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First Look: Spaceman Effects Mercury IV Germanium Harmonic Boost

April 9, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger play his '50s Les Paul goldtop, '66 Fender Strat, Hahn T-style, and a PRS DGT to see how much bark is inside this one box.
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J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases the 10th Anniversary JET Series

March 20, 2018
The lineup includes the Touch OD, Steampunk Buffer/Boost, Immortal Echo, and Squeegee Compressor.
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Tools for the Task: Clean Boosts

March 16, 2018
Simple, yes, but a clean-boost pedal like the 10 here can do a lot more than a simple bump in dBs.
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Hamstead Soundworks Unveils the Odyssey Drive Pedal

March 5, 2018
The pedal features three clipping circuits, guitar and amp tone shaping, and 20 dB of clean treble and bass boost.
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Spaceman Launches the Mercury IV Germanium Harmonic Boost

March 1, 2018
The pedal features a unique, discrete analog circuit, with a meticulously selected vintage germanium transistor at its heart.
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Tonal Tinker Toys: Reader Pedalboards 2018

February 23, 2018
When it comes to pedal puzzles and putting together your dream sound rig, there’s no right way—just your way. Check out these boards from your fellow readers, and be inspired!
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Quick Hit: Seafoam Pedals Lighthouse

February 16, 2018
Tiny-but-mighty tweaking options make this way more than just a boost.
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NAMM '18 - Pigtronix Ringmaster Analog Multiplier & Philsopher's Tone Germanium Gold Micro Demos

February 15, 2018
This stomp builder’s mad-sonic-scientist-in-chief, David Koltai offers a highly controllable but indisputably wild variation on the ring modulator and a mini version of the company’s popular germanium growler.
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NAMM '18 - Terry Audio The White Rabbit Deluxe & CEQ Demos

February 12, 2018
A subtle pedal and a trad EQ add distinctive vibe and dimension to guitar tones.
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NAMM '18 - J. Rockett Mark Lettieri Melody Overdrive, Squeegee, Touch, Steampunk & Immortal Demos

February 7, 2018
The Klon-code crackers debut a line of smaller $99 stomps, as well as a signature Q-series box for the popular Snarky Puppy guitarist.
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NAMM '18 - Teisco Fuzz, Delay & Boost

February 6, 2018
Listen to a handful of new stomps that feature ’60s-inspired styling.
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Quick Hit: Lehle Mono Volume 90

February 1, 2018
Seventies sneaker vibes meet 21st-century fidelity and flexibility in this quality German design.
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SoundBrut Introduces the VA Boost

January 27, 2018
A MOSFET boost pedal with a custom tone stack.
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NAMM '18 - Keeley Aria Compressor/Overdrive and Duet Delay/Reverb + Drive Demos

January 26, 2018
Listen to a few multi-effect creations that combine some of Keeley's most popular tones.
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Amptweaker Announces the Curveball Jr

January 23, 2018
3-band active eq is flat when set halfway, has 10dB of Low/High boost and parked-wah level boosting of the Mid
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Shin-ei Announces the B1G 1 Gain Booster

January 15, 2018
A boutique boost with a whopping 30dB of boost.
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Quick Hit: SoundBrut DrVa

January 3, 2018
A Swedish outfit’s debut op-amp drive and “Varitone”-style MOSFET boost serves up a refreshing array of lush-to-sick sounds.
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EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

December 29, 2017
Monophonic guitar synth? Pitch-tracking octaver? Noise box from Hell?
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Quick Hit: MXR Booster Mini

December 28, 2017
Two types of boost in a tiny box mean big, colorful, and varied drive tones.
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Pigtronix Launches Trio of New Micro Pedals

November 29, 2017
The new pedals include the Gatekeeper Micro, Class A Boost Micro, and the all-new Octava Micro.
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