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Effectrode Blackbird SR-71 Review – Best Pre-Amp Pedal?

The Effectrode Blackbird SR-71 is a two-channel tube preamp pedal inspired by the “Blackface” Fender Twin Reverb and a certain highly sought after Dumble amp. Effectrode is regarded as the premier guitar pedal builder when it comes to implementing real vacuum tubes in their “audiophile pedals”. The Blackbird is one of the builder's flagship ... Read More
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JHS Pedals Colour Box Review – Best “Neve 1073” Preamp Pedal?

The JHS Pedals Colour Box is a landmark release for the Kansas City based effects pedal builder and an equally noteworthy pedal in the realm of guitar effects in general. What makes it so special? Well, this bold undertaking seeks to deliver a studio-grade “channel-strip-in-a-box” in the vein of the iconic Neve 1073 microphone ... Read More
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Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster Review - Best Clean Boost Pedal?

We've been very impressed by the recent new line of guitar pedals released by Seymour Duncan, particularly the Vapor Trail Analog Delay, 805 Overdrive, and Vise Grip Compressor. One of the few pedals in the new lineup that isn't a completely new design is the revamped Pickup Booster, the original SFX-01 Pickup Booster being ... Read More
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J.Rockett Audio Designs Archer Review – Best “Klon Centaur/KTR” Pedal?

The J.Rockett Audio Designs Archer has been drawing a lot of attention lately from tone-obsessed guitarists. You might assume that's only because the Archer is obviously another Klon Centaur inspired pedal. But the story of the Archer is a bit more interesting than that of any mere “Klone”. When Bill Finnegan at Klon decided ... Read More
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EarthQuaker Devices Palisades Review – Best “Tube Screamer” Overdrive Pedal?

EarthQuaker Devices may have said they'd never make a “Tube Screamer”, and well, they didn't. EQD's Palisades, while clearly influenced by the legendary TS-808, is much more than a mere “Tube Screamer” clone. It just so happens to be one of the most feature-packed and versatile overdrive guitar pedals ever made. Forgoing the typical ... Read More
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Electro Harmonix Soul Food Review – Best “Klon Centaur/KTR” Overdrive Pedal?

The Electro Harmonix Soul Food is meant to do one thing: give guitarists access to the sought after style of clean boost and overdrive tones made famous by the Klon Centaur (& KTR) overdrive guitar pedals. And it's meant to accomplish this lofty feat while costing about as much as a console video game. ... Read More
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Ibanez TS808HW Hand-Wired Tube Screamer Review – Best Overdrive Pedal?

The Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer is one of the all-time classic overdrive pedals, most notably used by legendary blues guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan, to achieve his signature sound. Three knobs - Level, Tone, & Overdrive - and that all-important JRC4558D chip form the basis for the classic mid-boosted tones the Tube Screamer is known ... Read More
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Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Review – Best Mini Overdrive Pedal?

The Ibanez Tube Screamer needs no introduction as it's one of the most legendary overdrive guitar pedals ever made. Used by Stevie Ray Vaughan and countless other guitarists who all love its signature mid-boosted sound, the Tube Screamer TS-808 is also one of the most cloned and imitated pedals ever released. With the growing ... Read More
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Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Review – Best “Tube Screamer” Overdrive Pedal?

The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive is the latest in a series of new pedals from the Santa Barbara-based guitar pickup maker and is inspired by the legendary “Tube Screamer” overdrive. Now I know what you're thinking, Not another Tube Screamer!” right? Well, you'd be missing out if you dismiss this pedal as just another Tube Screamer ... Read More
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Free The Tone Red Jasper Review – Best Low-Gain Overdrive Pedal?

I've been generally quite impressed by the offerings from Japanese effects maker, Free The Tone, which include the Gigs Boson Overdrive, Matt Schofield MS SOV Special Overdrive, and Silky Comp Compressor pedals. But their latest release looks like it may be their most impressive to date. The Red Jasper is a low gain overdrive pedal ... Read More
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Dr. Scientist The Elements Review – Best Boost/Overdrive/Distortion Pedal?

There are many guitar pedals that try to offer solutions for many different guitar tone needs in a single stompbox. But while many such Jack-of-all-trades pedals exist, most of them end up being a master of none. At best, they excel in one area while falling short in others. Enter Dr. Scientist's The Elements. ... Read More
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Free the Tone Matt Schofield MS SOV Special Review – Best Blues Overdrive?

A good overdrive pedal is essential for scorching electric blues lead guitar work. Great blues rock players from Stevie Ray Vaughan to modern greats like Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa, and Matt Schofield rely on their overdrives of choice to supercharge their distinctive playing styles. And now Free the Tone have teamed up with Matt ... Read More
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Free the Tone Gigs Boson Review – Best Guitar Overdrive Pedal?

Free the Tone have sought out to create something as elusive as the Higgs Boson particle: an overdrive that sets the standard for great overdriven guitar tone. The Gigs Boson Overdrive is the result of this endeavor. With everything from warm and creamy overdrive and boost tones to full-on distortion thanks to its Gain ... Read More
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Xotic EP Booster Review – Best Guitar Clean Boost Pedal?

Once upon a time there was a legendary piece of guitar gear. It was called the Echoplex (EP-3). Many great guitarists from lands distant and near used this epic device to create tones of legend still sought after to this day. These noteworthy guitar giants include, to name but a few, Jimmy Page, Eric ... Read More
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Xotic AC Booster Review – Best Guitar Overdrive Pedal?

In the land of overdrive pedals, guitar players are swamped with choices. Far too many some would say. While select few overdrives have made it to legendary status, many have faded into obscurity. But Xotic may just have something that you should take notice of in the AC Booster. In our Xotic AC Booster ... Read More
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Xotic RC Booster Review – Best Guitar Clean Boost Pedal?

In the hunt for that ever elusive truly transparent clean boost pedal, we guitarists often audition countless so-called clean boosts with scrutinizing ears. And every now and then we plug into an unassuming little stompbox that really surprises us. The Xotic RC Booster is one of those pedals. In our Xotic RC Booster review, ... Read More
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Fulltone OCD Review – Best Overdrive Pedal for Guitar?

If you're a guitarist who's obsessed with tone, then Fulltone might just have the pedal for you. The Obsessive Compulsive Drive, or OCD for short, uses a unique multi-stage distortion circuit designed to help you achieve the dynamic feeling and harmonics typical of high-grade tube amps. Will this guitar pedal become your new obsession? ... Read More
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MXR Micro Amp Review – Best Clean Boost Guitar Pedal?

The MXR M133 Micro Amp is one of those deceptively simple pedals that can have a huge impact on your sound. If you're seeking a solution for extra volume and dynamics, a good clean boost might be for you. Does the MXR M133 give you the best boost for your buck? You'll find out ... Read More
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Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2016

What's Your Favorite Fuzz?
Tell Us In The Comments!
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Top 10 EarthQuaker Devices Pedals

It's our first-ever builder roundup!
Here are the 10 best EQD pedals!
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Top 75 Best Modern Guitar Pedals

We've expanded the ultimate pedal list!
Is there anything else we should add!?
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Top 20 Best Delay Pedals of 2016

Looking for your next delay pedal?
Here's 20 of the very best!
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Top 51 Pedals of Winter NAMM '16

No bias, no bs. These were the best
pedals at this year's NAMM Show.
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Top 20 Best Reverb Pedals

Need an ambient space for your guitar?
Here are the 20 best reverb pedals!
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Review: Strymon TimeLine

Quite possibly the best delay ever.
Believe the hype. Read the review.
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Review: Rivera Venus Recording

With killer tones, 2 FX loops, & more,
the "VRec" rocks for FX pedal users.
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Review: Evidence Audio SIS Cables

Looking for the best solderless patch cables?
Avoid the knockoffs. Evidence Audio is quality.
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Review: Eventide H9 Harmonizer

Eventide have released the ultimate stompbox.
Read our definitive H9 Harmonizer review.