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Digitech iStomp – review

Apple’s iOS devices have brought a whole new platform for musicians. From recording apps, to tuners, learning tools, tablature creators, and amplifier and effects modeling, musicians can do so much for so little cost. For the most part this has all been a strictly in phone/tablet affair, but a few …

TC Electronic Spark Booster – review

Sometimes when playing electric guitar we wish we could get a little bit “more” out of our amplifier. Valve amplifiers always seem to sound their best when running at peak volumes. Problem is many of us rarely get to run our amps at these high volumes. Other times we want …

MXR Micro Chorus – review

I’ll start this review off by saying I’ve never been a big fan of chorus  pedals. After O’Ding on chorus from my Gorilla GG-20C practice amp as a kid I had no real interest in the effect. Fast-forward to  2010 and Jim Dunlop announced the re-issuing of the MXR Micro …

New pedal build: MXR Phase 45 clone

Jemsite is one of my favourite forums to hang out on. There are a great number of fantastic members, all fans of Ibanez guitars. Late last year, one member posted about a whole bunch of pedal enclosures that he had swirled (like some of the classic Jem models). I thought …

TC Electronic PolyTune Mini – review

When the TC Electonic PolyTune was released back in early 2010 it took the world by storm. No longer was it necessary to check one string at a time. You could quickly strum all of your strings, and get a quick idea of what strings were out of tune, and …