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October 2013

Maxon AD10 Delay Review

September 9, 2013
Natural, mellow repeats and classic BBD technology meet in this lush analog delay pedal.
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Budda Samsara Delay Review

September 9, 2013
A great sounding, no-frills delay, the Samsara makes a sturdy replacement for a vintage Memory Man or DM-2.
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Empress Nebulus Review

September 8, 2013
An impressive collection of highly customizable chorus, vibrato and flange sounds in a compact and reasonably priced stompbox.
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Celmo Pimento Sardine Overdrive Review

September 8, 2013
A unique-sounding overdrive designed to emulate tube amp sag.
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Magnetic Effects Electrochop Review

September 7, 2013
This sly update of a cult tremolo effect offers a cool new option: subtlety.
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Mr. Black SuperMoon Reverb Review

September 6, 2013
A cosmic ambience machine that goes from cavernous to Frippertronic with the twist of a knob.
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Daredevil Effects L.S.D. Fuzz Review

September 6, 2013
A handmade, Fuzzrite-inspired dirt box at a bargain price.
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Death by Audio Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload Review

September 5, 2013
Built for Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer, this update of the Fuzz War platform may be the ideal middle ground between a Sovtek Muff and a Tone Bender.
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Warren Haynes: With a Little Help from My Friends

September 5, 2013
When Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule decided to celebrate their 20th anniversary with the two-disc Shout!, they invited 11 guests to create alternative versions of the songs the band had already recorded.
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Russian Circles—The Memorial Sessions

September 4, 2013
Premier Guitar joined the prog-rockers inside Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago to watch them create their most experimental album to date. Plus, we look at the drool-inducing boutique and custom gear they used while recording.
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Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator Review

September 3, 2013
This awarding-winning modulation pedal combines two classic effects—chorus and vibrato—in a compact, pedalboard-friendly package creating a wide spectrum of tones that are precise with extraordinary clarity.
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Guitar Tracks: More Mix Tricks

September 3, 2013
Whether you’re mixing studio tracks or a live band in a venue, it’s crucial to have sonic references you can use to quickly gauge the sound system and room.
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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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Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Review

September 2, 2013
The pedal giant's new Multi-Dimensional Processing adjusts to your playing to provide great lead and rhythm tones without changing settings.
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Lotus Pedal Designs Iceverb Review

September 1, 2013
This reverb stompbox is designed to deliver subtle, sweet spring-style sounds.
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Endangered Audio Research AD4096 Analog Delay Review

August 31, 2013
An old-school analog delay with a few new tricks.
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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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Staff Picks: Tribute Bands

August 29, 2013
Songwriter/guitarist Willy Mason joins our hypothetical exercise to come up with the ultimate cover band concept.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

August 29, 2013
Blues-rockers Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi talk about collaboration, Duane Allman’s “Fillmore” amp, and what it takes to keep an 11-piece band on the road.
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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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