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Promote your band / Sonic Cartel!
« Last post by Sonic Steve on March 21, 2017, 01:22:55 PM »
Afternoon all,

Our first song "Fires", is now up online! We're in the process of finishing and mixing off the rest of the tunes, 12 in total. There's a link on our site -

For all the recordings I used my HT-5R with my Blacktop strat

Please feel free to share the link and you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Would love to know what you guys think!!

Introduce Yourself / Hello all!!
« Last post by Sonic Steve on March 15, 2017, 09:37:51 PM »
Hi all,

A quick hello!  I've recently got into playing a couple of years ago after having quite a long break.  I've been writing and recording with an old school friend and we've put a band together, Sonic Cartel!  It's been great fun and looking forward to gigging pretty soon!

Here's a couple of links of me playing some Sonic Cartel tunes -

Your Recordings / Who's Loving You - Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 Acapella Snippet
« Last post by akasha24 on March 10, 2017, 09:02:33 AM »
Company Shout Outs! / SoundBrut introduces DrVa overdrive + boost
« Last post by SoundBrut on March 01, 2017, 06:44:08 PM »
DrVa is the first effects unit developed by Stockholm-based company SoundBrut. It is a hard-clipping overdrive and MOSFET clean boost, coupled with a custom tone circuit with 18 voicings.

DrVa incorporates two serial effects: (Dr) and (Va).

(Dr) is a hard-clipping overdrive controlled via a volume and gain knob. Fueled by a NE5534 op-amp, it celebrates the harmonic structure of your guitar and maintains an airy open tone. (Va) is a MOSFET clean boost seasoned with a custom tone circuit, not unlike the notorious Varitone circuit from the 60s Gibson guitars. You can operate both circuits individually or together.

Tone circuit in (Va) boost is controlled via a 6-way selector, switching between 6 different EQ filters, as well as a 3-way “Q” switch that changes the filter bandwidth; adding up to 18 combinations (presets) to choose from. All capacitors and EQ notches are selected to match a variety of pickups.

Our motive was to create a dirt pedal that rounds up your tone, wherever or whenever it is ON. DrVa is a useful unit for pushing under-powered fuzzes or equalizing other drive pedals. It has true bypass so that it can be placed anywhere in your effects chain. Its gain structure and tone shaping is relatively transparent. In the end, it doesn’t make your sound dark, makes it a tad beefier; it doesn’t make your sound trebly, makes it punchier, easier to cut through.

We love DrVa as an always-on pedal.

DrVa is available at:

•   Hard-clipping overdrive
•   MOSFET clean boost (up to 20 decibels)
•   Custom tone circuit in the boost section, incorporating 18 different voicings
•   True bypass
•   Small size enclosure: 119,5 x 94 mm (4,705 x 3,701 inches)
•   Runs on 9V DC power 100mA (center pin: negative)
•   No battery compartment

Stockholm-based effects pedal company SoundBrut, is founded by Ozum Itez and Hazar Mutgan of the psychedelic rock band Hayvanlar Alemi.
Company Shout Outs! / TAKE $41.00 OFF YOUR TOTAL
« Last post by italiastraps on February 22, 2017, 06:31:31 PM »
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Effects Pedals & Pedalboards / BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal Review
« Last post by DansGuitarMusic on February 22, 2017, 06:16:40 AM »
Back again with another review. Check out the BOSS DS-1.

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