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Reviews: Effects

Quick Hit: DryBell Vibe Machine Review

January 18, 2016
Is this pint-sized, painstaking Uni-Vibe clone the be all and end all for vintage modulation aficionados?
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DLS Effects RotoSPIN Review

January 14, 2016
DLS’s more compact rotary simulator is straightforward and swirlingly authentic.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor

January 12, 2016
Digital multiband and vintage compressor voices add up to a comp for all seasons.
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The New Switcheroo: Three Loop Switchers Reviewed

January 8, 2016
PG tests a trio of powerful new designs—from Carl Martin's plug-and-play Octa-Switch Mk3 to RJM's tricked-out Mastermind PBC and Boss' deep-but-accessibly priced ES-8.
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MXR 5150 Overdrive Review

January 6, 2016
Brown Sound—and a whole lot of other tone colors—in an impressive overdrive stomp.
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Quick Hit: Xotic RC-Booster SH

January 1, 2016
A two-in-one pedal that is way more than the sum of its parts.
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Catalinbread Katzenkönig Review

December 24, 2015
Tone Bender + Rat = One Bad Kitty.
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Quick Hit: Fulltone 2B JFET Booster

December 22, 2015
JFET booster and germanium limiter unite to create sparkling, airy, signal-bumping bliss.
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Analog Outfitters Scanner Review

December 18, 2015
Be forewarned—this big mechanical oddity may forever change your perception of great vibrato/chorus pedal tone.
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Quick Hit: Jordan Fuzztite Review

December 17, 2015
This painstaking clone of Mosrite’s late-’60s silicon Fuzzrite has something for tone freaks and trad-minded players alike.
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Quick Hit: Red Witch Zeus Bass Fuzz Suboctave Review

December 15, 2015
A fuzz/suboctave combo for bassists that’ll scare the paint off the wall.
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Malekko Scrutator Review

December 9, 2015
An uncommonly flexible, friendly, and useful bit-crusher.
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Quick Hit: Boss DM-2w Waza Craft Delay Review

November 25, 2015
Boss’ bucket brigade delay original returns having learned new tricks—and sounds glorious.
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Quick Hit: Crazy Tube Circuits Magnifier Review

November 20, 2015
Whether you need to restore vitality to a massive pedalboard, or want the immaculate boosting power of a Klon, this little gem is a compelling buy.
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Big Tone Music Brewery British Overdrive Review

November 17, 2015
Two classic Marshall-style overdrive circuits are given EQ superpowers!
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Quick Hit: GMF Music Bullseye DL-1 Delay Review

November 15, 2015
A dead-simple delay that shuns fancy features for useful sounds.
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Hovercraft Ionostrofear Review

November 13, 2015
Hovercraft delivers sophistication and menace in this massive-sounding fuzz.
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Analog Man Envelope Filter Review

November 9, 2015
Analog Man improves an unsung but classic envelope filter.
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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker/Park Fuzz Sound

October 27, 2015
EQD's Tone Bender Mk III tweak is bassier, bossier, buzzy, and brutalizing.
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JColoccia Big Cannoli Overdrive Review

October 25, 2015
A Brit-flavored overdrive that walks the fine line between rowdy and refined.
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