Summer NAMM 2014 – Emerson Custom Pedals Did Their Damnedest to Chase Us Away by Uttering the “C” Word

Here’s a primer on how to get the Gear Gods editorial staff psyched on your product: the phrase “5-channel true bypass passive looper” will make us say something to the extent of “fuck yeah!” and there will likely be a high five involved (a passive true bypass high five, most likely). On the other hand, “it nails that Creed drop D tone” is um… well it’ll get you the opposite reaction.

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That combination of words didn’t even do the product in question justice, because these Emerson Custom Pedals sound pretty sweet, which is not an adjective I’d ever apply to a guitar track tainted by the plop fizz of Mark Tremonti’s tone.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.