November 2018

Reviews: Effects

Quick Hit: Nexi Industries ’70s Distortion

February 27, 2017
A distinctly modern design meets the iconic tones that defined classic rock.
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Joe Gore Gross Review

February 24, 2017
We explore an almost infinite distortion generator that beckons you to experiment.
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Quick Hit: BAE Hot Fuzz

February 23, 2017
Tone Bender- and Rangemaster-inspired circuits unite in one mean, malleable box.
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Quick Hit: Rock Stock Skyline Reverb

February 20, 2017
A close look at an unusual take on the spring-reverb recipe.
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DigiTech Whammy Ricochet Review

February 17, 2017
A clever new Whammy pedal—minus the treadle!
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Daredevil Red Light District Review

February 9, 2017
You can tease high- or low-gain delights from Daredevil’s latest dirt machine.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Tailspin

January 29, 2017
A preposterously inexpensive analog vibrato that sounds and feels fantastic.
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Quick Hit: Foxpedal Defector Fuzz

January 27, 2017
A fun-to-play, redesigned take on classic Muff-style filth.
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Wren and Cuff Sonder Chorus/Tremolo Review

January 25, 2017
A tremolo-and-chorus combo becomes more than the sum of its parts.
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Ernie Ball Ambient Delay Review

January 17, 2017
Expression pedal, delay, and reverb combine in an impressively practical and potent effect.
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MXR EP103 Echoplex Delay Review

January 16, 2017
MXR impressively approximates Maestro EP-3 tones and dynamics in a simple, compact stompbox.
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Quick Hit: Free the Tone Ambi Space

January 1, 2017
A powerful but straightforward route to six ’verbs, ranging from subtle to subterranean.
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Quick Hit: Vick Audio Hypocenter Delay

December 25, 2016
This moderately priced digital stomp aims for lo-fi cool via a handwired PT2399 circuit.
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Boss GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor Review

December 23, 2016
An impressively compact and inexpensive unit packed with convincing digital models.
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Quick Hit: MXR Custom Shop Shin-Juku Drive

December 22, 2016
Many personalities inhabit this Dumble-inspired drive machine.
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Fractal Audio Systems AX8 Review

December 19, 2016
The sounds of Axe-Fx are now available in a compact pedalboard format.
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JAM Pedals Delay Llama Supreme Review

December 12, 2016
Wicked modern twists give this true analog delay a big palette.
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Quick Hit: Tsakalis AudioWorks Ocean Reverb

December 11, 2016
This forward-thinking reverb moves from ambient to traditional with ease.
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Greenchild G777 Review

December 7, 2016
Here’s an overdrive with two independent stages and highs to spare.
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Quick Hit: Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig

December 5, 2016
This sleek and slim multi-effects unit keeps it real with some very usable effects.
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