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Video Review - Way Huge Green Rhino MKII

January 13, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--Way Huge Green Rhino Mk II. The Mk II has all the gorgeous classic overdrive that you crave but it has evolved to include cool new features that make it even more rhinoceriffic. In addition to the Volume, Tone, and Drive controls, you get a 100Hz EQ knob to cut or boost your low end by 12dB. Your low notes can either shake the ground like a stampede across the savannah or cut through the mix like a charging rhino's horn. This pachyderm of a pedal also sports a Curve control to fine-tune the corner frequencies of your tone. All this amazing tone shaping makes other overdrives seem boring and one-dimensional by comparison. In front of a clean amp, with the Volume and Drive set at noon, you can go from pristine purity to a punchy, dynamic rhythm tone. Set the Drive low and crank the Volume and add tons of boost to wallop the input of any amp. Turn up the Drive control with the Rhino in front of a distorted channel and hear more gain and sustain than you ever thought your amp was capable of. And no matter how you use it, the Green Rhino Mk II will deliver clean operation, quiet relay-based true-bypass switching, and the rock-solid construction that Way Huge is known for.
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E.W.S. BD-1 Brute Drive Distortion Pedal Review

October 29, 2010
Tube-like rock and blues overdrive
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Jam Pedals Rattler+ Pedal Review

October 29, 2010
The Rattler+ is a handmade RAT-inspired stompbox with the LM308 can-version chip
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Emma Electronic PY-1 PisdiYAUwot Metal Distortion Pedal Review

October 28, 2010
A distortion box designed for tight, defined metal attack
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Pigtronix Aria Disnortion Pedal Review

October 27, 2010
A distortion and fuzz box that''s good with bass and guitar
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T-Rex Mudhoney II Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
Dual overdrives for more flexibility
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WMD Acoustic Trauma Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
Outside the box distortion tones for those who like to experiment
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Fulltone PlimSoul Pedal Review

October 8, 2010
The PlimSoul offers both hard and soft clipping in one pedal, and the ability to blend both together
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Lovepedal Kalamazoo and RedHead Pedal Reviews

September 15, 2010
A flexible, chimey overdrive and an aggressive, high-gain distortion from Lovepedal are reviewed.
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T-Rex Effects ToneBug Distortion Pedal Review

July 9, 2010
The boutique pedal makers from Denmark have rolled out an entire line of lower-priced offerings. We review the high-gain distortion.
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Video Review - Z.Vex Inventobox

June 19, 2010
Z.Vex Inventobox review
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ProCo Limited Edition ’85 Whiteface RAT Pedal Review

June 3, 2010
ProCo has reissued their legendary 1985 "Whiteface" RAT pedal. How close does the reissue come to the original?
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Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive, DL-8 Delay/Looper and SC-2 Valve Distortion Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Overdrive, delay, and distortion offerings of the Hardwire line of boutique-style effects are reviewed.
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Source Audio Soundblox Pro Classic Distortion Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Source Audio''s Soundblox Pro Classic Distortion, which features a number of famous distortion tones, is reviewed.
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Wampler Pedals Super Plextortion and Pinnacle Pedal Review

April 2, 2010
The Super Plextortion and Pinnacle from Brian Wampler aim for two iconic rock sounds: Plexi Marshall and Van Halen''s "Brown Sound."
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Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire Pedal Review

March 11, 2010
The Holy Fire is an overdrive/distortion pedal with a world of tones
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Reinhardt Willard Pedal Review

October 2, 2009
The Willard is a high-gain distortion that channels old big-box Rat pedals
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