New Pedal Day

Actually, it’s new pedals, plural!  I’ve been looking at the Tone City pedals that Anderton’s sells recently, and some of my friends on the forums have given them favourable reviews, so I decided to order a couple of them.  My goal when I purchase pedals is always to experiment with new sounds and learn more about what you can do with guitar gear, and the Tone City pedals, being rather inexpensive, are handy for that purpose, since I’m not looking for the ultimate, “best” tone, but just trying different types of pedals.

I watched quite a few videos on YouTube about these pedals.  I was only really interested in the different flavours of gain pedals since I already have things like delay and chorus.  The two that seemed the most likely to bring me new sounds, bearing in mind my existing gear, were the Bad Horse and the Black Tea.  The former is a Klon Centaur clone, and the latter is designed to sound like a Vox AC amp.

Here’s a quick picture of what comes in the box – you get both a rubber strip and a velcro one that you can attach to the bottom of the pedal, which is a nice touch.  They feel pretty heavy and solid too, so my first impressions are good.  I’ll report back in the near future on how they sound!

Tone City Pedals

Author: gloopyjon

I grew up in England, attending school in Gloucester and then reading Classics at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. After working in London for three years, I moved to Belgium in 1993 where I have lived ever since. I played the piano as a child and also started playing the guitar, but never took it seriously until 2012, thanks to Rocksmith. I've also done a lot of singing, including over 30 amateur shows. Since 2012 I have been avidly accumulating guitar-related information as well as guitars and related gear, and I decided to create this site to share some of my knowledge, experiences and opinions with anybody who might be interested.

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