Read the June 2016 issue online now!

Distortion

JHS Pedals SuperBolt Overdrive Review

August 23, 2013
An overdrive that mimics the low-wattage department store amps of the ’60s.
Read More

Builder Profile: XAct Tone Solutions

August 22, 2013
Greg Walton and Barry O’Neal of the Nashville-based pedal outfit talk about the stompboxes and effect systems they’ve built for Tom Petty, Oz Noy, Keith Urban, and other top players.
Read More

Zoom MS-60B MultiStomp for Bass Review

August 22, 2013
Zoom's first MultiStomp pedal for bassists offers dozens of great effects and amp models for an unbelievably low price.
Read More

Suhr Announces Reloaded Versions of Riot and Shiba Drive

August 16, 2013
Suhr updates their Riot and Shiba Drive pedals and launches their Reloaded series.
Read More

Synaptic Groove Releases Snapperhead Distortion

August 14, 2013
Oklahoma-based Synaptic Groove unveils the Snapperhead, an analog overdrive/distortion pedal.
Read More

Summer NAMM '13 - BearFoot FX Model G Distortion, Mystery Fuzz, & Candy Apple Red Fuzz

August 6, 2013
Hear demos of BearFoot FX's newest effects pedals -- the Model G Distortion, the Mystery Fuzz, & the Candy Apple Red Fuzz.
Read More

Summer NAMM '13 - Empress Effects Heavy & Nebulus Demos

August 1, 2013
Hear Empress Effects' latest pedals in action: the Heavy and Nebulus.
Read More

MXR Super Badass Distortion Pedal Review

July 26, 2013
While the Super Badass lives up to its name on the basis of the savage distortion and authoritative overdrive that’s on tap, it’s the powerful EQ that makes this pedal truly badass.
Read More

T-Rex Partners With Guitar Center for Magnus Tone Controller

July 25, 2013
Danish company T-Rex has partnered up with Guitar Center for an exclusive tone controller.
Read More

Summer NAMM '13 - Amptweaker Fat Rock & Tight Metal Pro Demos

July 24, 2013
Hear a demo of Amptweaker's two newest pedals -- the Fat Rock and Tight Metal Pro.
Read More

Blackstar Announces Compact LT Pedals

July 11, 2013
At Summer NAMM, Blackstar Amplification announced a new line of pedals.
Read More

Z.Vex Announces Fuzz Factory 7, Channel 2, Fuzzolo, and Snowbox

July 11, 2013
Four new prototypes: the expanded Fuzz Factory 7 and three micro pedals
Read More

Amptweaker Announces FatRock and TightMetal Pro Pedals

July 10, 2013
Updated versions of the company's TightMetal and TightRock pedals tweaked based on user feedback.
Read More

Empress Effects Announces Nebulus and Heavy Pedals

July 10, 2013
Empress' first offering into the high-gain pedal market, Heavy, and the Nebulus chorus, flanger and vibrato.
Read More

Dunlop Releases MXR Super Badass Distortion

June 18, 2013
MXR has released the Super Badass Distortion, a 100% analog pedal with a completely new circuit.
Read More

Circus Freak Pickled Punk Pedal Review

June 13, 2013
Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Circus Freak Effects is a relative newcomer to the pedal game. The pedals they build, however, reflect the musical experience amassed by cofounder A.J.
Read More

Xotic Introduces the SL Drive

June 12, 2013
Xotic has introduced their first distortion pedal, the SL drive.
Read More

ZT Extortion Expressive Distortion Pedal Review

June 10, 2013
The ZT Extortion Expressive Distortion is an exceptional overdrive/distortion combo that gives you a ton of tone combinations under one roof.
Read More

Review Demo - Circus Freak The Pickled Punk Distortion Pedal

June 5, 2013
Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond demos Circus Freak's The Pickled Punk Distortion Pedal for the July 2013 issue of Premier Guitar.
Read More