Free the Tone Gigs Boson Review – Best Guitar Overdrive Pedal?
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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 Boost…

Free the Tone Matt Schofield MS SOV Special Review – Best Blues Overdrive?
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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 Schofield…

Free the Tone Silky Comp Review – Best Boutique Compression Pedal?

Free the Tone Silky Comp Review – Best Boutique Compression Pedal?

Review of: Free The Tone Silky Comp Reviewed by: Gabriel TanakaRating:4.5On August 28, 2013Last modified:October 6, 2016 Summary: More Details The Silky Comp is a guitar compression pedal by Japan-based Free the Tone. It is boutique compressor pedal of the finest craftsmanship, each being handmade one-by-one from the highest quality parts. The labels of the…

Xotic Effects SL Drive Review – Best Marshall Super Lead/Bass Pedal?

Xotic Effects SL Drive Review – Best Marshall Super Lead/Bass Pedal?

Review of: Xotic Effects SL Drive Reviewed by: Gabriel TanakaRating:4.5On August 28, 2013Last modified:October 6, 2016 Summary: More Details 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…

Surfpick Lignum Vitae Wood Pick Review – Best Wooden Guitar Picks?

Surfpick Lignum Vitae Wood Pick Review – Best Wooden Guitar Picks?

Review of: Surfpick Reviewed by: Gabriel TanakaRating:4.5On August 23, 2013Last modified:October 6, 2016 Summary: More Details On the quest for the perfect tone, guitarists mustn’t forget how their choice of guitar pick affects their overall sound. It’s surprising how many guitarists underestimate how important their choice of guitar pick is when crafting their tone. As…

Chemistry Design Werks Holeyboard WIDE Review – Best Guitar Pedalboard?

Chemistry Design Werks Holeyboard WIDE Review – Best Guitar Pedalboard?

Review of: Chemistry Design Werks Holeyboard WIDE Reviewed by: Gabriel TanakaRating:4.5On August 21, 2013Last modified:October 6, 2016 Summary: More Details 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…

Pigtronix Mothership Review – Best Analog Guitar Synthesizer?

Review of: Pigtronix Mothership Reviewed by: Gabriel TanakaRating:4On August 20, 2013Last modified:October 6, 2016 Summary: More Details The Pigtronix Mothership is an analog guitar synthesizer that features a VCO with Sub-Octave, an intelligent ring modulator, and tunable expression pedal controlled whammy pitch-bending up to one octave. The Mothership also features lightening-fast, instantaneous tracking, a feat…

Pigtronix Philosopher’s Rock Review – Best Guitar Compression Pedal?

Review of: More Details The new Pigtronix Philosopher’s Rock draws upon the legendary Philosopher’s Tone and the germanium flavored Grit of the Philosopher’s Tone Germanium Gold LTD compressor pedals and packs a similar style of operation into a remarkably easy to use 2-knob stompbox. But don’t mistake this pedal for your typical 2-knob compressor. The Philosopher’s…

Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator Review – Best Chorus/Vibrato Pedal?

Review of: Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator Reviewed by: Gabriel TanakaRating:4On August 20, 2013Last modified:October 6, 2016 Summary: More Details The Quantum Time Modulator is yet another example of the kind of stompbox that could only come from Pigtronix, the makers of such eclectic devices as the Philosopher’s Tone compressor and Mothership Analog Guitar Synthesizer pedals. The…