I have to say, I absolutely love this blog. It’s been a blast and the response has been incredible. So I first want to thank community that supports Effects Bay. Thank you so much.
I often get questions about pedals, either by Twitter or email. Questions usually are about types of pedals (ie: “I’m looking for a good delay, any suggestions?”). I answer these questions based on my own personal experiences. But unfortunately, I’m not in a position to have been able to play every pedal out there today, so my experiences is limited to what I know (and what I hear in review videos or conversations with other musicians). Recently, agraa from Twitter had a specific question about the T-Rex Replica delay. I’ve been personally looking at this delay for myself, but I couldn’t answer his simple question of “Do you think the T-Rex Replica is worth the price?“.
So, this is what I’m thinking? I’m wondering if we can ‘leverage’ the great Effects Bay community with some of these specific questions. After agraa asked, me I immediately tweeted if anyone used this pedal and asked them what they thought and then passed that information back. Twitter is not the best platform for this, but the Effects Bay blog is. If you have a specific question about a certain brand/model pedal, I will post a blog post with your question (If I can’t answer it), and then tweet the post. If anyone can answer it would be great if you could come back to the blog and leave a comment. I think personal experiences with a pedal are incredibly important. You know what it can do and can’t do. You use the pedal in real-world applications. If you have a question, email me from the site or send me a tweet!
I know some of you are asking why I don’t use a forum for this. Personally, I can see adding a forum down the road, but I want to avoid it for now. Administering a forum is a whole other ball of wax, that I kinda don’t want to deal with at this point of the site. I like the direct (occasional) question for now with follow ups. If this turns into a big thing, then the natural direction would be to add a forum.
Let me know what you think people!