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Compression Is Good, The Demeter Compulator

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We take off with the Demeter Compulator and find our sweet spot. Compression is, in our humble opinion, underrated and probably underutilized. Can’t say for sure, but we don’t recall seeing a compressor on a lot of pedal boards, although we can assure you that Sonny Landreth uses one to smooth those rippin’ slide moves he makes. Maybe the idea …

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The Analogman Comprossor Essential To Your Tone

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In case you forgot, the Analogman Comprossor is unarguably the most toneful and eminently useful pedal you can place on your pedal board. Here’s why… Of all the many guitar effects we have used and reviewed, the Analogman Comprossor is one of the most essential and toneful pedals we have ever put on our pedal board. Compression tightens your sound, …

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A Super Hard-On For Players With Discriminating Taste… Z. Vex Distortron

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Ya’ll remember the original Z. Vex Super Hard-On dontcha? Well, we do. Granted, it’s, uhm… hard to remember them all, but some definitely linger in the mind, and the original Super Hard-On was a memorable hard-on indeed. We first interviewed Z. Vex founder Zachary Vex in our May 2002 issue, and he’s continued to successfully explore the seductive GSpot we …

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The Echoplex EP-2 Still A Classic And In Many Ways An Indispensable Enhancement For Your Guitar

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We recently acquired an Echoplex EP-2, our favorite and preferred Echoplex model, which was the last tube Echoplex, being replaced by the solid state EP-3 in the late ‘60s. When operating properly the EP-2 possesses a warm, vibrant tone with very round, rich and full repeats. Users have commented that the EP-3 by comparison has a slightly colder, sharper tone. …

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The Return of Robert Keeley

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Robert Keeley is one of the most well-known, accomplished and successful effects designers of our time. In September 2001 he launched his company when he shipped his first Keeley Compressor, and his meteoric rise as an effects designer was heady and steep. His company has continued to operate from America’s heartland in Edmond, Oklahoma, but a messy divorce and addiction …

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The Truth About Cables With Evidence Audio’s Tony Farinella

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Along with guitar pickups, no other topic of discussion is potentially more confusing or steeped in fog and hype than the subject of audio cables. We asked Evidence Audio founder Tony Farinella to lift the veil from this grossly misunderstood topic, and he succeeded brilliantly. You’ll also notice that he scrupulously avoided any temptation to shamelessly hump his own work, …