52 pedals, week 24—Cold Craft Effects EchoVerberator

Regular readers of this series of articles will notice a couple of things. Firstly, I love overdrive and distortion pedals a lot. Secondly, this series is way behind it’s schedule. To make up for both short comings, I need to make sure the next few pedals are awesome. They need to really show that this article series can get back on track in quality and quantity. The Cold Craft Effects EchoVerberator will take care of the quality. Sadly, the quantity is up to me. Luckily, we all know quality is better than quantity.

Phew!

52 pedals, week 23—Randall RGOD

Hi. Remember me? I used to write regularly about the guitar pedals I desired. There would be 52 of them eventually. The aim—never really set in stone—was to release a post a week. That way it’s easy for me to manage and hopefully not too much for anyone paying attention to deal with as I post the links to social media. Well, the real world got in the way. My day job has been keeping me occupied and I’ve been enjoying a real social life—that’s not something I’m going to apologise for. I also purchased a Randall RD5C tube amplifier. That’s seen me playing guitar instead of writing about it—also not something I’ll apologise for.

Having mentioned all of that, I feel it’s time to get back into the swing of things. So today I reintroduce the 52 pedals series with the Randall RGOD pedal. If figure Randall is partially to blame for my recent writing departure. they should be responsible for my return. I want the RGOD pedal!

52 pedals, week 22—Red Panda Context

I had lunch with friends today and mentioned that I’d once made a logo that had a panda in it for no apparent reason. The logo also featured red writing because I wanted to recognise that the black and white panda—clearly my favourite—had a relative known as the Red Panda. The fact that the logo I’d made was for a marketing department that had nothing to do with pandas was irrelevant*. That’s fitting really, because this introduction has absolutely nothing to do with this week’s wishlist pedal.

Well I suppose I could reference the fact that the manufacturer of this week’s pedal is called Red Panda. That may give the introduction some context. The fact that this week’s pedal is named Context probably helps too.

What do you know? I made it work. To the article!

52 pedals, week 21—Keeley Phase 24

Tonight (sometime) here in Sunny Queensland—that’s in Australia for the geographically challenged—a large portion of the adult population is going to be fixated on a little sporting event called State of Origin. Me, I could care less. I’m not phased at all. The only thing that phases me is a good guitar pedal. Particularly a good phase pedal. Good thing I discovered the Keeley Phase 24 then! It’s delivering 2 and 4 stage phasing like nobody’s business. I think it may be in a league* of its own.

* Yes, this week’s article is going to full of football puns. We’ll all have a ball!

Stringjoy custom guitar and bass strings

Recently I was approached by the folks at StringJoy who asked me if I wanted to try their strings out. I didn’t have to think too hard or long about that. I’d seen their work on Instagram and was very intrigued by the concept of custom string sets. I was especially interested in their ability to provide custom string sets for 7-string guitars. As a recent owner of a 7-string guitar, I jumped at the opportunity.

So far I’m very glad I did. These strings are truly amazing. They’re so good I don’t want to change the first set out yet!

52 pedals, week 20—Chuck Pedals Blue Dream

I had a dream once—weekly, regularly timed posts about 52 guitar pedals I admire. That’s not working out too good so far. Perhaps the Chuck Pedals Blue Dream reverb pedal will give me the inspiration I need to get back on track. It may. If it doesn’t, it will still be a pedal I admire and add to the list of pedals I’d love to call my own. It will do that right … now.

52 pedals, week 19—JOYO Gate of Kahn (Noise Gate)

If you’ve been sticking with me for this year’s series of 52, then you’ll have noticed a few things. Firstly, I’m often behind in my scheduled weekly posts. Secondly, I’ve been focusing a lot on overdrive and distortion pedals. I can’t help it. I love distortion and overdrive (in that order to be honest). But a good part of any overdriven sound is the silence in-between. That’s why today I’ve decided to cut all unnecessary noise by suggesting I’d like the JOYO Gate of Kahn (Noise Gate).

You can therefore expect this week’s article to be a lot shorter as well. Less noise and all.

52 pedals, week 18—EC Pedals Time Traveler Delay

Don’t you hate it when your plans for weekly blog posts go to hell in a handbasket? Don’t you also hate it when a phrase or saying makes little to no sense? Hell in a handbasket … Hell would burn a handbasket.

Now I feel like I need to go back in time to fix the introduction to this article and to write this post last week when I should have. Well I can’t. But I can write about how cool the Time Traveler Delay by EC Pedals appears to be.

There we go. That introduction worked out fine after all.