare and sought-after piece of gear (if you can find one, they go for upwards of $700). Obviously, the cost here is much less, but the JL-70 is also a BIG machine, while the VJR9 is the size of a regular pedal, with all the bells...

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To really test this pedal, I wanted to run it through an solid state amp, to see how much “tube tone” it would actually add to a sound not produced by tubes in the first place. However, I only have 1 solid state amp, and it’s a little ZT Lunchbox. Maybe not the best demo amp, but I figured if I could coax a warm tube sound out of it, then this pedal was doing its job. Well, it did, and then some. For starters, it...

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Maxon Fuzz Elements FV10 Void Fuzz

Maxon Fuzz Elements FV10 Void Fuzz


Posted By on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Fuzz, Godlyke, Maxon | 0 comments

The Fuzz Elements Series of stompboxes from Maxon consist of seven different fuzz pedals, each with their own special characteristics and sounds. Based on the vintage Ampeg Scrambler, this pedal produces a unique octave and fuzz combo tone that provides for some spectacular sounds. The Level knob controls exactly what you think it controls, but the other knobs are where this pedal shines. The Overtone knob produces even-order...

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Maxon Fuzz Elements

Maxon Fuzz Elements


Posted By on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Fuzz, Godlyke, Maxon | 0 comments

Godlyke, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Maxon Fuzz Elements – seven new models designed to reproduce the classic and unique sounds of the World’s most desirable vintage Fuzz pedals. Using modern software technology, Maxon has modeled and mapped the complex elements that make up the core sounds of these legendary effect units, reproducing them using advanced analog circuitry that is both accurate and stable. Each Fuzz...

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