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Reviews: Effects

Blackstar LT Drive, LT Dist, and LT Metal Reviews

December 3, 2013
Three new pedals from Blackstar offer powerful and dynamic distortion at bargain prices.
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Skreddy Little Miss Sunshine Phaser Review

November 22, 2013
A vintage-simple optical phaser that delivers uncommonly rich swirl.
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TWA Great Divide 2.0 Analog Synth Octaver Review

November 17, 2013
A fantastically musical synth/octave pedal.
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TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini Review

November 3, 2013
TC Electronic’s celebrated reverbs in a tiny one-knob stompbox.
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Eventide H9 Review

October 30, 2013
All the head-spinning sounds from Eventide stompboxes in one powerful package.
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Daredevil Pedals Atomic Cock Review

October 26, 2013
Daredevil delivers a versatile variable-fixed wah brimming with attitude and originality.
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Acid Age Electronics Acid Pig Distortion Review

October 17, 2013
A ferocious Rat clone with a few extra tricks.
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TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Review

October 6, 2013
TC updates one of the most versatile tuners on the market, making it more accurate and easier to read.
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ToneConcepts The Distillery Review

September 29, 2013
A transparent booster with serious tone-sculpting power.
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Spontaneous Audio Devices Son of Kong Review

September 28, 2013
Frank Zappa’s tone-tailoring magic wand lives on in a super-versatile, two-channel boost and EQ.
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BearFoot Effects Model G Overdrive Review

September 23, 2013
A vibey “amp in a box” inspired by vintage Gibson combos.
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Stomp Under Foot Civil Unrest Review

September 18, 2013
Find out if this Sovtek Muff-style fuzz succeeds in its mission to restore mid presence to the recipe without sacrificing oomph.
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Vox Double Deca Analog Delay Review

September 16, 2013
A colorful analog echo with ample delay time and trippy modulation options.
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Xotic Effects SL Drive Review

September 15, 2013
This tiny overdrive pedal invokes the sounds of two classic Marshall amps, the Super Lead and Super Bass.
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EarthQuaker Devices The Depths Review

September 13, 2013
An analog modulation pedal inspired by the Uni-Vibe—but with some compelling new twists.
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Electro-Harmonix Next Step Talking Pedal Review

September 13, 2013
An exciting wah alternative in an innovative package at a great price.
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Mission Engineering VM-PRO Buffered Volume Pedal Review

September 12, 2013
A superb volume pedal with many cool extras—including compatibility with vintage pedals and active pickups.
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Heptode Virtuoso Phase Shifter Review

September 10, 2013
A fabulous clone of the forgotten Maestro PS-1A phase shifter.
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Maxon AD10 Delay Review

September 9, 2013
Natural, mellow repeats and classic BBD technology meet in this lush analog delay pedal.
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Budda Samsara Delay Review

September 9, 2013
A great sounding, no-frills delay, the Samsara makes a sturdy replacement for a vintage Memory Man or DM-2.
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