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Review: Spaceman Orion Analog Spring Reverb

  While this article is arguably a “review” of the Spaceman Orion Analog Spring Reverb pedal, I'm approaching it from a different perspective than a typical pedal review. This article is more of a “showcase” of the Orion pedal. Yes, I'll be assessing the benefits and features of the pedal as well as critiquing ... Read More

Meris Mercury7 Reverb Review

  The Mercury7 Reverb was the first pedal release from Meris, a Southern California based builder currently comprised of only 3 team members. While at a glance the Mercury7 may seem like a pretty standard reverb, it's actually more of a conceptual reverb instrument. After all, the sounds of the Mercury7 were inspired by ... Read More

Strymon blueSky Review

  Strymon is known for their dedication to maximizing the sound quality of common effects as seen in pedals such as the Riverside, Deco, DIG, and El Capitan. Housed in angular aluminum enclosures with bright anodized colors and descriptive names (that often pay homage to the builder's home state of California), each pedal embodies ... Read More

EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Review

  Have you ever wanted to join a cult but the worry of being judged by your peers has stopped you? Did you try to join one late at night in a McDonald’s parking lot only to be left with a handful of fries, a party hat, and never ending emptiness? I felt the ... Read More

SolidGoldFX Electroman MKII Review

  Maybe I'm getting older. Maybe I've tried too many pedals over the years. My expectations are both high and low. High in the way that I feel like I really need a pedal to do something different. Not even cool or great, but just DIFFERENT. Low in the way that this rarely ever ... Read More

Moog MF Drive Review

  In this article I'm reviewing the Moog MF Drive from Moog's Minifooger line of pedals aimed at guitar and bass players. The MF Drive boasts all analog circuitry that is inspired by American and British tube amp tones. Its combination of gain-staging, tone, and filter knobs combined with a resonate peak switch and ... Read More

Alexander Pedals Colour Theory Review

  I am not cool enough to be exclusively employed as a writer for arguably the coolest guitar effects publication this side of the 21st century. By night, I will always be Jake Behr: obsessive, loquacious Pedal Dweeb. But by day, I am Jake Behr: obsessive, loquacious Printer. In the latter field, colour - ... Read More

Review: Electro Harmonix Canyon Delay & Looper

  The Canyon delay from Electro Harmonix is a brilliantly designed, beautiful sounding delay/looper that will far exceed your expectations. Inside the little box you'll find 9 delays, a reverb, two octaves, a sample and hold, a looper, some modulation, tap tempo – the list goes on and on. In fact I struggle to ... Read More

Review: Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher

I am terrified to imagine a world where an introduction to Boss is necessary, but here we go. Founded as the guitar effects branch of Japan’s Roland Corporation during the rockstar legend-making yesterworld of 1973, Boss has always had a busy hand in helping to shape the trajectory on which guitar tones have evolved. ... Read More

Review: Effectrode LA-1A Super High Resolution Leveling Amplifier

  A few years ago I developed an infatuation with guitar compressors – yes, those subtle and mysterious pedals that often go overlooked in many rigs in favor of flashier and more exciting effects that have a more obvious impact on your overall sound. While the workings of compressors can be elusive to some ... Read More

Meris Ottobit Jr. Review

  Meris surprised the gear world in January 2017 when they revealed the Ottobit Jr., a compact guitar pedal inspired by their 500 series Ottobit bit-crusher but with added stutter, filter, and sequence-able pitch effects. While Meris has been producing 500 series pro-audio gear since 2014, the Ottobit Jr. was their first pedal release, ... Read More

Keeley Electronics Caverns V2 Review

  Even in my most minimal setups, there's sure to be a dedicated delay and reverb pedal, and so I'm intrigued by the idea of these effects being designed to work together in one pedal. The Keeley Electronics Caverns V2 expresses this intent as a combination delay and reverb. It’s updated from the V1 ... Read More

Gamechanger Audio Plus Pedal Review

  The Gamechanger Audio Plus Pedal is a new kind of audio processing engine that offers piano-like sustain effects for guitars and other instruments. The distinctive, sophisticated appearance and ergonomic design put the Plus Pedal in a class by itself; it's sure to invite stares from all the gearheads. Now, of course, there will ... Read More

EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

  The mad scientists in Akron have done it again. The Data Corrupter is one of the latest offerings from Earthquaker Devices and is likely to help you get started on that Summer home improvement by peeling the paint off all your walls. Earthquaker Devices have created their own spin on the familiar PLL-style ... Read More

Boss/JHS Pedals JB-2 Angry Driver Review

  2 Builders, 1 Pedal, and Why It's Okay to Be Angry Boss needs no introduction as the Japanese brand has become synonymous with guitar effects pedals in the four decades since releasing their very first pedal: the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble. JHS Pedals, however, is a much younger brand, growing from humble beginnings ... Read More

Meris Polymoon Review

  The Meris Polymoon is the 3rd pedal release from the SoCal based pedal builder, following on the heels of their other two recent offerings, the Ottobit Jr. and Mercury7 Reverb. Meris' previous pedals were based on their 500 series rack modules, but the Polymoon is their first all-new offering in a dual foot-switch ... Read More

Keeley Electronics D&M Drive Review

I must admit that when I first saw the Keeley Electronics D&M Drive, I wrote it off as just another dual overdrive pedal in a crowded market of such pedals. Even knowing that it's a product of Robert Keeley's renowned expertise at crafting outstanding overdrive and boost pedals and a collaborative effort with a ... Read More

Alexander Pedals Syntax Error Review

Sweating bullets in the Nashville heat and overwhelmed by the bustling showfloor at Summer NAMM 2017, I had the good fortune of meeting up with Mr. Matthew Farrow at the Disaster Area/Alexander Pedals booth. Alexander Pedals had a smorgasbord of exciting products new and old splayed across the table, but chief among them was ... Read More

Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl HiFi Review

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am morally obligated to be honest and say that not only do I LOVE Chase Bliss Audio’s work, I like everyone on the Chase Bliss team on a personal level. You’re free to call bias, but let’s be real: we’re all CBA fan-folk. You can't love guitar ... Read More

Fairfield Circuitry Randy's Revenge Review

Ring modulation... that clangy, metallic, atonal effect that recalls the mechanical sounds of an industrial assembly line or a sci-fi robot gone haywire. It takes the harmonious melodies and chords you feed it and spits out a gurgling, disassembled juxtaposition of your initial riffage. If you can manage to tune the ring mod effect ... Read More
   
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