Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Reviews: Effects

Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine Pedal Review

August 16, 2011
Electro-Harmonix’s Stereo Talking Machine does an impressive job of getting those legendary talk-box tones and much more.
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Jack Deville Electronics Mod Zero Pedal Review

August 16, 2011
With the Mod Zero, Jack Deville has built an entirely analog, multifunction modulation unit that brings flanging, chorusing, rotary-speaker, and vibrato effects together in a single box.
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TC Electronic MojoMojo Overdrive and Dark Matter Distortion Pedal Reviews

August 3, 2011
Two new stompboxes from TC Electronic offer different flavors of vintage-inspired analog dirt.
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Ibanez JD9 Jet Driver Pedal Review

July 26, 2011
How could do you retain the sweet sound of a TS and catapult an already breaking-up Marshall into more frenzied territory?
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Empress Effects Multidrive Pedal Review

July 19, 2011
With a parallel, rather than stacked—circuit, the Multidrive offers a lot more flexibility than a stacked multipedal or even a set of stompboxes in series.
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Metal Pedals Hardcore XXX Pedal Review

July 19, 2011
It’s hard to find a good all-in-one metal distortion that will turn smaller amps into raging animals and bigger amps into more versatile behemoths
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Paul Trombetta Design Tornita! Pedal Review

July 19, 2011
Trombetta’s work drew the attention of experimental guitarist and soundtrack composer David Torn—or that he and Trombetta would conspire on a pedal to suit Torn’s needs. The result is the Tornita!
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Black Cat Mini Trem Pedal Review

July 6, 2011
Building on the platform of the company''s original Mini Trem, the rebooted Black Cat adds new tone-tailoring features like Tone and Boost controls for vintage-style tremolo with some extra kick.
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SolidGoldFX Stutterbox Tremolo Pedal Review

July 5, 2011
The Stutterbox pays tribute to the buttery sounds of vintage Tremolos while including a few modern features that will help guitarists personalize and refine their own swinging tremolo sounds.
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Demeter Amplification Fuzzy Octavulator Pedal Review

June 22, 2011
The Fuzzy Octavulator takes the much-loved Fuzzulator circuit and adds an independent, vintage-sounding octave-up circuit that ranges from authentic Hendrix-esque Octavia tones and beyond.
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