Anybody who follows this blog will know I’m a big fan of Electro-Harmonix––these guys have been around since long before I was playing the guitar (and I’ve been playing for over 20 years,) and they consistently produce some of the world’s best effects pedals.
In a world of rather soul-less digital technology, the pure analog tone and just plain funkiness of classic pedals like the Big Muff, Small Clone, and Q-Tron are simply priceless. Heck, many of the greatest guitar tones in ‘Rock’ have been created with a little help from Electro-Harmonix.
Luckily for us the good folks at Electro-Harmonix continue to innovate––even while eschewing all things digital––and along with the other incredible products they’ve released over the last few years, at this Summer’s NAMM 2006 show EH introduced a whole new line of smaller-sized pedals, dubbed ‘nano.’
The Nano pedals are really just shrunk-down (and much less expensive) versions of other popular Electro-Harmonx pedals, with models including the Nano Clone, Nano Small Stone, Nano Muff Overdrive, Nano Dr.Q, Nano LPB-1, Nano Switchblade, and even the Pocket Metal Muff.
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Of course, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for the nano pedals to show up at the retailers, and while the big boys (Musician’s Friend, Music123) aren’t carrying them yet, I’m happy to announce that this morning I discovered they are available at a smaller online guitar store called TunnelVision Music.
I’ll see if I can get one or two of these in for review in the near future, but in the mean time I might just pick up a Nano Dr.Q based solely on my past experience with Electro-Harmonix… these guys never cease to amaze.