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Articles by Steve Ouimette

Larry Alan Infinity Driver Pedal Review

April 6, 2012
The Infinity Driver overdrive emphasizes versatility and the ability to play nice with myriad amps and guitars.
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Ronnie Montrose Dead at 64

March 5, 2012
Montrose influenced a generation of players with his visceral power-trio playing.
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Maxon RTD800 Real Tube Overdrive/Distortion Pedal Review

December 13, 2011
Maxon has revamped and updated the Real Tube Series line with a family of pedals dubbed Real Tube II.
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MXR Analog Chorus Pedal Review

November 22, 2011
The latest from MXR features a great range of subtle to extreme space effects for under $100.
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T-Rex Gull Wah Pedal Review

October 24, 2011
This do-it-all wah machine gives you the power to alter the tone, sweep style, range and boost to suit a multitude of musical situations.
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Creepy Fingers Effects Fuzzbud Pedal Review

October 20, 2011
Creepy Fingers Effects uses the classic Colorsound fuzz circuit as inspiration for their new Fuzzbud pedal.
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Line 6 M5 Stompbox Modeler Review

October 20, 2011
The M5 offers up a whopping 100+ effects in the delay, modulation, distortion, compressor/EQ, filter, and reverb categories—all in a single pedal.
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SolidGoldFX Surf Rider Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Though the Surf Rider isn’t a true spring reverb, the device recreates the tone and response of a spring unit with remarkable accuracy.
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Celestial Effects Virgo Overdrive Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Virgo Overdrive reviewed is the rock overdrive member of the five-pedal Celestial line.
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Mad Professor Stone Grey Distortion Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Stone Grey is Mad Professor’s path of entry into the world of modern high-gain and heavy distortion.
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Wampler Pedals SLOstortion Pedal Review

October 12, 2011
Known for previous successes in the amp-in-a-box pedal market, Brian Wampler is back with his take on the venerable SLO-100.
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DV Mark DV40 212 Amp Review

September 20, 2011
While the DV40 pumps out tones that run a wide gamut, it regularly—and impressively—evoked at least four of my favorite tones: a 1980s Jim Kelley combo, Ty Tabor’s Gretchen Goes to Nebraska tones, Sheer Heart Attack-era Brian May saturation and sustain, and the sounds of a cranked ’70s Orange OR120.
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5 Questions to Answer Before Buying Your Next Guitar

September 6, 2011
Assuming that you’re on the cusp of another guitar purchase (because really, when aren’t we?) I give you the 5 questions you should ask yourself before pulling the trigger.
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Morpheus Bomber Polyphonic Pitch Shifter Pedal Review

August 31, 2011
Morpheus’ Bomber is a digital polyphonic pitch shifter and super dive-bomber pedal that has a range of five octaves
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DigiTech iPB-10 iPad-Programmable Pedalboard Review

August 24, 2011
Rather than relying on custom computer hardware the iPB-10 instead uses the same iPad architecture used by thousands of app developers to create a processing machine that you can plug right into a multi-fx pedalboard shell.
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Kendrick Amplifiers V-Front 212 Amp Review

August 16, 2011
The latest addition to the Kendrick amp line is the V-Front series, and it bristles with Tweed-style tones, Kendrick’s renowned 3-knob reverb, and a speaker array designed to disperse signal more effectively.
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5 Rutbusters That Will Change The Way You Play

August 2, 2011
Steve Ouimette discusses five rutbusters that may help you find new inspiration for your playing.
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Anacon Technology Zagray! Amp Review

July 19, 2011
Anacon Technology’s Aleksander Niemand is a restless and very busy man. When he’s not tinkering in his workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden, he’s chiming in on amp discussion forums. But,
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Empress Effects Multidrive Pedal Review

July 19, 2011
With a parallel, rather than stacked—circuit, the Multidrive offers a lot more flexibility than a stacked multipedal or even a set of stompboxes in series.
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5 Guitar Myths - Fact or Fiction?

July 13, 2011
Do pricey cables make a difference? Do original PAFs guarantee great tone? See Steve''s conclusions and share your take on these topics.
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