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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

Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive Review

Strymon has become synonymous with high-end digital effects pedals with the builder's flagship TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius pedals being pinnacles of delay, reverb, and modulation effects, respectively. But while Strymon have covered most bases with their wide range of stompboxes, many guitarists have been clamoring for the builder to tackle a dirt pedal in ... Read More

Hologram Electronics Infinite Jets Resynthesizer Review

  Infinite Jets. There is only one Infinite Jets. This is infinite Jets.   Infinite Jets is a work of art. Now, usually when you hear someone say that, it's just hyperbole. But this is not hyperbole, and I may not mean this in the way that you're thinking. A work of art is ... Read More

Dwarfcraft Devices Twin Stags Double Tremolo Review

We present to you the Dwarfcraft Twin Stags Double Tremolo pedal. This blood red stag is a rare beast, an ambitious pedal that offers two discreet tremolo effects, dual cv inputs & LFO outputs for integration with modular systems, and two expression inputs. The features alone are enough to whet the appetite, but how ... Read More

EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Review - Best Stereo Delay/Reverb Pedal?

For the better part of the last year and a half, my existence as an effects aficionado has trembled in the shadow of a great rectangular force, its chthonic tendrils gently coaxing me into fantasies laden thick with ambient wash. I am, of course, referring to EarthQuaker’s much sought after atmospheric cornerstone, the Avalanche ... Read More

Free The Tone AS-1R Ambi Space Review - Best Digital Reverb Pedal?

Forget about all that “multi-reverb A” vs. “multi-reverb B” stuff. The Free The Tone Ambi Space Reverb is in a class by itself. There are so many ambient/octave/soundscaping reverb pedals on the market already. No one wants just another iteration of those reverbs. They're already out there, and they're great. It's not that you ... Read More

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

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

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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