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Reviews: Effects

Quick Hit: TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini Review

November 30, 2014
One of the best tuners around gets the shrink treatment.
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Amptweaker TightDrive Pro Review

November 25, 2014
The TightDrive evolves into beast of overdrive versatility.
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Piod Effects What You Want 2 Micro

November 19, 2014
Despite its straightforward controls, this brute-force distortion pedal boasts enormous range.
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A Live Looping Lesson

November 18, 2014
Whether you use a simple one-shot looper or a complex multitrack model, these tips can enliven your loop-based performances.
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Quick Hit: EWS Little Fuzzy Drive

November 16, 2014
A solidly built, dual-mode stomp that packs explosive dB levels and corpulent fuzz into a tiny box.
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Quick Hit: Maxon FV-10 Fuzz Elements Void

November 11, 2014
Enhanced Scrambler-type circuit dishes deliciously dangerous and glitchy fuzz.
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JHS Colour Box Review

November 10, 2014
A preamp stompbox inspired by a vintage Neve circuit.
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Ogre Thunderclap Review

October 31, 2014
This devilish distortion is dirty yet civilized.
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Pettyjohn Electronics PreDrive Review

October 14, 2014
A high-end preamp that delivers surgically precise tone-shaping power.
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Darkglass Electronics Duality Dual Fuzz Engine Review

October 10, 2014
A pair of discreet and blendable circuits provide a wide spectrum of fuzzy bass tones.
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Caroline Guitar Company Haymaker Review

October 3, 2014
This wildly versatile overdrive ranges from organic amp OD to tough and fuzzy sounds.
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Coldcraft Harmonic Tremolo v2 Review

September 25, 2014
Brownface-style tremolo in a stompbox.
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Neunaber Wet Mono Reverb Review

September 21, 2014
This studio-quality reverb in a box is a piece of cake to operate.
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Black Cat Pedals Vibe Review

September 19, 2014
Killer photocell-driven homage to the Uni-Vibe sounds deep, organic, and authentic.
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EarthQuaker Devices Pitch Bay Review

September 18, 2014
This polyphonic pitch harmonizer’s intuitive design makes it doubly rewarding.
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Neo Instruments Mini Vent Review

September 17, 2014
A gorgeously realistic faux-Leslie swirl in a compact package.
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Providence ABC-1 Anadime Bass Chorus Review

September 16, 2014
By combining a top-notch chorus effect with bass-friendly filtering and subtle delay, Providence hits new highs—and lows.
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MXR Custom Shop La Machine Review

September 15, 2014
This re-imagined classic octave fuzz is mean, massive, and musical.
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Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Review

September 14, 2014
This compact analog delay bubbles over with impressive modulated echo tones.
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TWA LD-02 Little Dipper Review

September 14, 2014
An expanded and modernized take on the Colorsound Dipthonizer filter.
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