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We love collaborating with musicians along the process of creating new products, checking each step we take in order to achieve useful and innovative articles. All the artists listed here have been related to Aclam products in some way or other. From facilitating information regarding their needs and thoughts, testing and abusing prototypes, giving real feedback and opinion of guitar gear, and the most enjoyable part for them: playing Aclam products onstage and bringing them to life!
Learn a little bit more about the pro’s pedalboards, what their pedalboard order is and how they plan it, who they are and how they sound like.
"You know that pedal that came out? That guy that did the Dr. Robert pedal. It's amazing. That's on my new record and it's the closest I've been to that thing. I've got a track on my new album that's called 'There She Blows', and it sounds like the Beatles. With that thing, it's amazing."
"I've embarked on a lengthy quest to discover a durable pedalboard that enables swift pedal changes because, like all the guitarists of the world, I'm constantly seeking new devices to ignite fresh ideas. I'm not particularly fond of velcro pedalboards due to their limited flexibility. During live performances, my setup remains fairly static; however, in the studio, I frequently modify it. That's precisely why I rely on Aclam's Smart Track pedalboard with standard fasteners. They offer stability for live usage, while the fast fasteners prove exceptionally beneficial in the studio, facilitating rapid pedal replacements."
“I love about this pedal. The coveted Vox UL 730 aside, it hits all of the harmonic, ringing, exciting spots of the truly ‘electric’ music of the modern age of the mid to late 60’s. It cuts like nothing else. I’ve always wanted to make this noise, so thank you. And the Klaus artwork is an inspired idea.”
"The Dr Robert and Cinnamon Drive make me want to pick up my guitar and make good old rock'n'roll. I love how they gently break up like a real amp and then go into this incredible drive when pushed. I’ve never come across pedals so versatile and so beautifully made"
"It will be great to use in situations when my big and elaborate pedal board isn't needed. With the Dr. Robert it allows me to have at least 2 Overdrive guitar sounds. One of them can even be a lead-solo sound because I can use it as a gain boost."
"Aclam pedals always help me win arguments with producers about in-the-box guitar effects. Once you’ve heard how authentic and legit Alcam pedals sound compared to even the most world-beating plugins there’s no going back"
"The dr Robert pedal is simple and genius at the same time. It’s exactly the kind of sound I’ve been looking for. It has a that “gravel” kind of dirty sound that just ads a little more flavour to my bass, it has a nice compression to it that glues together the sound really nice. The pedal brings out the mids like crazy with suits my style of playing really well. The distortion that you get from the mach schau is just fantastic! Overall it’s a great pedal, probably the best I’ve ever had, and it really does a lot for my sound. I just wish I had it since 2002! ... I will never record with an amp again after this week thanks to u!!"
"During the last three years had the opportunity to use the Aclam guitars for some of my new projects,
and I have to say that I finally found an instrument that can express and extend my artistic personality. I use to work in very different music projects, from guitar tracking in my studio to small jazz/fusion settings and sometimes performing with big symphonic jazz orchestras. When I’m in live situations I have the necessity to change sound continuously, I’m constantly searching for the perfect sound for each song, and thanks to the features of the 20:14 I can achieve it easily. Furthermore the building of the instrument it’s awesome, from the aesthetic to the playability. A dream instrument for every modern guitarist"
"I'm so happy and excited to be the new partner of Aclam Guitars! The S20 guitar gives me the possibility to try out many sound combinations quickly and practically. This expands my horizons, plus it invites me to dare more when it comes to sounds. I have always sought the versatility of the equipment and also having instruments with a wide range of frequencies where I can play with the bass without losing the brightness and the attacks of the highs when creating my percussive grooves or even when improvising. Moreover, having a handy instrument that can be converted into several with just a few clicks really helps me a lot when I'm on tour and recording around the world. I really believe in the power of the encounter between the artist and an instrument that provokes her, that helps her to play, to listen to herself and to understand herself better. The S20 guitar has been my great discovery these last years! I'm so happy!"
"Aclam Guitars build pedals that facilitate sounds I've been chasing since I was a kid - whether its the throaty bark of the Revolver/Pepper guitar sounds that always have been so elusive (unless I took out a mortgage on a UL730), or the clangy, chimey sweet breakup of Marquee, Monterey, to "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hands" Townshend, these guys have cracked the code, so I can look to the past to forge forward....I've used both pedals extensively on our new You Am I record, The Lives Of Others, new recordings for Robyn Hitchcock, Todd Rundgren and also on upcoming solo recordings. Past, present and most importantly future - long live Aclam!"
"I use a Smart Track® pedal board for my tours with HeyGuy. The system is super innovative as it allows you to attach pedals without blemishing them with velcro. It also allows a very easy system of swapping pedals, as any pedal with this mechanism is pedalboard ready. It's a super sturdy system, I flown with it, had it bounce around in a trailer, and it always stayed in tact.
I also use a a Cinnamon Drive, which is a very even and versatile drive pedal. It has a lot of functionality and a variety of drive styles, which comes very useful to me as I play lot of different tones. The Cinnamon Drive as are the other Aclam pedals come natively with the Smart Track® system so that it's even simpler to attach to your board."
"The Aclam Smart Track concept is awesome! A live rig evolves from year to year and with this pedalboard it just takes a few minutes to create a whole new setup.“
"My Aclam pedalboard is solid, light and beautiful! The gigbag for my pedal is easy to transport and I am absolutely satisfied!"
"My pedalboard is a completely necessary tool for my music. I can make any combination in little time. The praticity is one of the highlights of this Smart Track pedalboard. Thanks Aclam!"
"I have a combo L2: half Smart Track & half Evo Track. This is what I have always looked for in a pedalboard. It allows me to add pedals and make substitutions quickly and easily. Thanks to its versatility I can use them in various ways and mix them, this is very good. Light, resistant and also with adjustable height, the Combo L is an essential for guitarists with a high level of demand with their equipment. As part of an innovative system, Aclam has obtained all the essential characteristics of a pedalboard within a wonderful aesthetic."
"My regards on to everyone at Aclam. The Dr. Robert pedal is fabulous! The Revolver album is my all-time favorite Beatles record and I've tried many times to make some of those sounds and now I can! Plus the artwork from Klaus is amazing and so appropiate. It's an awesome addition to my pedal collection"
"What a beautiful modern way to display your favorite instrument. Easy to put together and super sturdy. It turns your guitar into a work of art!"DR. ROBERT
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"It's such a great pedal! I've been playing around with it a lot and it has a really crispy sound and I like how it cuts through! It's really versatile too and is cool how you can easily siwtch between a more blues-y and more alternative or worship type of overdrive."
"Cinnamon Drive allows me to move from a clean sound with character to a more aggressive approach. It has a creamy sound that reminds me of the natural tube amp saturation. I love it!"
"Pete Townshend’s right hand has always seemed very flamenco to me, with such a characteristic strum. I think it’s a luxury to have the preamp he used in a pedal format. The Windmiller adds that extra punch to my soloing and has an authentic vibe."
"Fasteners are a great idea, very comfortable and useful. It has become an essencial in my touring rig."
After several years of collaborating with Aclam Guitars and using Canivell guitars, I'm very happy with the latest model launched, the S20. Its lightweight design is an important feature for me when choosing an electric guitar. Additionally, this guitar has the amazing possibility to change pickups, which allows for different tonal colors. This is such a nice opportunity if you have to travel or record because you can achieve different results using a single guitar with several pickups. But one of my favorite things about this model is its tuning. I frequently use this guitar to record in the studio, and it has perfect tuning!"
"I’ve been using the Smart Track S2 pedalboard on the road during the latest tour with Doctor Prats. The fastening system used to attach pedals is perfect, they keep in place. I can finally stop sticking velcro to my pedals, keeping them in a brand-new condition. After some time velcro seems to peel off from the pedal, especially in hot weather environments, resulting in a dirty adhesive mess. Additionally, the pedalboard’s accessories allow me to manage cabling the way I want to. Love it!"
"Hace algún tiempo que tengo puestos los ojos en las pedalboards de Aclam, llevo muchos años usando velcro en mis pedales, pero cada vez convencía menos y no encontraba ninguna alternativa que me gustara. Cuando descubrí los modelos de pedalboards de Aclam decidí que finalmente había llegado la hora de cambiar, y no puedo estar más satisfecho, realmente me encanta su look sobre el escenario y la solidez y seguridad que transmite para el transporte"
"I've been practically two years with the Evo Track S2 pedalboard and it has certainly been a great change. I find it very comfortable and easy to use to carry my pedals and specially when playing live. The elevation of the second row really helps me to activate and deactivate the effects easily. It prevents me to play accidentally the pedal on the side (common). I'm very happy because I've toured a lot and the pedalboard still lasts."
"Everlasting, sturdy, easy & lightweight... the perfect pedalboard solution!!"
"Smart Track pedalboard is a great product with an innovative design. Light and solid, this tool covers all the needs of the most demanding professional. The Aclam team has created a wide range of accessories that make the pedal support incredibly versatile.My experience on stage and in recording studios (where I use 16 effect pedals and 4 adapters) has been much improved since I started using the Aclam Products. This is thanks to the impeccable design and assembling work they've done."
"Dr. Robert is quite a pedal. It can be subtle and harsh, gets through really easy with its tone control and has a pretty genuine vintage flavour. For an old school fuzzy vibe or even for pure rock n roll power chords, variety of settings makes it ideal for studio and live performances alike. One of my favourite overdrive/distortion pedals, definitely."
"The EVO Track pedalboard from Aclam has the perfect size and shape for a full set of basic pedals (and for weird pedals too). It holds a set of 7 or 8 units and is easy to adapt tin height. It lacks nothing compared to other brands on the market; it comes from a team of people who are deeply involved with music in Barcelona. Even the detailing on the carrier bag, which is made from sturdy fabric with reinforced corners and is very easy to carry. The EVO pedal board from Aclam is a smart choice for any guitarist or bass player who needs a dependable, durable and reliable pedalboard"
"Aclam’s Cinnamon Drive respects the guitar and amp’s tone integrally. The main drive channel covers such a wide range that allows me to sharply set the overdrive level I’m seeking. The boost channel, with volume and gain controls, enables me to use it as a booster in the strictest sense or, if I increase gain, it takes me to a fuzzier terrain. In conclusion, the Cinnamon Drive are two pedals in one that get along perfectly and offer boundless possibilities to experiment with."
"Aclam is offering a new concept of pedalboards. Creative, careful with my effects pedals and with a great looking!They offer great sizes for both situations: onstage and rehearsals. Its system allows me to move pedals from one to the other pedalboard in a very easy way."
"Me encanta el Cinnamon Drive! Pedal con una gran dinámica y respuesta muy sensible a mi pulsación de pua... pudiendo conseguir algunos de los sonidos de mis guitarristas favoritos de la historia del rock. ¿Mi configuración favorita? Al máximo de ganancia!"
“The Cinnamon Drive is amazing. It performs specially well with single coils and has very cool dynamics, respecting the sound of the guitar and amp, helping to find its place in the mix unlike other overdrive pedals where it becomes harder to do. It would have been great to have an independent booster, because it has its own character, but the resulting pedal is brilliant. The silent footswitches work great and it’s rugged as a tank. I’m using it a lot!
The pedalboard it's really easy to assemble, and will be fun for anyone to buy, bring home and set up. I really love the pedal board's multilayer feature, the adjustable legs and the power supply placement. Overall an awesome design."
"I have been using Aclam pedalboards for 3 years now on a hard conditions, touring and performing on a lot of different contexts. I´m amazed and in love with the fasteners method to stand my pedals even when I have got some problem on the transport of my gear, and accidentally my pedalboard falls down out of the van, the bag protected perfectly my pedals and... they, still stand fixed on their places too...!!!"
"I use Smart Track XS2 pedalboard.I am delighted with this product because it is very light and compact and The Fasteners system is very comfortable and easy. The organization of my pedals is now perfect and clean and that is very important. I am very happy with the purchase."
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