August

Reviews: Effects

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal Review

February 25, 2013
The Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi—though it’s a bit more expensive—builds on the winning formula with versatility and features that make it a better value than its smaller brother.
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VanAmps Sole-Mate Jr. Pedal Review

February 4, 2013
The vintage reverb tones from the new Van Amps Sole-Mate Jr. can breathe new life into old or stale-sounding amps, or can add a second spring-reverb option to a chain instead of a digital replication.
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TC Electronic Flashback X4 Pedal Review

February 4, 2013
TC Electronic''s Flashback X4 is home to an absolute wealth of features and is an excellent sounding delay by any measure.
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TC Electronic Ditto Looper Pedal Review

January 30, 2013
The Ditto Looper is a pedal of immense musical potential that can stretch your sound palate and inspire composition while remaining entirely intuitive.
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Strymon Mobius Pedal Review

January 16, 2013
The Mobius is a pedal of very deep capabilities that exponentially widens the sound potential of a pedalboard, opens up studio and production possibilities, and can inspire whole tunes.
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Way Huge Supa-Puss Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
If you’re a guitarist who wears a lot of hats—ambient texturalist one night, roots rocker the next—the Supa-Puss analog delay may just be the one pedal that stays in your rig for every occasion.
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Jacques Meistersinger Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
Though the Jacques Meistersinger is capable of deep and radical sounds, the pedal is suited to a less-is-more approach, and its transparency may find scores of players reconsidering their aversions to the chorus effect.
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Celestial Effects Cancer Wah The Fuzz? Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
By consolidating four top-quality analog effects in a single unit, the Cancer Wah the Fuzz? from Celestial Effects is at once simple, flexible, and extremely powerful, and it delivers an impressive combination of functional and far-out sounds.
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Pigtronix Infinity Looper Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
Infinity Looper in Series mode, moving between verse and chorus sections on loops 1 and 2. Epiphone Sheraton and Vox Pathfinder used for all loops and leads. On the
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FuzzHugger(fx) Pocket Arcade Pedal Review

January 2, 2013
The Pocket Arcade combines fuzz, oscillation, octave, and modulation to offer a wealth of weird tones in a tiny, compact form.
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Copilot FX Cubic Bass Octave Pedal Review

December 26, 2012
It’s no secret that a bass-octave pedal can work wonders for beefing up thin tone. Likewise, the contrast between the deeper sub-octave and dry signal can add a whole
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Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst, Throttle Box, Grid Slammer, and Flux-Drive Pedal Reviews

December 18, 2012
Rather than trying to stuff too much in a single unit, the company has designed pedals that serve up specific flavors of overdrive.
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Heptode Deep Crunch Pedal Review

December 10, 2012
Heptode''s Deep Crunch must be considered a serious contender for anyone looking to add classic preamp shimmer and drive to their favorite amp, or project studio players looking for an easy way to add Soldano-style dirt to digital mixes.
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Laffing Dog Blue Dog Overdrive Pedal Review

December 10, 2012
The very effective and powerful ways that the Blue Dog''s clean-boost and overdrive circuits interact make it a virtual command center for gain staging.
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Moog MF-104M Analog Delay Pedal Review

December 10, 2012
Like other great Moog products, the limitless possibilities of the MF-104M analog delay lend themselves to happy accidents and experimentation.
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Zoom MS-100BT MultiStomp with Bluetooth Pedal Review

December 5, 2012
A multi-effect stompbox with downloadable effects and amp simulations and BlueTooth technology.
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RogerThat Guitar Electronics Bass OD/DIS Pedal Review

November 20, 2012
Holland’s RogerThat Guitar Electronics may be relatively unknown to musicians in the States. But since 2010, they’ve developed a multitude of all-analog tools for guitarists, bassists, drummers, and studio
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Mooer ShimVerb, Green Mile, Black Secret, and Pitch Box Pedal Reviews

November 13, 2012
Mooer Audio Company is a rather ambitious instrument-manufacturing entity. The China-based outfit builds everything from electric drum pads to pedalboard cases, vocal processors, and compact, AC30- and Bassman-style heads.
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Electro-Harmonix Crying Tone Wah Pedal Review

November 5, 2012
Electro-Harmonix went to great lengths to make their new Crying Tone wah virtually indestructible and create a vintage tonality that harkens back to the wah’s psychedelic heyday.
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Voodoo Lab Giggity Pedal Review

November 5, 2012
The Voodoo Lab Giggity pedal consolidates a wealth of troubleshooting and tone-problem-solving power into a single, easy-to-use package.
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