April 2019

Overdrive

NAMM '19 - Electro-Harmonix Mono Synth, Attack Decay & Super Switcher Demos

January 26, 2019
Mike Matthews‘ latest stomps feature old-school synth sounds, a new take on an ‘80s EHX classic, and a powerful, easy-to-program loop switcher.
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NAMM '19 - Nu-X Effects Horseman & JTC Drum & Loop Pro Demos

January 26, 2019
The budget-friendly stomp maker demos a looper with handy drum functionality, as well as a $70 mini Centaur clone with “silver”- and “gold”-version modes.
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NAMM '19 - Keeley DDR Drive, Delay, Reverb, Eccos, Fuzz Bender, Synth 1 & Roto Sonic Demos

January 25, 2019
Circuit maven Robert Keeley demos a handful of new pedals that go from vintage-style delay and fuzz to futuristic synth sounds.
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Ibanez Releases the 40th Anniversary Tube Screamer and Collaboration With Vemuram

January 24, 2019
Each component in the TSV808 was carefully selected by the engineers from both companies, including the customized parts and a quad layered PCB used in the Jan Ray.
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EBS Unveils the MicroBass 3 and Updated Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive

January 23, 2019
The new version of Sheehan's pedal has a slimmer design and individual effects loops.
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Mythos Pedals Unveils the Runestone

January 22, 2019
A refined take on the classic Bluesbreaker circuit.
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Dunlop Unveils the Dookie Drive

January 21, 2019
The pedal aims to capture the sound of the dual-amp setup that Billie Joe Armstrong used on Green Day's breakthrough album.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Introduces the Six B.O.D.

January 15, 2019
Six different flavors of boost, overdrive, and distortion that pay homage to classic circuits.
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Free the Tone Black Vehicle BV-1V Review

January 11, 2019
A meticulously designed, quiet black box that churns out an impressive palette of amp-like overdrive.
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Quick Hit: SoloDallas TSR4 Schaffer Replica Classic Review

January 6, 2019
“Angus in a box”? Perhaps. But even tone weirdoes will be intrigued by this companding circuit’s unique, quasi-gated overdrive textures.
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Quick Hit: Zorg Effects Small Basstar Review

December 31, 2018
It’s smaller than its big sister, the Glorious Basstar, but this stompbox doesn’t skimp on dishing out the overdrive.
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Animals Pedal Launches the Vintage Van Driving is Very Fun Overdrive

December 18, 2018
The pedal features true bypass switching, and is decorated with playful artwork by Australian artist Jonas Claesson.
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Joyo Audio Debuts the Tauren and O.M.B

December 14, 2018
The wide-ranging overdrive can reportedly go from a clean boost to full-on distortion, while the other aspires to be a band in a box by pairing a looper and a drum machine.
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Crazy Tube Circuits Releases the Falcon Overdrive

December 10, 2018
The inspiration for this pedal came from an amp design that morphed between tweed- and blackface-style tones.
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Mad Professor Releases the Loud 'N Proud

December 6, 2018
An amp-in-a-box pedal that goes after classic British tones.
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Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff, Flatiron Fuzz, and Nano Battalion

November 30, 2018
A trio of new pedals that aims to cover everything from classic Muff tones to gritty bass sounds.
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Magnetic Effects Releases the Lonely Robot and Black Moon

November 21, 2018
Two pedals that are inspired by bona fide classics.
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Abasi Guitars Unveils the Pathos

November 20, 2018
A versatile overdrive designed in conjunction with Brian Wampler.
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Friedman Unveils the BE-OD Deluxe and the Golden Pearl

November 15, 2018
A pair of new stomps from famed amp and pedal designer Dave Friedman that are available on November 19th.
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Bogner Unveils the Ecstasy Red and Blue Minis

November 14, 2018
The famed amp company has shrunk two of their most popular pedals into mini-sized enclosures.
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