Reviews: Effects

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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Strymon Big Sky Review

December 25, 2013
A jaw-droppingly powerful reverb generator with limitless live and studio possibilities for fearless adventurers.
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CMandell Dutch Kazoo Review

December 20, 2013
This “prettiest stompbox ever” contender is a monstrous fuzz of many colors.
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Crazy Tube Circuits Pin Up Review

December 6, 2013
An octave fuzz that makes even humble rigs sound monstrous.
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Blackstar LT Dual and LT Boost Review

December 5, 2013
Two Blackstar pedals offer nuanced shades of “oomph.”
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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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