December 2016

Distortion

ARTICLES

Elektron Unveils the Analog Drive

November 30, 2016
An analog distortion stompbox featuring eight different distortion circuits.
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Quick Hit: Cusack Screamer V2

November 29, 2016
Three clipping modes and no mid hump take this three-knobber way beyond typical TS tones.
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Dwarfcraft Devices Welcomes Back the Baby Thunder and SheFuzz

November 16, 2016
Two old favorites are now offered in slimmed-down enclosures with more flexibility and added controls.
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Wampler Pedals Releases the Faux Tape Echo V2, Pinnacle Deluxe V2, and Mini Ego Compressor

November 8, 2016
A pair of updated models and a smaller version of the company's classic compressor.
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Quick Hit: Source Audio Aftershock Bass Distortion Review

November 7, 2016
This unassuming-looking stomp tickles the senses with an absolute cornucopia of low-frequency dirt.
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Matthews Effects Unveils the Harbinger

October 27, 2016
A classic Rat-type distortion that uses original LM308 chips.
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TC Electronic Announces 13 New Pedals

October 24, 2016
The new series includes the Rusty Fuzz, Grand Magus Distortion, Cinders Overdrive, Fangs Metal Distortion, Prophet Digital Delay, Echobrain Analog Delay, and more.
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Mu-FX Boostron 3 Review

October 13, 2016
An inspired combination of drive and compression effects in a beauty of a pedal from a stompbox legend.
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Positive Grid Unveils the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal

October 4, 2016
The pedal allows users to capture any distortion pedal sound in the world and works with an app to allow users to share and download their custom tones on the cloud.
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Stone Deaf Kliptonite Review

September 6, 2016
A schizophrenic fuzz/overdrive that’s as malleable as it is manic.
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EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe Review

September 4, 2016
A new drive pedal for bass that boxes up the tone of one of the greats and offers customization galore.
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Walrus Audio Announces the 385 Overdrive

August 15, 2016
After endless hours of research on vintage Bell and Howell 385 Filmosound projector, Walrus has created a new overdrive modeled after the projector’s tone.
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Ernie Ball Introduces Overdrive and Ambient Delay Expression Pedals

August 8, 2016
Each expression pedal offers dynamic foot control with more sonic expression.
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SNAMM '16 - Ironess Pedals the Woodsman & the Charcuterie Demos

July 20, 2016
The Clarksville, Tennessee, shop makes its first trade-show appearance with a new distortion and fuzz.
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SNAMM '16 - Keeley Electronics the Dark Side, the Hall, Hooke Reverb, El Monte & Bubble Tron Demos

July 17, 2016
The Gilmour homage features delay, vibe, fuzz, rotary, and octave effects, while the new reverb has three modes, and the filter/phaser/flanger nods at a zany stomp used by Frank Zappa.
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SNAMM '16 - AJ Peat Guitars Wild Goose, Dirty Buzzard, Screaming Flamingo, and Rooster Booster Demos

July 14, 2016
The personal pedal builder for Warren Haynes, Mike Ness, and Reverend Horton Heat makes a splash at his first trade show by bringing four new stomps.
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SNAMM '16 - Amptweaker FatMetal Pro, Bass TightMetal Jr, Bass TightRock Jr, Bass TightDrive Jr Demos

July 14, 2016
The man who's created multiple memorable amp and pedal designs unveils three bass-specific dirtboxes.
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SNAMM '16 - Source Audio L.A. Lady Distortion, Kingmaker Fuzz, & AfterShock Bass Distortion Demos

July 10, 2016
The digital masterminds bring two new dirtboxes for guitar and a low-end rumbler with three different distortion engines.
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Gore Pedals Releases the Cult Germanium Overdrive, Filth Fuzz, and Gross Distortion

July 7, 2016
Three pedals that share a common theme: extreme dynamic sensitivity.
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Amptweaker Introduces the Bass TightDrive Jr., Bass TightRock Jr., and Bass TightMetal Jr.

July 1, 2016
A trio of new bass-centric pedals that span from mild dirt to hi-gain saturation.
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