October 2016

Reviews: Effects

Premier Guitar's rating system includes brief summations of a product’s pros and cons, as well as pick ratings (0–5) in four categories—Tones, Design/Build, Value, and Playability (for instruments) or Ease of Use (amps, effects, and other devices) or Versatility (pickups and speakers). Items with a total of 18 or more picks (out of 20) win our coveted Premier Gear Award.

ARTICLES

Boss VO-1 Vocoder Review

September 28, 2016
Talk box made compact and easy.
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TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Review

September 27, 2016
The far reaches of octave-effect capabilities are made accessible via this compact new digital box.
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Dr. Z Z-Drive Review

September 25, 2016
An impressive collaboration that combines versatility with rich, tube-like breakup.
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Empress Reverb Review

September 23, 2016
This intuitive deep-space machine rewards tinkerers and traditionalists alike.
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Toetags Electronics Toe Bender MkII Review

September 22, 2016
Uncommon touch-sensitivity and the ability to go beefy or splatty make this classic Sola Sound homage a fuzz buzz worth seeking out.
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J. Rockett Audio Tranquilizer Phaser Review

September 20, 2016
Find out why our reviewer pined, "The Tranquilizer delivers everything I lie awake at night wishing for in a phaser."
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Dwarfcraft Devices Twin Stags Tremolo Review

September 18, 2016
Ben Hinz and company's unique new dual tremolo delivers warm pulses, versatile controls, and synth-like power.
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Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus Review

September 16, 2016
An intuitive chorus that responds to the player’s touch.
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Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor Review

September 15, 2016
Boss’ latest compressor for bassists aims to tame dynamics with punch and precision.
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Keeley Mod Workstation Review

September 14, 2016
An ambitious modulation machine that’s overflowing with tones.
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Mojo Hand Fx Wonder Filter Review

September 13, 2016
Enhanced control makes a more usable and forgiving envelope filter.
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Neunaber Audio Effects Immerse Reverberator Review

September 12, 2016
A rare combination of the familiar warmth of classic reverb tones with some modern (and unexpected) surprises.
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Supro 1305 Drive Review

September 11, 2016
Supro mimics its amp transformers’ properties to create a more organic and dynamic drive.
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Aspen Pittman Designs Duo Tonic Review

September 9, 2016
The noted tube-amp guru's 2-channel preamp/overdrive harnesses valve nuance and op-amp potency to summon rich tones.
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Wren and Cuff Elephant Skin Review

September 9, 2016
Wren and Cuff and Mastodon’s Troy Sanders collaborate to bring life to a bass-fuzz monster.
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Skreddy Rover Fuzz Review

September 8, 2016
This silicon-driven, Tone Bender-inspired fuzz is so much more than just a good, affordable clone.
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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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Morgan Pedals NKT275 Fuzz Review

September 5, 2016
New old-stock germanium makes this Fuzz Face clone sing.
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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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Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Review

September 1, 2016
Coax trippy Mellotron tones from your 6-string or bass!
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