The Vapor Trail is a true analog delay pedal using the famed Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs), giving the pedal an authentic, vintage sound with warmth, fullness and depth, but with an immense clarity that keeps it from getting lost in the mix.
With the introduction of the Holy Grail Max, EHX gives fans of reverberation more options in their quest for the perfect space for their instrument or voice. The new pedal shares the Holy Grail’s classic Spring and spatial Hall reverbs. A new Plate reverb, with a wonderfully complex, lush tone, and Reverse reverb for the sonically adventurous, were also added.
The guys at TC Electronic have posted a brand-new demo video featuring none other than Paul Gilbert. In the clip below, you can watch Gilbert has he demonstrates the company's new Ditto X2 Looper pedal. Among other things, Gilbert shows how to make creative use of the half-tempo feature and the reverse effect.
The Guitar World crew visited the Roland/Boss booth — it's actually a large room with several sections and a stage — during the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. We were introduced to several new items from the company, including the ME-80 Guitar Multiple Effects processor. Be sure to check out our video below!
The H9 Core, which is available now, delivers the sounds of Eventide’s H910 and H949 Harmonizers — the prized studio processors used on stage by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen. All of Eventide’s stompbox effects, including new H9 exclusives, UltraTap Delay and Resonator, can be added to H9 Core.
Remember the first time you thought, “That sounds like a Telecaster”? Those moments represent precious development of your musical ear. Upon acquiring my first octave pedal, I began to hear the effect all over songs I’d listened to many times before; Jimmy Page’s solo on “Fool in the Rain," Metallica’s remake of “Whiskey in the Jar" — and how about Jimi Hendrix’s fuzzy octave-up effect on "Purple Haze"?
Jim Dunlop has introduced its new MXR Custom Shop La Machine pedal. The pedal serves up thick, shaggy retro fuzz that’s tailor made to drive the raw sounds of ’70s-style hard rock and modern garage rock.
Pigtronix has unveiled the Rototron, a new rotary speaker simulator effect that achieves unsurpassed 3D realism in a compact, easy-to-use pedal. Designed by effect gurus Howard Davis and David Koltai, the Pigtronix Rototron recreates the complex acoustic phenomenon of the legendary dual-rotor 122 and 147 Leslie cabinets as used by Peter Frampton, Danny Gatton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Beatles and many others.