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Reviews: Effects

Pigtronix Phi Echolution and EP2 Envelope Phaser Pedal Reviews

July 15, 2010
Pigtronix''s EP2 and Echolution are feature-packed stompboxes that boast a wide variety of studio-quality Envelope/Phase and Echo effects.
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T-Rex Effects ToneBug Distortion Pedal Review

July 9, 2010
The boutique pedal makers from Denmark have rolled out an entire line of lower-priced offerings. We review the high-gain distortion.
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Keeley Phaser Pedal Review

June 30, 2010
Keeley''s Phaser incorporates Tap Tempo and Ramp modes for features that go beyond your standard phase effect
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Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing Pedal Review

June 16, 2010
A wide-range ring modulator for those looking to broaden their tonal horizons
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Strymon Brigadier Delay, Orbit Flanger, Blue Sky Reverberator, and Ola Chorus & Vibrato Pedal Reviews

June 16, 2010
Four new pedals from Strymon combine old and new technology to recreate vintage-style sounds without the pitfalls.
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Apogee GiO USB Guitar Interface & Controller Review

June 11, 2010
Apogee''s GiO is a guitar interface and controller for GarageBand, Logic, and MainStage.
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ProCo Limited Edition ’85 Whiteface RAT Pedal Review

June 3, 2010
ProCo has reissued their legendary 1985 "Whiteface" RAT pedal. How close does the reissue come to the original?
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Z. Vex Inventobox Pedal Review

May 28, 2010
Z. Vex''s DIY-in-a-box effect, the Inventobox, includes Fuzz Factory, Super Hard-On and Tone Stack modules that can be tweaked a little or a lot, plus room for your own invention.
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Black Cat OD-1, Super Fuzz and OD-Fuzz Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Black Cat''s relaunched line of fuzz and overdrive pedals reviewed.
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Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive, DL-8 Delay/Looper and SC-2 Valve Distortion Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Overdrive, delay, and distortion offerings of the Hardwire line of boutique-style effects are reviewed.
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Source Audio Soundblox Pro Classic Distortion Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Source Audio''s Soundblox Pro Classic Distortion, which features a number of famous distortion tones, is reviewed.
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Xotic Effects EP Booster Pedal Review

April 29, 2010
Xotic's EP Booster utilizes the Echoplex EP-3 circuit for a tone-enhancing boost with a tiny footprint
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Elite Tone Fillmore Thunder Pedal Review

April 22, 2010
The Fillmore Thunder delivers both fuzz and Octavia for any Jimi-inspired guitarist
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Moog MF-105M MIDI MuRF Pedal Review

April 15, 2010
The MIDI MuRF is an inspiring musical tool for the adventurous
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Blackstone Appliances Mosfet Overdrive 2S Pedal Review

April 15, 2010
A uniquely musical, articulate overdrive
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Way Huge Aqua-Puss MKII Analog Delay Pedal Review

April 15, 2010
Way Huge re-releases an underground classic
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Freekish Blues Freek Out!, Coily Fuzz and Betty Boost Pedal Reviews

April 15, 2010
Freekish Blues pedals marry vintage designs with unique twists and tongue-in-cheek humor
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Video Review - Way Huge Aqua-Puss Analog Delay

April 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner takes the Way Huge Electronics Aqua-Puss Analog Delay for spin in his latest review featured in the May issue of Premier Guitar Magazine.

The Aqua-Puss MKII has been reintroduced to the wild with a near spot-on recreation of the original delay pedal. The Aqua-Puss' Delay knob controls the speed from 20ms to over 300ms for cavernous tones. The Feedback control regulates delay duration and intensity, but an extreme setting can send the analog delay into self-oscillatingmode (demoed by Jordan), which can create a hysteria of noises and sounds. And the Blend knob lets you set a balance between dry and delayed signal?from mild to wild.

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Wampler Pedals Super Plextortion and Pinnacle Pedal Review

April 2, 2010
The Super Plextortion and Pinnacle from Brian Wampler aim for two iconic rock sounds: Plexi Marshall and Van Halen''s "Brown Sound."
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ToadWorks PipeLine Tremolo Pedal Review

March 18, 2010
The ToadWorks PipeLine channels harmonic vibrato from early Fender Brownface amps.
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