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Overdrive

Secrets of Saturation

August 16, 2011
The PG guide to demystifying boost, overdrive, distortion, and fuzz.
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TC Electronic MojoMojo Overdrive and Dark Matter Distortion Pedal Reviews

August 3, 2011
Two new stompboxes from TC Electronic offer different flavors of vintage-inspired analog dirt.
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Ibanez JD9 Jet Driver Pedal Review

July 26, 2011
How could do you retain the sweet sound of a TS and catapult an already breaking-up Marshall into more frenzied territory?
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Empress Effects Multidrive Pedal Review

July 19, 2011
With a parallel, rather than stacked—circuit, the Multidrive offers a lot more flexibility than a stacked multipedal or even a set of stompboxes in series.
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DVK Technologies The Hair Ball Pedal Review

June 14, 2011
DVK’s Hairball brings together interpretations of the Ibanez Tube Screamer and Dallas Rangemaster with a ton of additional functionality.
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Rivera Amplification Blues Shaman and Double Shaman Pedal Reviews

May 17, 2011
Paul Rivera’s amplifiers and effects are impressive by any standard. His work reflects a remarkable breadth of knowledge and intuition about the real musical applications for amplifiers and effects. The
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Fryette S.A.S. And Boostassio Pedal Reviews

May 17, 2011
A couple of decades ago, Steven Fryette built the prototypes that would become VHT’s Pittbull series— handbuilt tube amps that became known for their crushing sound and great durability.
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DDyna Music Company Bass 10 Pedal Review

January 17, 2011
The all-analog, true-bypass Bass 10 is a compressor with a 4-band EQ and a switchable overdrive.
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Video Review - Way Huge Green Rhino MKII

January 13, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--Way Huge Green Rhino Mk II. The Mk II has all the gorgeous classic overdrive that you crave but it has evolved to include cool new features that make it even more rhinoceriffic. In addition to the Volume, Tone, and Drive controls, you get a 100Hz EQ knob to cut or boost your low end by 12dB. Your low notes can either shake the ground like a stampede across the savannah or cut through the mix like a charging rhino's horn. This pachyderm of a pedal also sports a Curve control to fine-tune the corner frequencies of your tone. All this amazing tone shaping makes other overdrives seem boring and one-dimensional by comparison. In front of a clean amp, with the Volume and Drive set at noon, you can go from pristine purity to a punchy, dynamic rhythm tone. Set the Drive low and crank the Volume and add tons of boost to wallop the input of any amp. Turn up the Drive control with the Rhino in front of a distorted channel and hear more gain and sustain than you ever thought your amp was capable of. And no matter how you use it, the Green Rhino Mk II will deliver clean operation, quiet relay-based true-bypass switching, and the rock-solid construction that Way Huge is known for.
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Way Huge Green Rhino MkII Overdrive Pedal Review

December 30, 2010
Jeorge Tripps'' take on the classic green overdrive is back with two additional controls—100Hz level and Curve—to give vintage-style overdrives a run for their money.
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