the riptide rhythm

Earthquaker Devices, or EQD has always been a pedal company that drastically changes your tone. They are very experimental and most of the time, amazing. The Space Spiral does not drift from that line of thinking. It is analog delay with a modulated sound much like the 70’s sci-fi era. If you are wanting a normal analog delay or don’t like the experimental sounds that EQD, then just stop reading. Read On →
Oh man, pick/plectrum materials are now becoming a highly debatable topic. I never thought I would see the day but it is here. There is wood, acrylic, Celluloid, tortex, Ultex (polyetherimide), UHMWPE (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene), Nylon, Delrin, stone, metal, bone, or glass. So, there are a bunch of big words for “fancy” plastic and a few others. I could go on but nevertheless, there is a boutique market for picks to be explored. Read On →
I have not been paid for this review. Overview Walrus Audio unveiled at NAMM ‘17 their new distortion, “Red”. It’s a “take no prisioners” non-transparent distortion. So if you want it to act as a clean boost, then this is not for you. It contains an active EQ, volume, and gain controls, along with a “texture” switch as well as true-bypass. The “texture” switch toggles between an uncompressed, overdrive-like sound and a more compressed, tightened sound. Read On →
First, I have not been paid by anyone for this review. Gear Supply Co started as a guitar string subscription. You can choose if you would like to receive strings and picks every month, every other month or every 3rd month. Now to completely shake up their world, they have expanded to so much more than that. They sell straps, cleaning supplies, cables and strap locks. But I am going to focus on their basics. Read On →