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Reviews: Effects

Quick Hit: Strymon Dig Dual Digital Delay

May 15, 2016
This powerful, ’80s-inspired stompbox spawns echo tones that transcend eras.
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Quick Hit: Keeley Sojourner Fuzz/Reverb Machine Review

May 12, 2016
Beautifully integrated fuzz and reverb conspire in a bubbling-over box of shoegaze delights.
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Quick Hit: Grace Design FELiX Preamp

May 4, 2016
An investment-grade preamp that offers powerful EQ controls, dual channels, and a flexible interface.
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Myco Bepa Review

May 2, 2016
Channeling classic tube amp tones, Myco Pedals unveils their first overdrive for bassists.
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Quick Hit: Malekko Charlie Foxtrot Review

May 1, 2016
This cross between a sampler/looper, a delay, and a pitch shifter is one of the most wonderfully bonkers new pedals in ages.
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Quick Hit: Soldano Supercharger GTO

April 27, 2016
Soldano’s much-loved beast-in-a-box overdrive makes a triumphant return.
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Line 6 Helix Review

April 25, 2016
A powerful pedalboard-style modeler packed with great tones and clever features.
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T-Rex Replicator Tape Echo Review

April 24, 2016
Compact and crazily expressive tape echo might be the most fun you’ll have with delay since you left your Echoplex by the dumpster.
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Boss VB-2W Waza Craft Vibrato Review

April 15, 2016
A beloved and short-lived Boss pitch wobbler makes a triumphant return.
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Quick Hit: Alexander Pedals F.13 Flanger

April 12, 2016
A warped flanger with loads of spacey sounds. Sci-fi geeks unite!
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Quick Hit: KHDK Ghoul Screamer

April 10, 2016
A hot-rodded TS-style box that scores high in versatility.
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Echopark F-1 Fuzz Review

March 31, 2016
Vintage voodoo and rich tones abound in this dual-transistor germanium fuzz.
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Quick Hit: Vick Audio V-2 Distortion

March 29, 2016
Vick Audio’s take on an elusive and pricey Pete Cornish classic churns up buttery, delicious overdrive and low- to mid-gain distortion.
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Quick Hit: Chellee Odie Classic Overdrive

March 27, 2016
Diode switching, enhanced EQ voicing, and wide-ranging controls conspire in an overdrive of expansive potential.
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Magnetic Effects White Atom Fuzz Review

March 14, 2016
This germanium/silicon hybrid fuzz ranges from classically tough to twistedly demented.
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Quick Hit: MXR Carbon Copy Bright

March 8, 2016
Enhanced top end makes this take on a classic delay a cool way to bridge the digital/analog divide.
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Radial Headload Review

March 3, 2016
A high-quality load box and guitar D.I. with many pro features.
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Quick Hit: Red Iron Amps Pedal Pusher

February 28, 2016
Heavy-duty and cleverly flexible preamp delivers subtle but super-effective signal enhancement.
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Quick Hit: F-Pedals Eddie Kramer Series PhazeVibe Lite

February 22, 2016
A light and compact modulation machine that delivers unique phase and vibrato textures.
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Dr. No Road Runner Octave Fuzz Wah Flying Machina Review

February 19, 2016
A wild-looking fuzz/wah for aggressive rockers.
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