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Category Archives: Guitar Tech

Darkglass Electronics – Now in Stock at Sound Affects!

It’s been a long time coming for the bass players of the world, too long have guitar effects pedals ruled the roost and grown in popularity to the detriment of the low end thunder. No longer! Darkglass Electronics appeared seemingly from nowhere in 2009, founded by Doug Castro on a mission to see the instrument he loved to play get … Continue reading

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Ortega Guitars Release QuantumLoop Percussion Stomp Box

The QuantumLoop Multi Digital Percussion Stomp Box is the latest tool in the arsenal of the modern musician. A digital stomp box with built in looper, allowing you to create and store drum beats in real time to accompany your performance. Stomp boxes have been used in genres such as American folk and blues for years to recreate the sound … Continue reading

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Now Stocking – Bare Knuckle Bootcamp Pickups!

  The Bare Knuckle Boot Camp pickups are a new series of pickups from the company for 2018 that we first heard about at the beginning of the year. The premise is this – no-frills, off-the-shelf, hand wound quality pickups in three output ranges. The Boot Camp pickups are available as humbuckers, S-Type single coils, T-Type single coils and P90 … Continue reading

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Our New CKK Pedals – A Quick Rundown

In May, we welcomed CKK pedals to the shelves of our pedal room – so we thought we would have a bit of a run through of some of the models we have in store. Click on the image of each pedal if you feel inspired enough to add it to your collection! CKK make fantastic pedals that may be … Continue reading

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Origin Effects Coming Soon to Sound Affects Premier

When you think of a boutique brand of pedals with an artist roster the size of the famed library of Alexandria, you couldn’t NOT think of anyone other than Origin Effects. The pedal brand started in Oxford, Central Southern England in the United Kingdom. Origin Effects was created by Audio-Designer Simon Keats, who wanted to put his skills and experience … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Guitar Effects Pedals

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 … Continue reading

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An Evening with Paul Reed Smith and Paul Miles from PRS Guitars

We are delighted to welcome Paul Reed Smith back to Sound Affects Paul Reed Smith returns bringing Paul Miles, the head of Private Stock at the company. The pair will discuss the company’s history, its current projects, and will provide insight into the private stock program, where you can specify a custom order PRS guitar of your own. There will … Continue reading

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JHS Reveal The Bonsai 9-Way Tube Screamer at NAMM 2018

One of the most innovative and interesting pedals to come out at NAMM 2018. JHS have absolutely knocked it out the park with this one. Following on from their own pedal released in 2015 called the Muffuletta -which packed six different Fuzz circuits into one pedal- the Bonsai packs nine (yes nine!) different classic Tube Screamers into one unit. This … Continue reading

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JHS Update Three Pedals for NAMM 2018 – Panther Cub Delay V2, Emperor Chorus V2 and Unicorn Vibe V2

The men and women at JHS Pedals in the USA have had a very busy NAMM 2018 so far. With the announcement of five new and updated pedals in their range. As far as the updated pedals go, here’s the lowdown on what’s changed and what’s not with the Panther Cub Delay V2, the Emperor Chorus V2 and the Unicorn … Continue reading

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JHS AT+ Andy Timmons Signature Pedal Revealed at NAMM 2018

In 2016 JHS Pedals brought out the JHS AT Signature Drive pedal for the amazing guitar player Andy Timmons. Featuring a 3-way toggle switch to go between 25, 50 and 100 Watts of headroom with dials for Drive, Air, EQ control and Volume. The AT could also run on 18v (rather than your standard 9v) for even more headroom. Now, … Continue reading

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