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Overdrive

Builder Profile: JHS Pedals

September 2, 2013
From humble beginnings of making two pedals a day to nearly 10,000 units in 2012, Josh Heath Scott stays true to his goal of turning out accessible, handbuilt pedals for the people—with a picture of your grandma’s face, if you want.
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EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Review

August 30, 2013
Billy Sheehan’s new Signature Drive offers a 2-channel mixer, a preamp, a compressor, an EQ, and an overdrive in one pedal.
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TSVG Slow Ride Overdrive/Fuzz Review

August 29, 2013
Boasting NOS components and point-to-point wiring, this fuzz delivers classic tones of the psychedelic ’60s.
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Electro-Harmonix Releases the East River Drive

August 28, 2013
This symmetrical overdrive features the JRC4558 chip and is voiced to emphasize the mids and cut through the mix.
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JHS Pedals SuperBolt Overdrive Review

August 23, 2013
An overdrive that mimics the low-wattage department store amps of the ’60s.
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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.
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Electro-Harmonix Reissues The CMOS Hot Tubes Overdrive

August 22, 2013
The EHX Hot Tubes was designed to replicate the organic overdrive of a vintage tube amp and the reissue is a faithful re-creation of the original design, but presented in a compact nano-sized chassis.
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Wren and Cuff Mercy Phuk Overdrive Review

August 20, 2013
Despite its minimal one-knob design, this innovative overdrive delivers many exciting, amp-like tones.
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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.
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Synaptic Groove Releases Snapperhead Distortion

August 14, 2013
Oklahoma-based Synaptic Groove unveils the Snapperhead, an analog overdrive/distortion pedal.
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Coldcraft Effects Debuts Cascade MkII Dual Stage Overdrive

August 12, 2013
With two distinct gain stages, the Cascade MkII Dual Stage Overdrive offers class A or A/B-style drive.
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Summer NAMM '13 - ToneConcepts The Distillery EQ/Boost/Overdrive Pedal Demo

August 9, 2013
Hear a demo of ToneConcept's newest pedal -- the Distillery.
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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.
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Tech 21’s Blonde Deluxe SansAmp Character Series Now Shipping

August 1, 2013
Tech 21's Blonde Deluxe, from their SansAmp Character Series, is now shipping.
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Free The Tone Unveils Gigs Boson Overdrive

July 30, 2013
Japan-based Free The Tone has announced their new Gigs Boson overdrive pedal.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Blackstar Announces Compact LT Pedals

July 11, 2013
At Summer NAMM, Blackstar Amplification announced a new line of pedals.
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Normandy Guitars' Promising Pedal Debut

July 10, 2013
The O-CB’s retro-cool aesthetics drew me in, and once I heard the pedal, I was sold.
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