Here's a quote that we're very proud to share as it comes from President of Electro-Harmonix and living legend Mike Matthews:
"Absolute Music is one of the BEST Electro-Harmonix dealers in the whole world."
Wow! Mike, you've made us blush! And we're being 100% truthful when we say that we think that Electro-Harmonix make some of the BEST pedals in the whole world too! Their range is simply immense! Can everyone feel the love here?!!
Just a quick shout to let you all know that we've recently expanded the range of Electro-Harmonix pedals that we stock! Electro-Harmonix pedals are hugely popular and for good reason - they're built well and they sound fantastic!!!
Throughout March and April 2013, if you buy a Boss DD-7, RC-3 or RC-30 looper pedal, Boss will chuck in a relevant freebie! You can grab a FREE power supply with every DD-7 Digital Delay and a FREE footswitch with every RC-3 and RC-30! Read on for full information on how to claim...
In our opinion, this is one of the most exciting announcements of NAMM 2013 and amazingly, it's FREE! TC Electronic have announced that they will be releasing TonePrint Editor software for Mac and PC, which will essentially allow you to create your own custom pedal if you own a TC Electronic TonePrint pedal. To understand just how cool this is, we will begin by giving you a quick summary of what TonePrint is.
Enhancing the ubiquitous line of BOSS compacts, Roland have announced the production of three more flavours of guitar goodness, the TE-2 Tera Echo, DA-2 Adaptive Distortion and MO-2 Multi Overtone. Each give away their sonic character in their name (as with many of the BOSS compacts that have gone before them), and each is just as useable, but a new BOSS DSP technology may be about to change the playing field…
The Digitech Whammy is another legendary pedal whose reputation precedes it & one could perhaps view it as Digitech's most significant product. While Harman's Digitech brand is largely known for budget effects pedals that offer a certain amount of bang for your buck, the Whammy has always been a unit that has bucked that trend & it can be found on the pedalboards of the pros across many a genre. (Digitech themselves cite the pedal's use on over 60 different Grammy awards). The unit has been available in many different incarnations over the years, but the current offerings are true to the original 1989 model, while also offering up a slew of new features that make the pedal all the more intriguing. So, with all this in mind, why don't we jump in & see what these crazy red pedals are all about!?
Following the release of the TC Electronic Ditto Looper, a tiny looper pedal designed especially for guitarists, we've created a mini-puzzle for you to solve, just for fun! Can you untangle all the pedals in the image below and work out the order of the signal chain? We'll give you a clue - it starts with the ESP LTD MH-417 guitar and finishes with the Blackstar S1-45 Series One Combo Amp!
From simple one-knob pedals such as the Neo Clone, all the way through to some of the most complicated units on the market, the Electro-Harmonix range of stomp boxes is certainly an eclectic mix to say the least. The Ravish Sitar falls into the latter category &, after having seen many a person plug it in & stare at it in a bemused way, I thought it was time to roll my sleeves up & find out what this strange little box has to offer...
For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, let me take a moment to introduce you to the truly legendary ProCo RAT! This pedal began life as a custom order unit back in 1978 but, due to its popularity, ProCo began mass-producing it only a year later. In 1988, following a cosmetic tweak & the addition of an LED indicator, it was renamed the RAT 2 & has remained largely unchanged ever since. This little pedal is an unsung hero that spans both decades & genres indiscriminately, lending its signature raspy distortion sounds to anyone who may have a use for them.
As far as effects pedals are concerned, the majority of them tend to fall into one of two categories: cheap & cheerful (which is okay for the younger player, or possibly for those effects that we don't use all that often); or higher priced units whose tried & tested reputation has earned them permanent fixtures on countless players' pedalboards. Whether the effect for you is in one camp or the other depends entirely on the player; however, every now & then a little gem appears on the market that has the potential to straddle both camps.