Category: Guitar Gear

Brand-specific pedalboards—the Boss guitar pedals build

I started a new series last week for brand-specific pedalboards. It’s a series because today I’m adding the second entry that I’m cleverly calling Brand-specific pedalboards—the Boss guitar pedals build. I’m a marketing genius! I could have started the series with Boss pedals for several reasons. Obvious reasons for me would have included the fact that my first two guitar pedals were Boss pedals—I still have them both—or that Boss is a brand most guitarists would have heard of. I don’t like being too obvious or predictable though. So here we are with the second entry in the series. Let the continued dreaming of perfectly designed pedalboards continue.

Brand-specific pedalboards—the Strymon guitar pedals build

I was chatting with a couple of friends on Twitter recently—let’s call these friends Peter and Brad*—about the concept of building a guitar pedalboard with pedals exclusive to one particular brand. It’s not something I’d considered before. I normally go looking for a specific pedal type I like and then see what is the best option for my style and budget. Mostly budget—I have an understanding wife who understands only to a point. But, if the single goal was to just have only one brand on the pedalboard, Peter and Brad both said one place they would start was with Strymon guitar pedals.

I trust Peter and Brad. So I did some research on the Strymon guitar pedal range and easily decided on the following pedals to build a very sexy and most-likely impressive sounding pedalboard. 

Sonoma Wire Works updates Guitartone and you benefit from it

Sonoma Wire Works has updated their iOS app of guitar tone goodness—cleverly named GuitarTone—to version 3. There are all-new tube models to choose from in their amp offerings that take advantage of improvements available in tone through iOS 10 devices. To celebrate the update, they’re also giving away some free amp and effect add-ons to early adopters. You may also win $300 worth of Sonoma Wire Works goodies. It’s a good day to be a Sonoma Wire Works and GuitarTone 3 fan/user.

What I think my perfect Pro Tone Pedals pedalboard would look like

This week I was lucky enough to purchase my second guitar pedal from Pro Tone Pedals. I already have the Skumstortion pedal—AKA greatest guitar pedal design ever—and I’m always sneaking a look at their lineup when the wife isn’t watching. Calling it pedal porn probably doesn’t help my cause. But when they recently announced that they were temporarilly offering their Dead Horse Overdrive for a ridiculous $99USD, I couldn’t resist—second Pro Tone Pedals overdrive-style pedal on its way to my current pedalboard. But this got me thinking further. What would my perfect Pro Tone Pedals pedalboard look like?

Luckily, I already knew the answer. I’d been thinking about this for a while. One of their most recent additions just cemented my thoughts—I need two more pedals from Pro Tone Pedals for my own tonal perfection. Somebody distract my wife.

Dragon’s Scale guitar plectrums Indiegogo campaign

So here’s a little something I only just discovered. I never wrote about the cool Dragon’s Heart plectrum I got a few years back—it’s pictured in the header of this article if you’re on the home page right now. I thought I had written about how impressive the plectrum is, but … well it seems it’s another thing I never got around to. Well, I can’t let my laziness get in the way of promoting their Indiegogo campaign. Because if the Dragon’s Scale plectrum is anywhere near as cool as the Dragon’s Heart plectrum, then you’re going to want to know about it.