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Reviews: Effects

Quick Hit: Radial Tonebone Texas Pro

November 14, 2017
Multiple shades of overdrive and boost come alive in a compact stomp built to last.
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Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Quick Hit: SviSound Techno-FA

November 6, 2017
This pint-sized, Premier Gear-winning analog phaser gives all but the most full-featured swooshers a serious run for their money.
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Quick Hit: Fluid Audio Strum Buddy

November 2, 2017
Look ma! There’s an amp on my guitar!
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Jackson Audio Prism Review

October 30, 2017
Three badass boosters in one shiny box.
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Stomp Under Foot Alabaster Review

October 29, 2017
A Sovtek-styled Muff clone and a cool boost propel a surprisingly flexible and ferocious fuzz machine.
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Quick Hit: Vertex Effects Steel String

October 23, 2017
Does the mythic quest for Dumble-style tones culminate in this boutique box?
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Quick Hit: Coppersound Foxcatcher

October 17, 2017
An airy, eager to-please overdrive/boost that moves from transparency to sparkling growl with style and ease.
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MOD Duo Review

October 13, 2017
A compact multi-effects unit conceals a vast world of fun, functional programmability.
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Bigfoot Engineering King Fuzz XL Review

October 12, 2017
A potent, uniquely voiced fuzz and a burly but flexible British-style overdrive in a simple but powerful stomp.
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HeadRush Pedalboard Review

October 11, 2017
Intuitive design sets this impressive, powerful multi-effects unit apart from the pack.
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Quick Hit: Outlaw Deputy Marshal

October 9, 2017
Can a 40-buck dirt box really put plexi tones on your board?
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Keeley Compressor Plus Review

September 29, 2017
Joe Gore takes a look at the expanded range and newfound subtleties available in this '70s-style squeezebox.
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Quick Hit: Korg AW-LT100B

September 28, 2017
A lightweight, accurate, easy-to-read tuner made specifically for bassists.
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Rainger FX Deep Space Pulsar Review

September 21, 2017
Creative side-chaining functions come to life in a super-compact and powerful stomp.
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Nu-X Tape Core Deluxe Review

September 20, 2017
A bargain ride to the interstellar zones of analog tape delay.
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MXR Dyna Comp Mini Review

September 19, 2017
An elegant, economical comp classic made miniature.
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Stone Deaf Tremotron Review

September 18, 2017
A VCA-driven, digitally controlled dual tremolo probes the deepest depths and broadest possibilities of volume modulation.
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Boss MS-3 Review

September 17, 2017
A handy solution that combines pro-level switching with analog flexibility.
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TC Electronic Echobrain Review

September 16, 2017
A fantastically colorful and expressive bucket brigade analog delay at a ridiculously low price.
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