April 2020

Reviews: Effects

July-2019-One Control-FEAT

One Control Blue 360 Review

June 13, 2019
The ghost of a storied bass rig finds a home in a compact pedal.
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July19-Carl Martin-FEAT

Quick Hit: Carl Martin Comp/Limiter Review

June 7, 2019
Go from Nile Rodgers to Lowell George with this simple comp.
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July19-Catalinbread-FEAT

Catalinbread Coriolis Effect Review

June 4, 2019
Pitch shift + filter = ?
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Jun19-Walrus-FEAT

Walrus Audio Lillian Review

May 23, 2019
Wide-ranging, multi-stage phaser enables access to subdued phase zones.
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Jun19-MidValleyFx-FEAT2

Quick Hit: MidValleyFx Mad Robot Review

May 20, 2019
This raunchy, oscillating-octave fuzz wants you to do naughty, naughty things.
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Jun19-Daredevil-FEAT

Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay Review

May 15, 2019
Filthy delays—when regular analog dirt just won’t do.
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June-Abasi-FEAT

Abasi Concepts Pathos Review

May 14, 2019
An uncommonly articulate and detailed high-gain machine.
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Keeley Synth-1 Review

May 13, 2019
Glitches galore from this stripped-down mini-synth.
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June19-Caroline-FEAT

Caroline Hawaiian Pizza Review

May 10, 2019
Don’t hold the pineapple!
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June19-Xotic-FEAT

Quick Hit: Xotic Super Sweet Booster Review

May 8, 2019
A dynamic boost that is way more than a one-knob wonder.
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Peterson

Quick Hit: Peterson StroboStomp HD Review

May 3, 2019
It won’t mix a margarita, but it will likely cover all your tuning needs.
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Wampler

Wampler Fuzztration Review

April 26, 2019
A beast of an octave fuzz with versatility in mind.
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May19-EQD-Swiss Things-FEAT

Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Swiss Things Review

April 25, 2019
Simplifying switching for switcher haters.
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Magnetic

Magnetic Effects Lonely Robot Review

April 19, 2019
A malleable, many-headed RAT clone that can be menacing or mellow.
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Carvin

Quick Hit: Carvin X1 Tube Preamp Review

April 18, 2019
Vai’s “Blue Powder” amp gets distilled into a hefty-ass pedal with convenient recording and practice capabilities.
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May19-HeadRush-FEAT

HeadRush Gigboard Review

April 3, 2019
A compact yet powerful amp/effect modeler with a keep-it-simple attitude.
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May19-Strymon-FEAT

Strymon Volante Review

April 2, 2019
The Milanese monster of magnetic echo returns in DSP form.
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May19-Becos-FEAT

Quick Hit: Becos CompIQ Pro Compressor Review

March 29, 2019
If you crave control and nuance, then this might be the squish box for you.
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Apr19-OneControl-FEAT

Quick Hit: One Control Honey Bee Review

March 22, 2019
Bjorn Juhl’s sweet Supro-inspired circuit evolves again, with options to make it more open and aggressive.
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Apr19-3Leaf-FEAT

3 Leaf Chromatron Review

March 19, 2019
A sinfully fun filter effect with extraordinary range.
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