Kim Bjorn PEDAL CRUSH
Stompbox Effects For Creative Music Making
PEDAL CRUSH have you covered with more than 800 effects pedals, 50 exclusive interviews from artists and makers, and a stunning 200 creative tips and tricks. All in full color, pristine photography, and 376 engaging pages of dense information. You might know the feeling of not having “the right” pedal yet, or not having nailed “that sound” perfectly? By reading PEDAL CRUSH, you will gain clarity and expanded knowledge of effects pedals and their creative, musical possibilities. You’ll get new ideas within minutes to perfect your sound and explore new sonic territory - but beware: our readers say it’s hard to put the book down again.
Like in our two previous books, you’ll meet inspiring people ranging from known guitar masters to creative sound artists - all sharing their secrets and tips. Get inspiration from people like Sarah Lipstate, Andy Martin, Daniel Steinhardt from That Pedal Show, David Torn, Ed O'Brien from Radiohead, Jennifer Batten, Lisa Bella Donna, Matt Johnson from The The, Nels Cline, Tycho, Nick Reinhart, and many others. You’ll also learn the stories behind your favorite pedals, as we’ve interviewed some of the pedal creators and brands who have shaped the scene: Chase Bliss Audio, BOSS, EarthQuaker Devices, Death by Audio, Electro-Harmonix, Empress Effects, Meris, Red Panda, Strymon, TC Electronic, and plenty more. Now you can finally get a systematic, no-nonsense presentation of technical, usable, and audible features of pedals. Ramping up from basic options to effects pedals with more advanced combinations, the seven sections of PEDAL CRUSH all contain contemporary effects as well as historic touchpoints, vintage rarities, and "oddballs.”
The perfect companion on your coffee table or in your studio. With 376 colorful pages in hardcover format and a foreword by Steve Vai, this book is a must-have for anyone having a crush on guitar pedals. PEDAL CRUSH is written by Kim Bjørn and Scott Harper (Knobs) with help from a team of great editors, advisors, and journalists. Editing and additions: Mike Metlay. Assistant editor: Diana Smethurst. Additional texts and content contributions by Alex Maiolo, Dan Orkin, Peter Fernando, Stefan Fast, Andy Martin, Brian Wampler, Kristoffer Høeg, and others.
• 800+ PEDALS
• 50 ARTISTS AND MAKERS
• 200+ TIPS AND TRICKS
• Dimensions: 24.5 x 24.5 cm (9.6 x 9.6 inches)
• Weight: 5 lbs
• Printed on FSC certified paper