This month is mostly defined by constraints.
I had to replace the car last month. Unfortunately, with everything that’s going on in the world right now, there’s a lot of unusual shortages, and I just couldn’t get replacement parts to keep my car on the road. That puts a significant limit on how much I can spare to spend on hobbies for a bit.
Secondly, we’re back in lockdown. We can travel, we’re just very limited on where we’re legally allowed to travel to. [By the end of the month, the local lockdown had become a full lockdown once again – Ed] Normally, this time of year, we’d be visiting far-flung guitar shops to hunt for unusual items and surprises. That’s just not an option right now.
Finally, there just isn’t that much interesting (to me) gear hitting the second hand market right now. All too often, the items that do catch my eye are priced optimistically, and I’m not yet sure if this is a temporary thing, or whether prices are going to remain this high in the long term.
Bearfoot FX Emerald Green Distortion Machine Overdrive Pedal
If you haven’t come across them before, Bearfoot FX are an American boutique pedal builder. They’re mostly known for their long association with BJFe, and this is one of the pedals that came out of that collaboration.
The EGDM is said to be a high gain pedal that’s in Vox AC30 territory. While neither of those things are really me, I’m always keen to try anything designed by BJFe. I’m a huge fan of his designs, and I just can’t get enough of them. They’re amongst the very best guitar fx pedals you can ever try.
How did I get on with the EGDM? Click here to read more.