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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

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

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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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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Neunaber Audio Immerse Review - Best Digital Reverb Pedal?

(SPOILER ALERT: Probably.) You might be surprised to learn that I wasn’t born cursed with a Smeagol-like lust for guitar effects. Early on, the glorious tones, snarky artwork, and infinite sweet frustrations just didn’t appeal to me the same way that screaming while playing an acoustic guitar in a dimly lit dive bar did. ... Read More
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Xotic BB Preamp Review – Best Guitar Distortion Pedal?

There are few pedals as hard to classify as the Xotic BB Preamp. At first glance I assumed it was just another distortion pedal. But the BB Preamp aims to be a lot more than that. With uses ranging from a transparent clean boost, to a blistering overdrive, or a singing distortion, this pedal ... Read More
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Xotic SP Compressor Review – Best Guitar Compression Pedal?

There are many guitar compression pedals available on the market, several of which seek to emulate and surpass the famed Ross Compressor. Xotic decided to have a go at creating a compressor in the vein of that classic pedal while adding more versatility and sound-shaping options than most pedal makers have ever packed into such ... 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

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

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
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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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EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander Review – Best Analog Guitar Synth Pedal?

EarthQuaker Devices has been at the forefront of innovation in guitar pedals for the past few years. Whether its building a modern take on a classic effect like with The Depths (vibe) and Hoof Reaper (fuzz) or venturing into uncharted territory a la the Rainbow Machine, Organizer, and Arpanoid, EarthQuaker Devices has been breaking ground ... Read More
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J. Rockett WTF Fuzz Review – Best Overdrive/Fuzz Pedal?

The J. Rockett WTF Fuzz is a fuzz pedal for people who don't like fuzz. This is one of those very special fuzz pedals that offers something a little different from the norm. The WTF Fuzz can produce mild overdrive sounds all the way up to intense sub-oscillating fuzz effects. It's supposedly even capable ... 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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Death By Audio Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload Review – Best Fuzz Pedal?

Death By Audio, the Brooklyn-based madhouse behind such sound manglers as the Apocalypse and Echo Dream 2 Lo-Fi Delay pedals, have again taken fuzz pedal design to new extreme territories. The original Fuzz War has become a modern fuzz classic in its own right. Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload delivers even more fuzz insanity with an ... Read More
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Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Supreme Review – Best Fuzz Distortion Pedal?

The Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Supreme is the final evolution of the legendary Pharaoh fuzz distortion pedal. The Pharaoh has long been known for its plethora of musical fuzz tones that forge a link between your guitar and amp without masking the inherent character of each. This rich legacy of tone has led many ... 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
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Electro Harmonix POG 2 Review - Best Guitar & Bass Octave Pedal?

I picked up this guitar pedal when it first came out. As a connoisseur of pitch shifting and octave effects, I had to put this pedal to the test to see if it lived up to the hype. Needless to say I've spent a lot of time with it using it on both guitar ... 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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Chase Bliss Audio Wombtone Review – Best Analog Phaser Pedal?

Within a year of releasing their instant classic Warped Vinyl chorus/vibrato pedal, Chase Bliss Audio have now brought us the Wombtone, their take on what could be the ultimate analog phaser guitar pedal. Far ahead of that simple one-knob “Phase 90” mold, the Wombtone is packed with 6 knobs, 4 flip switches, 2 foot-switches, ... 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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Death By Audio Echo Dream 2 Review – Best Lo-Fi Delay Pedal?

The Echo Dream 2 is an update to one of Death By Audio's most popular pedals: the original Echo Dream. It's a lo-fi delay pedal with “Advanced Echo Modulation” courtesy of it's built-in LFO and a preamp fuzz circuit. The Echo Dream builds upon its predecessor with control knobs for Fuzz and Master Volume ... Read More
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Darkglass Electronics Duality Review – Best Bass Fuzz Pedal for Guitar?

It's probably incorrect to label the Darkglass Electronics Duality Dual Fuzz Engine as a bass fuzz pedal. Sure, the company's focus seems to be on the low-end of the frequency spectrum, their logo of 6 swirling bass clefs making that pretty obvious. But the very nature of Duality itself implies that this is a ... Read More
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Keeley Electronics Seafoam Plus Review – Best Digital Vibrato/Chorus Pedal?

Where I’m at as a musician I often find my tonal progress ensnared in that familiar gear-head beartrap, obsessing over effects that could make my guitar sound less like a guitar and more like an organ (or a spaceship, or a fart) with no hope of moving forward without having said effect in my ... 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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Molten Voltage Tempode Review – Best MIDI Clock Pedal Syncing Solution?

Tap tempo has long been a blessing to guitarists, being a notable improvement to synchronization on delay pedals. Instead of adjusting tape heads on an echo machine or turning a knob, today you can just tap in a beat and be instantly in time. But let's not forget that with the advent of MIDI (Musical ... Read More
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Cusack Tremolo AME Review – Best Tremolo Effects Pedal?

Besides spending quite some time with the Cusack Delay TME, I've also had the opportunity to play around with another pedal in Cusack's new "Retro Super-Science" series, the Cusack Tremolo AME (Amplitude Modulation Emulator). This one is yet again a stripped down version of one of their most popular pedals, the Tap-A-Whirl, which is ... Read More
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Empress Effects Compressor Review – Best Studio Grade Compression Pedal?

The Canadian pedal gurus at Empress Effects are well-known for making exceptional products, a couple of their diverse offerings being the Vintage Modified Superdelay, a digital delay pedal of high regard, and the Empress Effects Heavy, a beastly extreme metal distortion pedal. Attaining to similar top tier build quality, the Empress Compressor is their ... Read More
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ZVex Sonar Review – Best Tremolo Guitar Pedal?

Tremolo effects have been around forever, and just when you think you've seen it all, along comes the ZVex Sonar to mix things up. This pedal packs an unprecedented amount of sound shaping capabilities into it's small, trademark ZVex enclosure. Is it the best tremolo guitar pedal out there? We hope to answer that ... 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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Chase Bliss Audio Gravitas Review – Best Analog Tremolo Pedal?

After reinventing analog chorus, vibrato, and phaser effects with the Warped Vinyl and Wombtone (and newly released Warped Vinyl MKII & Wombtone MKII), Chase Bliss Audio have now tackled the prototypical modulation effect with the Gravitas Analog Tremolo. All the familiar Chase Bliss Audio control flair is here: ModuShape, 6 surface knobs, 3 parameter ... 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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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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Evidence Audio SIS Screw In Solderless Review – Best Pedalboard Patch Cables?

We're straying from the usual reviews of guitar pedals to bring you an in depth review of the Evidence Audio SIS “Screw-In-Solderless” patch cables. This is of vital importance to readers of Best Guitar Effects as the patch cable dilemma is one that has plagued every guitarist who's ever used more than one pedal in ... 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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Rivera Venus 5 Amp Head Review – Best Class-A, 2-Channel Guitar Amplifier?

While we typically focus on pedal reviews at Best Guitar Effects, I wanted to break away from the norm to bring a particular amp to your attention: the Rivera Venus 5 head. Why is this amp important? For starters, this is the main amp I personally use when reviewing and testing pedals. While a ... Read More
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Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo Review – Best Tape Echo Delay Pedal?

Echomatics, Echoplexes, Echorecs, Copycats, and Space Echos are a few of the legendary and highly sought-after machines synonymous with tape echo. While the lucky guitarists who've ever played through any of these units will surely attest to the amazing tones that can be coaxed from a well-maintained and serviced tape echo unit, many modern ... Read More
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JHS Pedals Pollinator Review – Best Germanium “Fuzz Face” Pedal?

Guitarists have been chasing that classic “Fuzz Face” sound for over 40 years. And while various iterations of “Fuzz Face” style pedals are still being released, many guitarists feel that few of the modern incarnations capture the same mojo as the original vintage units. But leave it to Josh over at JHS Pedals to put ... Read More
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Electro Harmonix Ravish Sitar Review – Best Guitar Synth Pedal?

Having already been greatly impressed by the fast and responsive polyphonic tracking of the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator, I had a feeling the Ravish Sitar was going to be something special. While its name gives away the source of inspiration for the creation of this pedal, the Ravish Sitar offers a whole new world ... Read More
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Empress Effects Fuzz Review - Best Guitar Fuzz Distortion Pedal?

While there is certainly no shortage of great fuzz pedals out there, a few of which have come to define some of the great sounds of fuzz, there are still many newer fuzz pedals that strive to improve on the classic designs and carve out new sounds entirely. The Empress Fuzz seems to be ... Read More
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TC Electronic Flashback X4 Review – Best Delay/Looper Guitar Pedal?

Hailing from a legacy that began with the classic 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay rack unit and drawing upon the recent breakthrough success of the Flashback Delay and Looper, the Flashback X4 is TC Electronic's flagship delay & looper pedal. And what a monster of a delay it is! With 16 selectable delay types, 3 ... 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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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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Decibel Eleven Switch Dr. Review - Best MIDI Controller/Loop Switcher?

Guitarists are always looking for convenient ways to gain greater control of their rigs. From simple tasks like selecting effects pedals and amp channel switching to full-on MIDI control of digital effects pedals and MIDI-compatible processors, a solid all-in-one MIDI controller/loop switcher that is actually easy to use would be a dream come true for many ... Read More
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Electro Harmonix Slammi Review - Best Pitch-Shifter/Harmony Effects Pedal?

I'm a big fan of pitch-shifting and harmony pedals. For years I ran a pedalboard with at least 3 different pitch-shifting guitar pedals to cover the full range of dive-bombing and whammy-style effects. And ever since I first played the Electro Harmonix POG 2 Polyphonic Octave Generator and was amazed by its stunning polyphonic octave ... Read More
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Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Review – Best Guitar Noise Gate Pedal?

The Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor has long been a mainstay of many pro pedal-boards. Any guitarist who plays at high volumes and gain settings knows that your sound can be easily plagued by hum, hiss, and string noise. A noise gate pedal such as the Boss NS-2 is designed to eliminate these issues from ... 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 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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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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Rivera Venus Recording Review – Best Guitar Amp for Recording?

From top to bottom: Rivera RockCrusher Recording, Rivera Venus Recording, Rivera Venus 5 The Venus Recording is a tube guitar amplifier and analog 11-band EQ speaker emulator designed to be the ultimate all-in-one solution for recording real valve guitar amp tones. While countless amp makers have implemented “Direct Out” jacks onto some of their ... Read More
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Dwarfcraft Devices Silver Rose V2 Review – Best Dual Fuzz Pedal?

The Dwarfcraft Devices Silver Rose V2 is the most straight-up rock 'n roll fuzz pedal I've ever played. Don't bother reading my review. Go buy it. Okay, maybe you should know a little more about it first. Well, it's 2 awesome fuzz pedals in 1. You can play through them both at the same ... Read More
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EarthQuaker Devices The Depths Review – Best "Uni-Vibe" Modulation Pedal?

Guitarists have long-sought quality guitar pedals that simulate the three dimensional sounds of a Leslie rotating speaker cabinet, an effect originally designed for use with organ that delivers lush, swirling soundscapes. The first effect to emulate the rotary sound was the Uni-Vibe, and although it failed to accurately reproduce an authentic rotary sound, it become ... Read More
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Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi Review – Best Fuzz Distortion Pedal?

Is it a fuzz? Is it a distortion? No, it's a Muff! The Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi has been around for decades providing guitarists with a fuzz-like distortion that you won't find anywhere else. With all the competing variations of fuzz and distortion effects pedals available, it's time we put this EHX classic ... 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

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
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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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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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Eventide TimeFactor Review – Best Twin Delay Effects Pedal?

The TimeFactor was one of the original stompboxes Eventide released when they first brought their legendary effects expertise to the realm of guitar pedals. Featuring 9 of Eventide's best studio grade delay effects and a Looper, the TimeFactor is potentially the ultimate delay toolbox for covering all your delay needs on stage and in ... Read More
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Walrus Audio Janus Review – Most Innovative Fuzz/Tremolo Pedal?

I've played a lot of great guitar pedals. And I've played a lot of really great fuzz and tremolo pedals. And I've seen and played some really interesting conceptual pedals that capture a unique vibe unlike anything else around. And still, every now and then, a pedal comes along that completely blows my mind ... Read More
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Review: TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus, Vortex Mini Flanger, & Shaker Mini Vibrato

TC Electronic broke the mold with the Ditto Looper, a “mini” looping pedal that has become one of the best-selling guitar pedals available today. Now they've thrown down the gauntlet with the Corona Mini Chorus, Vortex Mini Flanger, Shaker Mini Vibrato, and Flashback Mini Delay. (See our separate Flashback Mini Delay review to learn ... Read More
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Dwarfcraft Devices Necromancer Review – Best “Super Fuzz” Pedal?

You may have heard that the infamous Silver Rose dual fuzz pedal was resurrected as the Dwarfcraft Silver Rose V2, a most righteous pedal. Well, it's more like an unholy cauldron that spews forth abominable fuzz. One side of the Silver Rose V2 featured a variation of Dwarfcraft's own Eau Claire Thunder, a Muff-ish ... 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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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

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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Red Witch Empress Chorus Review – Best Guitar Modulation Pedal?

The Red Witch Empress Chorus has been around for a few years and has garnered quite a reputation for its distinct chorusing sounds and deep feature set of chorus and vibrato options. With whispers of this pedal's amazing abilities becoming hard to ignore, I decided to seek an audience with the Empress herself to ... Read More
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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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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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Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor Review - Best Compression Pedal?

Mostly known for their pickups, Seymour Duncan recently released a new line of guitar pedals, including the amazing Vapor Trail Analog Delay, the Tube Screamer-inspired 805 Overdrive, and a revamp of their famous Pickup Booster. I'm glad to see the Santa Barbara based company getting more active in the pedal game again, as they ... Read More
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Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner Review – Better Tuning Than TU-2?

The Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner is the long-awaited successor to the best selling TU-2. The TU-2 has been regarded as the standard for guitar pedal tuners for years, being used the world over by novices and professional guitarists alike. Does the TU-3 live up to the legendary status of the original TU-2? Should you ... 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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EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR Review – Best Lo-Fi Delay Pedal?

I really love lo-fi delay pedals, one of my favorites being the old Boss PS-2, and I also get excited about any crazy new delay pedal that incorporates different effects for strange new sounds. The EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR Advanced Modulated Delay & Reverb Machine looks like a match made in heaven to ... 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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Morley Mark Tremonti Wah Review – Best Switchless Guitar Wah Pedal?

Whether or not you're a fan of Mark Tremonti's work with Creed or Alter Bridge, there's one thing about Mark that all guitarists should recognize: he certainly knows a thing or two about good wah tone. When a world-class professional guitarist reaches a certain level of success, they can pretty much have their pick of ... 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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