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Chase Bliss Audio
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
This month is drawing to a close, and we have had another exciting month of gear both new and old – Here are the 10 best new arrivals for this month! 1. Our Taylor Custom Builds We posted a blog about these guitars at the beginning of January so we’ll be quick here: Sound Affects Turns 10 this year, and to commemorate this milestone, we specified three custom builds from Taylor. Director Tim went over to California to the El Cajon factory, where he spent the day with master luthier, Andy Powers.... Read More
A Short History The sound of a guitar -as pure as it is- has been modified by performers for decades. The first amplifiers & portable PA systems came out in the 1920’s but were not originally intended for the guitar. Trumpets and trombones in the brass section ruled the roost in big bands of the time, pushing the guitar aside until it founds its voice with amplification. Unfortunately the first amplifiers didn’t sound so great, producing a very thin, almost reed like tone (think wet fart down a broken Clarinet,... Read More
New gear always excites any musician suffering from bad Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) and today no guitar player is spared. The bath robe draped people at Chase Bliss Audio in USA have come out with some rather interesting new creations. Meet the new additions to the line up: The Condor Analog EQ First up, the Condor. This pedal can do an awful lot. Whether its clean or driven tones you’re after, this versatile stompbox boasts a feather full of EQ controls including frequency controls via a parametric boost/cut where... Read More
Chase Bliss have a very good habit of putting out some of the highest quality guitar pedals on the market today. This new update is no exception. Rather than giving it the name ‘Warped Vinyl mkiii’ to replace the now discontinued ‘mkii’ they felt this pedal differed enough to be called something new. Enter the Warped Vinyl HiFi Vibrato/Chorus Pedal. The HiFi part of the name comes from the quality of the sound produced. High fidelity equipment creates a sound that is as similar as possible to the original. Essentially... Read More