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  • Line 6 POD Express Review: The Ultimate FX Pedal?

    Line 6 POD Express Review: The Ultimate FX Pedal?

    The new Line 6 POD Express is a return to form for the company, offering HX guitar tones in a pedal-sized platform. But how does it compare to the Helix? Line 6 POD Express: Looking At The Past… The Line 6 POD Express is the newest unit to utilize the Helix technology, after products like…

  • The 5 Best Cheap Axe-FX Alternatives [That Don’t Suck]

    The 5 Best Cheap Axe-FX Alternatives [That Don’t Suck]

    Axe-Fx is brilliant. It’s used by the pros. And it sounds incredible. But it is expensive. Here’s some cheaper alternatives for mere mortals that don’t suck Metallica switched to Axe-Fx years ago. Ditto John Mayer and a whole host of other big bands and artists now use Axe-Fx. The reason? Consistency.  Being able to create…

  • ALABS Guitar Pedals Preview: Introducing 4 Adventurous  Sonic Palates

    ALABS Guitar Pedals Preview: Introducing 4 Adventurous Sonic Palates

    ALABS Guitar Pedals is a brand new company out of Singapore, a group of self-professed “music nerds” on a mission to make some killer tones. Today we are going to give you a sneak peak of the lineup, before these tonal behemoths are released. ALABS Pedals: Who Are They? I knew who ALABS was before…

  • David Ross Musical Instruments Spellbook Pedal Review: 3 Modes of Fuzzy Oscillation!

    David Ross Musical Instruments Spellbook Pedal Review: 3 Modes of Fuzzy Oscillation!

    David Ross is no stranger to making interesting pedals and effects, and the new Spellbook pedal is a magical fuzz that mimics analog synths. This pedal is nuts, and today we check it out! The Spellbook Pedal: Innovation & Creativity Wins Again David Ross Musical Instruments really impressed us with the Winter Strom Pedal just…

  • GAMMA Guitar Pedals Review: 6 Fantastic Budget Stomp Boxes From The Gods!

    GAMMA Guitar Pedals Review: 6 Fantastic Budget Stomp Boxes From The Gods!

    The new Gamma Guitar pedals lineup features 6 effects of mythological proportions, yet offered at a humble price. Today we check out the entire series, and talk about tones. Gamma Guitar Pedals: Who Is GAMMA? GAMMA might seem like a new name to a lot of guitarists, but those of us that have been playing…

  • Dimebag Darrell Loved These Guitar Pedals – Here’s Why…

    Dimebag Darrell Loved These Guitar Pedals – Here’s Why…

    Dimebag Darrell was and remains one of the greatest guitar players to ever walk the earth. But what pedals did Dimebag Darrell use? Here’s everything you need to know… When it comes to writing killer riffs and head-splitting lead, Dimebag Darrell is very much in a league of his own. Sonically, Dimebag Darrell was one…

  • The BEST Guitar Pedals 1968-2023: The Classics, Latest, And Greatest…

    The BEST Guitar Pedals 1968-2023: The Classics, Latest, And Greatest…

    We are going to check out the best guitar pedals today. It doesn’t matter when they were made, or who they were made by. These are the most widely used, best-sounding, and most popular pedals to date! Let’s take a deep dive into the essentials every guitarist should have! The Best Guitar Pedals: There’s A…

  • The David Ross Winter Storm Review: An Awesome 3 In 1 Pedal!

    The David Ross Winter Storm Review: An Awesome 3 In 1 Pedal!

    We get to check out all kinds of mainstream stuff, so trying out the David Ross Winter Storm was a real treat! This 3 in 1 pedal does a LOT of different things, so today we are going to go over it and see what it can do! David Ross Winter Storm: An All-Season OD!…

  • 3 New PRS Guitar Pedals Reviewed: A GREAT First Attempt In A Saturated Market

    3 New PRS Guitar Pedals Reviewed: A GREAT First Attempt In A Saturated Market

    PRS Guitar pedals? That’s right, the famous luthier has finally delved into pedals. But how do they compare in this oversaturated market? PRS Guitar Pedals: This Was Coming, Sooner Or Later… Paul Reed Smith is an incredibly interesting dude. He has always had an interesting perspective on how to build guitars, and became famous for…

  • The 5 Best Cheap Guitar Pedals Reviewed: GREAT Tones For Under $60!

    The 5 Best Cheap Guitar Pedals Reviewed: GREAT Tones For Under $60!

    I am all about some cheap guitar pedals that sound great, or do one thing REALLY well. Today we take a look at some pedals that wont break the bank, but will appease your G.A.S! Cheap Guitar Pedals: Guitarist Psychology… In case you are new, or have just never spent any time on the internet,…

  • The 5 Best Wah Pedals For Metal Reviewed: Which One Is Best For YOU?

    The 5 Best Wah Pedals For Metal Reviewed: Which One Is Best For YOU?

    We have checked out the best Wah Pedals for Metal according to online reviews, and today we break down what makes them so awesome! Some are fairly new, and some may be classics, but these are all 5 star pedals! The Best Wah Pedals For Metal: In The Beginning… In the beginning, there was nothing…

  • Kurt Cobain NEVER Used Stock Fender Pickups – Here’s Why…

    Kurt Cobain NEVER Used Stock Fender Pickups – Here’s Why…

    No one has ever said that Fender’s stock pickups are crap, but Kurt Cobain clearly wasn’t a fan. Here’s why Kurt ALWAYS swapped out his Fender’s pickups for something a little nastier… Kurt Cobain is well known for using Fender guitars. During his painfully short career, he used Strats, Jaguars, Mustangs, and even a self-built…

  • Blackstar DEPT 10 Review: Programmable Drive Pedals? Cool!

    Blackstar DEPT 10 Review: Programmable Drive Pedals? Cool!

    The Blackstar DEPT 10 Series is comprised of three different pedals with a unique feature; You can plug them into your computer and they are powered by real tubes! Let’s take a look at what makes these so special! Blackstar DEPT 10: Real Tubes AND Programmable? I have always thought that Blackstar is an interesting…

  • Is Line 6 Helix Easy To Use? A Look Into The Powerful Processor!

    Is Line 6 Helix Easy To Use? A Look Into The Powerful Processor!

    Helix is everywhere these days. But is Line 6 Helix easy to use? That’s gong to depend on a lot of different factors, and today we take a look at all of them. We have already done a seriously deep dive into the features and ways to use a Helix. We have also taken a…

  • Is The Line 6 HX Stomp Worth It? HELL YES – Here’s Why…

    Is The Line 6 HX Stomp Worth It? HELL YES – Here’s Why…

    The Line 6 HX Stomp is one of the newer additions to the Helix family. It’s compact, versatile, and looks like it is packed with features. So what does it do exactly? Today we take a look at all of the features. The Line 6 HX Stomp: Helix’s Little Brother, Or Something More? Here at…

  • The 5 Best Guitar Pedals Under 50 Bucks: PRO Tone On A Budget!

    The 5 Best Guitar Pedals Under 50 Bucks: PRO Tone On A Budget!

    Everyone loves a good deal right? Budget is especially important for guitar players since gear can add up quickly. Today we check out the best guitar pedals under 50 dollars, that will take your tone to the next level! The Best Guitar Pedals Under 50 Dollars: Can Budget Pedals Really Sound Great? I know what…

  • Best Distortion Pedals For Beginners: My #1 Picks For 2021

    Best Distortion Pedals For Beginners: My #1 Picks For 2021

    So what is the best distortion pedals for beginners? For people who have never used one before? There are a few options, that are easy to use, and today we are going to talk a little about them! So you have a beginner guitar that you love, and maybe a good practice amp. The natural…

  • The 5 Weirdest Guitar Pedals: From Uniquely Useful To Disturbingly Strange!

    The 5 Weirdest Guitar Pedals: From Uniquely Useful To Disturbingly Strange!

    Sometimes a pedal comes out, and it makes us look at our whole approach to guitar in a different way. Conversely, sometimes a pedal makes us scratch our heads in confusion. Today we check out the weirdest guitar pedals of the last few years. The Weirdest Guitar Pedals: Sometimes You Need Something Different… I remember…

  • Amazon Guitar Pedals!? Are They Legit? Let’s Investigate…

    Amazon Guitar Pedals!? Are They Legit? Let’s Investigate…

    As if 2020 could not possibly get any stranger, popular online retail giant Amazon has released their own line of guitar pedals starting at under $30. The burning question is: Are they any good? Well, this is awkward. This whole week I have been talking about guitar pedals, and building your own pedalboard. Of course…

  • Best Guitar Pedals For Doom Metal: 5 Fuzz Goliaths!

    Best Guitar Pedals For Doom Metal: 5 Fuzz Goliaths!

    Doom Metal is by far more reliant on pedals than most other genres of Metal music. Fuzz is often the key element of Doom, so today we take a look at our favorite pedals that help you bring forth the apocalypse. The Best Guitar Pedals For Doom Metal: Our Favorites… We have been talking a…

  • The Best Guitar Pedals For Metal: Our #1 Picks For 2020

    The Best Guitar Pedals For Metal: Our #1 Picks For 2020

    There has been a pretty big surge over the past 5 years or so in pedal manufacturers. At the same time there have been re-issues of some great classic pedals. Today we look at our top picks for the best guitar pedals for metal. It’s pedal week, here at www.electrikjam.com! Today we are going to…

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