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    NEXG (smart guitar)

    Enya-Music’s NEXG may seem a novelty at first, but this is a quality instrument with excellent sound. It’s similar to the Yamaha silent guitars, but there are more features and flexibility with the NEXG, besides its onboard speaker system. In respect to playability, the action is very good for...
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    CROWN (non-water Waterphone)

    One of the more unusual instruments is the Waterphone, known for its creepy and chilling sound as a violin bow strokes the metal rods. If you’re unfamiliar with the Waterphone (which resonates due to a water tank in contact with vibrating metal rods), do search for it on YouTube. This is one of...
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    Sonicake's Octaver (with demo)

    An octaver goes back to the 1960s, originally designed by Roger Mayer for Jimi Hendrix. As applicable for the bass player or keyboardist, an octaver adds breadth, depth, fullness and a hint of eerie edginess to a tone. Certainly, an octaver plays a role in make a smaller band sound much larger...
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    TriceraChorus by Eventide (demo/review)

    Not everyone likes the sound of chorus, but when applied sparingly, it can give depth and thickness to a tone. But enough pandering. Eventide has a solid reputation for producing studio-quality effects, and the TriceraChorus may be the most versatile chorus available, ranging from iconic 80’s...
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    METAL by Hagerman Amps (with demo)

    Direct from Hagerman. I haven't tried the other two. I've been interested in the Rev, but after three ignored emails on certain products, I've given up on the company. Too bad... we're both in Canada.
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    Source Audio ZIO pedal

    Obviously, I did not understand the initial marketing behind that pedal.
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    Source Audio ZIO pedal

    Thanks... I understood it incorrectly when I read the marketing info upon its release.
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    Source Audio ZIO pedal

    Thanks... wiring may not have been the right term, but I thought there were dip switches or 'things' that allow you to create different effects with some customization.
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    Source Audio ZIO pedal

    Maybe I'm thinking of a different pedal... doesn't this one allow you to customize it, so that it would have different functions, depending on how you wired it (or made the connections)?
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    529X - Best in Class Power Supply

    This can power a Line 6 HX Stomp or Boss GT-1000!
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    Band-in-a-Box 2022

    PG Music updates this every year. This is a short demo using one of the new 'styles' for a short composition:
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    Jamming with TL Pedals

    A short composition combining 4 TL Pedals
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    MTN-Bass (Mostortion for Bass) review/demo

    The MTN-bass is a spin-off of the popular MTN-10 (improved Mostortion) for lead/rhythm guitar, with eight adjustments to make it bass-friendly (and to work within that frequency range). The possibilities of this amp-like drive/distortion pedal are beyond distortion, however. With the gain low...
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    Amp Rescue (Lounsberry Pedals)

    There are a few ways to describe the effect of the Amp Rescue, and it depends on whether you’re playing a clean or dirty signal. When playing clean, it’s as though a ‘flatness’ is removed from the signal and replaced with a clean chime, or even a bell-like response. The notes ring out quite...