August

Reviews: Effects

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Lumberjack Log Overdriver

July 13, 2014
An overdrive that runs from musical to downright damaged.
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Quick Hit: Lovepedal Hi Volt

July 11, 2014
The Michigan boutique stompbox shop’s latest is a high-gain monster with extensive EQ controls.
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Ibanez TS808DX Review

July 10, 2014
Ibanez expands the capabilities of the venerable TS808 with a boost circuit.
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MXR M68 Uni-Vibe Review

July 1, 2014
An FET-driven vibrato and chorus that captures the sound and spirit of a classic.
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Juliet Collective Orangecream Review

June 19, 2014
Can this distortion/fuzz chameleon deliver the larger-than-life sounds of Cream-era Clapton?
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Quick Hit: Keith McMillen Instruments Soft Step 2 MIDI Foot Controller

June 18, 2014
Improved performance from a small but powerful MIDI foot controller.
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Logidy EPSi Review

June 16, 2014
A powerful sound-design tool—now on your pedalboard!
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Quick Hit: MXR Echoplex Preamp Mini-Review

June 9, 2014
This Echoplex preamp in stompbox form can enhance dynamics and adds organic-sounding dirt.
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Hermida Audio Dover Drive Review

June 8, 2014
Can a tube-less Tube Driver-inspired overdrive duplicate the smooth sensitivity of the original?
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Quick Hit: Hotone Opto Tremolo

June 6, 2014
A large palette of tremolo tones in a tiny package.
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Quick Hits: Mooer LoFi Machine

June 5, 2014
Deconstruct your tone—or evoke vintage keys—with this sonic wrecking ball.
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ZVEX Fuzzolo Review

May 30, 2014
This bite-sized box delivers big, boss fuzz tones with that twisted ZVEX touch.
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Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Review

May 13, 2014
EHX delivers the tones of an overdrive classic at a dime store price.
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Electro-Harmonix Soul Food Review

May 6, 2014
An affordable, dynamic OD inspired by one of the most legendary overdrives ever.
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Seymour Duncan Dirty Deed Review

May 5, 2014
Duncan reenters the dirt box derby with compact new distortion pedal.
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ISP Theta Preamp Review

April 11, 2014
Formidable distortion/preamp/noise suppressor combo that’s flexible, practical, and explosively potent.
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Black Cat OD-Boost Review

April 7, 2014
This boost/overdrive combo generates myriad tones, from near clean to distorted.
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Dr. J D53 Sparrow Driver and DI Review

April 1, 2014
A compact and affordable DI/driver pedal for bassists that can aid in tone sculpting and be a best friend in an amp crisis.
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TC Electronic Ditto X2 Review

March 27, 2014
The new, bigger looper is even easier to use than its predecessor and now includes effects.
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Third Man Bumble Buzz Review

March 20, 2014
Jack White's Third Man delivers a positively monstrous no-frills octave fuzz.
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