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Reviews: Effects

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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Empress Nebulus Review

September 8, 2013
An impressive collection of highly customizable chorus, vibrato and flange sounds in a compact and reasonably priced stompbox.
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Celmo Pimento Sardine Overdrive Review

September 8, 2013
A unique-sounding overdrive designed to emulate tube amp sag.
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Magnetic Effects Electrochop Review

September 7, 2013
This sly update of a cult tremolo effect offers a cool new option: subtlety.
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Mr. Black SuperMoon Reverb Review

September 6, 2013
A cosmic ambience machine that goes from cavernous to Frippertronic with the twist of a knob.
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Daredevil Effects L.S.D. Fuzz Review

September 6, 2013
A handmade, Fuzzrite-inspired dirt box at a bargain price.
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Death by Audio Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload Review

September 5, 2013
Built for Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer, this update of the Fuzz War platform may be the ideal middle ground between a Sovtek Muff and a Tone Bender.
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Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator Review

September 3, 2013
This awarding-winning modulation pedal combines two classic effects—chorus and vibrato—in a compact, pedalboard-friendly package creating a wide spectrum of tones that are precise with extraordinary clarity.
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Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Review

September 2, 2013
The pedal giant's new Multi-Dimensional Processing adjusts to your playing to provide great lead and rhythm tones without changing settings.
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Lotus Pedal Designs Iceverb Review

September 1, 2013
This reverb stompbox is designed to deliver subtle, sweet spring-style sounds.
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