Stomping Ground: 30 of the Coolest New Stomp Boxes and Tried-and-True Favorites
GW presents a selection of the coolest new stomp boxes — and some tried-and-true standbys.
DigiTech JamMan Solo XT
DigiTech’s JamMan Solo XT delivers the definitive stereo looping experience by allowing virtually limitless loops and seamless transitions between looped phrases. It offers auto-record, auto-quantize and adjustable bpms to let you perfect your performance, as well as three stop modes. You can also use JamSync to link JamMan Solo XTs, and the new JamManager CT loop library lets you synchronize loops, create JamLists and transfer loops using your computer’s USB port.
STREET PRICE: $199.95 | Harman.com
Decibel Eleven Pedal Palette
The Pedal Palette is the first and only analog loop bypass switcher, router and mixer capable of reordering your effect pedals while simultaneously providing an optional parallel mix bus. It has four pedal effect loops with true-relay bypass and lets you swap pedal order instantly and assign any effect loop to a parallel mix bus.
LIST PRICE: $560; STREET PRICE: $399 | Decibel11.com
Fulltone Secret Freq
The Fulltone Secret Freq. is a gig-friendly clean boost and transparent overdrive/distortion pedal. Dynamic asymmetrical clipping gives the Secret Freq. a sweet and musical clean boost, juicy overdrive and touch-responsive high-gain sounds. The pedal also features a proprietary Freq. knob that adds as much as 20db of active narrow-band midrange. It’s like installing a wah-wah right where the distortion is being generated. Adding the Freq.’s midrange imparts more sustain without losing any bass and treble.
LIST PRICE: $225; STREET PRICE: $192 | fulltone.com
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