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Reviews: Effects

Wampler Pedals Brent Mason Hot Wired v.2 Pedal Review

October 3, 2012
A smooth, 2-channel overdrive with incredible touch sensitivity.
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EarthQuaker Devices Talons Pedal Review

October 3, 2012
A versatile, tweakable overdrive with a wide range of useable tones.
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JHS Panther Analog Delay Pedal Review

October 2, 2012
The JHS Panther Analog Delay pairs analog delay circuitry with a smooth and rich modulation circuit that aims for the creamy shimmer and low-mid warmth of the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.
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Diamond Pedals Quantum Leap Review

September 26, 2012
A delay toolbox with modes for flange or chorus and some truly unique delay variations.
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SubDecay Anamnesis Echo Pedal Review

September 26, 2012
An analog-flavored delay with a pitch LFO that modulates the delay trails.
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Whirlwind OC Bass Pedal Review

September 18, 2012
Easy-to-use, flexible compressor at a great price
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EC Custom Shop Bass Overlord Drive Pedal Review

September 18, 2012
Everything from adding definition and punch to your clean tone, to a grinding overdrive with brawny thump and muscular attack.
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T-Rex Whirly Verb Pedal Review

September 18, 2012
An affordable option for high-quality digital reverb, with a potent modulation effect added on the side.
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Big Joe Stomp Box Company Phaser Pedal Review

September 18, 2012
The phaser conveys a purist mentality, vintage style, and tour-ready toughness.
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MI Audio Megalith Delta Pedal Review

September 12, 2012
The new Megalith Delta is a solid-state version of the Megalith Beta’s preamp in pedal form.
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Snark SN-10S Tuner Review

September 12, 2012
Snark Tuners have produced a more cost-effective pedal tuner that puts their legendary pitch accuracy into a gig-worthy enclosure
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Malekko Wolftone Chaos Pedal Review

September 12, 2012
The Wolftone Chaos is capable of tricks that make it more than just another fuzz with an unconventional voice.
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Catalinbread Octapussy Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
While few among the unindoctrinated may realize it, octave fuzzes are responsible for some of the wildest and most famous rock-guitar tones ever. Hendrix’s iconic, Octavia tone defined hits
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TC Electronic Spark Booster Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Last year, TC Electronic released a line of sleek dirt boxes—the MojoMojo, Dark Matter, and Röttweiler—in the same unique type of enclosures used in the company’s Tone Print series.
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Hardwire Supernatural Ambient Reverb Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Able to deliver reverb tones from subtle and conventional to experimental and atmospheric, Hardwire''s Supernatural is an all-in-one pedal powerhouse.
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Z. Vex Sonar Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
The Z.Vex Sonar is a versatile tremolo pedal that''s capable of serving up tremolo tones from classic and familiar to maniacal.
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DigiTech Whammy (5th Gen) Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
There are few pedals as iconic—and instantly recognizable—as the DigiTech Whammy. Many players originally cast it aside as a novelty effect, but the pedal found its purpose and realized
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Pigtronix Philosopher's Rock Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
In an industry where being called a “clone” can actually be a compliment, Pigtronix manages to stay prolific in unique ways. The company rarely delivers a strictly traditional take
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Tech 21 Bass Boost Fuzz Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
The Tech 21 Bass Boost Fuzz allows bassists to create solid fuzz tones with both active and passive instruments and offers a boost feature for those times when a sonic lift is needed.
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Buffalo FX Germanium Fuzz Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Die-hard tone nerds get pretty wrapped up in minutiae these days. For instance, in fuzz-freak circles it doesn’t take much provocation to start a debate over whether the silvery
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