November 2018

Reviews: Effects

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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Jonny Rock Gear Wave Rider Review

September 15, 2017
Clean, modern tremolo textures and digital control lift this modulator out of the swamp-rock mud.
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Henretta H-Bomb Trembrato Review

September 14, 2017
Vintage-hued analog modulations are married in an elegant and easy-to-use stomp.
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GFI Clockwork Delay V2 Review

September 13, 2017
Echo-tailoring options abound in a thoughtfully engineered digital delay.
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Carl Martin Red Repeat Review

September 12, 2017
The newest evolution of an affordable digital delay classic adds analog-style flutter modulation and tap tempo.
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Way Huge Conquistador Review

September 11, 2017
A gated fuzz brims with unexpected complexity and surprising vintage voices.
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Mastro Valvola Millibar Review

September 10, 2017
An optical compressor that delivers subtlety and superb control.
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MXR M287 Sub Octave Bass Fuzz Review

September 7, 2017
The lethal combination of fuzz and an octaver comes to life through this powerful yellow box.
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Amptweaker PressuRizer Review

September 5, 2017
Boost functionality makes a great core compressor a nuanced multitasker.
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Tsakalis Experience Review

September 4, 2017
A capable control set makes this Hendrix-inspired octave fuzz surprisingly versatile.
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