It’s been a while since I created this website. I published the first post on Feb 5th, and after 25 posts, I wanted to do a short recap and ask you for some feedback.
Originally, I created stompboxland.com for two three reasons:
- First, I wanted to create a website, to force myself writing posts regularly in english.
- Second, I just fell in love with guitar pedals after many years of just me, my guitar and my amp. I wanted to learn more about stompboxes and share it with you.
- And third, I wanted to share my experience about buying a reverb pedal. A few months ago, I was trying to decide which was the best reverb pedal. I wanted to buy one. After researching through online guitar magazines and youtube videos, I picked 15 and tried them whenever i had the opportunity. I thought It could be a good starting point to start a website sharing this experience.
Now, after this period, I want to summarize what I’ve posted about and share some thoughts with you guys:
I’ve created a “Guitar Pedals Explained” series, trying to describe the most popular types of guitar pedals and effects:
- Part 1: Introduction
- Part 2: Gain
- Part 3: Modulation
- Part 4: Delay and Reverb
- Part 5: Filtering
- Part 6: Pitch Shifting
- Part 7: Other Guitar pedals
I’ve also reviewed 15 reverb pedals. I have to be sincere here: I only own the Electro Harmonix Cathedral (my pick after trying the 15 of them). Now I enjoy using it every single day.
On the other hand, I’ve only spent a few hours playing the other 14. Whenever I visited a guitar store, I could spend a couple of hours playing with one or two pedals, time enough though for first impressions. In each review post, I’ve included a Youtube playlist with at least 5 videos, so you can hear how each pedal sounds by yourself.
These are the best reverb pedals, in no special order…
- JHS Alpine Reverb
- Electro Harmonix Cathedral
- Catalinbread Topanga Spring Reverb
- Strymon BigSky
- Eventide Space Reverb
- TC Electronics Hall of Fame
- Boss FRV-1 ’63 Fender Reverb
- Wampler Pedals Faux Spring Reverb
- Mad Professor Silver Spring Reverb
- Earthquaker Devices Afterneath
- Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Nano
- Mooer ShimVerb
- T-Rex Room Mate Junior
- Strymon blueSky
- Mr Black Deluxe Plus
And finally, I’ve created 3 more general posts: two of them being a sort of buying guides (for reverb pedals and for pedalboard power supplies), and the other summarizing my thoughts about the essential guitar pedals every guitarist should own.
- Best reverb pedal: the ultimate buying guide
- Pedalboard power supply: the ultimate buying guide
- 6 essential guitar pedals every guitarist should have
Now, time to share some thoughts.
I’m engineer (and a proud geek) and I love data. This is a screenshot of the stats by Google Analytics after these first 25 posts:
To summarize, I will say that there are up to 326 people that had visited the site, viewing 811 pages, spending an average time of 2:12 minutes and viewing 2 pages per session.
That means a lot to me. I want to think that what I say matters to some of you guys.
Or it doesn’t?
I have to admit that nobody has dropped a comment. Only a few spammy bots. The best way for me to know if you find interesting what I say is by getting some feedback.
Do you like the content of the site?
Do you think my english sucks?
Would you like to see any other kind of content?
Do you want me to review more pedals?
Would you like to replicate the reverb buying guide for any other kind of effect?
Do you like DIY stuff for making guitar pedals?
Do you want me to dig deeper on technical stuff?
Many questions needing answers… That is why I am asking for your feedback. I’d like to know from you guys the answer to these to questions:
- What is your opinion about stompboxland.com?
- What do you want the site to be like? What type of content would you like to see? In what format?
Thank you in advance.