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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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.
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Fuchs Announces Plush Cerberus Guitar Center Exclusive Pedal

July 6, 2013
Cerberus is a Tri-Mode overdrive pedal that was designed by Andy Fuchs exclusively for Guitar Center.
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TSVG Releases the Slow Ride OD/Fuzz Pedal

May 31, 2013
Philadelphia-based TSVG Pedals announces a new germanium fuzz pedal, the Slow Ride.
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Carl Martin Unveils the TOD

May 6, 2013
Carl Martin announces the TOD, a hi-gain overdrive pedal in their Classic series.
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Musikmesse '13 - Mad Professor Royal Blue Overdrive Demo

May 3, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Mad Professor booth for a demo of their new Royal Blue Overdrive.
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