June Issue

Reviews: Effects

Quick Hit: Wampler Mini Ego Compressor

August 21, 2016
A compact version of a modern classic.
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EarthQuaker Devices Spatial Delivery Review

August 17, 2016
Thanks to its clever multi-mode switch, this auto-filter will have you creating exciting new sounds way faster than more complex filters.
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Quick Hit: Ibanez Analog Chorus Mini

August 14, 2016
Killer analog sounds in a mini pedal with a micro price.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher

August 10, 2016
A simple-to-use 2-knob compressor for bassists that’ll set you back less than $100.
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Alexander La Calavera Phaser Review

August 8, 2016
See how this new stomp conjures classic phasing sound and adds some cool, quirky twists.
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Quick Hit: Dunlop Volume (X) Mini

August 2, 2016
Itty, bitty boot print—same killer volume and expression control.
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Walrus Audio Vanguard Dual Phase Review

July 28, 2016
Make no mistake: Despite its sophisticated-sounding name, this box houses a two-headed modulation monster.
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Quick Hit: Red Panda Bitmap

July 24, 2016
Pedestrian meets provocative in this flexibly glitchy box with expression-pedal control.
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Matthews Effects Astronomer Reverb Review

July 21, 2016
This two-mode shimmer ’verb makes dramatic onstage texture shifts a breeze.
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Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Analog TZ Flanger Review

July 11, 2016
A sophisticated analog flanger in a standard-sized stompbox.
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Quick Hit: Providence Heat Blaster

June 30, 2016
The Japanese pedal-builders' latest is a 3-knob distortion with dynamics for days.
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SolidGoldFX Horizon Compressor Review

June 15, 2016
An optical compressor that goes way beyond a gentle squeeze.
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Quick Hit: Ethos Clean-Fusion Preamp

June 9, 2016
Despite its compact size, this dual-footswitch box offers superb flexibility and surprisingly tube-like tones.
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Keeley Multi Echo ME-8 Review

June 3, 2016
The essence of eight echo machines gets distilled into a single, super-varied stompbox.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Super Pulsar

June 1, 2016
This potent evolution of the original Pulsar generates tasty vintage tones and extraterrestrial textures.
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Ringside at the OD Rodeo: 5 Dirt Pedal Reviews

May 31, 2016
This roundup of kickin' overdrives showcases classic sounds and new directions in grit.
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3Leaf Audio Wonderlove Review

May 30, 2016
A classic enveloper filter reimagined.
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Quick Hit: Cusack Reverb SME

May 29, 2016
Access a wormhole’s worth of quality reverberations with only four knobs.
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Pigtronix Echolution2 Ultra Pro Review

May 16, 2016
An ultra-powerful digital delay with modulation, pitch shifting, distortion, and real-time control.
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Quick Hit: Strymon Dig Dual Digital Delay

May 15, 2016
This powerful, ’80s-inspired stompbox spawns echo tones that transcend eras.
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