The highly anticipated new release from Dr. No has finally arrived!
The meeting of two very creative minds has resulted in a two pedal series aimed at capturing some of Troy Van Leewen's (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure, Sweethead, Gone is Gone) signature tones. The first is the "TVL" Octavia which is now shipping! We have a very limited supply of these and they will not last long so act quickly if you're after one!
A lot of people have been anxiously awaiting this one, ourselves included!
So what's new on the V2? Same high and higher gain modes as before but now the signal gets an active 3 band equalizer for way more tone control. Its now got a second stomp switch to go between the gain modes. Most importantly, its got a new voltage starve control that decreases headroom, raises saturation, and can do really lofi pitchy glitchy tones when turned all the way down. Lots of new sounds and a new look including gain and volume knobs that light up with LEDs.
Coast Sonic is on the move! If you live in the San Diego area or are passing through you'll be able to make an appointment to swing by and try out any of the gear we sell in person, even bring your own gear to see how things sound through your rig. We're conveniently located right next to the 5 freeway for easy on/off access for bands traveling between San Diego and Los Angeles.
Details coming soon!
The latest from Chase Bliss Audio; Brothers Analog Gainstage
Release date; March 20th/pre-sales February 20th
Designed in collaboration with Resonant Electronics, Brothers is built upon two independent JFET / IC analog channels comprising a total of six unique boost, drive, or fuzz circuits in one small enclosure. The pedal can be routed in thirty-three distinct ways, including mixing them in parallel or changing the order of the effects. As with every Chase Bliss pedal, you can save everything and recall presets instantly, on-the-fly either on the pedal or with MIDI. Every knob and switch is connected to a little digital brain while your guitar signal stays 100% analog the entire time and never gets digitally processed. Since the control of the effect is digital, it opens up unprecedented effects and features that have never been heard or offered in analog stompboxes.
100% Analog Signal Path --- Six independent Effects via Two Independent Channels (A & B) --- Stack A into B, Stack B into A, or Mix Channels in Parallel --- Save-able Presets (2 on board, 6 via “faves” switch, 122 via midi) --- 33 Different Routing Options, All Save-able with Knob Positions --- Channel A features JFET based Boost, OD, Fuzz (Designed in collaboration with Resonant Electronic Design™) --- Channel B features IC based Boost, OD, Fuzz (Designed by Chase Bliss Audio™) --- High Headroom, Super Clean Tonestack for Each Channel --- All Parameters Controllable by Expression / CV --- True Bypass or Buffered Bypass selectable by Dip Switch --- Momentary Engage / Kill Mode for Both Channels --- $349
For this edition of the World-Famous Coast Sonic Hi-Fives we've managed to pester EarthQuaker Devices head-honcho Jamie Stillman with our rather pointless series of Top 5 questions. Give it a read to get Jamie's take on strange office build-outs, shelved experiments and the best products to invest your money on at random truckstops.
Top five things about running your own company
Top five things that tend to interfere with said company
Top five pedal names that didn’t make the cut
Top five reasons people think you should send them free gear
Top five experiments that didn’t see the light of day
Top five reasons to call in sick
Top five things we don’t know about EQD
Top five truck stop impulse purchases
Top five embarrassing riffs you can play
I’m not necessarily embarrassed by these, but, you know…
Top five drummers
Drums are my first (and probably favorite) instrument so, here’s 10 in no particular order:
Gear talk & Coast Sonic present the second annual "Battle of the Blands"
Update: Finalists have been chosen and voting is open! Cast your vote here.
On instagram and elsewhere thousands of guitar riffs are uploaded daily, most of them uninspiring and rather, well….bland.
We’re looking to battle the blands with the unique, the original, the out of the box or the down right bizarre. We’re not after the technical best, the fastest or the most proficient. We're looking for something inspiring and creative.
Rules: There are none. (other than it must be your original work, no covers)
How to enter: Upload a 15-20 second clip to instagram with the hashtag: #coastsonicbattle
Entries are open through midnight PST Sunday December 11th after which our judges will select 10 finalists which will be posted on intagram on Wednesday the 14th - from there whichever clip has the most likes by Midnight on the 18th will be the champion! Winner take all.
So what's up for grabs? This year 10 of Coast Sonic's favorite builders have come together to offer up over 2,000$ worth of pedals - some of them custom or one-of-a-kind editions.
Dwarfcraft - She Fuzz & Baby Thunder
Dr Scientist - Bitquest
Fuzzrocious - Dark Driving
TomKat - DayDreamer
Chase Bliss - Spectre
Alexander - Jubilee
Beetronics - Whoctahell
Mantic - Flex XS
smallsound/bigsound - Buzzz
Old Blood Noise Endeavors - Mondegreen