The new Harley Benton MiniStomp Compact Effects are all tiny, ultra-compact metal enclosures weighing only 133 g each, and drawing 20 mA of power, perfect for adding to any pedalboard. There are effects for both guitar and bass, and, you can always abuse synths with them, too. This could be a great way of adding some new tones to your music. Or starting an affordable pedalboard of your own!
Drives and Fuzzes
These new MiniStomp compact pedals from Harley Benton cover all bases. All eight drive and fuzz pedals were inspired by legendary pedal circuits, with Rodent and Green Tint, or the Dealbreaker and Dropkick, through to fuzzes like Sucker Punch, Silly Fuzz, Fuzzy Logic, and Big Fur.
I’m sure you can guess what they are all based on, but if not, the full descriptions are on the Harley Benton main site (see the link below).
Tube Amp Tones
Then there are four tube-amp style pedals, Plexicon and Dr.D, both inspired by famous amp models, whilst True Grit and The Heat offer characteristics of several tube amps.
Delays, Modulation, and more
Next, there is a digital delay called Edgy, the Shaft auto-wah, the Fast Lane flanger/chorus, and Spinner, which is a simulation of a classic rotary cabinet. Or, you could go for the Copy Paste looper-pedal which offers 15 minutes of looping time. There is also one called Alien Signal that is described as mangling guitar sounds into thick, buzzy, digital weirdness!
On the other hand, if you prefer something less outlandish, you could use the new Hot Mod, a multi-effect pedal full of modulation effects, or the Deep Blue, a reverb machine. There is even the Troubadour Acoustic Simulator, for when you need some faux acoustic strumming sections in your live set.
There are also plenty of useful utility pedals, designed to make setting up your personalised rig easier. These include the 5-Band and The Deep which are both 5 EQ bands for guitar and bass respectively. The Intersection ABY switch is a perfect way to create dual-amp setups, or integrate two separate signal paths, and the Magnum DI and MicroCAB are cabinet simulations, used for interfacing with any gear that needs a DI input. And finally, you have the Phone Home headphone amp.
For full details and specifications of each pedal, follow the link below to the official Harley Benton MiniStomp page. There are some useful effects amongst these new MiniStomp pedals, and the prices are very competitive too. All the MiniStomp pedals are True Bypass and feature 9V DC negative centre input, so powering them off your standard pedalboard power supply should be no problem.
- Hot Mod: Modulation (11 effects)
- Spinner: Rotary
- Fast Lane: Flanger
- Copy Paste: Looper
- Deep Blue: Digital Reverb
- Alien Sound: Bit Crusher
- MicroCAB: Cab Sim (11 boxes)
- Shaft: AutoWah
- Edgy: Digital Delay (838 ms + optional modulation)
- Magnum D.I.: DI Box + Cab Sim
- The Deep: 5-band bass EQ
- 5-band: 5-band guitar EQ
- Phone Home: Headphone amplifier
- Intersection: ABY box
- Troubadour: Acoustic Simulator
- Silly Fuzz: Silicon Fuzz (Face)
- Green Tint: Vintage Overdrive (Tube Screamer)
- Dealbreaker: Blues Overdrive (Bluesdriver)
- The Heat: Amp Sim (“tube sound” – fender?)
- Rodent: Vintage distortion (“biting sound” – RAT?)
- Drop Kick: High Gain Distortion (jackhammer?)
- Fuzzy Logic: Germanium Fuzz (Face)
- Dr. D: Dynamic overdrive (dumble?)
- True Grit: Amp Simulator (“Valve Combo” – Marshall?)
- Plexicon: Overdrive (Plexi)
- Big Fur: Fuzz (Big Muff or Wooly Mammoth?)
More Information Harley Benton
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