Beginning as recently as 2008, Eike Hintzen’s Weehbo Effekte of Hannover, Germany, is a relative newcomer to the boutique pedal scene. Eike is a one-man company and does everything on his own. Eike prides his work on being “… completely hand crafted with the greatest care and only high-quality parts.
In this video, Guitar World's Paul Riario tries out the MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion pedal. This pedal will complement the sound of any amp with its responsive, natural dynamics while still offering the versatility and low-noise performance that today's players demand.
Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the AXL USA SRO Artist electric guitar. The Super Seven switching system on this guitar lets players activate the bridge pickup in any setting with push/pull tone pot, adding attack and drive.
Smashing Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan has posted a video that features Corgan showing off his collection of effects pedals, including the original gear the group used on their early albums like Gish and Siamese Dream.
In the near-ish future, we'll be doing a feature on the storied guitar shops of New York City -- the sort of places that should always figure highly on every visiting guitarist's Big Apple must-see list. In the meantime, however, here's a quick look at the guitars made by Cobra Guitars in NYC.