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Reviews: Effects

Maxon OD808X Overdrive Extreme Review

September 8, 2015
Maxon builds a high-gain ’Screamer for heavy hitters.
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MXR M85 Bass Distortion Review

September 7, 2015
This collaboration with Fuzzrocious delivers heavy loads of bass distortion.
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TC Electronic Helix Phaser Review

September 6, 2015
Tone Print-enabled digital phaser offers killer phase-sculpting control and rich sounds for the price.
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EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General Review

September 4, 2015
Diode switching makes this twist on the Univox Super-Fuzz a super-mean octave-buzz machine.
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MXR Custom Shop Sub Machine Octave Fuzz Review

September 3, 2015
Hip and nasty fuzz flavors and octave tones from both sides of the EQ spectrum.
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Crazy Tube Circuits Splash MK III Review

September 2, 2015
Inspiring and realistic reverbs in an easy-to-use box.
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GigRig’s G2 Advanced Switching System Review

September 1, 2015
A powerful switcher/looper that’s amazingly easy to use.
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Way Huge Blue Hippo MKII Review

August 31, 2015
Jeorge Tripps resurrects his analog chorus and adds vibrato—at a cool price.
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Mulder Audio X-1 Review

August 30, 2015
Diode switching means drive diversity in Mulder Audio’s first overdrive.
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Yellowcake Furry Burrito Review

August 28, 2015
A brutal yet smooth op amp overdrive and fuzz.
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Wampler Plexi-Drive Deluxe Review

August 27, 2015
A more versatile version of Wampler’s “plexi-in-a-box.”
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Walrus Bellwether Review

August 25, 2015
A classic-sounding analog delay with modern superpowers.
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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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