January 2019

Reviews: Effects

Dusky Hypatia Review

January 17, 2019
Rowdy and refined distortion tones come naturally to Dusky’s newest stompbox.
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Zeppelin Quaverato Review

January 10, 2019
A hybrid analog/digital harmonic tremolo packing many modulation manipulation options.
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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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Korora Audio Spira Review

January 4, 2019
A unique modulation effect derived from a fascinating audio illusion.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Review

January 1, 2019
EHX revisits the Muff that started it all.
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Quick Hit: Zorg Effects Small Basstar

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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Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2 Review

December 28, 2018
Death By Audio’s original weapon of sonic destruction returns in enhanced and surprisingly manageable and musical form.
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Quick Hit: Dophix Nettuno Review

December 17, 2018
Looking for violin-toned fuzz? This halo-wearing silicon fuzz from Florence makes it a cinch to dial.
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Seymour Duncan Fooz Review

December 14, 2018
Filtering, fuzz, and modulation meet to make a powerful and petite synth for guitar.
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Quick Hit: Ananashead Meteorite

December 10, 2018
An inexpensive, sturdy silicon Fuzzrite hits the biker-fuzz bull’s-eye.
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Mattoverse Electronics Inflection Point Review

December 7, 2018
A wide-ranging wobble box—and compelling analog/digital hybrid.
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Dunable SplatterBlaster Review

December 6, 2018
Two fuzzes, one box—and zillions of tones.
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Quick Hit: Hotone Audio Binary Eko

November 29, 2018
A feature-packed delay workstation that aims to cop classic analog tones.
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MXR EVH 5150 Chorus Review

November 26, 2018
Eddie’s chorus pedal is full of idiosyncrasies and interesting tonal surprises.
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Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review

November 20, 2018
Vast libraries of IRs and amp and effect models, as well as improvements in interface, memory, and connectivity, make the III tough to beat.
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Quick Hit: Rectifier Effects Maniac Fuzz

November 19, 2018
An affordable fuzz that offers silicon-powered growl.
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Quick Hit: String Theory EFX KE/64 Overdrive Review

November 14, 2018
Raw and super rich—the KE/64 packs a punch that never overpowers.
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Cusack Resound Review

November 6, 2018
Smart switching options and soaring sounds make this veteran pedal outfit's latest reverb stand apart.
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Quick Hit: Gervana Ji Wei Distortion

November 2, 2018
Five EQ bands and footswitchable mid-scoop boost converge in a stomp inspired by high-gain Mesas.
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Chase Bliss Audio Thermae Review

October 31, 2018
It’s pricey and slightly daunting, but Joel Korte’s brilliant bastardization boldly goes where no analog delay has gone before.
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