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Reviews: Effects

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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Origin Effects Cali76 Limiting Amplifier Review

March 17, 2014
A stompbox incarnation of a famed outboard compression circuit.
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MXR Custom Shop Micro Amp+ Review

March 11, 2014
MXR refines an unsung classic and creates a potent tone-sculpting tool.
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SolidGoldFX Zeta Review

March 10, 2014
Amp-like overdrive, clarity, and responsiveness in a simple, rugged OD.
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Line 6 POD HD Pro X Review

March 6, 2014
Rack-mounted POD overflows with sounds.
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MXR Custom Shop Phase 99 Review

February 27, 2014
Two classic Phase 90s combined with impressive tone-shaping controls in a single compact enclosure.
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SynapticGroove Snapperhead Review

February 18, 2014
A super-simple overdrive/distortion with impressive range.
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Providence Dual Bass Station Review

February 7, 2014
Simple to use and sonically superb, the Providence Dual Bass Station offers the kind of flexibility that will appeal to pro players.
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Rainger FX Air Traffic Controller Review

February 6, 2014
Unique distortion device gets weird with a white noise generator and low-pass filter.
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Source Audio OFD Guitar microModeler Review

January 30, 2014
A compact pedal packed with overdrive, fuzz, and distortion sounds.
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Spaceman Sputnik Review

January 2, 2014
A beautifully built, ferocious-to-freakish fuzz.
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Mooer Audio Yellow Comp Review

December 29, 2013
Diminutive compressor delivers quiet, transparent performance.
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Moog Minifoogers Review

December 27, 2013
How do Moog’s new stompboxes compare to the company’s larger, more expensive Moogerfooger effects?
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