August Issue

Reviews: Effects

Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Bit Commander analog guitar synthesizer has an amazing capacity for enhancing melody lines, retaining definition in a variety of musical situations, and making sounds that, in the right context, sound just plain beautiful.
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Modtone Effects Coliseum Reverb Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Coliseum is a single, affordable pedal that can cover everything from call-from-the-mountaintop ’verb to subtle room ambiance.
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T-Rex Tonebug Sensewah Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The controls on the Sensewah are very simple—two knobs (Sense and Range), a single toggle switch that moves between Wah Wah and Yoy Yoy settings, and an on/off footswitch.
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Vox VDL1 Dynamic Looper Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Though the VDL1 has the capacity for the simplest forms of looping, it’s also packed with less common looping functionality and effects that can inspire tunes and spice up a performance in unexpected ways.
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Way Huge Ring Worm Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Ringworm''s twisted harmonic output is unmistakably synth like. It rarely does exactly what you expect, and at times it can feel like the musical equivalent of wrestling a greased pig.
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Tech 21 Roto Choir Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Roto Choir is both an amp simulator and a rotary-speaker effect that excels at both.
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Mid-Fi Electronics Demo Tape Fuzz Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Lo-fi, overdriven mic preamp tone is what Mid-Fi Electronics is shooting for in the Demo Tape fuzz.
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Lotus Yellow Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Within the Yellow’s unfinished enclosure, you’ll find such top-quality components as Neutrik jacks, Alpha pots, Teflon-coated wiring, and all-analog circuitry.
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Mad Professor Stone Grey Distortion Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Stone Grey is Mad Professor’s path of entry into the world of modern high-gain and heavy distortion.
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Subdecay Octasynth Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
SubDecay’s Octasynth does a fantastic job of delivering classic analog sounds and modern, noisy, glitchy tones
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