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Distortion

NAMM '13 - Mooer Echolizer, Rumble Drive, Blues Mood, and Rage Machine Demos

March 1, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Rich Osweiler visits the Mooer booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Echolizer, Rumble Drive, Blues Mood, and Rage Machine pedals.
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What Does a Pedal Sound Like?

February 4, 2013
Distorting a guitar signal generates more harmonics. With more harmonics, your amplifier’s inherent tone becomes more dominant. Unlike a tree falling in the woods, a pedal won’t make a
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Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst, Throttle Box, Grid Slammer, and Flux-Drive Pedal Reviews

December 18, 2012
Rather than trying to stuff too much in a single unit, the company has designed pedals that serve up specific flavors of overdrive.
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RogerThat Guitar Electronics Bass OD/DIS Pedal Review

November 20, 2012
Holland’s RogerThat Guitar Electronics may be relatively unknown to musicians in the States. But since 2010, they’ve developed a multitude of all-analog tools for guitarists, bassists, drummers, and studio
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Mooer ShimVerb, Green Mile, Black Secret, and Pitch Box Pedal Reviews

November 13, 2012
Mooer Audio Company is a rather ambitious instrument-manufacturing entity. The China-based outfit builds everything from electric drum pads to pedalboard cases, vocal processors, and compact, AC30- and Bassman-style heads.
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MI Audio Megalith Delta Pedal Review

September 12, 2012
The new Megalith Delta is a solid-state version of the Megalith Beta’s preamp in pedal form.
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5 DIY Mods to Perfect Your Ibanez TS9 and Boss SD-1

September 6, 2012
Pedal maestro Brian Wampler of Wampler Pedals shows us how to make two of the most popular overdrive pedals on the planet rule even more.
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Tortuga Manhattan Dual Analog Flanger Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Tortuga Effects founder Matt Johnson clearly likes his cocktails in the evening. No, there’s nothing sloppy or woozy about his hip line of timedomain and distortion/fuzz pedals. On the
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Walrus Audio Voyager Pedal Review

June 8, 2012
A quality build that’s fit for a space program and tones that transcend the sounds of the classics.
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Electro-Harmonix NYC Headquarters Tour

May 8, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York, New York, where she visits the Electro-Harmonix NYC headquarters and gets led on a tour by the company's Founder and CEO Mike Matthews.
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Metal Pedals Rawhide Overdrive Pedal Review

April 18, 2012
A versatile, low-gain overdrive and distortion pedal.
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Red Witch Lily Boost, Grace Compressor, and Ivy Distortion Reviews

December 27, 2011
What’s so cool about having a smart-phone battery in a guitar effect? For starters, they’re rechargeable, which means freedom from unreliable power sources, tangles of wire, and noise from shoddy club wiring.
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Maxon RTD800 Real Tube Overdrive/Distortion Pedal Review

December 13, 2011
Maxon has revamped and updated the Real Tube Series line with a family of pedals dubbed Real Tube II.
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Heavy Electronics El Oso Bass Distortion Pedal Review

November 30, 2011
For bassists, Payne has constructed the El Oso (Spanish for “The Bear”) Bass Distortion, aimed at providing the grit and grind that rock bassists need to be heard and felt in the mix.
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TC Electronic Announces Röttweiler Distortion Pedal

November 1, 2011
Designed for everything from classic power metal over ultra-tight thrash riffs to a complete riot of unleashed power.
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Quinnamp Dirt & Ernie Pedal Review

October 20, 2011
The folks at Quinnamp describe the new Dirt & Ernie distortion and clean-boost pedal as “akin to a 3 inch elephant playing an electric tuba.”
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Rockbox Electronics Baby Blues Pedal Review

October 20, 2011
The Baby Blues Distortion/Boost, is Rockbox founder Chris Campbell’s attempt at crafting a highly versatile distortion.
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VHT V-Drive Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The VHT V-Drive is a stompbox crammed with goodies, including a fundamentally unique method of tweaking the V-Drive’s distortion character.
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