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This exclusive “Stompbox brick” box set may be heavy, but the pedals and players you’ll find inside of it are even heavier—so please remember to lift with your legs!
Not only do these two volumes contain fresh interviews with nearly 150 noted musicians, collectors and pedal designers, but some of the stompboxes pictured within are so rare and obscure that even diehard experts had trouble identifying them. If your heart isn’t pounding with severe GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) after just a few pages, you may not actually be alive!
Included in The Brick:
1. A hardcover 3 mm thick slipcase with a logo cutout.
2. Foil Stamping on spine.
3. Stompbox City. An 18×24 In poster with original collage artwork by Morgan Jesse Lappin.
Stompbox: 100 Pedals of the World’s Greatest Guitarists
Stompbox: 100 Pedals of the World’s Greatest Guitarists, is a deluxe celebration of the unsung hero of guitar music–the effects pedal.
Stompbox showcases the actual effects pedals owned and used by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frank Zappa, Alex Lifeson, Andy Summers, Eric Johnson, Adrian Belew, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Ed O’Brien, J Mascis, Lita Ford, Joe Perry, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Vernon Reid, Kaki King, Nels Cline and 82 other iconic and celebrated guitarists.
These exquisitely textured fine-art photographs are matched with fresh, insightful commentary and colorful road stories from the artists themselves, who describe how these fascinating and often devilish devices shaped their sounds and songs.
A visual treat for obsessive collectors, guitar players, and music fans, Stompbox reveals the essential but lesser-known marvels behind some of rock ‘n’ roll’s signature sounds.
Book features and structure:
100 Pedals. Featuring interview with the artist and a photos of the chosen pedal. The interview explores the artist’s personal connection to their chosen pedal. The pedal photo receives a full page with the interview on the adjacent page.
5 Editorial Features:
* Fuzzed, Phased & Freaked Out: A Heavy History of the Guitar Pedal.
* Thinking Inside the Box: A Pedal Innovators Roundtable.
* Fuzzy Drums, Hairy Horns & Silky Keys: Why It’s Okay to Love Guitar Pedals for Everything But Guitar
* Seeing Sound: The Art & Design of the Stompbox
* J’s Big Muff Museum: Lee Ranaldo Talks Pedals With J Mascis.
Photographer and Art Director: Eilon Paz
Editorial Director: Dan Epstein
Editor At Large: James Rotondi
Foreword: Ed O’Brien (Radiohead)
Contributing Writers Tom Beaujour, Rich Bienstock, Matt Blackett, Anna Blumenthal, Elton Bradman, Rod Brakes, Chris Buono, Barry Cleveland, Matt Diehl, Dan Epstein, Tzvi Gluckin, Dave Hunter, Michael Molenda, Bill Murphy, Whitney Petty, Lee Ranaldo, Michael Ross, James Rotondi, Cynthia Schemmer, Josh Scott, Katherine Turman
Vintage & Rarities: 333 Cool, Crazy and Hard to Find Guitar Pedals
A companion book to Stompbox: 100 Pedals of the World’s Greatest Guitarists
Originally created to expand the sound of the electric guitar, stompboxes have become collectible, highly-fetishized objets d’art, often prized as much for their looks, quirks and history as for their sonic properties.
Photographer Eilon Paz and writer/editor Dan Epstein—the team behind Stompbox: 100 Pedals of the World’s Greatest Guitarists—have scoured the globe in search of some of the rarest, weirdest and most iconic stompboxes in existence. Vintage & Rarities: 333 Cool, Crazy and Hard to Find Guitar Pedals features lustrous, exquisitely-detailed photographs of primitive fuzzboxes, one-off prototypes, whimsical boutique creations and elaborate multi-effects units—many of which have never been seen before, even by hardcore collectors.
Vintage & Rarities also features profiles of 25 pedal collectors from around the world—including legendary musicians Adrian Belew, Henry Kaiser and David Torn, Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato Jr., and celebrated pedal builders Oliver Ackermann (Death By Audio), Mike Piera (Analog Man) and Josh Scott (JHS)—all of whom share their personal tales of stompbox addiction, while offering additional insight into these fascinating devices.
Created by Eilon Paz & Dan Epstein
On the Cover: Stompbox City. Original Collage by Morgan Jesse Lappin
Created by Eilon Paz
Box set dimensions: 8×10.6×3.8 inches.
514 pages & 436 pages.