Monday, June 29, 2009

World's Largest Pedalboard Party 2.0 Press Release

World's Largest Pedalboard Party 2.0 Updated Press Release

Contact: Kristen Hoetzel, Gopher Entertainment Group
Tel: 615-513-2856 - Email:

Nashville, Tennessee - 6/29/09 Radio personality Aljon Go and musician Jaux King are throwing a party to break last year’s record of the world’s largest pedal board while raising money and awareness for the National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Gopher Entertainment Group, and present The World’s Largest Pedalboard Party 2.0. The event will be held Thursday July 16, 2009 at The Rutledge. Party will feature performances from bands: Flight Case for Sushi, Philos and JonesWorld, Holy Crap and The Rust as well as guitar clinics from: Bart Walsh, Tony Pasko, Bryan Lionman, Stanton Adcock and more. Attendees will have a chance to meet the manufactures and partners. There will also be a silent auction of various guitar accessories donated by event partners benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Nashville guitarists/bloggers Aljon Go and Jaux King recently made plans to build, operate and claim the record for the world’s largest pedalboard. On June 18, 2008 they both, set the world’s record. Guitarists from novice to professional generally use several guitar pedals (electronic devices giving them different sounds like Hendrix’s fuzz or U2’s Edge echo) to craft their own signature tones. Having generated a buzz through viral marketing, comments are flooding in from guitarists all over the world. Event organizer, Aljon Go mentions, “It started out as a laugh. Now it’s become a reality. I just wanted to push the technology as far as it could go and see how insane it can get. This extraordinary pedalboard is far from practical, but every pedal is operational. This has become a celebration of the advancements in guitar technology and innovation. It will be a great party. What a great time to be a guitarist!”

The World’s Largest Pedalboard Party will be held at The Rutledge, 410 4th Ave. South, Nashville Thursday July 16th. Doors will open at 6 p.m., is “smoke-free” and an 18 and up event. The silent auction and music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $7/ $5 with NAMM badge. The event is presented by Gopher Entertainment Group. Companies interested in donating products for the charity event and silent auction should contact Kristen Hoetzel. Deadline for inclusion is July 10. For more information please contact Kristen Hoetzel, Gopher Entertainment Group - (615) 513-2856.

The National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee is a voluntary health organization. It seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. Currently there are more than 107,000 people on the waiting list for an organ. Of those 78,000 are waiting for a kidney. To learn more about the National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit:

There are several partners that have made this event possible. Partners include, GearTrap,com, Pedaltrain, Visual Sound, Creation Audio Labs, George L’s Musical Products, D’ Addario/Planet Waves, CoreX2/Bullet Cable, Eventide, Retro-Sonic/Vintage Vibes, Mad Professor Amps and Effects, Bourns, Farley’s Music Essentials/ Mighty Bright Music Lights, Music Connection Magazine, Vox, Kramer Guitars, Peterson Tuners, Keeley Electronics, T-Rex Engineering and Dungeon Promotions. For more information on these partners please visit their websites.

Gopher Entertainment Group, a Nashville artist/event consulting agency is run by Kristen Hoetzel. GEG has organized and promoted events such as the Save the Predators concert and benefit; Rock the Vote concerts, My Space Mixers, National Kidney Foundation benefits and the annual Local Buzz Rock Awards.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 Features WLPb 2.0

Our good friend Gabe Hernandez has written a smashing piece on the World's Largest Pedalboard 2.0 on You can check it out HERE.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

MXR Bass Octave

New Bass Octave from MXR!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

WLPb 2.0 Ad Running in Music Connection Magazine

Here's an ad that will be running in Music Connection Magazine. We thank Music Connection for their support of this World Record breaking event!

The World's Largest Pedalboard Party 2.0 will be held at The Rutledge, 410 4th Ave. South, Nashville Thursday July 16th. Doors will open at 6 p.m., is "smoke-free" and an 18 and up event. The silent auction starts and music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $7/$5 with NAMM badge. The event is presented by, and Gopher Entertainment Group and benefits the National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


Monday, June 15, 2009


In July, Electro-Harmonix will be releasing a new line of pedals, one of which will be the "POG 2". Below is a video that is not exactly a "demo", but it will give you an idea of some of the cool sounds this thing can make.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

BOSS FRV-1 Fender Reverb

BOSS/Roland has announced the FRV-1 Fender Reverb pedal as the latest in their line of COSM tone modeling effects. I'm interested to see how this puppy sounds. It sure looks cool!

From the Roland/BOSS website:

A classic reborn — the legendary sound of the 1963 Fender® Spring Reverb returns as a modern stompbox. BOSS and Fender® USA have collaborated to create the FRV-1, a stunning recreation of the legendary ’63 Fender® Reverb via COSM technology. The FRV-1 puts that timeless tube-driven reverb sound under your foot in a tough, reliable compact pedal.

A Timeless Classic — the Fender® ReverbThe original '63 Fender® Spring Reverb is the sound that launched the surf-music phenomenon, and is a staple of rockabilly, country, and blues. Later, it became commonplace in grunge and other modern genres. Now the same legendary sound can be had in an affordable, rugged compact pedal.

* Recreates the legendary sound of the 1963 Fender® Reverb via COSM technology
* Easy operation with three classic controls for Dwell, Tone, and Mixer for creating sounds from buttery warmth to sparkling twang
* Cool, retro appearance
* Road-tough BOSS metal construction

Click the Photo for the Product Page:


Saturday, June 13, 2009

WLPb 2.0 Sponsors Announced

This year, GearTrap contributor Aljon "Tone Freq" Go has begun putting together a fantastic list of sponsors for this year's World's Largest Pedalboard event. The list below is made of of some of biggest gear companies in the world and we are proud to have them involved. Also, this year's event will be a benefit for the National Kidney Foundation. Please check out the companies listed below!

National Kidney Foundation of Middle TN
Visual Sound
George L’s
Creation Audio Labs
Mad Professor
Core Products
Bullet Cable
Music Connection Magazine
Gopher Entertainment Group
Tonefreq Blog
Mighty Brite

WLPb 2.0 is scheduled to take place during Summer NAMM here in Nashville on July 16th at The Rutledge. If you'll be in Nashville for NAMM, please make sure to be there!

Friday, June 12, 2009

WLPb 2.0

Yes, we're doing it again... (and the internet haters around the world let out a collective groan).

World's Largest Pedalboard is coming back to Nashville this summer. More details will be coming very soon, so keep your eyes on GearTrap!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 Revived

We have our domain back! You may resume using ""... ... ... now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Korg DS-10

So lately, GearTrap posts have been few and far between. I've had a lot going on work-wise and I'm finally hoping to get back into posting a little more regularly. As I'll be posting more regularly, I'm going to begin making my posts a little more informal and not so "newsroomish". That said, loosen your ties and enjoy...

Korg DS-10: it's not what you might think. It's not a keyboard or a pedal, it's a video game! It's pretty cool too. I first heard about it on the HCFX (Harmony Central Effects) forum. It's available on the Nintendo DS and is actually somewhat rare, although not impossible to find. I saw a copy several months ago in the local mall. I passed on it at the time and didn't see it again for a while. Recently though, I saw it again and jumped. I paid $30.00 for it which is pretty standard for a DS game.


Essentially, DS-10 allows the user to create music using synth/drum sequencers. It also has a Kaoss pad function as well, but it's not like having an actual Kaoss pad on hand. Using the sequencers, you can play around and create different sounds and patch effects together. It seems that there is also save capability which says to me that you could call up previous files. Cool.

Here are some videos: