November 2018

Reviews: Effects

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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Paradox Effects Terran Review

October 29, 2018
A beastly ’70s amp favored by the stoner-metal set is reincarnated as a brutally effective stompbox.
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Quick Hit: SviSound RetroZoid Germanium Fuzz

October 19, 2018
From Bulgaria with love, this tiny wonder puts convincing Bender, Muff, and Fuzzrite tones in a single, pedalboard-liberating package.
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Alexander Pedals Colour Theory Review

October 12, 2018
Otherworldly synth-sequenced sounds congregate in a brilliantly designed, board-friendly box for the brave.
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Malekko Thicken Review

October 5, 2018
Wobbling for weirdos.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Op-Amp Big Muff

October 2, 2018
The black sheep of the Big Muff family returns—as brash and beastly as ever.
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Greer Amps Tomahawk Deluxe Review

September 28, 2018
Crunchy tweed tones and touch-sensitive boost in a box.
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Death By Audio Deep Animation Review

September 24, 2018
Filter turns filthy and gets spun on its head in this awesomely powerful and unconventional envelope follower.
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JHS Bonsai Review

September 20, 2018
Many modes of TS-style overdrive—every one a winner.
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Escape Plan Launch Code Review

September 19, 2018
An Atari-inspired glitch box that also serves up rich, resonant tones and unexpected musical surprises.
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Mastro Valvola LFO Optical Tremolo Review

September 18, 2018
Optical analog tremolo and a digital brain make this Italian trem’ a grab bag of modulation tricks.
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Way Huge Pork & Pickle Review

September 16, 2018
Two distinct dirt circuits come together in one pedal for bassists who appreciate freedom of choice for their grit.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Phonkify Review

September 15, 2018
Envelope filter and octave combine to reach realms beyond the same old jam and funk riffs.
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ZVEX Vibrophase Review

September 14, 2018
ZVEX’s phaser/vibrato retains the rich, immersive modulation tones of its candle-driven design concept predecessor.
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RMI Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive Review

September 12, 2018
A bass OD that shows the combo of German engineering, top-quality parts, and modern design isn’t only for luxury cars.
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Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Review

September 10, 2018
Reverb’s depths made accessible in a small and super-economical package.
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OnkartGromt FunkyFellow Review

September 9, 2018
An envelope filter for bassists that demonstrates Norwegian farmers can be quite funky.
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Beetronics Royal Jelly Review

September 8, 2018
Double trouble from a 2-channel fuzz and overdrive blender.
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