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Gearhead: The Stocking Stuff of Legend

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StroboStomp HD Pedal Tuner
StroboStomp HD Pedal Tuner

Getting Hue in Tune

Peterson calls the StroboStomp HD Pedal Tuner’s LCD display the “hugest” they’ve ever offered on a pedal. In addition to its impressive size, the screen has a variable-color backlight that lets users choose the hue, optimize visibility for different lighting conditions, and store settings for later recall. The display may be the story, but some thought also went into everything else. A range of operating modes covers both traditional and non-traditional guitars, basses, and steel guitars. Users can stick with equal temperament or try one of the more than 100 “sweetened” tunings, which are designed to improve intonation in specific situations. Learn more about this on

$169 MSRP

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Emile Menasché

Musician, journalist, and author Emile Menasché has composed soundtracks for Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentaries. He is jealous that his dog Hudson gets more attention from passersby whenever they’re seen in public together.