Read the May 2016 issue online now!

Distortion

ARTICLES

Quick Hit: Soldano Supercharger GTO

April 27, 2016
Soldano’s much-loved beast-in-a-box overdrive makes a triumphant return.
Read More

Quick Hit: KHDK Ghoul Screamer

April 10, 2016
A hot-rodded TS-style box that scores high in versatility.
Read More

Quick Hit: Vick Audio V-2 Distortion

March 29, 2016
Vick Audio’s take on an elusive and pricey Pete Cornish classic churns up buttery, delicious overdrive and low- to mid-gain distortion.
Read More

ZenZero Electronics Introduces the Red Crown Overdrive

March 18, 2016
Designed in collaboration with legendary pedal builder Scotty Smith of ProAnalog Devices.
Read More

Mu-Fx Unveils the Boostron 3

March 17, 2016
A three-in-one pedal that was created in cooperation with Rand Anderson.
Read More

Seymour Duncan Unveils the Palladium Gain Stage Pedal

March 16, 2016
The pedal features three gain stages that can go from classic rock at lower settings to modern metal at higher-gain settings.
Read More

NAMM '16 - Cusack Music Never Off Series Scream and Scruzz Demos

March 2, 2016
The Michigan-based tone tinkerer releases a new line of stompboxes aiming to save valuable pedalboard real estate.
Read More

NAMM '16 - Two Notes Le Clean, Le Crunch, and Le Lead Demos

February 26, 2016
Hear three new tube-loaded, MIDI-compatible preamp/distortion/DI pedals for guitar and bass.
Read More

NAMM '16 - Joe Gore Pedals Filth, Duh Remedial Fuzz, Cult & Boring Demos

February 23, 2016
The longtime guitar journalist takes a minute to stop writing about gear to build his own line of stompboxes.
Read More

NAMM '16 - JHS Pulp 'N' Peel V4, “See Saw” Modular Volume Control, SuperBolt V2 Demos

February 22, 2016
JHS main man Josh Scott walks us through some updated stomps and shows us a new volume pedal geared for gigging musicians.
Read More

Tone Tips: Overdrives and Distortions and Boosts, Oh My

February 22, 2016
Demystifying the wizardry of the most popular pedal family.
Read More

NAMM '16 - Keeley Delay Workstation, Mod Workstation & Tone Workstation Demos

February 18, 2016
Mod scientist Robert Keeley offers tonal flexibility in a new series of multi-effect stomps.
Read More

Quick Hit: Decibel 11 Dirt Clod Review

February 15, 2016
Get up to 10 overdrive and distortion flavors in one smart, surprisingly easy-to-use stompbox.
Read More

ModTone Releases MT-CD Classic Valve Distortion Pedal

February 12, 2016
The MT-CD is a standard three-knob arrangement that lets users dial in anything from a mild crunch to a full on incendiary tubepocalypse.
Read More

NAMM '16 - Engl Pedals and RockMaster Combo Demos

February 10, 2016
The German amp company breaks out a new 1x12 combo and a new line of stompboxes.
Read More

NAMM '16 - J. Rockett Audio Designs 45, SOS Buffer, GTO, Hooligan, Lenny & Blue Note Tour Series Demos

February 10, 2016
See and hear a whole new batch of handmade stompboxes from Chris Van Tassel and Jay Rockett.
Read More

NAMM '16 - Radial Engineering Classic V9, Regency, Headlight & Direct Drive Demos

February 5, 2016
See and hear a Peter Janis' latest creations including a 9V distortion, a dual-functioning stomp that operates like a pre-drive and class-A boost, an amp switcher, and an amp simulator/direct box.
Read More

Amptweaker Introduces the Amptweaker Jr. Distortion Series

February 2, 2016
The series includes the TightRock Jr., TightDrive Jr., and TightMetal Jr.
Read More

NAMM '16 - EarthQuaker Devices Spatial Delivery, Acapulco Gold, Avalanche Run, & Gray Channel Demos

February 1, 2016
The crew out of Akron, Ohio, highlight eight new stompboxes and an all-tube amp.
Read More

Amptweaker Introduces the TightMetal ST

January 22, 2016
The TightMetal ST adds several popular features found on the FatMetal, TightRock, and FatRock including a high-gain switch to select vintage or modern distortion.
Read More