We take a look at the cool new Landlord FX Pedals – a selection of cheap guitar pedals that certainly don’t suck, and won’t take up too much room on your pedal board!
When you’re short on space and budget, the Landlord FX pedals make a great addition to your set up. Packed full of awesome boutique sounds, each pedal is no larger than a Mars bar which makes them a great choice for people (like me) who like to pack their pedal boards with as many pedals as possible, and have a world of sounds ready at a moment’s notice (please don't try and eat them though!). They’re also great if you need a bunch of extra pedals at home or around the studio that won’t break the bank or cause a clutter in your home studio.
Remember, as always with our "cheap instruments that don't suck" series, when we say cheap, we mean budget friendly, as we only stock brands that we believe in and that won't let you down.
We take a look at these really cool, and very inexpensive guitar pedals available to order now at Professional Music Technology.
1. Landlord FX Amber Nectar Overdrive Pedal
The Landlord FX Amber Nectar Overdrive Pedal is just under £40, and is certainly one of our favourite cheap guitar FX pedals that doesn’t suck thanks to its two modes; Half Cut and Hammered which provide everything from smooth crunch (Half Cut) to all out tube saturated overdrive (Hammered). This pedal responds beautifully to your playing dynamics and cleans up nicely when you roll the volume of your guitar back. Easy to use Tone, Level and Gain controls allow for further tone sculpting.
2. Landlord FX Whiskey Chaser Distortion Pedal
The Landlord FX Whiskey Chaser Distortion Pedal packs in 3 different styles of distortion, allowing you to choose your poison and sculpt your perfect tone. The Hooch setting provides a natural distortion similar to a driven valve amp, the Bourbon setting throws you into the modern, high gain territory whsilt the Scotch mode throws you back in time to the likes of vintage high gain sounds that Randy Rhoads would love. Again; Level, Tone and Distortion can be manipulated easily. One for the players who want a variety of very different distortion sounds without buying a bunch of different pedals.
A good reverb pedal can set you back quite a hefty price, but fortunately the Landlord FX Banging Hangover Reverb Pedal is here to save the day coming in at under £50, complete with 3 different reverb sounds and a small footprint. There’s Room, Plate and Spring reverb sounds built in, all of which can be manipulated by the Tone, Mix and Level controls. This sounds as good as the reverb pedals at least twice the price, and takes up half the room on your board.
4. Landlord FX A Cheeky Pint Optical Compressor Pedal
The Landlord FX Frothy Head Echo Pedal is one of the highlights from the Landlord effects pedal range, offering up three lush echo modes; Dark, Lite and Reverse and the all-important ability of savings your settings for later call back.
With the dark mode, you get a classic echo sound whilst the Lite mode provides a subtle modulation with a little fuzz added. The jewel in the crown is the Reverse mode which is a coveted effect usually reserved for pedals many times the price. If you need a quality Echo pedal that won’t cost you a fortune, this is ideal!
When you need no fuss, accurate delay, the Landlord FX Taproom Delay Pedal is perfect. Whether you love slap back, instant delay or long drawn out self-oscillation; this can do it all. Again, the small footprint is ideal with those light on room. Adjust the Level within the mix, the Repeat for the amount of repeats you want and the Time for the delay time – fairly simple, but extremely useful!