NAMM 2016 – Z.Vex Effects’ Insane Candle-Powered Vibrophase

I was jaded pretty early on by the attempts to make “quirky” new gear stuff at NAMM, until I walked over to the Z.Vex Effects’ booth. I’ve been an admirer of Zach’s work for years – as have many metal bands, including Wooly Mammoth Fuzz users Mastodon – and was excited to get to meet him and talk about 1800’s machinery and the history of science.

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Dude didn’t disappoint. Special for NAMM, Zach built what he calls the Candela Vibro-Phase, the world’s first candle-powered guitar pedal. This thing is absolutely insane, and sounds great! So I locked Zach down and made sure he gave us the rundown on how it works, for you to all enjoy. You’re gonna want to click play on this video:

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.