Guitar Pedal Toppers – What Are They?

I had recently noticed an explosion of guitar pedal toppers on pedal boards recently. With the advent of social media and Facebook groups, many of us (53,000 as of last) subscribe to “Pedalboards of Doom. I suspect at first that group started out as a death...

How Much Are Guitar Pedals?

How much are guitar pedals? How much do they cost? The answer is pretty simple – somewhere between $25 and $500 (for the most part). That’s a pretty wide range, so let me narrow it down. Most budget and clone pedals are under $100. Most mainstream pedals...

Caline CP-13 Super Chorus

Let’s get right to it. The Boss Super Chorus is $109 and the Caline Super Chorus is $22. About the only additional thing the Boss version has are EQ and EQ level controls (and a stereo jack). If you want a great chorus pedal and don’t want to spend much...

Caline CP-12 Pure Sky Overdrive

Behold – the Caline CP-12 Pure Sky Overdrive, which is a clone of the Paul Cochrane Timmy pedal. In the last 5 years it has become one of the most sought after boutique pedals on the market. They are made one at a time by Paul Cochrane himself, and this is the...

Caline CP-11 Puffer Fuzz Pedal

The Caline Puffer Fuzz distortion pedal is a clone of the Dunlop Silicon fuzz face pedal. This is one of the first pedals they made about 8 years ago, model CP-11. The Dunlop version was a copy of the Jimi Hendrix Dallas Arbiter fuzz face (the round one). The main...

Real Tube Overdrive

About the BK Butler Real Tube Overdrive guitar pedal The “Real Tube Overdrive” is a BK Butler guitar pedal manufactured by “Tube Works” back in the 70’s and 80’s. The image above shows my recently purchased Real Tube pedal case...