Confession time: I feel like a total clown because I’m finding I like the tone of my $50 Fuzz more than my $375 Coven. : guitarpedals

Confession time: I feel like a total clown because I’m finding I like the tone of my $50 Fuzz more than my $375 Coven. : guitarpedals Confession time: I feel like a total clown because I’m finding I like the tone of my $50 Fuzz more than my $375 Coven. : guitarpedals You, too, canContinue reading “Confession time: I feel like a total clown because I’m finding I like the tone of my $50 Fuzz more than my $375 Coven. : guitarpedals”

On the Ethics of Cloning

[Author’s note: When I wrote this article, I was unaware of the specific practices and misdeeds of certain companies. It should be noted that I am, at most, ambivalent towards any builder or company that I mention in this article (with the exception of my own company, obviously). After all, there is no ethical consumptionContinue reading “On the Ethics of Cloning”

Pete Cornish: Case Against “True Bypass”

The following is an article written by the legendary pedal builder, Pete Cornish, in 2003. You can find the original at http://www.petecornish.co.uk/case_against_true_bypass.html. “Hey Pete, do you use True Bypass?” Look out there’s a lecture coming: The “true bypass” function, which is promoted by some, can create dreadful problems with a system that uses many pedals.Continue reading “Pete Cornish: Case Against “True Bypass””

In Defense of Mojo

Mojo is a hot topic (at least in my world). The internet has long spawned debates over the question of whether or not a musical instrument’s appearance has any effect on its sound, or mojo. Debates over whether the type of wood you use to make an electric guitar matters, brass hardware versus aluminum, evenContinue reading “In Defense of Mojo”