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Distortion

DIY: How to Install Onboard Effects

October 28, 2014
With all the pedals on the market today, why bother putting effects inside your guitar? Because it can open new tonal vistas—and it’s fun! Here’s a step-by-step guide.
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Devi Ever FX Releases the Big Distortion Sound Machine

October 24, 2014
This versatile unit sends one input to a pair of fuzz circuits, the Ruiner and the Torn's Peaker.
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Greenchild Unveils the Tribus Drive

October 24, 2014
A three-channel dirt box with MOSFET-based distortion and random access switching.
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Spicetone Releases the 6Appeal Polyphonic Overdrive

October 6, 2014
6Appeal has seven analog overdrive channels without any D/A or A/D converters.
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Caroline Guitar Company Haymaker Review

October 3, 2014
This wildly versatile overdrive ranges from organic amp OD to tough and fuzzy sounds.
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Koch Amps Unveils the Superlead and the 63'OD

September 30, 2014
Both pedals feature a 12AX7 preamp tube.
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Metal Pedals Release the JH-3 Johnny Hiland Signature OD/Distortion

September 29, 2014
The chicken-pickin' guitarist teams up with the New Jersey company to release a supped-up dirtbox.
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Stomp Under Foot Serenity Overdrive Review

September 13, 2014
This simple twist on the TS template delivers a clean-to-mean OD that sings—loud!
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Build Your Own Stompbox!

September 9, 2014
Build a killer distortion pedal customized for your style. It’s easier than you think!
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Mod Kits DIY Introduces the Aggressor

September 3, 2014
A high-gain pedal with plenty of chunk and ear-splitting pinch harmonics.
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Providence Red Rock ROD-1 Overdrive Review

August 28, 2014
Built to get the best from single-coils, this overdrive excels in all settings.
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Piod Effects Introduces the What You Want 2 and What You Want 2 Micro

August 19, 2014
A distortion/preamp pedal with a highly versatile EQ section.
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Electro-Harmonix EHX Tortion Review

August 19, 2014
The stompbox pioneers’ latest yields everything from mild grit to metal mayhem—with a bonus boost function to boot.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Decibel Eleven Dirt Clod Demo

August 13, 2014
The pedal-switching masters throw their hat into the ring with their first ever stompbox--an overdrive/distortion unit.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Boss Waza Kraft DM-2w Delay, BD-2w Blues Driver & SD-1w Super Distortion Demos

July 28, 2014
The stompbox stalwart freshens up three classic pedals with some new circuitry and mods.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Henretta Engineering 2014 Pedal Line Demos

July 19, 2014
Tweaker Kevin Henretta unveils his new line of knob-less stompboxes.
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Quick Hit: Lovepedal Hi Volt

July 11, 2014
The Michigan boutique stompbox shop’s latest is a high-gain monster with extensive EQ controls.
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Juliet Collective Orangecream Review

June 19, 2014
Can this distortion/fuzz chameleon deliver the larger-than-life sounds of Cream-era Clapton?
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T-Rex Effects Unveil Six New Pedals

June 18, 2014
The new lineup includes the Diva Drive, Karma Boost, Neo Comp, Quint Machine, Shafter Wah, and Tunemaster.
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Hermida Audio Dover Drive Review

June 8, 2014
Can a tube-less Tube Driver-inspired overdrive duplicate the smooth sensitivity of the original?
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