Just because a stomp box has a tube in it doesn’t mean it’s producing true tube tone. On budget-priced tube gear, the tubes often run in “starved plate mode” (kind of like your dietcrazed girlfriend), where they function like clipping diodes rather than signal amplifiers.
Just when you thought all delay pedals were repeats of one another, DigiTech comes along with something really unique. The TimeBender takes delay in an entirely different direction with 10 effects that range from traditional to out of this world.
Planet Waves’ new headstock tuner clips onto any stringed instrument’s headstock or bridge and determines pitch from vibrations. Its super-accurate tuning software is coupled with an ultra-sensitive piezo sensor system that has increased vibration sensitivity and more accurate note registration. And by eliminating the interference of ambient room noise, the headstock tuner ensures pitch information is accurate.
With The Edge and Trent Reznor plugging into his Death by Audio effect pedals, and fans clamoring for his hot new band, A Place to Bury Strangers, guitarist/pedal designer Oliver Ackermann has become a force to be reckoned with.