December 2016

Reviews: Effects

Greenchild G777 Review

December 7, 2016
Here’s an overdrive with two independent stages and highs to spare.
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Quick Hit: Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig

December 5, 2016
This sleek and slim multi-effects unit keeps it real with some very usable effects.
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Quick Hit: Cusack Screamer V2

November 29, 2016
Three clipping modes and no mid hump take this three-knobber way beyond typical TS tones.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Lester G Deluxe

November 28, 2016
We dig into Mike Matthews' sweetly swirling and huge-sounding new streamlined rotary simulator.
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Black Cat Monster K-Fuzz Review

November 24, 2016
A menacing and expressive octave fuzz classic is recast in a more practical and musically malleable form.
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Soundshine Electronics Magnum Swampus Review

November 18, 2016
A bewitched-looking box that nails Kustom trem tones and modulation sounds beyond the bog.
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Quick Hit: Radial JDX Direct Drive

November 13, 2016
No amp? No problem. This DI offers a wealth of options for those who want to leave their amp at home.
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Quick Hit: Source Audio Aftershock Bass Distortion Review

November 7, 2016
This unassuming-looking stomp tickles the senses with an absolute cornucopia of low-frequency dirt.
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Shin-Ei Vibe-Bro Review

November 4, 2016
Fans of the legendary Uni-Vibe rejoice—the revived brand's new offering yields ravishing tones from a setup that's remarkably like the original.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Wiretap Riff Recorder

November 1, 2016
This tiny stompbox recorder enables real-time riff capture and fast file sharing via Bluetooth.
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Demeter Tremulator Plus Review

October 25, 2016
A classic wobble box, revised and expanded.
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Experimental Noize Aphazing Review

October 17, 2016
This multifaceted phaser is a tweaker’s delight—and a big, big bargain.
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Quick Hit: Coppersound Telegraph Stutter

October 16, 2016
Much more than a cute homage to Samuel Morse, the Stutter frees your hands to deliver stunning sound blasts that no kill switch can conjure.
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Mu-FX Boostron 3 Review

October 13, 2016
An inspired combination of drive and compression effects in a beauty of a pedal from a stompbox legend.
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Boss CE-2W Waza Craft Chorus Review

October 4, 2016
The standard-bearer chorus returns as a more multifaceted modulation machine.
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DOD Looking Glass Overdrive Review

October 3, 2016
Transparency equals flexibility in a sweet-sounding and dynamic drive unit.
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TWA WR-3 Wah Rocker Review

October 2, 2016
This new take on the vintage Guyatone WR3 Wah Rocker provides transportation to Funkytown for bassists and guitarists.
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MXR Reverb Review

September 30, 2016
A compact digital reverb that delivers deep tones and shape-shifts with ease.
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Ibanez Analog Delay Mini Review

September 29, 2016
This little purple prize packs classic sounds in a bulletproof and super-affordable package.
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Boss VO-1 Vocoder Review

September 28, 2016
The pedal giant's newest makes the talk box compact and easy.
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