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North East Guitar Expo -Verve Hotel, Natick, MA
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Author Archives: Adam
Jen & Adam featured in ep. #57
Souldier Guitar Straps & Wrist Cuffs
Revenge of EarthQuaker Day
EarthQuaker Returns! August 6th 2022
Reinventing classic fuzzes and forging original designs
JHS pays tribute to the Lovetone Big Cheese
A kaleidoscopic mix of octave, flange, and fuzz
BBG Launch Party: April 21st 2022
Let’s celebrate the launch of the Boston chapter of Beats By Girlz Thursday, April 21st at The Record Co.
New Arrivals: March 18th 2022
100 watts or Orange Rockerverb & a limited ed. Afterneath
Music Collectibles Extravaganza
April 2022 in Boxborough, MA: The Music Collectibles Extravaganza
Mid 2000’s interpretation of the IC Big Muff
Engine of Ruin
Made in conjunction with Dylan Carlson of Earth
90’s reissue of the late 70’s classic
Wall of Fuzz
Digital Models of 3 classics: Tube Spring, Plate 140, Hall 224
Jfet boosted op amp drive with MOSFET clipping
an analog-voiced delay with up to 1000 milliseconds of delay time
HELLSTACHE v2 Collab. w/ God City)
A few of the additions to our reference library
Best Sellers of 2021
Most sought after effects of 2021
Favorite Music: 2021
The music we listed to & loved from 2021
velvet wrapped fuzz inspired by Boris guitarist Wata.
12 Years of Stompbox Sonic
No party or cake this year. Just sweet, sweet pedals. Join our mailing list to learn how we are celebrating.
Amythyst Kiah – Sound Tasting
Live at the beach all year long with this chewy, bubbly, swirly fuzz-phaser.
Fumio Mieda reinvents the Univibe.
BIT -The Legend of Fuzz
While not a bit crusher it can produce some 8-bitish gnarlyness.
FX 25 Envelope Filter
The classic green Auto-Wah
Noise gate w/ unique envelope shaping capabilities
Real spring reverb with a kick pad for thunderous crashes.
a mesmerising twin oscillator phaser/vibrato from the UK
MF-102 Ring Modulator
conjures beautiful tremolo effects or create bizarre and robotic resonations.
smooth phase tones w/ endless possibilities
An intense late fuzz w/ octave up and clean blend.
A collaboration w/ Noveller
Digital delay and looper that can simulate a 4 head tape echo
323 Effects/Pure Salem Pink Beard Fuzz High Gain Transister Fuzz A/DA Flanger (90’s reissue) Abominable Electronics Anxious Echo (Coliseum Sig.) Fuzz/Delay Alesis (ModFx) Bitrman Phlanger Arion Digital Delay /Sampler DDS-1 Digital Delay Black Cat OD-1 Blackout Effectors Mantra (Ltd […]
Space Echo RE-201
The legendary Space Echo tape delay.
Modern, high-gain transistor fuzz
Tera Echo TE-2
a dynamic stereo ambience effect that goes far beyond traditional delay
Black Cat Guitar Rangebooster
A modern, NOS take on the Range Master Treble Booster
We are keeping busy over here at Stompbox Sonic. Buying n’ selling pedals, providing effects consultations, and preparing for a Guitar Show (Northeast Guitar Expo May 23rd)! Follow us over on Instagram for all the latest news.
Spring Cleaning 2021
2021 Spring Cleaning: Sale!
Favorite Music 2020
Thankful to have music to turn to…
Our online store launched today
Dual High End DSP Delay/Reverb with Tap Temp
sub-harmonic delay resonator
Ever since the Sixties, fuzzboxes, wah-wahs, phase shifters and a vast range of guitar effects pedals have shaped the sound of music as we know it. Now there are two books celebrating these devices and the community of guitarists who […]
an optical compressor with a feature set usually reserved for studio grade units.
Support Small Business, Support the music.
2020 has hit hard. Small businesses and musicians are struggling, as are many, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you are shopping please consider supporting independent companies in your community. Friday November 27th through Monday November 30th we are offering […]
Bit Commander Ltd Ed Color
Analog Octave Synth Pedal
420 Fuzz V2
an original fuzz boasting an EL5420csz quad op-amp that creates two different gated fuzz circuits
An Expressive Double Filter Fuzz
a solid-state analog reverberator w/ a dark, fluttery decay
Inspired by 1980’s rack mount reverbs. With 8 algorithms, including gated, reverse, plate, and granular modes
3 granular delay modes. 3 pitch modes
3x silicon active booster. this sucker is nuclear
A combination echo and vintage style octave fuzz
natural sounding drive w/ interesting pre/post gain eq
Bi-Mode Chorus BCL
Two independent LFOs
Collaboration between Fuzzrocious and Bongripper.
An organic, psychedelic, atmospheric vintage phaser
A linear boost w/ a 6 way frequency selector switch developed for Teenage Fanclub
EAE upends the world of analog delay
Hand wired overdrive from Boston based builder/Blue Man Group shredder
Compressimiser is a studio quality compressor squeezed into a two-knob signal smashing machine
A super versatile Sunn inspired dual channel distortion and preamp covers a lot of heavy ground!
Developed with the Melvin’s King Buzzo, to capture his unique distortion tones.
Sales Tax Holiday 2020
There’s a Sales Tax Holiday in Massachusetts this weekend!
Feature packed! With 30 different delay types
Klon inspired overdrive with the Lone Wolf touch
Life Pedal V1
An octave fuzz inspired by the Shin-Ei FY2 & FY6 units leads the circuit into a LM308 brutal rodent big box distortion,
Screaming Females Woolly Mammoth
A one-of-a-kind hand painted W.M. pedal by Marissa Paternoster, singer and guitarist of the Screaming Females
designed to bring one classic, and one rare sound (spring reverb and harmonic-vibrato) to whatever amp you’re using
Now booking remote effects consultations.
Belton based reverb inspired by vintage Ampegs
RE-20 Space Echo
The Roland RE-201 Space Echo, has been reborn as the BOSS RE-20 Twin Pedal!
Don’t have the words, can’t stay silent
We have been reflecting on ways we can be allies, be supportive and bring about positive change. We will be listening, learning, finding creative ways to help. We will be supporting artists and organizations committed to equality and ending injustice. […]
Broadway Treble Booster
a wide spectrum of “Telecaster-esque & Rangemaster inspired tones
Inspired by the iconic guitar tone of Steve Albini/Shellac
modeled after the original late 70’s “Ensemble” chorus that started it all
A super-small polyphonic pitch-transposer, deliver one octave above and one octave below the root.
powerful infinite sustain, rich in harmonic
Enhanced Otherworldly Reverberator
Strings & Such
A selections of strings, cables, odds, and sods.
this is true-stereo phase shifting at its finest
Family photo: Pedal friends & Voltron
“Jane Doe” Box of Metal
a one of a kind hand painted version of ZVEX’s heaviest-sounding pedal
3watt battery powered British crunch
Music in the Time of Quarantine
Hey Everyone, Much like you, we are doing our best to stay home, stay safe, and keep positive. It has taken some time to figure how best to move forward. Is that even possible? Well, we gotta try. So much […]
explore guitar effects pedals as a tool for everyone
PATCH & TWEAK
A big book about modular synths, their makers, and masters. Patching secrets, performance tips, history, modules, and techniques.
PUSH TURN MOVE
Meet the artists, designers, makers and their instruments and see how they have shaped the world of electronic music.
a fantastically versatile fuzz/overdrive/distortion peda
Photos from SBS 10. November 8th 2019
Based on the Vox Super Beatle Distortion w/ enhanced EQ boosts
medium-gain device with the harmonic fullness and grind of a higher-gain pedal
Chasms are cleared, mountains sheared, glaciers calved, novæ birthed.
112+ Drive Channel
The ultimate stacking preamp, vintage drive, booster, distortion, and much more
Inspired by the garbled audio that accompanies worn-out and poorly aged budget bin video tape
2019 Most Requested
These are the items most requested at Sound Tastings and private effects consultations: Plasma -Game Changer Miku Stomp -Korg Gizmotron Mechanical Bow -Gizmotron Enzo -Meris 420 Fuzz -Fuzzrocious Model feT -Electronic Audio Experiments Loma Prieta -Coppersound Wicked Jawn -Electronic Audio […]
Favorite Music 2019
Here is just a small sampling of the music we’ve enjoyed this year.
2019 Best Selling Pedals
2019 Best Selling Pedals
Op-Amp distortion wit a broad frequency response which makes it work equally well with guitar, baritone guitar, and bass
Celebrating 10 years of weird, dreamy, and fuzzed out sounds
Join as we celebrate a decade of igniting the creative process through effects pedals.
WICKED JAWN combines EAE’s Model FET with our Octave Jawn mod, a digital octave up and down.
vintage style, modulating delay with the flexibility to control 5 parameters via control voltage jacks.
a fuzzy feedback modulation machine
Adventure Audio came by SBS HQ to deliver a few of their finest. The Dream Reaper Fuzz and Again Delay. You really need to check these out!
Rainbow Machine Black on Pink
Same great Rainbow Machine in a limited edition Black & Pink enclosure.
Zumix Block Party
We will be vending at the Zumix Block Party! Your Stompbox Sonic pals will have three demo boards set-up. Two for guitar/bass. One for vocals. All pedals and accessories we bring to the event will be 15% off! Think of […]
High Voltage distortion circuit – converts audio signal into a series of Electrical discharges. ThirdMan Records Edition
A sample/hold filter with a glide knob option
From “mild” overdrive to “tube-amp-about-to-explode.”
Ranging from warm overdrive to saturated fuzz
Super Duper Concert Bass Mod
mimics the unique distortion of the Sunn Concert Bass amplifier
TB-2 Tea Ball Microphone
hand made microphone from an actual tea ball
SBS 10th Birthday
EarthQuaker Day 2019
An 11 hour drive, amazing music, tons of musical gear, and great people. For the 2nd year in a row took 90 West in a car full of cds and snacks bound for Akron, OH. Made our way to that […]
Sometimes that xenon gas gets free….
Sorry, I couldn’t resist paraphrasing the Magnetic Fields classic, “Born on a Train,” changing neon to xenon gas. It’s a catchy tune and apropos for the Game Changer Plasma pedal. Which transforms your instrument’s signal into high-voltage electrical discharges within […]
Tax Free Holiday
Sunday the 18th, the State of Massachusetts is waiving the 6.25% sales tax. It’s a great time to save some dough on effects, instruments, and amps. To help you find that perfect new piece of gear we are offering free […]
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a unique approach to
classic tube-like overdrive offering 3 different clipping voices, loads of headroom and almost three-dimensional clarity
We are back from Summer NAMM and we’ve got lots of new gear making it’s way to SBS HQ. First up are Alabama’s Yellowcake Pedals. Makers of fine drives & filter effects. Detailed product pages coming soon!
Top 100 Dealer
What an honor to be recognized by NAMM as one of the Top 100 Dealers of 2019. Over the past 10 years, as the effects community has blossomed, and the world has changed, we have overcome major challenges. We have […]
Drum Clinic w/ Hozoji Matheson-Margullis
Tuesday June 18th 2019 6pm-7pm Q Division Studio Stompbox Sonic and Girls Rock Campaign Boston present a drum clinic featuring Hozoji Matheson-Margullis of Helms Alee. Hozoji, sings and drums in the Seattle trio Helms Alee. Known for a beautiful and […]
Real-time audio micro-sampling & sustain
A high-voltage distortion that converts your instrument’s signal into a rapid series of electric discharges
GRCB & SBS Gear Yard Sale
Memorial Day Weekend – Effects Sale
Distorted Electric Banjo
“I went to Stompbox Sonic because I has just recently made my banjo electric and was interested in trying out some distortion pedals with it. I made an appointment and met with Adam. Adam is extremely knowledgeable about what all […]
Rainbow Machine Retrospective
The Rainbow Machine is a whimsical creative tool. We were immediately smitten upon its release. Some love it, some dismiss it, others swear by it. The Rainbow Machine never fails to conjure a mischievous smile from any that wield it. In […]
A gritty, Harmonic Tremolo with four Wave-Shape
Speed sweeps from maddeningly slow to puppy dog flippy
“This is a rarity in the ‘gear world.'”
“Adam and Jen at Stompbox Sonic approached us 2013 to become a dealer of our products for Fuzzrocious Pedals. We ourselves are a small business “mom and pop” shop like Stompbox Sonic and were immediately enamored with Adam and Jen […]
“I ended up using it on all the tracks.”
“I wanted to say thanks for the fuzz pedals Adam brought by for us when I was looking to finish up guitar parts on our upcoming Spectramotiv record. As you know I’m really particular about fuzzes (I was the one […]
“they helped me find pedals that enhanced my sound”
“I can’t say enough positive things about Stompbox Sonic. I met them at a Sound Tasting event 6 years ago and ever since they have become my go-to shop for effects pedals and other accessories. Jen and Adam are so […]
“…the psychic space for playful exploration”
“Stompbox Sonic’s sonic tastings are the only place I’ve felt free to try unfamiliar audio effects to my heart’s content (and inevitably fall in love with new sounds). Adam and Jen create the psychic space for playful exploration with gear […]
“and that time they let me play 200 pedalz!”
“On top of being overall awesome people and coming to many of a band of mine’s jam spaces so we could test out all sorts of awesome pedals before we buy AND having great selection AND so much pedal knowledge!! […]
Arcade Dreams Reborn
Super-Modulated multiple tap delay
Multi-Voice Instrument Synthesizer
Inspired by the 1982 Bladerunner film soundtrack
2019 is off to a great start. The Sound Tastings (Effects Consultations) are in full swing. So many talented customers, from varied musical backgrounds, on a myriad of instruments have left us inspired by the intrepid use of effects. We […]
Gizmotron 2.0: Bass
An electro-mechanical bowing device that produces string sounds such as cello, viola or violin.
Gizmotron 2.0: Guitar
An electro-mechanical bowing device that produces string sounds such as cello, viola or violin.
S & K Pedals
New Arrivals: S&K VHD and CMOSludge
Pedalboard Reconciler. An ABY box with 2 effects loops.
“Thank you for the amazing pedal suggestion”
“Thank you for the amazing pedal suggestion (Mr. Black Eterna) and the handsome Couch Guitar Straps!” -Richard Murillo
“This place is awesome.”
“This place is awesome. I was looking for a Red Panda Tensor. Every store I contacted had a 3-month long waiting list. Stompbox got back to me immediately and 2 days later it’s mine! Can’t recommend them enough” -Andrew Merclean
Favorite Music: 2018
Low: Double Negative Yo la Tengo: There’s a Riot Going On Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe: S/T Kristin Hersh: Possible Dust Clouds Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel Emma Ruth Rundle: On Dark Horses Marissa Nadler: For My […]
2018 Best Sellers
Here are the 10 best selling effects from 2018. EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Stereo Reverb/Delay Klon KTR Overdrive Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star Pad Reverb Red Panda Tensor Timewarp EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Reverb/Delay Coppersound Polaris Chorus/Vibrato Empress Echosystem […]
9th Birthday Celebration
Friday November 9th
A super fat growling synth fuzz, ripping upper-octave riff-inspiring thick fuzz and chaotic inter-modulating sonic destruction
A phaser with a delay inside.
RHFX Analog Phaser
An 8-stage analog Phaser gives warmth and richness and swirl to your tone
Vibrato w/ 8 modulation modes: pitch-wobbles, pulsations, rapid trills, squiggles, whammy bar effects
EarthQuaker Devices Clinic
Presented by StompboxSonic & Q Division Studios: Dive deep into EarthQuaker Devices with Operations Manager, Cory Juba! Get up close and hands-on with EarthQuaker Devices, ask questions, learn pro tips, and win FREE PEDALS! Now is your chance to understand […]
Crossing the divide between distortion + overdrive,
Stereo Flanger with five presets, eight modes and tap tempo.
true high-fidelity compression and limiting
Powerful, with Attack, Release, Auto Mode, Hard/Soft Knee
A thick, massive fuzz descended from the Muff bloodline.
A versatile 2-in-1 Overdrive & Boost w/ switchable order
Two-voice harmony effects pedal w/ MASH expressive footswitch
live reverse and tape stop effects, pitch shifting, time stretching
Brent Hinds Terror
FROM BEDROOM TO HEADROOM: A TWIN CHANNEL HEAD APPROVED BY BRENT HINDS
Distortion with chorus or delay w/ selectable SERIES / PARALLEL operation
From pitch shifting flanger to resonant metallic swooshes
Signal Flow: Yoga & Effects
Movement is the soundtrack
Somerville Local & The Real School
We are going to be venturing out from our top secret pedal testing facility. Sunday February 11th we’ll have a booth at the SLF Valentine’s Artist Market at the Armory in Somerville. We will be debuting some new effects and […]
Hi Everyone, It’s 2018. Stompbox Sonic begins making its way around the sun towards our ninth year of existence. How about a look back to a highlight from year eight (last year)? As you may have heard we did a […]
Vintage Germanium Fuzz Tone
A touch sensitive translucent overdrive as hot as a damn fine cup of coffee.
Rainbow Machine V2
Polyphonic Pitch Mesmerizer w/ Flexi-Switch
Avalanche Run V2
Stereo Reverb & Delay with Tap Tempo. With Flexi-Switch™ Technology
Celebrating 8 years & 200 Pedals
Inspiration To celebrate 8 years of chasing the creative spirit we wanted to do something big. This assembly of 200 effects was done as an homage to our friends, family, the pedal builders, companies, and musicians that have made Stompbox […]
Patches, Pins, Sweatshirts, and Books!
Pins, Patches, Sweatshirts, & Books
Giving Thanks & Saving Dough
Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for all the pie we are about to consume and for all you wonderful pedal folk. You’ve been keeping us going for 8 years! Hey, we wanna say thanks some more by offering 15% off […]
A ’70s amp in a box. Voiced on multiple vintage amplifiers, such as a 1972 ‘Pics Only’ Orange.
Foxx inspired fuzz with adjustable octave.
12 ways to clip (distort/provide overdrive) your instrument or re-clip any effect that comes before it.
Audio Builders Workshop: Recap
So much gratitude for everyone that attended, participated, and assisted with Sundays’s Audio Builders Workshop focusing on Massachusetts based effects builders. We had over 40 people attendance. Music lovers, musicians, recording engineers and aspiring pedal builders all come together […]
takes your input signal and “brutally amplifies it into a crushing square wave fuzz tone that is multiplied, divided, and modulated.”
A Lo-Fi Reverb, Echo and Double-Tracker for capturing that classic Rock-and-Roll sound.
Abbey Chamber Verb
Soft Vintage Reverb – Keeley’s Recreation of Abbey Road Studio’s Echo Chamber
Three Mode Reverb: Compressed, Distorted and Flanged
Where huge chords, laden with harmonics, give way to undulating tremblings.
A mix of the Tone Bender MkII fuzz with a Rat distortion to create something that sings like a fuzz but is tight like a distortion.
Belle Epoch Deluxe
Faithfully reproducing the original EP-3 specifications part for part except with a 24-bit high-fidelity digital delay line taking the place of the tape cartridge.
Replicator Tape Echo
The goal was to make a tape echo unit that could nail the sound quality of the old echo units, but surpass them in features.
Blackstone Mosfet Overdrive
A distortion that re-shapes the body of the note, instead of coating it with a noisy fizz.
Metal Valve Distortion
A two channel, ultra high gain, filth machine with a tube (valve) in it!
Audio Builders TV
Adam filmed a few segments for Audio Builders TV. A collaboration between Audio Builders Workshop & Concord Carlisle High School. The goal was to demonstrate different ways of approaching the use of effects. Many current pedal builders have introduced unique […]
Iron Horse V2
A return to the classic distortion: thick, punchy, riffy and rowdy.