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Andrew Hinton

28/12/2018

Top Pedals of 2018

The world of pedals never stops. It’s a constant quest for new sounds, ideas and upgrades on the classics that we know and love. 2018 has seen some fantastic releases from some of our favourite pedal brands, so in no particular order, here’s our list of Top Pedals of 2018. JHS started the year strongly by releasing a quintet of pedals including updated versions of the Panther Cub delay, Emperor chorus and Unicorn vibe, as well as the popular Andy Timmons AT Overdrive and Boost. But the one that really... Read More

22/08/2018

An Introduction to Orange

When it comes to classic rock amps, the big three brands spring to mind; Marshall, Fender, Vox. But should this big three become a four…? Founded in 1968 by Clifford Cooper, they did miss out on a very innovative era for amplifiers, with the three stalwarts making giant leaps forward – the influence of which continues to ripple out to this day. However, Orange’s rise to power was quick and deserved. Initially opening a shop focused on second-hand equipment, then excelling in PA systems which were used by the BBC,... Read More

22/08/2018

How to sound like John Mayer on a budget

In this blog we are going to look at an artist who often divides people’s opinions when it comes to musical taste, but someone who nobody can deny is a modern day guitar hero, and a gifted player. John Mayer is one of the most successful musicians of the last 20 years, and is well known for albums such as Continuum, Battle Studies and latest release, The Search For Everything. As well as his talent for songwriting, Mayer’s guitar playing has earned him the respect of legends like Eric Clapton,... Read More

22/08/2018

RAT RACE: Ten Guitarists who love the ProCo RAT!

The RAT was developed in the basement of the ProCo factory in Michigan, USA in 1978. “Yes, there were literally rats down there” says creator Scott Burnham. He stumbled upon the unique sound when he attached the wrong resistor to an in-progress distortion machine. From there, during the 1980s, the RAT took over the guitar world with its screeching distortion sounds. Here is a list of our Top Ten Guitarists who used the famous RAT pedal. Dave Grohl When Grohl swapped his sticks for picks and started Foo Fighters, he... Read More

Orange release new Fuzz and Drive pedals

Renowned amplifier manufacturers Orange have released two brand new pedals; the Fur Coat Fuzz and the Getaway Driver! The Fur Coat is based on vintage fuzz pedals of the ’70s era. Features include an adjustable octave control, true bypass, and low power consumption. Here’s what Orange have to say: “The Orange Fur Coat Fuzz is loosely based on the old Foxx Tone Machine which was a great fuzz from 1970. A version of this was later made by Prescription Electronics under the name Experience, which added a swell feature to... Read More

28/07/2017

MONO announce new Pedalboards and Cases 2.0 Collection

MONO, the established manufacturers of professional quality instrument cases and bags, have announced their latest venture into the world of pedalboards!  These are likely to compete with products from Pedaltrain, who are one of the leading innovators in this field. Sleek, light and durable, each pedalboard is cut from a single piece of anodized aluminium, which maintains strength without adding excessive weight. Soon accompanying these exciting new pedalboards will be updates to MONO’s current range of cases, with corresponding sizes for the new products. Sizes & Information (from Mono) Lite... Read More