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Boutique effects

Codtone Big Muff Civil War Era Clone

Codtone is a very cool one man boutique manufacturer based out of northern New South Wales in Australia.

Not only does he craft killer pedals often based on well known circuits, he also offers something quite unique: custom etchings on his pedals.

I was after a compact Muff after selling my (too) large Big Muff Pi reissue so after trading some gear I custom ordered a Big Muff clone from Codtone. Here is a little demo of the beast which sports a Civil war era circuit and is etched with the coat of arms of my native region in France:

https://youtu.be/HdEyGJEzD6Y

Wampler Pinnacle

After hearing so much about Wampler, I bought a Pinnacle a few months back. Wampler’s offering is of course not limited to drive pedals and it carries the whole gamut of effects. The Pinnacle is a “brown sound” pedal meaning it aims at reproducing Eddie Van Halen’s tone.

It’s capable of much more though as I am trying to show in this video. I especially like its amp like compression, it even gets Clapton-esque in position 2 or 4 on a Strat. I go through all the settings in this demo and give an example of how well the pedal stacks with some tasty delays or reverbs coming from my also newly acquired Eventide H9 (more about this amazing piece of gear in another post).

https://youtu.be/YoGrxFkRH2o

Coda Effects Crowdfunding Project: the Dolmen Fuzz and the Montagne Tremolo

Benoît from Coda Effects started tinkering with pedal circuits a while back and his passion has led him to develop two original circuits. The financing of the production of the kits or assembled pedals is the subject of a crowdfunding project on ulule: https://www.ulule.com/codaeffects/.

The Dolmen Fuzz is a Big Muff inspired pedal with tons of sonic options such as a mid control and a clipping switch to alter the compression:

The Montagne tremolo is an analog Tremolo driven by digital technology which allows for things like a Tap Tempo or six waveforms including a random one!

 

 

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