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Empress Reverb Review – Best Reverb Pedal Ever?

When I first heard of this thing called “The Empress Reverb”, I was kinda like “Yeah… I need another reverb like I need a hole in the head.” Already a very satisfied Strymon BigSky user, I was the reverb pedal equivalency of a married man. Show me another one and I’d hold up my ... Read More

Moog Moogerfooger MF-107 FreqBox Review

The Moog Moogerfooger MF-107 FreqBox is one of my all-time favorite effects stompboxes. It hasn’t been covered at Best Guitar Effects, so I chose it for my first review contribution. Among my collection of effects pedals, it’s been like a versatile wild haired member of the band. The Moogerfooger line of stompboxes was introduced ... Read More

Chase Bliss Audio Brothers Review – Best Gain Stage Pedal?

Brrrrggggrrrrgrrgrrgggggggrgrggrrgrmmmmmmmggmm You know the sound this onomatopoeia represents. You’ve not just heard it, you’ve felt it. You’ve been in this room before, paced behind the writhing mass of human titillation generated before this claustrophobic rush of air a thousand times before now, but to say that each time was the same would be a ... Read More
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Malekko Scrutator Review - Best Bitcrusher/Filter Pedal?

In order for your guitar to make sense to your computer, its signal has to be converted to a series of numbers that represent the crests and troughs of the waveform. These are called samples; the higher the sample rate, the more high-range frequencies can be accurately expressed. Those samples are then recorded as ... Read More
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Adventure Audio Whateverb Review – Best Compact Multi-Reverb Pedal?

Before the dual realities that I have virtually no hands-on electronics experience and extremely shaky hands had set in, it was a personal and far off dream of mine to build effects tailored to my exact guitar needs in the hopes that someday I could tailor effects to the needs of others. I haven’t ... Read More
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EarthQuaker Devices Transmisser Review – Best Modulated Reverb Pedal?

When I’m gripped by a remarkably enchanting pedal and have the distinct honor of writing about it, I always have a hard time with the first few words. Like, just now; there was a solid ten minutes of empty space disguised as thought. I mean, we’re talking SPACE. The kind of space that every ... Read More
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Old Blood Noise Dark Star V2 Review – Best "Pad" Reverb Pedal?

Though at times all of this effects hullabaloo can seem overwhelming and capricious, there are some givens in the world of music gear, and they usually boil down to very simple concepts: if you want Les Paul tone, buy a Les Paul (or your preferred guitar of choice). For anything beyond that, experimentation is ... Read More
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Eventide Space Review – Best Multi-Algorithm Reverb Pedal?

This review is something of a throwback. The Eventide Space has been around for a few years now, and these days plenty of builders are throwing their hats into the multi-algorithm reverb pedal arena. But we're taking a look back and a look ahead for a few pivotal reasons. Some enthusiastic modern guitar players ... Read More
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MOOG MF Trem Minifooger Review - Best Analog Tremolo Pedal?

The guitar effects industry is and always has been an eye-filling landscape pockmarked with never-ending, cavernous rabbit holes. Some of us who traverse this plane seeking a sound all our own find ourselves unproductively wrapped up in ancillary selling points, designating ever-changing value and brokering favor based on how high the latest offering sets ... Read More
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Keeley Loomer Fuzz/Reverb Review - Best Shoegaze Pedal?

I was 3 months old when My Bloody Valentine exposed the unprepared world to their textural shoegaze masterpiece, Loveless. I didn’t grow up bathed in the wash of interlaced fuzzy drones, nor did I spend the springtime of my youth entering a trance state behind Kevin Shields’ wall-of-sound, but I promise you that when ... Read More
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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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DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay Review – Best Stereo Delay Pedal Under $150?

DigiTech: we all know the name. It sounds like the kind of company you expect to be a front for a Captain Planet villain’s fishy operations, but to guitarists it is the name of a benevolent industry crux. Boasting the iconic Whammy, post-2013 DOD revival, and looping solutions like the JamMan and TRIO, DigiTech ... Read More
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DigiTech Polara Reverb Review – Best Stereo Reverb Pedal Under $150?

HARMAN is a pretty massive music gear conglomerate, stewarding music tech brand giants like Lexicon, AKG, and, most importantly to pedal loving guitarists, DigiTech. Where many companies have deflated and vanished into the inner workings of such superpowers, HARMAN seems to have encouraged the geniuses under their umbrella to flourish and continue doing what ... Read More
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TC Electronic Sentry Review – Best Noise Gate Pedal?

I probably shouldn’t open an article about guitar pedals this way, but tone be damned: silence is perhaps the most important tool in music. When I was in High School I had a choir teacher who would steel the more talkative singers’ resolve every concert by reminding us of her favorite metaphor: that each ... Read More
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Electro Harmonix The Silencer Review - Best Noise Gate Pedal?

Electro-Harmonix is well-known for their affordable, industry-leading effects pedals. The sounds for which they are indirectly responsible are ubiquitous. The Big Muff Pi, The Memory Man, The Electric Mistress - All borne from EHX’s seemingly indelible drive to innovate and reimagine. The Silencer… is less indicative of that drive but still stands out as ... Read More
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TC Electronic Triple Delay Review - Best Multi-Engine Delay Pedal?

At a glance you may believe that you are experiencing Déjà vu: we already covered the TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay and Looper, so why review what must certainly be the same thing? Your confusion is valid: today we’ll be covering a pedal whose birth stemmed from the worldwide success of the Flashback X4, ... Read More
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TC Electronic Smorgasbord of Tones Reviews – Best Guitar Pedals Under $50?

TC Electronic recently unveiled a massive lineup of very affordable guitar pedals, a “Smorgasbord of Tones” if you will. The kicker, they're all priced at $49. There's a big market for budget pedals under $50, and TC Electronic have laid down the gauntlet in this area. We're going to take them all for a ... Read More
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Atomic AmpliFire Review - Best Amp Sim/Multi-Effects Pedal?

At some point in our musical journey, we have to make a critical financial sacrifice to reach that elusive next plateau of tone that no simple effects pedal can help us reach. I’m talking, of course, about that special time when we have to upgrade the bigger, more static parts of our rig. Some ... Read More
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DryBell Vibe Machine V-2 Review - Best "Uni-Vibe" Pedal?

We previously featured the original DryBell Vibe Machine V-1 and sung its praises for being arguably the best sounding compact “Uni-Vibe” style pedal available in recent years. But DryBell weren't satisfied with how close they already were to vibe perfection, and thus, the Vibe Machine V-2 was born from DryBell's desire to re-create the ... Read More
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Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall Review – Best Analog Delay Pedal?

Before we talk about the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall, let's talk about analog delay. When guitarists think of legendary analog delay tones, pedals like the Boss DM-2, Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, and Moog MF-104M come to mind. The most sought after versions of these classic delay pedals rely on the same component: ... Read More

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Top 28 Pedals of Summer NAMM '17

Make room on your 'board! Here are the
best pedals from Summer NAMM 2017.
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Top 15 Best Guitar Compressors

The ultimate guide to compressor pedals!
Here's a roundup of the 15 best available!
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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 20 Best Delay Pedals of 2016

Looking for your next delay pedal?
Here's 20 of the very best!
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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 20 Best Reverb Pedals

Need an ambient space for your guitar?
Here are the 20 best reverb pedals!
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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: Eventide H9 Harmonizer

Eventide have released the ultimate stompbox.
Read our definitive H9 Harmonizer review.
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Review: Strymon TimeLine

Quite possibly the best delay ever.
Believe the hype. Read the review.
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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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