December 2016

Reviews: Effects

Neo Instruments Mini Vent Review

September 17, 2014
A gorgeously realistic faux-Leslie swirl in a compact package.
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Providence ABC-1 Anadime Bass Chorus Review

September 16, 2014
By combining a top-notch chorus effect with bass-friendly filtering and subtle delay, Providence hits new highs—and lows.
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MXR Custom Shop La Machine Review

September 15, 2014
This re-imagined classic octave fuzz is mean, massive, and musical.
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Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Review

September 14, 2014
This compact analog delay bubbles over with impressive modulated echo tones.
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TWA LD-02 Little Dipper Review

September 14, 2014
An expanded and modernized take on the Colorsound Dipthonizer filter.
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ZVEX Effects Super Ringtone Review

September 12, 2014
Ring modulator meets sequencer—sonic mayhem ensues!
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Walrus Audio Descent Reverb Review

September 11, 2014
Shimmering reverb and octave effects unite in what could become an essential shoegazer stompbox.
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DOD Phasor 201 Review

September 10, 2014
This vintage-inspired phaser is rich, warm, inexpensive, and dead simple.
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Death By Audio Ghost Delay Review

September 9, 2014
Order and chaos live side by side in a wildly expressive digital delay.
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Mad Professor Simble Review

September 8, 2014
Can Mad Professor deliver on a Dumble-in-a-box promise?
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Sunsine Audio Harmonic Decoder Review

September 7, 2014
This pitch-shifting, tone-twisting box of controlled chaos is a potent compositional tool.
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Maxon FWA10 Fuzz Elements Water Review

September 6, 2014
A parametric EQ makes this Muff-style fuzz positively expansive.
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Way Huge Havalina Review

September 5, 2014
Colorful germanium fuzz in a high-quality, affordable, stable package.
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TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Review

September 4, 2014
Ambitious multi-delay tackles tough-to-simulate, oddball analog echo units.
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Wampler Latitude Tremolo Deluxe Review

September 3, 2014
A versatile and sonically expansive tremolo with a forgiving tap tempo.
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EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Review

August 30, 2014
A spacious-sounding reverb for audacious aims.
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Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI Review

August 29, 2014
The NYC crew brings a new options-packed box to the table for bassists.
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Providence Red Rock ROD-1 Overdrive Review

August 28, 2014
Built to get the best from single-coils, this overdrive excels in all settings.
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Greer Amps Lightspeed Organic Overdrive Review

August 24, 2014
Its circuit is encased in epoxy to deter copycats. Are its organics really that orgasmic?
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Carl Martin Purple Moon Vintage Fuzz n' Vibe Review

August 21, 2014
Fabulous two-speed vibe effects with blistering silicon fuzz in one box.
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