27/05/2015

Old Blood Noise Endeavors

We are a big fan of Old Blood Noise Endeavors. We love the things they are doing as a company, so we are delighted that our first delivery from them has arrived today and they have hit the shelves at Guitar Fx Direct. Old Blood Noise Endeavors, based out of Oklahoma USA, currently have a line up of three uniquely different pedals, all of which offer any type of guitarist a plethora of tones to choose from. From simple sweet reverb tones to full on complex Sci-Fi filtery weirdness of... Read More

18/05/2015

Red Panda Raster has landed

Red Panda are renowned market leaders when it comes to innovative new sound. Their granular delay/pitch shifting pedal, the Particle, has been blowing peoples minds for a couple of years. The Particle chops your signal into small grains, using the techniques of granular synthesis in real time. Results range from radical pitch and delay modulation to shimmering repeats to stutter/glitch sounds. The Particle has had little in way of competition for the the experimentalist connoisseur due to its seemingly unending soundscape possibilities. Red Panda must of decided that a little... Read More

15/05/2015

Exciting times for 2015 at Guitar FX Direct

A lot of exciting things have happened at Guitar FX Direct since our last blog post. We have moved into a new shop premises, launched an upgraded website with an additional mobile friendly version available, all the while continuing to add new exciting brands to our ever expanding line up such as Pedal Projects, with Old Blood Noise Endeavors and Fuzzrocious due to arrive in the coming weeks. We are also continuing to ensure we stock all the latest releases from our existing brands. So keep an eye out for... Read More

Catalinbread Belle Epoch 27/05/2014

Catalinbread Now In Stock

With a little urge to further explore the beautiful landscape of boutique guitar effects we travel far and wide so you don’t have to. Our latest adventure took us to the far flung corners of the United Sates and crumbs! We discovered the truly mouth-watering taste of Catalinbread. Hailing from Portland Oregon and with the musical provenance of the North West US flowing in their veins it is unsurprising that Catalinbread Effects pedals have more than a nod to the crisp tones of the blues and the more sublime darkness... Read More

Blackout Effectors – Guitar FX Direct

Something true of all guitarists is their propensity to lock themselves in darkened rooms and fiddle with knobs. Of course we mean the hours spent crafting their sound so for the ultimate darkened room experience we suggest a few hours with Blackout Effectors. This State-side company promise, and deliver, hand crafted effects suitable for any taste and while there are few surprises in the range, there is clearly a lot of thought and love involved. Blackout’s owner, Kyle Tompkins, is himself an aficionado of experimental and psychedelic rock and this... Read More

17/03/2014

New in From Mojo Hand FX

Within the pantheon of solid state and boutique effects, a few brand’s new releases always cause a bit of a stir; mostly because these brands are the epitome of quality, playability and versatility. This year so far, one of the biggest names to be rocking the guitar expos, and indeed our shelves here at Guitar FX Direct is Mojo Hand FX. With four new releases fresh from the soldering table, Mojo Hand has launched 2014 with two new pre-amps, a spring reverb and a mod/delay. For those already in the... Read More

19/02/2014

New Arrivals at GFXD

It is always a pleasure to introduce new members of the Guitar FX Direct family; a family bristling with innovation, clever design and passion. In keeping with our ever expanding (and far from nuclear) family unit we present two new nephews – Darkglass Electronics and Recovery Effects. If it seems sometimes the bias leans towards the six-string, then Darkglass is a rallying call to all bass-heads. Designed in Finland and built in the USA they are, unsurprisingly, aimed more toward the Metal market than anything else, but are equally at... Read More

29/01/2014

Death By Audio Ghost Delay

We like to think of our collection of boutique boxes as extensive and eclectic; which is not to say we do not have our favourites. Firmly fixed in the top ten are some (if not all) from Brooklyn based Death by Audio. If the name sounds familiar, it is hardly a surprise. Death by Audio, one of the longest serving independents, has supplied to Nine Inch Nails and U2 and with a successful side-line as musicians and impresarios are no strangers to the loud and live. This mix of talents... Read More

18/01/2014

Delay Pedals

How do you like your delay? Few would argue that delay is as much an integral part of most rigs as overdrive or the amp. Strangely, the development of delay started in the orchestra as some twentieth century composers, the first to be able to record their compositions, began to experiment with layered sound effects. The first, slightly unwieldy, delays relied on tape and magnet technology so although their rich, warm sounds can be heard on studio recordings it was some time before delay was available at the touch of... Read More

12/01/2014

Wampler Pedals

Once again, you lucky guys and gals, we have been scouring the globe to bring you some mind-blowing new toys and we think Wampler Pedals will more than do the job. It is surprising how many of the brands we stock were developed as a circumstance of fate, for want of a better word. Wampler is no exception. Founder and developer Brian Wampler was an accomplished guitarist with a promising career but a passion for adapting pedals. Soldering iron in hand he soon moved to designing his own aiming to... Read More