August

Reviews: Effects

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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Endangered Audio Research AD4096 Analog Delay Review

August 31, 2013
An old-school analog delay with a few new tricks.
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EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Review

August 30, 2013
Billy Sheehan’s new Signature Drive offers a 2-channel mixer, a preamp, a compressor, an EQ, and an overdrive in one pedal.
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TSVG Slow Ride Overdrive/Fuzz Review

August 29, 2013
Boasting NOS components and point-to-point wiring, this fuzz delivers classic tones of the psychedelic ’60s.
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Pigtronix Bass Envelope Phaser Review

August 28, 2013
This compact, bass-friendly phaser offers a blend of simplicity, funk, and solid low end.
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T-Rex Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus Pedal Review

August 26, 2013
The Danish pedal outfit's new take on modulation, tailored specifically for low end.
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Fuzzrocious Heliotropic Bass Fuzz Review

August 26, 2013
This viciously intense bass fuzz nails the tone of the Failure song that inspired its name.
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Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Germanium FFM2 Review

August 25, 2013
Finally, a great-sounding germanium-transistor Fuzz Face at right around a hundred bucks.
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Wren and Cuff Mercy Phuk Overdrive Review

August 20, 2013
Despite its minimal one-knob design, this innovative overdrive delivers many exciting, amp-like tones.
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EarthQuaker Devices Warden Compressor Review

August 17, 2013
The Warden isn’t the only opto-comp stompbox on the market, but the six-knob EarthQuaker Warden is a fine example of a feature-rich squeeze box with superb workmanship.
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Buffalo FX Ram's Head Review

August 14, 2013
Buffalo FX's new Ram's Head will satisfy the tastes of players who lust after Gilmour's tone on Animals and The Wall.
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Devi Ever FX Drone F*** Drone Review

August 6, 2013
Devi’s pedals sound great, and her creative streak yields many unusual tones and control sets. The all-analog Drone F*** Drone combines two of Devi’s most heralded fuzzes, the Bi-Fuzz and the Soda Meiser/Noise Floor.
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MXR Super Badass Distortion Pedal Review

July 26, 2013
While the Super Badass lives up to its name on the basis of the savage distortion and authoritative overdrive that’s on tap, it’s the powerful EQ that makes this pedal truly badass.
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Rotosound Fuzz Pedal Review

July 26, 2013
This take on the lesser-known but brawny-sounding Tone Bender Mk III inhabits a pretty unique expanse in the fuzz universe.
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Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR Pedal Review

July 11, 2013
This twin delay with reverb and modulation moves from vintage echo tones to endlessly unfolding realms of the bizarre with an ease that doesn’t require extra appendages.
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Electro-Harmonix Epitome Pedal Review & Demo

June 27, 2013
A digitally controlled system that harnesses an impressive reverb and modulation trio—the Holy Grail Plus, Stereo Electric Mistress, and Micro POG.
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