December 2016

Distortion

Amptweaker TightDrive Pro Review

November 25, 2014
The TightDrive evolves into beast of overdrive versatility.
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Piod Effects What You Want 2 Micro

November 19, 2014
Despite its straightforward controls, this brute-force distortion pedal boasts enormous range.
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Creation Audio Labs Unveils the Grizzly Bass and Holy Fire 9

November 13, 2014
A new power circuit that steps-up a standard 9VDC pedal power supply to the voltage required by the wave-shaping circuitry.
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JHS Colour Box Review

November 10, 2014
A preamp stompbox inspired by a vintage Neve circuit.
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Sublime Guitar Company Unveils New Line of Pedals

November 10, 2014
The line includes the Chunky Brogan Distortion, Mobin Overdrive, Pep-Pep Delay, and the Hippy Joel Overdrive.
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Crimsontone Releases New Line of Pedals

November 5, 2014
The first four of the series are the Nero Fuzz, Rosso Overdrive, Tono Shaper, and Luna Boost.
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Ogre Thunderclap Review

October 31, 2014
This devilish distortion is dirty yet civilized.
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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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