Fuck Yeah Effects Pedals!
This blog was made with the intention to answer people's pedal questions and spread what knowledge I've gained from my many years of buying, selling, and trading guitar gear. I am here to help you find your tone and also here to try and tear down the wall of hype the internet generates. At least a little bit. *Listen to your ears, not the forums*

August 01 2014, 01:34 AM

Black Fountain Delay Presale 

Really interested in this pedal. The clips sound great and it seems really useful. Might be my second delay. Seems like I’d get a lot of use out of it. 

July 31 2014, 11:59 PM

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Anonymous: Ooh what's wrong with dads? Not fussed on them either way just curious

I just don’t like them, and I haven’t heard them play as good as people say they are. Saw them recently and I just wasn’t feeling them. ha

July 31 2014, 11:55 PM

8 notes  Filed Under:  secret band  will swan is the dude  DGD  

I don’t know how you guys feel about Dance Gavin Dance and that kind of post-hardcore and music like that, but the Secret Band full length fucking slays. haha

July 31 2014, 10:30 PM

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talk-amongst-the-trees: would you say that the musket can do everything the devi ever shoeazer?

I think the Shoegazer can get a fair bit sputtier and “gross” in the good sense of how you want a fuzz to be nasty. I’m not so into those sounds, so I don’t need them. Kind of a different cup of tea, really.

July 31 2014, 08:53 PM

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Anonymous: the dude from dads is selling a science amps shiv which is supposed to be like a pimped up ac30. if i could afford it, id buy it off him!

I wouldn’t because it’s the dude from Dads. Haha

July 31 2014, 08:51 PM

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So for my birthday today I took my pedalboard to a shop to play it through some amps.
I was really digging on the AC15. Those little bastards have SO much fucking low end. I was super surprised. Sounded great with everything I threw at it though. Definitely tempted by one.
I played a beautiful seafoam green strat and an incredible big bottom jazz Ibanez guitar. Shit was so sweet.
I then went and tried some prohibition style cocktails at a place in town. Good times.
I really want an AC15 or AC30 now though…

July 30 2014, 02:19 PM

11 notes  Filed Under:  what is vintage  klon  

Just like Christianity had the birth of Jesus, inhabitants of the guitar world had the arrival of THE KLON; the physical incarnation of God, born of the virgin mojo, to return the people of Earth’s faith in creamy toanz.

Lord Klon quickly rose to fame among its early disciples, but was ridiculed and tormented by followers of the realism faith.

These rational thinkers could not comprehend Klon’s heavenly qualities, and they swiftly put Klon before a jury of the wise-men of forumisia. The elsuive Klon was nailed to a breadboard, probed and analized in attempt to transfer the magical power of Toan to Earthlings.

Klon became extinct, and ascended to heaven[ly status]. Thus the birth of Klon marks the end of the vintage testament of Gearism.

 -

7thString on a thread about what is considered vintage on Ultimate Guitar

Idk if this is original or if he copied it, but it made me laugh a lot. 

July 30 2014, 01:13 PM

Filed Under:  Anonymous  
Anonymous: EP Booster and EM Drive in front of a Deluxe Reverb; in what order, and why?

*on that ep/em question, I use a G&L tele with a JB mini in the bridge and stock pickup in the neck.

This is kinda tough because if I had either I would probably use them for the same thing. To drive a pedal (probably my Musket) or at the end of my chain for a little grit and output before hitting my amp. 

That said, try the EM closer to the beginning of your chain as normal drive and the EP booster as an always on boost at the end. 

Or run the EP booster INTO the EM Drive. Or vice versa!

Just some suggestions to try out. There are no right or wrongs on this one. Whichever sounds best to you. So the best I could do is make some sound suggestions. 

Best of luck, and cool rig, dude (or dudette?)

July 30 2014, 01:08 PM

Yes, hello, it is I, Shelby, back again with TDH pedal boards. The top is Casey’s and the bottom is Rob’s! And I even got the nice crew dude to take one of the pics for me! 
Submitted by galllagher
My good friend, Shelby, bringing in some updated pedalboards from the Dear Hunter. They stepped their game up like mad. Damn. 
Makes me sad seeing a Panther on Rob’s board… but the Arc Effects stuff is cool and I love a Flint. 
Casey’s board rules pretty hard, I can’t believe these dudes are using BigSkys and shit. Pretty huge compared to the boards I saw a few years ago. 
Thanks, Shelby.

Yes, hello, it is I, Shelby, back again with TDH pedal boards. The top is Casey’s and the bottom is Rob’s! And I even got the nice crew dude to take one of the pics for me! 

Submitted by galllagher

My good friend, Shelby, bringing in some updated pedalboards from the Dear Hunter. They stepped their game up like mad. Damn. 

Makes me sad seeing a Panther on Rob’s board… but the Arc Effects stuff is cool and I love a Flint. 

Casey’s board rules pretty hard, I can’t believe these dudes are using BigSkys and shit. Pretty huge compared to the boards I saw a few years ago. 

Thanks, Shelby.

July 30 2014, 12:24 PM

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redsunfx:

Two Line 6 MM4 Modulation Modelers finally finished. Sandcast enclosure, custom faceplates, proper switches and knobs, white LEDs. 
Left one is still available. Send me a message - exclusive in my tumblr until tomorrow or so.

Wow, these are beautifully done, Nico.

redsunfx:

Two Line 6 MM4 Modulation Modelers finally finished. Sandcast enclosure, custom faceplates, proper switches and knobs, white LEDs.

Left one is still available. Send me a message - exclusive in my tumblr until tomorrow or so.

Wow, these are beautifully done, Nico.

July 29 2014, 02:59 PM

theofficerecording:

Bass begins. @listenearth (at The Office Recording)

My dudes in Listen Earth doing a thing with Mike. Yessss.

theofficerecording:

Bass begins. @listenearth (at The Office Recording)

My dudes in Listen Earth doing a thing with Mike. Yessss.

July 29 2014, 11:40 AM

Electronic Audio Experiments Update 

jwsnyder:

I am not launching a website for Electronic Audio Experiments until I formally release my first design. Ideally this will be in the fall, but I am taking my time in order to offer the best possible product.

Until then I will be offering the following:

  • Reasonably priced,…

My dude…

July 28 2014, 07:56 PM

Orange Tiny Terror Giveaway 

Chicago Music Exchange is giving away an Orange Tiny Terror. Solid bedroom pedal platform. 

July 28 2014, 09:55 AM

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Anonymous: Do you think those billy corgan pickups are really worth close to $300. Love my strat but it sounds like doodoo (I have '71 or '81 noiseless pickups in it)

No. And fuck Billy Corgan.

July 28 2014, 12:16 AM

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I need some really chill music with really solid guitar work and a good singer. Suggestions?