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We’ve always admired the small footprint mentality of the mostly no-knob effects pedals coming from our friends at Henretta Engineering. Get the sound you want, set it, forget it, play your ass off. Perfect. However, we were excited to see that they had collaborated with the crew at Chicago Music Exchange to make a bigger pedal with some control knobs to play with, too. The Planetarium is a combination of Henretta’s Moody...

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There are pedalboard-friendly pedals, and then there are pedals from Henretta Engineering. These guys take it to a whole new level, throwing all the controls (via trimpots) into enclosures that only measure 2-1/8″ x 2-5/16″, making them the ultimate small sized pedal. Today’s feature pedal of theirs is no different from others we’ve reviewed in the past, except that its a bad-ass delay, and it’s bright...

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Our featured pedal today possesses two qualities we love in a good piece of musical gear: small size and simple controls. Measuring 2″ x 2″, it would be pretty hard to find a pedal smaller, anywhere really, much less one that holds so much life inside. With the size and only one lone stomp switch, the Purple Octave Octopus Octave Up from Henretta Engineering might just be the perfect compliment to your pedalboard, and one...

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There are space-saving pedals for your pedalboard, and then there are the pedals from Henretta Engineering. How they even got inside this box to wire up the Bluebird Fuzz is beyond me, but the result is fairly astonishing. To be able to pack this much sound and dirt into an enclosure that measures 2″ x 2″ is an incredible feat, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing. The controls are simple: none. Well, that’s...

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Coming at’cha from Saint Paul, Minnesota, it’s the Green Zapper Auto Filter from Henretta Engineering! This little green box has tiny dimensions (2″ x 2″), but lots of heart to make up for it. Great for space-saving and adding a little funk into your playing. The Green Zapper is touch-sensitive, so the harder you play, the more effects you get. I found it to work much better for chords as opposed to individual...

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