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MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

I love delay pedals. I mean i REALLY love delay pedals – I just adore the way that players like U2′s The Edges color their tone through using delay creating really iconic rhythmic sounds. With a little bit of thought you can get some really great sounds from 50′s rockerbilly with a little bit of slap-back, to Mark knopfler tones with a hint of echo to out of this world U2 sounds.

Luckily for delay lovers there’s loads of Delay effects out in the market place with varying controls and sounds (for Edge lovers look for modulated delay units).

For those looking for a bit of warmth in thier delay tones up pops MXR’s M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay.


MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

MXR say:

The MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay Pedal features a completely analog audio path for the ultimate in rich, warm delay-made possible only by old-school bucket brigade technology. This design boasts an amazing 600ms of delay time with optional modulation via a top-mounted switch and a simple, three-knob layout that controls Delay time, Mix (dry/wet blend), and Regen (delay repeats)-all in a pedal no bigger than a Phase 90. In addition, the M169 pedal has two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the modulation for even more tonal options. The Carbon Copy effect pedal will take you from crisp “bathroom” slap echoes to epic, Gilmour-esque delays with a twist of a knob. True hard-wire bypass, single 9-volt operation, and stage-ready blue LEDs round out the package.

Check out this great video from pedaltoneshop which takes a look at the MXR delay pedal. I think you’ll agree those warm sounds are great!

Twin Channel Overdrive pedal Mudhoney II from T-Rex

Overdrive pedals are a really personal subjective thing – while the Tubescreamer remains for many the pinnacle noise producer – different sounds appeal to different folks so the ability for your overdrive pedal to produce a wide variety of tones is key.

T-Rex Mudhoney II Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Yellow
T-Rex Mudhoney II Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Yellow

Enter the Mud Honey II from T-Rex.  Offering two identical distortion channels housed in a single stomp box with seperate level, gain and tone controls for each channel – the unit has plenty to offer – while you can’t have both channels operating at the same time (imagine the sonic cacophony with that!) it offers a great opportunity for those looking to increase the volume and overdrive level for solos or simply those that need some tonal variance within songs without the need for knob twiddling which you’d have on a one channel unit.

T-Rex have this to say:

If you still haven’t heard a T-Rex Mudhoney, do yourself a favour and plug one in next time you’re at the music store.
Dirty and sweet, this classic dual distortion pedal has been praised for its amazing tonal range and ability to deliver everything from a smooth dirty edge to a harrowing wall of distorted sound. It’s one of first pedals we produced, and it set the standard for many T-Rex pedals to come.

2 Mudhoneys in 1
Now, we’re pleased to introduce Mudhoney II, a new generation of this classic pedal that keeps everything that was great about the original Mudhoney – and then doubles it! With two channels of vintage gain, you can easily switch between a clean sound from your amp, a nice edgy overdrive from the one Mudhoney channel and a thick warm distortion from the other channel – delivering deliciously dirty T-Rex tone all the way.

New tone controls
Mudhoney II features the same convenient boost function you’ll recognise from the original Mudhoney (now one switch for each channel) and even adds a tone control for each channel – so you can shape the timbre of your drive to create your own signature sound.


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Add backing singers to your vocals with Vocalist Live 3

If your a solo performer (or if your bands voices suck) and you want to fatten up your vocal performance but dont have the backing singers to help out – then fear not Vocalist have bought out the new Vocalist Live 3. Taking some of the great attributes from previous incarnations in the series the foot pedal unit boasts some great tricks.

Enabling 3 part harmonies by adding in too processed “voices” to match your own generated by the onboard musIQtechnology. Just plug your guitar in – no need to tell the unit what key to perform in – Live 3 detects the key from your guitar chord patterns and hey presto – instant BV’s.

Vocalist says:

musIQ is a revolutionary technology that eliminates the need program a song’s key or changes to create accurate harmonies. musIQ analyzes your lead vocals as well as the chords and notes played on a guitar in real-time to automatically generate perfect vocal harmonies. Simply plug into the Live 3, play your guitar and sing. The musIQ technology will ensure the harmonies are always right on.

The Live 3 Gives You More
  • Automatic intelligent 3-part harmony, your voice plus 2 more.
  • Gender controls allows you to give the harmonies a male or female voice
  • Humanize adjust the natural sound of the harmonies from loose to tight.
  • Five Harmony Patches to save harmony settings, each with an A and B parts for quick, easy changes on-stage.
  • Real-time Chromatic Pitch Correction
  • Vocal Pre Effects: Warmth (tube preamp), Compressor , two-band EQLow Cut and Noise Gate
  • Reverb with three different room sizes
  • Delay with five delay settings
  • Built-in guitar chorus effect
  • Built-in Guitar Tuner




Guitar Looper – JamMan by Digitech

Loopers are great fun – you can use them as backing when you want to practice or do solo gigs (check out this great KT Turnstall vid on how to gig solo with just a loop pedal and an acoustic guitar! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yp36TlfmbI)

Digitech have this to say!

While there’s a few on the market (including some imbedded with some multi effects units like Line 6′s M13) Digitech have released the JamMan Looper (either as a solo pedal or as a stereo units).

The legend continues. When we invented the PDS8000 pedal almost twenty years ago, it stored eight seconds of audio. Now we’ve reinvented it using removable CompactFlash™ memory to store up to 6.5 hours*! A wide range of features combined with ease of use make the DigiTech® JamMan® the perfect looper/phrase sampler for practicing, composing, and performing. The JamMan opens up new horizons to your musical explorations. Whether you’re performing alone and building many parts to develop a song or play in a full band, the possibilities are endless!

Looks cool to us! – we especially like the ability to link over USB to your PC to store your loops – great for never losing a song idea again! – and the ability to use an SD card to get 16 hours of loops (yes 16!) should keep everyone pleased!


DigiTech JML2 JamMan Stereo Looper and Phrase Sampler Guitar Effects Pedal

DigiTech JML2 JamMan Stereo Looper and Phrase Sampler Guitar Effects Pedal

Check out this fab Youtube video on JamMan too from those folks over at http://www.nextlevelguitar.com!

Vox’s guitar practice solution

We all know how when your starting out getting a workable practice set-up is key – your guitar heroes all have killer tone and all you have is a guitar and a small practice amp?….getting simular tones can be nigh on impossible.

Luckily there’s loads of solutions for that problem now on the market and Vox have introduced there very own – “JamVox” JamVox works as a plug and play solution linking your guitar and your computer to create an arsenal of tone.

Vox says

JamVOX gives guitarists instant access to dozens of legendary amps and effects all in one easy to use “drag and drop” software interface. Revolutionary Guitar XTracktion (GXT) technology lets you remove the guitar part of your favorite song with the push of a button. Best of all, you can then take the lead yourself with instant rock star tone! Alternatively, you can extract or isolate the guitar part, slow down the tempo, and practice any style of music without changing the pitch

Featuring 19 famous guitar amps and 54 effect units ranging from vintage to modern and a dedicated USB monitor speaker – there should be enough tones and sounds for everyone.


Vox JamVOX Multi Effects Processor BlackJamVox Guitar Jam and Practice Tool

Check out this video of Allison Robertson from the Donnas demo-ing the JamVox

Available from Line 6 is their Digital Guitar wireless system called “Relay”, Line 6 says

“New Relay™ G30 wireless guitar system completely redefines the wireless experience. It delivers superior sound, professional dependability and refreshing simplicity that, until now, were totally unavailable in a wireless system.”

While wireless systems have gone in and out of fashion many detractors have argued about loss of quality and signal – Line 6′s Relay system however arrivespPromising increased performance and quality over analogue systems Line 6 have released Relay in 3 flavours the G30, G50 and G90 – the later models coming with increased range and channels.

Line 6 has some fab new gear coming out this year including a brank spanking new Variax so a company to really keep your eyes on.

Line 6 Relay G30 Digital Wireless System
Line 6 Relay G30 Digital Wireless System

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

If you are looking for a great delay pedal, you just found it. Packed with features the Boss DD-7 comes packed with some of the richest delay tones you’ll ever come across with features such Modulation and Analog Delay modes. The Modulation Delay provides chorus-flavored sounds while the Analog Delay offers a modeled simulation of the classic BOSS DM-2, beloved for its characteristic warmth.

Building on the prestige of BOSS’s rich history – the DD-7 comes equipped with up to a massive 6.4 seconds of delay time with the bonus option of being able to record up to 40 seconds of input when using the “hold” mode meaning you can record yourself and play over it “loop style” – absolutely brilliant for creating sound on sound performances.

Using the DD-7 you can create some truly amazing effects – looking for sweeping sterio panned echo? Use the stereo output and generate spatial audio sweeps. You can also use the stereo outputs to create separate dry and wet signal paths handy for recording and live-performance control.

With a stompbox this packed with features you might wonder if it’ll be suitable for live performance well the good news is – absolutely. The DD-7 provides hands-free control via an external footswitch and an expression pedal if so desired(sold separately). Tap tempo can be controlled from an external footswitch, while the best is saved for last with delay time, feedback, and effect level being changeable on the fly via Expression pedal.

With the best-selling delays in compact-pedal history, BOSS continues to push the envelope and innovate. The DD-7 takes the best features from its predecessors and expands the creative potential to create a stunningly effective delay pedal that will have you creating killer sounds in no time at all.

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Buy the Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal from Musicians Friend

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:
• Controls: E.LEVEL, F.BACK, D.TIME, MODE, Pedal switch
• Indicator: CHECK (Used for indication of TEMPO, HOLD, and to check battery)
• Connectors: INPUT-A (MONO) jack, INPUT-B jack, OUTPUT-A (MONO) jack, OUTPUT-B jack, TEMPO/EXP jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
• Delay Time: 1 ms to 6400 ms*, Maximum recording time: 40 sec (in Hold mode) *Values may vary according to the mode and connections.
• Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
• Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
• Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
• Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
• Recommended Load Impedance: 10 ohms or greater
• Power Supply: DC 9 V, Dry battery, 9 V type (6F22/carbon, 6LR61/alkaline) AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional), DC 9 V: Dry battery 6F22 (9 V) type (carbon)/ Dry battery 6LR61 (9 V) type (alkaline), AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional)
• Current Draw: 55 mA (DC 9 V)
• * Expected battery life under continuous use: Carbon: 1.5 hours, Alkaline: 6 hours. These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
• Accessories: Owner’s Manual, Mode Sticker, Application Sticker, Leaflets (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”), Dry battery (9 V type, 6LR61) *1
• Options: AC adaptor (PSA-series), Footswitch: FS-5U, Expression pedal: Roland EV-5

Line 6 ToneCore Tap Tremolo

The ToneCore Tap Tremolo pedal couples that classic tremolo
sound with some great modern features. Using the Tap Tempo feature,
along with adjustable dynamic speed control, peak setting, depth,
and shape, you can configure some fantastic and diverse Tremolo

THe pedal has the following features:

Model Switch – You get different types of tremolo depending on
the model selected – these are

  • Opto – Here’s a vintage circuitry-style tremolo sound
    like you’d find built into mid-60’s American amplifiers.
  • Bias – This model creates a vintage bias circuitry style tremolo
    sound you’d find in late 50’s and British amplifiers.
  • Pan – This model makes your sound pan back and forth between
    left and right outputs.

Additional controls include:

  • Speed, depth and peak
  • Shape – Turn the knob toward the left for a smooth sine wave
    tremolo that gradually varies your volume up and down, or left
    for a for a hard-chopping square wave that dramatically switches
    from loud to quiet.
  • Tap Tempo – Using the pedal, you can tap a couple times and
    have the pulsations match your tempo.

For more information visit www.line6.com

Line 6 ToneCore Liqua Flange

The Line 6 ToneCore Liqua Flange effects pedal Delivers classic
studio flange and benefits from an exhausting range of controls
– the pedal features a model switch that allows the user to select
from 3 preset models

  • Digital – Flat frequency response
  • Liquid – Dual Delay lines with offset modulation
  • Analog – Replicating classic analogue devices

The Liqua Flange pedal also benefits from a raft of other features

  • Polarity switch – create dramatic effects by selecting negative
    or positve phase for the delay
  • Wave selector – featuring
    • Saw Down
    • Saw Up
    • Envelope Down
    • Envelope Up
    • Sine
    • Step
    • Random
    • Vintage
    • Chorus
    • Trigger up
    • Trigger down
  • Time Knob – set the delay time
  • Speed Knob – Rate of Delay
  • Feedback Control – Set the rate of feedback
  • Depth knob – Set the depth of Flange
  • Tap-Tempo – Use the footswitch to match your tempo.
  • 3 warm overdrive models
    • Blues
    • Pop
    • Crunch
  • Built in Noisegate
  • Controls to cover – Drive, Level, Bass and treble
  • Line 6 ToneCore Crunchtone overdrive pedal

    The Line 6 ToneCore Crunchtone effects pedal features

  • 3 warm overdrive models
    • Blues
    • Pop
    • Crunch
  • Built in Noisegate
  • Controls to cover – Drive, Level, Bass and treble
  • For more info visit Line 6

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