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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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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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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 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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