Dr. Scientist – BitQuest

I’ve never been a big fan of multi-FX pedals. I’m not sure whether it’s the usually crappy, plastic design, the boring generic sounds, the over-complicated menus, or a combination of all three, but they rarely ever inspired me as a guitarist, and they certainly don’t get the creative juices flowing when it comes to other… Continue reading Dr. Scientist – BitQuest

Pladask Elektrisk – Gjengangar v2

The Gjengangar (a name which I am not going to even attempt to pronounce) is a handmade effects pedal from a tiny boutique manufacturer in Bergen, Norway. Their name is Pladask Elektrisk. Ever since I stumbled upon Pladask Elektrisk’s creations, I’ve been keen to get my hands on one to try out, and after battling the… Continue reading Pladask Elektrisk – Gjengangar v2

EarthQuaker Devices – Arpanoid

EarthQuaker Devices are one of the most well known brands in the world of unusual effects pedals, and for good reason. Harking from Akron, Ohio, not only do they have an awesome name, they also build a large selection of different boxes that do all kinds of interesting things to your instrument’s signal. One of the most curious… Continue reading EarthQuaker Devices – Arpanoid

Critter and Guitari – Bolsa Bass Synth

The Bolsa Bass synthesiser is a monophonic synth from the lovable geniuses at Critter & Guitari. Based in Brooklyn, New York, they create a whole variety of weird and wonderful musical contraptions. As well as the Bolsa Bass, and their flagship Organelle (a powerful, patch-based synthesisier), they also create experimental beasts such as the Kaleidoloop (an amazing mini… Continue reading Critter and Guitari – Bolsa Bass Synth

Electro-Faustus – EF111 GUITARDÄMMERUNG

The name ‘noisepedals’ might give it away, but we love anything that makes unusual sounds. The weirder the better. For that reason, we’re particularly fond of Electro-Faustus. Based in New York, they are responsible for some of the most unique pedals and noise boxes around. The EF111 GUITARDÄMMERUNG Arguably one of the most interesting effects from… Continue reading Electro-Faustus – EF111 GUITARDÄMMERUNG

Paradox Effects – Oniric Delay

Our pals over at fuzzmonster.dk sent us this Paradox Effects ‘Oniric’ delay to try out, and I’ve been twiddling away at it for the past week or so to see just what this wee box of joy can do. Paradox are a boutique pedal maker from all the way over in Mexico, and a group that I… Continue reading Paradox Effects – Oniric Delay

Amdek – DMK-100 Delay Machine

Today we’re taking a look at the Amdek DMK-100 ‘Delay Machine’, a vintage echo effect pedal from the 1980s. The model we’ve got has seen better days, but that only serves to add to its mystique. Like many hardware of its vintage, it soldiers on unrepentant and undeterred by cosmetic wear. It’s seen things, and… Continue reading Amdek – DMK-100 Delay Machine