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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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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

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
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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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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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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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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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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 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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JHS Pedals Muffuletta Fuzz Review – Best “Big Muff Pi” Pedal?

There's tube amp saturation, overdrive, distortion, and then FUZZ. Even further, in the fuzz world, there's the ultimate classic distortion/fuzz hybrid: the Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi. The original EHX BMP was designed by Mike Matthews & Bob Myer and introduced in 1969. The pedal has had plenty of different versions, interpretations, and updates, ... 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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Free The Tone ARC-53M Review – Best MIDI Guitar Pedal Switcher?

Free The Tone have a continuously growing reputation for creating ultra high-quality audio solutions for professional guitarists. Their ARC-3 Audio Routing Controller has become a staple on many pro pedalboards in Japan thanks to its high sound quality, tank-like construction, and incredible versatility. Now Free The Tone have released the ARC-53M, a downsized version ... 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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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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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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Eventide H9 Harmonizer Review – Best Multi-Effects Pedal?

One After 909 Eventide has come a long way since pioneering pitch shifting in the 1970's with their first Harmonizer rack units, the most famous being the H910 and H949. Their innovation continued with the release of such gems as the H3000 Harmonizer in the late 80's which many guitarists may recognize for its ... Read More
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Xotic AC Booster Review – Best Guitar Overdrive Pedal?

In the land of overdrive pedals, guitar players are swamped with choices. Far too many some would say. While select few overdrives have made it to legendary status, many have faded into obscurity. But Xotic may just have something that you should take notice of in the AC Booster. In our Xotic AC Booster ... 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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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

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
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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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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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Free The Tone Tri Avatar TA-1H Review - Best Digital Stereo Chorus pedal?

Besides designing and building pro rigs for the session elite in Japan and elsewhere, the Japanese company Free The Tone are also well known for their insanely high quality effects pedals. I doubt they would even consider releasing a product unless it offered something truly unique, so I was curious to see in what ... 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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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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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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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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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
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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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Chemistry Design Werks Holeyboard WIDE Review – Best Guitar Pedalboard?

The Holeyboard WIDE from Chemistry Design Werks is a pedalboard like no other. There are many options out there as far as pedalboards go, but nearly all of them feature one option for securing your pedals to the board: velcro or some similar adhesive tape. The Holeyboard pedalboards differ in that they use zip-ties ... Read More
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Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Review – Best Analog Delay Pedal?

Seymour Duncan has been long regarded among pro guitarists as one of the leading names in guitar pickups. And back when Seymour Duncan made their first foray into guitar pedals with the now iconic Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster, it became immediately clear that they know a thing or two about pedals, also. After ... 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
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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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EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General Review - Best "SuperFuzz" Pedal?

I have to admit that I'm a huge fuzz nerd, having built a bunch of different circuits myself, and I consider fuzz an incredibly musical and inspiring type of effect. So I was obviously quite excited when I got my hands on the EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General, especially considering that EQD has a ... Read More
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SKB PS-55 Stagefive Pedalboard Review – Best Powered Pedalboard Case?

SKB is a world recognized leader in producing military grade, indestructible molded cases. So when a company who makes products of this caliber designs a professional pedalboard case to protect, transport, and power your prized collection of guitar pedals, it's probably a good idea to check it out. This particular pedalboard is SKB's flagship ... Read More
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Empress Effects Heavy Review – Best Metal Distortion Pedal?

The Empress Effects Heavy is a very unique offering from the good Canadian folks up north, being the brainchild of one Cody Gilchrist in particular. It's an extremely heavy distortion pedal that goes in an entirely different direction from their other offerings. While previous Empress Effects guitar pedals have covered the range of fuzz, ... Read More
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Line 6 M9 Review – Best Multi Effects Pedal?

We were very excited about the Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler upon it's release. The M9 combines over 100 of Line 6's best effects in a single pedal, and up to three effects can be used at once. In theory it's a guitarist's dream come true, packing in 19 delays, 23 modulation effects, 17 ... 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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Ableton Live 9 Suite Review – Best DAW for Guitarists?

Welcome to our Ableton Live 9 Suite review. Before we get started I want to tell you about the software, share a bit about my experience with Ableton Live, and give you some info about its features. In the review I'll focus on how Ableton Live is relevant to guitar players with the goal ... Read More
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Red Witch Fuzz God II Review – Best Silicon Fuzz Distortion Pedal?

The Red Witch Fuzz God II is the successor to Red Witch's Fuzz God pedal, offering a welcome twist with some silicon fuzz flavor in contrast to the germanium original. Like the dying god, Osiris, the original Fuzz God has made way for a new king to resume his throne. And what a king ... 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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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
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Line 6 POD HD 500 Review – Best Multi Effects Processor?

Welcome to our Line 6 POD HD 500 review. The HD 500 is the flagship multi effects floor processor from Line 6. It aims to be the complete solution for guitarists looking for a wide selection of emulated amp models and effects from classic pedals for live and studio performance. Will it make you ... 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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Xotic Effects SL Drive Review – Best Marshall Super Lead/Bass Pedal?

There have been countless effects pedal makers over the years seeking to emulate the sought-after tones of the legendary Marshall Super Lead and Super Bass amp heads. And now after the runaway success of the EP Booster and SP Compressor, guitar pedals inspired by the Echoplex EP-3 preamp and famed Ross Guitar Compressor, respectively, Xotic ... 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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Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal Review - Best Wah?

This is it. One of the classic guitar pedals that started it all. The Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Wah Pedal is arguably one the most famous of Dunlop pedals with wah being one of most famous effects of all time. This iteration of the legendary Cry Baby Wah remains true to the orginal ... Read More
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MXR M-101 Phase 90 Review – Best Guitar Phaser Pedal?

There's nothing like a good old phaser pedal for adding some spacy ambience to your sound. Want to know what it sounds like? Listen to Van Halen's first album. It's everywhere. And what did Eddie Van Halen use for those classic phased tones? The MXR Phase 90. After all these years, does it still ... 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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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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El Músico Loco Wee Beaver Fuzz Review – Best Mini Fuzz Pedal?

“Good things come in small packages.” How about awesome sounds come from small pedals? At least that's what we hope for when plugging into pretty much any new guitar pedal for the first time. And as pedals get smaller and smaller, is it possible that the sound can get bigger and bigger? That seems ... 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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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

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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ZVex Instant Lo-Fi Junky Review - Best Vintage Tone Guitar Pedal?

The ZVex Instant Lo-Fi Junky is very interesting little box. Seriously, no other guitar pedals are like it. The cute phonograph graphic art on the top gives you a basic idea of what this pedal does. It gives your signal a low-fi character reminiscent of an old record player or tape deck. It even ... Read More
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Catalinbread Talisman Review – Best Plate Reverb Pedal?

The Catalinbread Talisman is a compact reverb pedal that seeks to emulate the sounds of the legendary EMT 140, a hulking 7ft long x 4ft tall studio plate reverb. While plate reverb has long been a mainstay effect in the studio, guitarists have had relatively few sources for attaining authentic plate reverb sounds as ... Read More
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Seymour Duncan Palladium Review – Best High Gain Distortion Pedal?

Seymour Duncan came back into the guitar pedal game strong. While their classic Pickup Booster pedal got a remake, new releases including the Vapor Trail Analog Delay & 805 Overdrive pedals show that the company most well-known for their pickups really wants to make a name for themselves among effects pedal using guitarists as ... 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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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
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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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Free the Tone Solderless Cable Kit Review – Best Guitar Pedalboard Patch Cables?

So you've bought a bunch of guitar pedals, then built your own pedalboard or picked up one pre-assembled. Now you're ready to connect all your pedals. You can go with pre-cut cables of various lengths and often end up with excess cable or come up just a few inches short of reach. Trust me, ... Read More
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Electro Harmonix Pitch Fork Review – Best Polyphonic Pitch Shifter Pedal?

The Electro Harmonix Pitch Fork offers something “whammy” loving guitarists have wanted for a long time: superb pitch shifting with optional expression control in a compact pedal. Yes, a few other companies have attempted this, but EHX's Pitch Fork pulls it off like no other pedal has before. I've been following Electro Harmonix's stellar ... 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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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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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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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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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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J.Rockett Audio Designs Archer Review – Best “Klon Centaur/KTR” Pedal?

The J.Rockett Audio Designs Archer has been drawing a lot of attention lately from tone-obsessed guitarists. You might assume that's only because the Archer is obviously another Klon Centaur inspired pedal. But the story of the Archer is a bit more interesting than that of any mere “Klone”. When Bill Finnegan at Klon decided ... 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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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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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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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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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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Electro Harmonix Superego Review – Best Guitar Synth Pedal?

I like to generalize guitar players by dividing them into two categories. One kind of guitarist likes to keep things simple. They just want their favorite guitar, a good amp, and maybe an overdrive or wah on occasion. Other guitarists are a bit more extreme. They'll seek out any and every new way to ... Read More
   
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