Snagged this bad boy on Reverb this week. The Malekko Echo 600 Dark is the warmer version of the regular Echo 600 (bright??). A little while ago – maybe 6 years ago – I had come across this pedal on YouTube, but I don’t think I had developed my own uses for delay with respect to analog vs. digital. So while I stuck around ’cause the pedal looked cool and the playing was good, I didn’t really add it to my list of pedals to consider buying (it was also really expensive). Continue reading Malekko Echo 600 Dark & Ekko 616 Dark
Kind of a filler post here…but lately, I’ve been outfitting my pedals’ bypass indicators with these fresnel lens covers instead of bezels. Generally speaking, I think a lot of pedal manufacturers need to tone it down with the brightness of these LEDs. Perhaps it’s common that stage lights (or playing outdoors) warrant an annoyingly bright indicator, but I always felt it was overkill. If I ever ran into the issue, I’d just change the LED resistor to something higher, or I’d just swap the LED (usually water clear) to a diffused one.
Anyway, back to these lenses. I just think they look great. I really like the way they diffuse the light, even in cases where the LED is brighter than I’d normally like it.
This Foxpedal Refinery actually had a fresnel lens cover (flat version) for the LED, but I replaced it the one seen here and swapped the red LED with a warm white one. Since this pedal is always on, this LED is now like a mini lantern!
T.C. has been teasing a new product for a little while now, but it was only a couple weeks ago that they officially announced what this new thing is. Well, here it is – the HyperGravity Compressor.
Pictured here is my newest completed pedal project. It’s the Aion Electronics Nimbus Overdrive. Recently I had built myself a Klon clone and found it useful enough to include in my rig. If you didn’t know, the Klon is kind of known for it’s prominent mid-hump EQ. At first, I wasn’t really too crazy about this, but ultimately I decided that the contrasting nature of the Klon to my other OD tones was a good thing and this secured it a space on my board.
While browsing the Aion Electronics shop, I came across the Nimbus. The one thing I really like about this site is that if a pedal has any interesting history/controversy at all, it will be clearly written about. Well, apparently, the Maxon OD-820 had some, and it had to do with the Klon. Continue reading Maxon OD-820 Clone: Aion Electronics “Nimbus”
This is the latest version of my pedalboard. The newest addition, my Sho ‘Nuff boost in the bottom right corner.
Here’s a closer shot of my drive section. Below is the complete signal path. Continue reading Pedalboard as of 06/17/15
Here’s my first ever guitar pedal build. In the past I’ve modded my gear and replaced components here and there, but I’ve never built one “from scratch.” The PCB was purchased from guitarpcb.com and this is the Sho ‘Nuff Boost. Continue reading First Pedal Build – Sho ‘Nuff Boost
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