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Malekko Echo 600 Dark & Ekko 616 Dark

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

LED lenses

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!

Maxon OD-820 Clone: Aion Electronics “Nimbus”

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”

Pedalboard as of 06/17/15

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