August

Reviews: Effects

Visual Sound V2 Liquid Chorus Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Visual Sound’s Liquid Chorus circuit uses analog Visual Sound “bucket brigade” chips, created using the same process as the legendary Panasonic Bucket Brigade Delay (BBD) chips.
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Dino’s Guitars Rust Box Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Download example 1 Recorded with a Steinberger ZT3 and a Mesa Boogie Rectifier Italians have always seemed to possess a knack for luxury and a hint of the exotic.
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Himmelstrutz Elektro Art Fetto Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
An overdrive/distortion with an amp-like feel, the Fetto has a Plexi-like gain structure with a wide range of Drive control, great clarity and string definition even at high gain, and nice harmonic complexity even at low gain.
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Wampler Analog Echo Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Brian Wampler’s “Analog Echo” is loaded with a digital delay chip, but with pure analog circuitry surrounding in order to achieve tape echo or Echoplex-type delay tones with a 650ms maximum delay time.
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Demeter MB-2B Fat Control Mid Boost/Buffer Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Achieving the long, violin-like sustain of a Les Paul is an uphill battle for many players. To achieve this sound without the aid of the infamous Gibson, guitarists have
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Moollon Class A Boost Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The very stylish, top-end Class A boost from Korean maker Geo Woo looks like it was designed by a tattoo artist turned silversmith
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Dino’s Guitars Dynabox Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
A hybrid booster designed to enhance the tonal and dynamic properties of your guitar.
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Electro-Harmonix Bass Metaphors Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The Bass Metaphors is an all-purpose channel strip and distortion in one box made from lightweight aluminum.
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Cusack Screamer Fuzz V2 Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
There are four controls on the MXR-sized unit: Level, Fuzz, Scream (distortion), and a 3- postion selector switch that allows you to choose different types of clipping diodes.
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BSM RG (Rory Gallagher) Treble Booster Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
This pedal was developed to achieve the powerful sustaining punchy sound of the Strat played by Mr. Gallagher, who used it with a Rangemaster.
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Visual Sound V2 Angry Fuzz Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
This fuzz is unique in that unlike the Octavia or other vintage pedals, the octave circuit here can be blended into or out of the fuzz sound. A pair
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Geek MacDaddy British Ball Breaker Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The Ball Breaker uses Burr Brown opamps along with Wima, AVX, and Nichicon capacitors.
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ISP Technologies G-String Decimator Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The Decimator uses Time Vector Processing, which instantly and accurately responds to all varieties of note durations.
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BSM RPA Treble Booster Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The RPA (which stands for Richie’s Pre Amp) emulates Richie Blackmore’s post-1974 sound
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Devi Ever Legend of Fuzz Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Rather than providing your usual fuzz fare, this high-gain, silicon-based pedal creates intense, saw-toothed shaped fuzz tones that will have you digging for that Nintendo in the basement.
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Lizard Leg Flying Dragon Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The real strength of this pedal is in its balance and transparency.
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Aguilar Tone Hammer Bass Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The Tone Hammer provides three bands of EQ (with +/- 18 db of cut/boost plus sweepable mids), and a direct out (with pre/post and ground lift).
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BSM VX-C Treble Booster Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
This pedal is based on the Vox Treble and Bass booster.
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MXR Carbon Copy Delay Review

October 15, 2008
In the seemingly never-ending array of delay pedals and devices, it’s hard to come up with something new. The Carbon Copy is certainly in that category. Past attempts have
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Hartman Analog Flanger Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
The Hartman Analog Flanger promises to be a faithful recreation of the old seventies EH Electric Mistress Flanger/Filter Matrix, based on a supply of the original chip type (SAD1024).
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