Conjure “jangly, shimmering” new-wave and post-punk tones with Big Ear’s Albie pedal

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Big Ear Pedals has introduced its first digital multi-effects stompbox, the Albie, inspired by Nightmare of You guitarist Joe McCaffrey.

Touted as an ambient modulator, the Albie boasts eight different settings specifically curated to cover late ‘70s- and early ‘80s-style new wave and post-punk “jangly, shimmering, modulated sounds.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.