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The Signal Path

Tips, Tricks & Top Gear Reviews for the Modern Guitarist

13 Best Guitar Noise Gate Pedals
1 year ago

13 Best Guitar Noise Gate Pedals

The Best Guitar Noise Gate Pedals You Never Heard Comin!

Maybe it’s a paradox we’re working with here. We want the noise. We want the roars, screams and hisses of …
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Overdrive Pedals – A Roundtable Discussion
4 years ago

Overdrive Pedals – A Roundtable Discussion

Overdrive pedals are driving me crazy right now. They’re not a pre-amp pedal, but they sorta are. It’s not a boost pedal, but can be used as one. And, they’re …
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Feeding Back & Being True to Your Sound
4 years ago

Feeding Back & Being True to Your Sound

As a guitarist, finding your voice is one thing. Believing in it is another.

You know how confusing it can be… you see gear review videos, rock award shows, and …
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Blakemore Effects R.O.U.S. Distortion Pedal Review
8.3
4 years ago

Blakemore Effects R.O.U.S. Distortion Pedal Review

What’s up Tone Hunters! This is Wes with Distortion Pedal HQ and today we’re checking out the Blakemore Effects R.O.U.S., or pronounced “Rouse,” pedal – and if you haven’t guessed …
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New From Winter NAMM Show 2015: Part Two
4 years ago

New From Winter NAMM Show 2015: Part Two

There were more guitar effects manufacturers and gear than ever before. As I got lost in the sea of the new, below are a few of the choice finds I cam …
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New From Winter NAMM Show 2015: Part One
4 years ago

New From Winter NAMM Show 2015: Part One

You ever have a dream of being in the worlds largest music store?

Well, that dream is a loud reality and it’s called The Winter NAMM Show 2015.

Where at …
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Blackout Effectors Crystal Dagger Pedal Review & Demo
8.8
4 years ago

Blackout Effectors Crystal Dagger Pedal Review & Demo

Hey Tone Hunters! This is Wes with Distortion Pedal HQ!

Today we’re going to check out Blackout Effectors Crystal Dagger. Together we’re going to roll through all of its tones …
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Pedal Genie Review
4 years ago

Pedal Genie Review

Just admit it… you have a gear wish list a mile long. Maybe even longer!

But there’s just no way you can afford it all. Unless you sell a few …
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Check out Tom Morello’s Guitars & Home Studio
4 years ago

Check out Tom Morello’s Guitars & Home Studio

By  •  Rigs

I for one cannot get enough of seeing guitarists’ home studios – especially ones that shred hard like Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave). What’s so astounding about his sound, …
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Perfect Pedal Order with Steve Vai
4 years ago

Perfect Pedal Order with Steve Vai

Master guitarist Steve Vai treats you to over an hours worth of his insightful time on the arrangement of signal path and the guitar effects pedal chain. Don’t be fooled …
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