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The ZOOM g1Xon is in my arsenal and I thought it is worth promoting because it is cheap but really useful and sounds amazing. I blend my analogue and digital (zoom g1xon) signals at the end of my chain before it goes into the amp. Some of the amp sims are very useful and it has nearly all the effects required.
Jorewiky Amplification, aka The Sound Doctor. Specializing in maintenance, repair, and restoration of tube amplification. i.e., mods, de-mods, custom work, and rebuilds including Fender, Ampeg, Marshall, Gibson, Vox. Authorized repairman for GENZ/BENZ, and Mesa Boogie.
My rig to start this section off. Parts of this rig was used for gigging (not the amps) but some of the pedals. I just used overdrive, phaser and delay live so kept things simple.
My very humble pedalboard. This is a homemade version made of 6mm x 50mm pine slats. It was initially made with the cheap wood because this was a test build. It worked out pretty well so I am using it. As for sturdiness... I don't think it will break unless I really try. I specifically made two layers so that the back layer is slightly higher than the front. This makes it harder to accidentally step on the front pedals.
More Geek stuff, the PedalShield. Another programmable guitar pedal built around an existing PCB cleverly used to make a programmable and adaptive effects pedals.
KSK Electrics, LLC based in Madison WI is a brand new start up offering Psyren, a VST host for live performance. While Psyren is indeed a powerful VST host, its virtue is that on-stage it looks like a pedal from the 1970's. Psyren is all about on-stage simplification.
The OWL (Open Ware Laboratory) is an open source, programmable effects pedal made for guitarists, musicians, hackers and programmers alike. Users can program their own effects in C++, or download ready-made patches from our growing online patch library.
I love opensource prjects. Now they are rearing their head in fileds not expected. Like this one; a programmable digital effects pedal with workbench.
JPF Amplification operates out of Angel Music in London’s Denmark St. As well as building our own range of hand wired amplifiers, we repair, service, and modify all types of guitar and bass amp, and effects pedals. We also sell amplifier spares, including valves (or tubes if you’re from over the pond), vintage parts, and the excellent British made Tayden speakers.
Established in 2012, Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers is a leading American manufacturer of modern, fully patchable, modular synthesizers. Pittsburgh Modular's innovative designs focus on the synthesizer as a complete instrument, with no hardwired signal path or fixed voice architecture to restrict creativity.