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Reviews: Effects

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 Review

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 Review

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 Review

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 Review

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 Review

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

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 Review

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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