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Reviews: Effects

Eden AstroFlange Review

August 23, 2017
Eden’s newest modulation box for bassists makes easy work of dialing in smooth and subtle effects.
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Chase Bliss Audio Brothers Review

August 21, 2017
A phenomenally flexible boost/drive/fuzz.
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Quick Hit: BSM Supreme

August 17, 2017
A Teutonic treble-booster master builds a Blackmore-inspired overdrive.
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J. Rockett I.Q. Compressor Review

August 11, 2017
Effective EQ adds color and flexibility to a quiet and even-handed comp.
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Fuzzrocious Blast Furnace Review

August 6, 2017
Adventure awaits in an uncompromising, ultraviolent fuzz.
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BYOC Crown Jewel Review

August 4, 2017
Is this the most versatile overdrive ever?
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Quick Hit: Rocket Surgeon Labs Seratone—Mood Altering Bass Fuzz

August 3, 2017
This fuzz box for bassists takes a pass on the clean and goes all-in on the dirt.
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Quick Hit: Trace Elliot Transit-A

July 21, 2017
Robust EQ makes this portable preamp and effects solution an acoustic gigging ally.
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Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone Review

July 13, 2017
EHX puts the soul of their classic chorus into a box built for bassists.
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Mu-FX Phasor 2X Review

June 29, 2017
A classic ’70s phaser is resurrected—again!
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Death By Audio Evil Filter Review

June 21, 2017
What happens when you combine absurdly loud fuzz with absurdly broad filtering?
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Stomp Audio Labs Octopus Review

June 13, 2017
A versatile and well-built combination of up-and-down octave and powerful fuzz.
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Quick Hit: Rainger FX Dr. Freakenstein Dwarf Bass

June 12, 2017
This mini-but-monstrous bass fuzz and its manipulative assistant make for one dynamic duo.
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Quick Hit: Way Huge Russian-Pickle

June 8, 2017
Way Huge uses more midrange to recast the ’90s Muff mold.
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Quick Hit: Carl Martin Greg Howe’s Lick Box

June 4, 2017
The famed jazz-fusion guitarist lends his name to a 3-channel stomp that does far more than amped-up shred.
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Quick Hit: TWA Hot Saké

May 19, 2017
Forget Klon clones—this handbuilt stomp serves up an intoxicating variety of drive and dirt with uncommon EQ flexibility.
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Electro-Harmonix Blurst Review

May 12, 2017
This fun and multifaceted filter goes way beyond wah.
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Strymon Riverside Review

May 10, 2017
A hybrid JFET/DSP gain machine invites creative, unorthodox playing and defies preconceptions about digital distortion.
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Quick Hit: Cusack Music Orthrus

May 9, 2017
Two legendary circuits serve as inspiration for this high-gain overdrive/boost combo.
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Bass OD/DI/Preamp Pedal Roundup

May 8, 2017
We test four versatile and feature-laden bass stomps from Gallien-Krueger, Providence, Two Notes, and Tech 21.
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