October 2016

Reviews: Effects

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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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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