August

Reviews: Effects

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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Quick Hit: Greer Amps Ghetto Stomp

May 11, 2015
Responsive vintage-style overdrive with gain to spare.
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Function f(x) Clusterfuzz Review

May 8, 2015
Ferocious fuzz with remarkable range.
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Quick Hit: Matthews Effects Conductor

May 7, 2015
A fat-sounding tremolo—and a super-tweakable modulation playground.
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Taurus Abigar Mk-2 Review

May 4, 2015
A bass booster that combines modern and vintage overdrive tones.
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Moog MF Flange Bucket Brigade Harmonic Manipulator Review

April 28, 2015
Deliciously vocal analog flange can be brutal or beautiful.
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Mastro Valvola TimeLab Review

April 16, 2015
A compact yet versatile digital delay from Italy.
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Quick Hit: Dunlop Cry Baby Mini Wah

April 8, 2015
The microscopic new wah sounds huge, feels natural, and offers multiple voicings.
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Keeley Bassist Compressor Review

April 7, 2015
Taking the mystery out of compression with a new easy-to-use and solidly built pedal for bassists.
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Korg Nuvibe Review

April 2, 2015
Korg’s reimagined Uni-Vibe is enormous in every sense.
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JHS Alpine Reverb Review

April 1, 2015
A high-quality, dual-mode digital reverb with smooth sounds and simple functionality.
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Quick Hit: GoGo Caliber Pedal Tuner

March 29, 2015
A new pedal tuner with a display you can’t miss.
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Xotic XW-1 Wah Review

March 16, 2015
Classic Italian wah tones form the sonic foundation for an altogether modern and flexible wah.
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Dawner Prince Viberator Review

March 10, 2015
Whole worlds of Uni-Vibe-style swirl in a compact stomp.
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Quick Hit: Greenchild Tribus Drive

February 27, 2015
Triple-threat industrial-strength boost/OD/distortion.
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Strymon Deco Tape Saturation & Doubletracker Review

February 19, 2015
Stunningly realistic emulations of tape-based effects.
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T-Rex Effects Quint Machine Review

February 16, 2015
A powerful pitch-shifter that offers both octaves and fifths.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus

February 15, 2015
A petite and powerfully tweakable chorus offering Tone Print technology.
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