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Hologram Electronics Dream sequence 26/08/2018

Hologram Electronics – Knoxville’s Sonic Scientist’s

It hasn’t taken long for Hologram Electronics to get noticed on the audio effects scene. Having launched in 2015, the relative newbies have already seen their pedals described as mind-blowing and extraordinary by Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien. Understandably, it’s got plenty of guitar enthusiasts curious about the self-described “wild ass handmade audio effects” company from Knoxville, Tennessee. In this post, we’ll introduce the people behind the brand, their powerful, unique products and what it is that’s got everyone going crazy for Hologram Electronics. Made in Knoxville Like many start-ups, Hologram Electronics... Read More

Getting to Know AC Noises

At Guitar FX Direct, we love introducing new effects pedals to guitar lovers in the UK. Whether you’re an industry expert, seasoned gigging musician or dedicated amateur, we’re committed to providing new brands and the best sounds. And the latest on that list is AC Noises, an exciting effects pedal company based in Italy. But what sets them apart in an increasingly oversaturated effects pedal market? We spoke to founders Andrea and Claudia to find out more about AC Noises, the ethos behind the brand and what the future holds……..... Read More

02/06/2018

What’s All the Fuzz About? A Closer Look at Dwarfcraft Devices

Founded in 2007, Dwarfcraft Devices have firmly established themselves as one of the more original players in the effects pedal scene. Scratch the surface and you’ll find a company that’s renowned for their fuzz-based distortion. However, dig deeper and there’s a whole world of cutting-edge products and unique sounds.   Read on as we discuss what’s on offer from Dwarfcraft Devices…   Controlled chaos  If we had to describe Dwarfcraft Devices in a few words, we’d say: chaotic, experimental but, all in all, in control. And that would go some... Read More

Catalinbread Epoch Pre 23/05/2018

What’s So Special About Catalinbread?

Catalinbread designs and hand-builds “mechanisms of music” in their home city of Portland, Oregon. And, since being founded in 2003, they’ve built up something of a reputation as leaders of the Boutique Guitar Pedal industry. But, what exactly is it that sets Catalinbread apart from the crowd? And do they deserve a place on your pedalboard? Read on as we take a closer look at Catalinbread and why their products are so special…   Choose your series    When you’re searching for an effects pedal, you want to know exactly... Read More

Alexander Pedals Syntax Error 06/09/2017

Alexander Pedals Syntax Error

The Syntax Error from the sonic scientists at Alexander Pedals has finally landed on UK shores, we’re stoked to have the Syntax Error on the shelves at Guitar FX Direct. At summer NAMM the guys at Reverb.com reported that the Syntax was the number one requested pedal for video content by customers. Alexander Pedals have dubbed this the first pedals in their “Neo Series”and the technology represented in this pedal is outstanding. This platform condenses the features of a typical “Super” pedal into a small size with simplified control-sets and... Read More

30/08/2017

Hologram Electronics Now at Guitar FX Direct

We’re delighted to have added Hologram Electronics to our line up. Their first offering, the innovative Dream Sequence is now shipping and as soon as the guys at Hologram electronics HQ open up their second release to dealers, the Infinite Jets, that will be on the way also. The Dream Sequence sounds amazing what ever you put through it, be that guitar, bass, keyboard. It’s a new kind of pedal that is difficult to categorize as it’s a sequencer, envelope shaper, sampler, pitch shifter and much much more. It’s sure... Read More

08/06/2016

Latest at Guitar FX Direct HQ

Its been a busy first half of the year at Guitar FX Direct, with many new pedals hitting the shelves. Dwarfcraft Devices released both the Twin Stags Double Tremolo and the Necromancer Fuzz. As you’d imagine from Dwarfcraft’s first foray into the modulation market, the Twin Stags is pretty crazy. But in a great way. The musicality you can get out of it, particularly when using an expression pedal, is an unexpected joy. Since we took Alexander Pedals on board in 2015, they have proven to be popular, and so... Read More

02/02/2016

2016 Winter NAMM, Stone Deaf FX, and a JHS Sale

The dust has settled on another busy and successful NAMM, and the reviews are out. We were delighted to see Stone Deaf FX creating a real buzz and flying the flag for the UK. With the addition of Mcbess, the French Illustrator, to the team and his input on a very cool re branding, the pedals due for release approx March/April look set to make a big splash. Along with the re branding, Stone Deaf FX are releasing 5 new pedals to their line up. The PDF-2, the successor to... Read More

12/01/2016

JHS Pedals Muffuletta and more…….

It was a big 2015 for JHS pedals as they continue to innovate and hold down their place amongst the movers and shakers in the boutique guitar fx industry. One of our favourite releases from JHS last year has to be the Unicorn, capable of that classic Univibe modulation but also an all wet Vibrato setting that has all that subtle warped to extreme sea sick tones and plenty more to experiment with all with tap tempo…. Another big plus for us from the JHS crew last year has to... Read More

07/01/2016

Welcome 2016

It’s been a busy old December, we hope you all enjoyed the holiday season! We’ve added a few new brands over the last month or so and also started to expand our range of accessories so wanted to keep you guys up to date:   Deep Trip pedals out of Brazil are all about that classic Vintage Tone and have done a great job with their Kryptone and Bog pedals. If you like original circuits but still want a taste of that 60’s/70’s sound take a look.   Fresh in... Read More