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In a world of advancing digital technology, most guitarists are, and for good reason, defiantly analog in how they perform. Analog pedals are simply better-designed and offer better sounding effects, and if an analog pedal breaks, it might sound cool. A broken digital pedal sounds like a synth in a blender.

But pedals need power, and that means mess… which F-Pedal is trying to solve with wireless power.

Pedal Pushing

First of all, don’t worry, stringpickers: There’s no battery inside the pedal itself. You’re not going to lose power in the middle of a show or in practice.

Instead, these pedals use magnetic induction for their juice. If you’ve used a wireless charging mat, it’s the same principle; just slap down the stomps, hook them up, and get to work.

Stomp!

The main appeal here is to reduce setting up and loading out times; as any musician knows, half the gig is largely getting your stuff on stage quickly enough to actually get a set down on time, and the other half is clearing the way for the other guys. So these will make that process a lot quicker, and involve a lot less wiring, which is also a bonus, especially if the club’s electrical setup is pretty skanky. And let’s face it, every club’s electrical setup is at least somewhat skanky.

Pedal Power

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Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do this with all your pedals; for now, the mat will only work with two of F-Pedals’ own design, as they work out how to best adapt the system to other people’s designs. But if you’re looking for a solution to your pedal wiring problems, the good news is that there really is one on the way. It might just require you to shift your setup a bit; these ship in April.



Dan Seitz

 
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.