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Reviews: Effects

Electro-Harmonix Octavix Review

August 24, 2015
Electro-Harmonix delivers fat octave-up fuzz for aspiring Purple Hazers on a budget.
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Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Review

August 23, 2015
Honey, I shrunk the Screamer (and it sounds just as freakin’ good).
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Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter Stereo Tap Tremolo Review

August 21, 2015
Reimagined stereo tremolo readily moves from deep to demented.
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Electro-Harmonix Nano POG Review

August 17, 2015
The classic octave effect is back—and smaller than ever.
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Source Audio Vertigo Tremolo Review

August 14, 2015
Great-sounding faux-analog tremolo, as simple or complex as you desire.
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Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Review

August 11, 2015
The resurrected classic is a bag of unexpected phase treats at a cool price.
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Quick Hit: Hungry Robot Starlite

August 9, 2015
Atmospheric modulated reverb with a twist: tap tempo!
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Tronographic Boxidizer Review

August 6, 2015
Tronographic's preamp sounds beautiful and ferocious.
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Hudson Electronics Broadcast Review

July 28, 2015
A beautiful handmade germanium overdrive with more tonal range than its 1960s predecessors.
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Quick Hit: Way Huge Saffron Squeeze

July 20, 2015
Stompbox savant Jeorge Tripps resurrects a classic comp with a noise-taming tone control and a super-interactive gain/sustain section.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Good Vibes

July 5, 2015
Mike Matthews serves up intense, photocell-driven Uni-Vibe-style modulation at an accessible price.
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Backwoods Blackwater Filter Review

June 29, 2015
Dynamic, musical envelope filter proves there’s more to this effect than just the funk.
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TC Electronic Viscous Vibe Review

June 28, 2015
A compact, affordable Uni-Vibe-style pedal with downloadable textures and tones.
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Quick Hit: Epigaze Audio Neutrino

June 23, 2015
Eliminate signal loss with this powerful buffer/boost combo.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic PolyTune Clip

June 17, 2015
Polyphonic tuning power—right on your headstock.
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Mu-FX Octave Divider Review

June 9, 2015
Mike Beigel’s savvy update of his classic octave/ring-mod effect.
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Quick Hit: Seymour Duncan 805

June 2, 2015
A versatile 808-style stomp that covers a lot of ground.
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Wren and Cuff Gold Comp Review

May 29, 2015
A germanium compressor/preamp—and a magical tone masseuse.
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Gurus Echosex 2 Review

May 22, 2015
An Italian faux-analog delay that captures the elusive Binson Echorec sound.
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Overdrive Overload: 6-Pedal Review Roundup

May 13, 2015
We see how far Way Huge, J. Rockett, Visual Sound, T-Rex, Sonic Fusion, and Svi Sound can push classic designs without losing their glorious, low-gain goodness.
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