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Reviews: Effects

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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Providence Silky Drive Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
In the weird world of overdrive pedals, the terms “classic” and “vintage” are used pretty loosely. What is classic overdrive, anyway—the sound of an ’80s Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer?
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T-Rex Tap Tone Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
The impressive T-Rex Tap Tone is a sturdy pedal and excellent value that''s intuitive and easy to use and offers lovely analog warmth that can verge on tape-delay coloration.
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SubDecay Starlight Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
The genesis of the flanging effect—at least as a term and production technique—is pretty well known at this point. As the story goes, Abbey Road engineer Ken Townsend developed
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Maxon DB10 Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Ever feel like your amp doesn’t quite reach the potential that its formidable exterior suggests? Or that you can’t match your bandmates’ volume when you need to? Sometimes we
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Wampler Tweed '57 Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Wampler Pedals specializes in putting amp tones in a box. The company’s Amp in A Box series—which includes the Triple Wreck, SLOstorion, Plextortion, and Pinnacle pedals— does a valiant
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Blackout Effectors Crystal Dagger Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Even though octave fuzzes have been around for almost half a century now, they still have the capacity to sound startling. When used with great control and skill, they
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Tortuga Manhattan Dual Analog Flanger Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Tortuga Effects founder Matt Johnson clearly likes his cocktails in the evening. No, there’s nothing sloppy or woozy about his hip line of timedomain and distortion/fuzz pedals. On the
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