October 2016

Reviews: Effects

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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Electro-Harmonix Epitome Pedal Review

June 26, 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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Z.Vex Fat Fuzz Factory Pedal Review

June 18, 2013
The FFF includes a switch that greatly expands the low end and shifts the range of its famous oscillating feedback to much lower registers.
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Boss MO-2 Multi-Overtone Pedal Review

June 14, 2013
A pitch-shifting unit that can accentuate high, low, or midrange octaves with a unique harmonized charm.
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Circus Freak Pickled Punk Pedal Review

June 13, 2013
Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Circus Freak Effects is a relative newcomer to the pedal game. The pedals they build, however, reflect the musical experience amassed by cofounder A.J.
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ZT Extortion Expressive Distortion Pedal Review

June 10, 2013
The ZT Extortion Expressive Distortion is an exceptional overdrive/distortion combo that gives you a ton of tone combinations under one roof.
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Review Demo - Circus Freak The Pickled Punk Distortion Pedal

June 5, 2013
Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond demos Circus Freak's The Pickled Punk Distortion Pedal for the July 2013 issue of Premier Guitar.
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Review Demo - Ibanez ES-2 Echo Shifter

May 17, 2013
Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond runs the Ibanez ES-2 Echo Shifter through a range of sounds—from simple slapback delays to crazy sounds—in this Review Demo.
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Ibanez Echo Shifter Pedal Review

May 11, 2013
It''s the smart layout and functionality of the controls that make the Ibanez Echo Shifter a standout and help bridge the gap between modern stompbox practicality and the quirky joys of tape delay and analog synths.
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Review Demo - Boss TE-2 Tera Echo

May 8, 2013
http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2013/May/Boss_TE2_Tera_Echo_Pedal_Review.aspx

Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick demos the Boss TE-2 Tera Echo pedal for the May 2013 issue of Premier Guitar.
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Boss TE-2 Tera Echo Pedal Review

May 7, 2013
Using the company’s new MDP (multi-dimensional processing), Boss has made the TE-2 an especially dynamic delay, reverb, and modulation box that will satisfy adventurous guitarists, as well as the ambient crowd.
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Amptweaker Bass TightFuzz Pedal Review

April 30, 2013
This versatile bass distortion is packed with smart features and great tone.
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