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Reviews: Effects

DLS Reckless Driver Review

August 18, 2014
This 2-channel OD/distortion delivers a wide range of dirty colors.
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Daredevil Nova Review

August 17, 2014
Classic fuzz tones with a little extra oomph.
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EarthQuaker Devices Terminal Review

August 14, 2014
Extra gain, mids, and high end make this Shin-Ei FY-2-inspired fuzz a rowdy and refined monster.
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Quick Hit: Yonac ToneStack

August 10, 2014
A super-flexible virtual guitar rig for iOS.
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Stomp Under Foot Hellephant Review

August 8, 2014
This killer silicon Fuzz Face-style stomp is dynamic and brimming with colors.
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Beigel Sound Lab/Mu-FX Tru-Tron 3X Review

August 3, 2014
Mike Beigel updates his classic Mu-Tron III envelope filter.
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DigiTech Bass Whammy Review

July 25, 2014
The next generation of the popular low-end pitch-shifter serves up the tones of the original—and then some.
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Visual Sound V3 H2O Review

July 24, 2014
A space-saving double pedal that lets you blend chorus and vibrato with digital delay in fascinating combinations.
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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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