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Fuzz

Amptweaker Bass TightFuzz Pedal Review

April 30, 2013
This versatile bass distortion is packed with smart features and great tone.
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Hartman Electronics Silicon Crystal Valve Pedal Review

April 15, 2013
The new Silicon Crystal Valve from Hartman Electronics is based in significant measure to the Colorsound Supa Tone Bender, and like the original, it’s a cool twist on a classic sound that’s full of unique fuzz flavors.
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Fredric Effects Announces the Grumbly Wolf

April 15, 2013
Fredric Effects announced the release of the Grumbly Wolf, a distortion/fuzz/octave/rig modulator pedal.
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MOD Kits DIY Releases Rig Resonator

April 10, 2013
The Ring Resonator is an octave-up fuzz effect pedal kit in an all analog design that captures those late 60''s octave up fuzz tones.
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Nels Cline’s 5 Essential Effects

April 9, 2013
The self-proclaimed pedal geek lists his faves in five categories.
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Option 5 Unveils Destination Square Tone Fuzz Pedal

March 21, 2013
The long awaited addition to Option 5’s pedal line-up is finally here in the form of a caution yellow trapezoid stomp box with four knobs.
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1969 Univox U-250 Uni-Fuzz

March 11, 2013
Its sound is very intense and fat, but still is responsive to how your guitar volume is set—lots of shades of fuzz and destruction to be had.
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Reuss RSH-02 Pedal Review

March 11, 2013
Like the first incarnation RSH-01, the Reuss RSH-02 pedal combines Distortion + and Blue Box-style circuits in a single enclosure, but is made in China and more affordable.
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Build Your Own Series Resistance Box

March 11, 2013
Here’s a super-simple device that will let you coax new sounds from your fuzz pedal.
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NAMM '13 - Mojo Hand FX Rook Royale & Villanova Demos

March 4, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Shawn Hammond visits the Mojo Hand FX booth. In this segment, we get to hear the Rook Royale & Villanova pedals.
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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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Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal Review

February 25, 2013
The Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi—though it’s a bit more expensive—builds on the winning formula with versatility and features that make it a better value than its smaller brother.
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NAMM '13 - JAM Pedals Big Chill Tremolo Demo

February 22, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Shawn Hammond visits the JAM Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Big Chill tremolo pedal.
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Celestial Effects Cancer Wah The Fuzz? Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
By consolidating four top-quality analog effects in a single unit, the Cancer Wah the Fuzz? from Celestial Effects is at once simple, flexible, and extremely powerful, and it delivers an impressive combination of functional and far-out sounds.
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FuzzHugger(fx) Pocket Arcade Pedal Review

January 2, 2013
The Pocket Arcade combines fuzz, oscillation, octave, and modulation to offer a wealth of weird tones in a tiny, compact form.
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Malekko Plus Ultra 213 Pedal Review

October 8, 2012
With the Malekko Plus Ultra 213’s potential to move between searing bumble-bee fuzz and creamier near-overdrive tones, it’s easy to imagine players making this their go-to fuzz.
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Malekko Wolftone Chaos Pedal Review

September 12, 2012
The Wolftone Chaos is capable of tricks that make it more than just another fuzz with an unconventional voice.
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Catalinbread Octapussy Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
While few among the unindoctrinated may realize it, octave fuzzes are responsible for some of the wildest and most famous rock-guitar tones ever. Hendrix’s iconic, Octavia tone defined hits
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Buffalo FX Germanium Fuzz Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Die-hard tone nerds get pretty wrapped up in minutiae these days. For instance, in fuzz-freak circles it doesn’t take much provocation to start a debate over whether the silvery
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10 Stompboxes That Changed the World

September 5, 2012
In the right hands, a deftly applied pedal can be infinitely more than just another color in an aural palette. Here we take a look at 10 players whose ingenious intertwining of technique, feel, and stompbox use redefined music and the very way we hear guitar and bass.
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