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Fender’s Mustang series of amplifiers are digital powerhouses, coming equipped with amp models and in-built effects to play around with. The success of this series has led Fender to fully enter the world of digital multi-effects with the Fender Mustang Floor. It’s essentially the disembodied processor of the Mustang III/IV/V shoved into a sturdy metal chassis that looks like it’s designed to survive a nuclear apocalypse. It might not have the sheer number of effects as units such as the Zoom G5, but it still has plenty of options open for the effects-hungry axe-wielder.
Technology is changing the world around us by the day, and multi-effects pedals are no different. The Digitech iPB-10 uses the iPad as its display screen and user interface; all you have to do is download the free app and dock your iPad into the unit. This idea builds on the smaller iStomp, which you could hook up to an iOS device and load a stompbox model onto. Now you can have up to ten different pedal effects, one amp and one cab model simultaneously on a multi-effects unit with a drastically-improved user interface.
I’m having way too much fun spacing out with the MXR Carbon Copy lately. You can literally lose hours of the day letting its warm analog tones wash around you. Here’s a quick Pink Floydian demo. Check out my full review here.
Do you know the difference between overdrive, distortion, and fuzz pedals? There are so many dirt pedals out there that it can be overwhelming for new guitarists even to know where to start. Each pedal will affect your tone in its own unique way, and one of the pleasures of playing guitar is the quest to shape your tone and discover your own voice. Before you start investing thousands of dollars into a pedalboard, however, it helps to learn how dirt pedals work.