Started in 2011 by artist Francesco Sondelli and producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, F-Pedals are a new line of compact guitar effects pedals that are offered in two versions: conventional 9-volt battery or with their F-Power™ system. Each F-Power pedal uses an imbedded induction coil to receive power wirelessly from the F-Board™ (sold separately).
I received the first two models in the line: Phazevibe and Edstortion. Made in Italy in die-cast aluminum boxes, they both feature Level and Tone controls and three switchable operating modes via the Mod switch. Phazevibe is a phaser pedal with a large, main control knob for adjusting speed. The three Mod positions enable: classic phaser sounds, a rotary speaker effect, auto-wah-wah, and also a Univibe™ sound that gets more intense as speed increases.
Edstortion has a wide range of tonalities from heavily compressed distortion to subtle crunch by combining different settings of the main knob and the three modes.
Both are great sounding, solid pedals that have good pick response, good dynamic range and super quiet operation. F-Pedals range from $129 up to $199 MSRP for the Phazevibe with F-Power.
Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com