November 2018

Reviews: Effects

EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

December 29, 2017
Monophonic guitar synth? Pitch-tracking octaver? Noise box from Hell?
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Quick Hit: MXR Booster Mini

December 28, 2017
Two types of boost in a tiny box mean big, colorful, and varied drive tones.
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Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Review

December 25, 2017
The Oregon-based company hones their excellent Echoplex EP-3-inspired sounds and delivers a horde of warbling, whooshing analog-style echo textures on top.
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Quick Hit: Epigaze Audio Civic Crown

December 21, 2017
This medium-gain stomp combines a powerful EQ section with a fresh interpretation of a classic design.
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Rocket Surgeon Boris Review

December 19, 2017
The smoother side of fuzz rears its head in this interpretation of an Eastern-Bloc Big Muff.
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Quick Hit: RJM Mastermind LT

December 7, 2017
An affordable, high-quality, and easy-to-use MIDI controller that isn’t the size of Saskatchewan.
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Old Blood Noise Endeavors Fault Review

December 1, 2017
A cascading overdrive/distortion that moves from reserved to blistering.
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Mid-Fi Electronics Magick i Review

November 30, 2017
A distortion pedal that thinks it’s a compressor. Or is it the other way around?
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Quick Hit: Baroni Lab Mini Amp 50 Review

November 28, 2017
With remarkably tube-like responsiveness and nice extras, this class-D amplifier-and-distortion-box combo packs impressive punch.
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KHDK Abyss Review

November 27, 2017
Bi-amp technology and a secret-weapon voicing switch combine to unearth a treasure trove of bass overdrive flavors.
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Walrus Audio ARP-87 Review

November 16, 2017
Tap tempo is king in a multi-voiced digital delay with creative echo-shaping controls.
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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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