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New ToneCandy True Blue Harmonica Magic Pedal
I want to make it clear that this is NOT a guitar pedal and NOT a distortion pedal. True Blue was designed to enhance high impedence harmonica microphones. After hearing many blues bands with harp players, I found that getting good harmonica tone without the right amplifier is difficult. The 1959 Fender tweed 4X10 Bassman was always the standard for producing "that tone". Many harmonica players want to get good tone with newer and smaller amplifiers but many of these amps lack the depth.
The ToneCandy True Blue Harmonica Magic Pedal can give you the depth needed to achieve great tone. It produces a deep rich tone at any volume.The Bass and Mid controls can be dialed in to fit your style of playing. These controls are set at just the right frequencies to help control your desired tone. When the bass and mid controls are set lower, it has a cleaner sound. When the bass and mid controls are turned up the pedal can be used as a boost with a little edge. The volume control is a master that does not change the tone. The pedal also helps control feedback. This is not an anti feedback pedal but it really helps playing at higher volume.
Bass Control - Produces deep rich bass and can also be used as a boost when turned up.
Mid Control - Adds just the right amount of midrange to make the harp sing. It acts as a boost when turned up.
This is a brand new pedal and will be available by Mid April, 2021. I will provide a list of retailers that will be selling this pedal in the next few weeks. We will also be posting some new sound videos with a Champ amp, and a Blues Junior.
True Blue Harmonica Magic
This sound sample has three 15 second parts. The pedal is set to a higher gain with the master volume only on about 1/3 up. I used a Deluxe reverb that is only on volume 2 with bass and treble at 4. Also, there is a 10 inch speaker installed for better harp tone. I wanted to show how the pedal can get some edge with the amp at lower volume. You can also use it through a clean PA system and get great tone.
If the Bass and Mid controls are set lower, you can get a cleaner tone.
The True Blue Harmonica Magic Pedal is hand soldered and made in the USA using top quality parts like all ToneCandy pedals.
The pedal controls are set with volume at 10AM. Bass and Mid at 2PM.
1 - First Part is with the pedal off with an Astatic JT30 mic.
2 - Second Part is with the pedal on with an Astatic JT30 mic.
3 - Third Part is with a hotter chopped Astatic 200 mic with a Shure white CM element.
True Blue Tone Test
The pedal circuit is a 5 stage class A analog preamp using discrete components. There are no digital components in this circuit. We use top quality FET transistors, capacitors and resistors to shape the tone for each preamp stage. It is all hand wired and hand soldered made in the USA.
This short sound sample shows the deep rich bass the pedal produces. The pedal is set for a cleaner tone with Bass and Mid at 10 AM and the volume half up. I used a Deluxe reverb that is only on volume 2 with bass and treble at 4. Also, there is a 10 inch speaker installed for better harp tone. I used a newer Astatic JT30 mic.
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ToneCandy True Blue Harmonica Magic
ToneCandy Spring Fever Reverb Pedal Price: $244.95
ToneCandy Sweet & Lo-Gain Pedal Price: $199.95
ToneCandy Red Hot Pedal Price: $199.95
ToneCandy Spring Fever Reverb Pedal
We hope you will love this pedal as much as we do. It is one of the most lush and warm reverb pedals available. The ToneCandy Spring Fever Reverb Pedal is reminiscent of a vintage tube, long spring reverb unit with three easy to use controls. It has 4 analog amplifers. One for the dry guitar signal, two in front of the spring module to warm it up, and an analog amplifier on the output to warm it up again.
Volume - This is a transparent line boost that can give more gain if desired that works well as an end of a chain boost.
Reverb - It works like a dwell control that puts more signal to the spring simulator
The Spring Fever Pedal is hand made in the USA using top quality parts like all ToneCandy pedals.
Priced at $244.95
1 - First Part is with the pedal off with a dry guitar signal
2 - Second Part is The Volume Control at 9 o'clock using Mix and Reverb controls at 10 oclock
3 - Third Part is the Reverb control turned up to almost 3 o'clock - Performed by Bill Decker
ToneCandy Red Hot Overdrive and Distortion Pedal
This pedal sounds like a pushed stack of vintage Marshall Plexi amps on 11. It produces a fat saturated highly overdriven Maximum Boost singing tone, even at lower volume levels. You can sustain those notes forever and it is just great for harmonics. It sounds the same at gig volume as it does in a small room at low volume without losing any bottom.
Buy if... rock and roll is the name of your game. Skip if... you think Greg Ginn is the first and last name in tone. Rating... 5.0
The Final Mojo Each of the ToneCandy’s pedals is made of the finest parts available. Mike Marino is a passionate player and road tests his prototypes on stage for months prior to finalizing his designs, and I think this technology-meetsreal- world approach gives ToneCandy pedals an edge in a somewhat glutted market.
ToneCandy Red Hot Pedal with all controls at 11:45 o'clock through a Fender hot rod deluxe III. This is the midpoint of the pedal. You can see how it cleans up when Simona uses her guitar volume control. You can also hear the difference in distortion with her picking dynamics at 2:40 on this video. Performed by Simona Malandrino from Italy.
ToneCandy Red Hot Pedal set at high gain through a stock Fender Deluxe Reverb amp performed by Bill Decker.