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Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Review – Best Analog Through Zero Flanger Pedal?

Chase Bliss Audio stands in a unique place among boutique guitar pedal companies. While there are a few other outlier builders that are doing some pretty exciting things, the innovative vision and expertise with which Mr. Joel Korte executes his one-of-a-kind creations puts this brand in a class of its own. In terms of ... 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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Boss DD-7 Review - Best Digital Delay Pedal?

The DD-7 is the successor to a long line of classic boss delay pedals which include the DD-3, DD-5, and DD-6 among others. The Boss DD-7 Digital Delay seems to be a hall-of-fame tribute to all of these pedals as it takes the best features from their history of delay effects and packs them ... Read More
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Walrus Audio Descent Review – Best Octave/Shimmer Reverb Effects Pedal?

Walrus Audio have developed a reputation for crafting high quality analog guitar pedals over the last few years. There's also no mistaking that they make some of the coolest looking and beautifully designed pedals as well, particularly attributed to their eye-catching graphic artwork. But while gazing at their pedals may induce love at first ... Read More
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Red Panda Particle Review – Best Granular Delay / Pitch Shifter Pedal?

The Red Panda Particle Granular Delay / Pitch Shifter is one of the most creatively original delay pedals I've ever seen and played. If your love for unorthodox effects extends to the realm of computer software, you may have come across some granular delay plugins in recording DAWs like Ableton Live. Well, Red Panda have ... Read More
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JHS Pedals Mini Foot Fuzz Review – Best Mini Fuzz Pedal?

The Mini Foot Fuzz has become one of JHS Pedal's best selling fuzz pedals. There's just something enticing about taking a high-gain 2-knob silicon fuzz and cramming it into the tiniest enclosure possible. That's a huge plus since a fuzz this small could certainly find its way onto even the most crowded of pedalboards ... 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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Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay Review - Best Digital Delay?

The Empress Effects Superdelay has gained a cult following over the past few years. It packs several features that separate it from other digital delay pedals, and it has an unmistakeable sound and feel that no other pedal can emulate. It's also known for a surprising amount of warmth and classic mojo, missing from ... Read More
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Electro Harmonix HOG2 Review – Best Guitar Synth Octave Pedal?

The Electro Harmonix HOG2 is “an Octave and Harmonic Generator/Guitar Synthesizer that can simultaneously generate multiple octaves and harmonics from your input signal.” Like an EHX POG2 on steroids, the HOG2 can create octave intervals from -2 to +4(!) with a couple 5ths and a 3rd in between. The HOG2 features improved algorithms and ... 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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Effectrode PC-2A Compressor Review – Best Optical Tube Compression Pedal?

The Effectrode PC-2A Compressor may at first seem like a humble, unassuming little pedal with its classy, understated appearance consisting of only 2 surface knobs and a few words upon a clean, light grey enclosure. But guitarists with some degree of studio experience will notice something of great significance in this tidy package with ... Read More
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EarthQuaker Devices Rainbow Machine Review – Best Pitch Modulation Pedal?

EarthQuaker Devices always keeps one foot on solid ground and the other in exploratory waters. At times this is exhibited well in 2 separate simultaneous releases, The Depths and Arpanoid or The Terminal & Pitch Bay for example. For every traditional concept contained in one of their guitar pedals, there is usually some unconventional twist that ... Read More
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Red Panda Bitmap Review – Best Bit Crusher / Resampling Pedal?

Did you know that Red Panda's first effect offering wasn't a guitar pedal? Okay, it was, sort of. It was the Bitcrusher algorithm/module for the (now discontinued) Line 6 ToneCore platform. After releasing this cool effect, Red Panda decided to strike out on their own and release the Particle Granular Delay & Pitch Shifter, ... Read More
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Strymon Mobius Review – Best Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal?

Strymon needs no introduction for guitarists who are familiar with the modern boutique pedal scene. Pedals including the TimeLine, BigSky, El Capistan, DIG, & Deco brought about a meteoric rise for Strymon to solidify their reputation among the elite developers of DSP based guitar pedals. Each of their previous offerings has sought to become ... Read More
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Eventide PitchFactor Review - Best Guitar Harmonizer Pedal?

The Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer pedal aims to deliver the power and performance of Eventide's world-renowned Harmonizer rack effects in a compact stompbox design. Eventide have packed the PitchFactor with 10 of their best pitch/delay effects for unrivaled versatility that exceeds what other guitar pedals offer. Does it live up to the hype? Is it ... Read More
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Decibel Eleven Hot Stone Deluxe Review – Best Pedal Power Supply?

In the growing market of effects pedal power supplies, there haven't been too many changes or innovations to really shake things up. It may seem like a pretty straight-forward area, but what goes into making a really good power supply is actually a bit more complicated. Manufacturers have to consider the wide-ranging power requirements ... Read More
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Keeley Electronics GC-2 Limiting Amplifier Review – Best Limiter Pedal?

Keeley Electronics is perhaps the most well-known name in stompbox compression. After all, Robert Keeley's classic 4-Knob and (recently discontinued) 2-knob Compressors have been going strong for over a decade, surpassing well over 40,000 guitar pedals sold. So when Keeley Electronics finally released their “Guitar Compressor #2”, or GC-2 as it's called, it raised more ... Read More
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Red Panda Context Review – Best Digital Reverb Pedal?

The Context is an anomaly in Red Panda's current guitar pedal lineup. Considering their other offerings such as the Particle and Bitmap, the Context is perhaps the most accessible pedal in the company's roster with a potential wide appeal to many guitarists seeking great ambient reverb sounds. If you're familiar with their other releases, ... 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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ZVex Fuzz Factory 7 Review – Best Fuzz Distortion Pedal?

The ZVex Fuzz Factory was already one of the best, if not the best, fuzz distortion pedal of the past 20 years. Not content with this established legacy, ZVex brought us the Fat Fuzz Factory in early 2013, same as the original Fuzz Factory but with 2 additional oscillation modes for even “fatter” fuzz ... 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

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
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Keeley Electronics C4 4-Knob Compressor Review – Best Compression Pedal?

Reviewing the Keeley Electronics “4-Knob” Compressor almost seems redundant. After all, this is the pedal that put Keeley Electronics on the map and helped make Robert Keeley one of the most respected names in the boutique pedal industry. There's no question as to whether the 4-Knob Compressor is a good pedal. It's a certified ... Read More
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Walrus Audio Phoenix Review – Best Guitar Pedal Power Supply?

After releasing the avian themed Aetos Clean Power Supply, a great unit for small to medium sized pedalboards, Walrus Audio have spread their wings and released the massive Phoenix Clean Power Supply. This could be the power supply to end them all as it dwarfs the competition with 15 outputs and a range of ... Read More
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Strymon Deco Review – Best Doubletracker & Tape Effects Pedal?

The Strymon Deco is an ambitious attempt to capture all the nuances and effects that can be achieved with two reel-to-reel tape decks in a single stompbox. While some pedals try to simulate tape echo or double-tracking effects, the Deco covers a huge range of tape style flanging, chorus, slapback echo, and longer tape ... Read More
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Keeley Electronics Compressor Pro Review – Best Studio Grade Compression Pedal?

Keeley Electronics' most famous pedal is the C4 Compressor, a Ross Compressor inspired gem that is still one of the best compressor pedals available today. Not content with having just one outstanding pedal in that category, Keeley released the GC-2 Limiting Amplifier, a dbx 160 style pedal that offers studio flavored compression/limiting. Now comes ... Read More
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Strymon DIG Review – Best Dual Digital Delay Pedal?

The Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay pedal follows in the foot-steps of the widely acclaimed El Capistan & TimeLine delay pedals and is aimed at replicating and expanding upon classic rack delay units from the 1980's. The DIG features 3 delay types – an early 80's inspired adm mode, a mid 80's 12 bit ... Read More
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CostaLab Sun Drive & Moon Drive Review – Best “Big Muff” Distortion Pedals?

The original Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi is arguably one of the most famous distortion guitar pedals ever created. This lasting popularity has led to countless variations, spin-offs, and clones over the years, some of which have become highly regarded in their own right. The Italian-made CostaLab Sun Drive and Moon Drive pedals put ... 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

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
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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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Boss CH-1 Super Chorus Review – Best Guitar Chorus Pedal?

Other chorus guitar pedals have come and gone, but the Boss CH-1 Super Chorus has remained in production for over 20 years. There's something about this pedal that has made it a popular choice for guitarists looking for a lush chorus sound to add some spatial character to their tone. In our Boss CH-1 ... Read More
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Moog Moogerfooger MF-104M Review – Best Analog Delay Pedal?

Behold... the Moog Moogerfooger MF-104M Analog Delay. The original MF-104 and its successors, the MF-104Z and MF-104SD, have become highly sought instant classic pedals. Now the latest and ultimate version of this legendary delay pedal has arrived in the MF-104M. The Moogerfooger MF-104M features the exact same vintage “Bucket Brigade” delay chips as the original MF-104, ... Read More
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Free The Tone Heat Blaster HB-2 Review – Best Guitar Distortion Pedal?

Yuki Hayashi, an acclaimed engineer and designer of guitar pedals, once had a dream. In this dream he heard a sound, a distorted guitar sound unlike any he had heard before yet similar to a high-gain tube amp. Upon waking, he rushed to his design lab, mentally visualizing the circuitry schematic on his way, ... Read More
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JHS Pedals 4-Wheeler Review – Best Bass Fuzz Pedal for Guitar?

Josh Scott over at JHS Pedals certainly knows a thing or two about making a great fuzz pedal. The Pollinator, Bun Runner, and Mini Foot Fuzz pedals all showcase his skills at creating exceptional fuzz pedals that fill a wide range of great fuzz tones. The 4-Wheeler is his take on a room-shaking bass fuzz. ... Read More
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TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper Review - Best Guitar Looping Pedal?

It's no secret that TC Electronic is one of the world's undisputed leaders when it comes to creating premium quality guitar pedals for the masses. The original Ditto Looper is one of the finest examples of this fact and broke new ground with its ease of use, great sound quality, and ultra compact size. Perhaps ... Read More
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EarthQuaker Devices Arpanoid Review – Best Guitar Arpeggiator Pedal?

If there's one thing that can be expected from EarthQuaker Devices, it's the unexpected. Their pedal range reaches manic extremes, from classic-inspired gems like The Depths, to ultra-modern designs that sometimes go off the deep end like the Bit Commander, Organizer, and Rainbow Machine pedals. The Arpanoid is their latest example of the latter, offering ... 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
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Strymon BigSky Review – Best Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal?

My Strymon BigSky review came about in an interesting way as I just so happened to be in attendance during the unveiling of the BigSky Multidimensional Reverberator at the first ever Strymon Social event here in Southern California. It didn't even cross my mind that Strymon would be unveiling a new product. Needless to ... 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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Cusack Delay TME Review – Best Digital Delay Pedal?

Although Jon Cusack and his company have been on the boutique pedal scene for quite a bit longer than most companies, they've managed to keep up with the times while still packing some of tricks up their sleeve. They recently released their line of "Retro Super-Science" pedals (including the Tremolo AME) which are scaled ... Read More
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Electro Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost Review – Best Metal Distortion Pedal?

This is a Muff unlike any you've heard before. Electro Harmonix pushed it to the extreme when creating the Metal Muff with Top Boost to deliver their most crushing distortion pedal ever. Is it the best metal distortion pedal out there? You'll find out in our Electro Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost review. ... 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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Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Review – Best Muff Ever?

In recent years Electro Harmonix has taken the legacy of the classic Big Muff Pi to bold new places with guitar pedals such as the Metal Muff with Top Boost and Deluxe Big Muff Pi. The Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker gets back to basics by offering the original Big Muff Pi sound ... Read More
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Boss DS-1 Distortion Review – Best Guitar Distortion Pedal?

The Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal has been around for over 30 years, long enough to be regarded as a certifiable classic. Guitar legends such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Kurt Cobain have used this pedal for guitar sounds heard by millions. Is it really that good? And at a cost that any guitarist ... Read More
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Source Audio Nemesis Delay Review – Best Overall Delay Pedal?

There are a handful of big names when it comes to all-encompassing multi-mode delay pedals. Boss, Eventide, Strymon, & Empress Effects all spring to mind. But while Source Audio has been on the scene for several years providing guitarists with unique primarily DSP based effects pedals, they've just released their boldest effort yet, a ... Read More
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Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl Review – Best Analog Vibrato/Chorus Pedal?

The Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl might just be the most ambitious analog pedal ever designed. It's certainly the most in-depth and featured-packed analog vibrato/chorus pedal I've ever seen. The Warped Vinyl was masterfully engineered with compulsive attention paid to every possible little detail. From the carefully selected audiophile-grade components to the painstakingly well-thought-out ... Read More
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ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory Review – Best Guitar & Bass Fuzz Distortion Pedal?

Ever since the introduction of the classic fuzz guitar pedals of the late 1960's and early 70's, guitarists have craved the smooth saturation and hairy distortion of a great fuzz pedal. In the mid 1990's Zachary Vex created the Fuzz Factory with with even more tonal flexibility for what many guitarists consider one of ... 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
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ZVex Box of Metal Review – Best Metal Distortion Pedal?

The ZVex Box of Metal aims to be your one-stomp box for delivering crushing heavy metal gain. While this pedal may appear to be aimed at metalheads looking for their next gain fix, I discovered that there's a bit more to this box than meets the eye. Is it the best distortion pedal for maxed-gain ... Read More
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Catalinbread Echorec Review - Best “Binson Echorec” Delay Pedal?

Binson is a name I had come across a couple of times, but since it's rare to encounter one of their legendary delay units in the wild, I must admit I didn't know much about these until Catalinbread, a Portland based boutique company, released their Echorec inspired delay pedal, unsurprisingly called the 'Echorec'. The ... Read More
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ZVex Fuzzolo Review – Best Micro Fuzz Distortion Pedal?

There's been a growing trend in recent years towards smaller, more pedalboard friendly enclosures. It's understandable as sometimes you just need a few sounds from a pedal or use it infrequently and don't really need it taking up much precious pedalboard real estate. And more importantly for some pedal-obsessed guitarists, smaller pedals means room ... Read More
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Decibel Eleven Pedal Palette Review – Best Effects Selector/Switcher/Signal Router?

Having a good effects pedal switcher is very convenient when you need to manage an assortment of guitar pedals with minimal pedalboard space. You can use a signal router to streamline your effects chain and keep your effects completely out of the signal path when not in use. It's also very handy to be ... Read More
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Keeley Electronics Monterey Review – Best “Jimi Hendrix” Pedal?

The Keeley Electronics Monterey is the bold as love attempt by Robert Keeley and Co. to deliver an assortment of Hendrix-inspired effects in a single dual foot-switch guitar pedal. As if the name and artwork wasn't enough to give away this hat tip to Jimi's legendary 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, the ... Read More
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MXR Dyna Comp Review – Best Guitar Compressor Pedal?

The MXR Dyna Comp has a long history of being one of the best compressor pedals for pro guitarists for over 30 years. It has been regarded by many as an indispensable tool for crafting the perfect tone and can still be heard today across genres of music ranging from country to metal and everything ... Read More
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Moog Moogerfooger MF-108M Cluster Flux Review - Best Analog Modulation Pedal?

Moog really has a way of going all out with their Moogerfooger line. The attention to detail and amount of features packed in these guitar pedals are always second to none, soaring above and beyond other offerings on the market. Everything from the construction and control knob placement to the obsessive choice of internal components ... Read More
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Death By Audio Apocalypse Review – Best Fuzz Distortion Pedal?

This is it. The Apocalypse. Death By Audio have cemented a legacy over the past decade of creating some of the most extreme and intense fuzz distortion guitar pedals available, and the Apocalypse is no exception. And Death By Audio are no slouches when it comes to packing innovative features into their effects pedals like ... 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 Ditto Looper Review – Best Guitar Looper Pedal?

With all the complicated looper pedals out there, wouldn't it be nice to just get back to the basics. TC Electronic sure thought so. Hence they made what just might be the simplest and most easy to use guitar looping pedal out there. In our TC Electronic Ditto Looper review, we'll see how it ... Read More
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Pro Co RAT2 Review – Best Guitar Distortion Effects Pedal?

The RAT distortion pedals by Pro Co have attained legendary status for their distinct drive sounds and have become a standard by which other distortion pedals are measured. While many iterations of the RAT have existed over the years, most versions have distinctive similarities: that familiar RAT housing enclosure, 3-knob layout, and a characteristic ... 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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Gator Cases G-Tour Pedalboard-LGW Review – Best Pedalboard w/ Flight Case?

For performing and touring guitarists who use effects pedals, your pedalboard is one of the most important considerations to be made. You need a pedalboard of adequate size to accommodate all of your effects pedals and power supplies and that is convenient to transport from gig to gig. While a quality pedalboard with flight ... 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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TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor Review – Best Multiband Compression Pedal?

TC Electronic recently come out of nowhere with a pedal that may change the way guitarists perceive and use compression forever. That pedal is the HyperGravity Compressor. The HyperGravity Compressor spans the history of guitar compression with a range of sounds that goes lightyears beyond your typical guitar comp. A dedicated “Vintage” mode emulates ... Read More
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Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Review – Best Clyde McCoy Wah Pedal?

The original Italian-made Clyde McCoy wah pedals from the 1967-1969 era are considered Holy Grails in terms of classic wah tone. Any guitarist lucky enough to have one of those iconic pedals in original working condition will surely agree. But for the rest of us, hoping to attain that original wah sound is often ... Read More
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SolidGoldFX If 6 Was 9 BC183CC Review – Best Silicon Fuzz Pedal?

There are 2 primary flavors of "Fuzz Face" style fuzz, each distinguished by the types of transistors used to generate the distortion: Germanium and Silicon. Both Germanium and Silicon transistors have been in use since the late 60's, and both have subtle characteristics that make them the preferred choice of particular players. While Jimi ... 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
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Diamond Compressor & Comp Jr Review – Best Optical Compression Pedals?

In 2004 Diamond Pedals began work on creating a unique compression pedal that would essentially be a channel strip for guitar, similar to a vocal channel strip found in a recording studio consisting of preamp, compression, and EQ. The end result was the Diamond Compressor which has become one of the more highly regarded ... Read More
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EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Review – Best Experimental Reverb Pedal?

EarthQuaker Devices is well-known for creating unique guitar effects with the Rainbow Machine, Bit Commander, and Organizer pedals being great examples of this reputation. And while they already one amazing experimental delay/reverb hybrid pedal in the form of the Disaster Transport SR, one of the best lo-fi delay pedals you'll ever play, EarthQuaker Devices have ... Read More
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SolidGoldFX Formula 76 Review - Best "Super/Standard" Fuzz Pedal?

There are plenty of octave up fuzz pedals out there, but few of them offer as much raging fuzz tenacity as the SolidGoldFX Formula 76. This pedal was inspired by classic mid 70's Japanese octave up fuzz pedals such as the Super Fuzz and Standard Fuzz but adds more control and extreme sound-mangling capabilities ... Read More
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Morley Maverick Review – Best Mini Wah Pedal?

Morley has long been a recognized leader in developing cutting edge wah guitar pedals. This is greatly attributed to their use of innovative and highly accurate electro-optical circuitry over old-fashioned potentiometer controlled wah designs. Many of their wahs even feature switchless technology – which if you've ever had an issue turning off your wah during ... Read More
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Walrus Audio Bellwether Review – Best Analog Delay Pedal?

Do you remember Winter NAMM 2015? That was the year Walrus Audio laid down the gauntlet with prototypes of 3 flagship pedals: the Vanguard Dual Phaser, Luminary octave pedal (a release I'm still waiting for), and the Bellwether analog delay pedal, not to mention their game-changing Phoenix power supply. Basically, Walrus Audio have been ... Read More
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Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret Review – Best “Marshall” Distortion Pedal?

It's no secret that the classic Marshall Super Lead and Super Bass “Plexi” amplifiers produce some of the most sought after guitar tones in rock history. From mild bluesy warmth to the roaring sound of a cranked Marshall stack, these legendary amps laid the foundation for great tones that guitarists still seek to this ... 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
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Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter Review - Best Analog Delay Pedal?

Introduction Aside from the almighty Tube Screamer family of pedals (including the Tube Screamer Mini, TS808HW, etc.) and perhaps some other classics like the SD9 or old Standard Fuzz, Ibanez aren't exactly known for too many offerings in the pedal realm. Partly for that reason, the ES2 Echo Shifter runs the risk of flying ... Read More
   

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