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More than a cab simulator, the UAFX OX Stomp replicates the whole environment around a cab, too.

Great cabinet tones that can quite easily stand in for the real thing. Fun and easy to use and configure. Sturdy. Onboard effects.

Some cab tones feel close to the real thing but slightly claustrophobic.

UAFX
usaudio.com

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Unlike the original OX, the OX Stomp is not a load box or attenuator. You can’t hook it right up to a vintage head. But the business of processing tone is powered by much of the same structure that drives the popular OX Box. The OX Stomp isn’t strictly a cab simulator, either. It also emulates the environment around the cabinet—room, the microphone type, as well UA compressors, delays, and reverbs. If you’ve got any kind of preamp pedal, multi-effects, or UAFX’s own amp pedals like the Ruby (Vox), Woodrow (tweed Fender), and Dream (black-panel Fender), you can have a very complete performance or recording setup in the form of two stompboxes.

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Knocked Loose Rig Rundown [2024]
Rig Rundown: Knocked Loose 2024

Ungodly, sinister, and maliciously menacing guitar tones erupt from the Kentucky hardcore band’s 7-string Ibanez models, providing the soundtrack to the summer’s biggest mosh pits and nastiest breakdowns.

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Keeley 4-in-1 Pedal Series Demo
Keeley 4-in-1 Pedal Series Demo of Blues Disorder, Angry Orange, Super Rodent & Noble Screamer

Watch Tom Butwin demonstrate Keeley’s super versatile 4-in-1 overdrive pedal series: the Blues Disorder, Angry Orange, Super Rodent and Noble Screamer.

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Down with the noise! Here are 10 options to rid your rig of those buzzy demons.

Unless you’re in a Sonic Youth tribute band, or maybe you’ve finally realized your dream of starting an avant-garde tribute to Neil Diamond, you might have a bit of noise in your signal chain you would want to eliminate. These 10 options aim to slam the door on extraneous buzz and hum, and at high-gain settings, they will keep your rhythm chugs tight.

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A well-ordered and intuitive means to octave fuzz disorder, in many shapes and colors.

Great basic, focused fuzz tone. Intuitive if you’re open-minded. Lots of surprises. Nice design. High-quality construction.

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$225

Death By Audio Octave Clang
deathbyaudio.com

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Every instrument is a tool for expressing feeling. But when you have to convey a certain range of emotions spanning anguish, the rush of sonic anarchy, and the exhilaration of total liberation, octave fuzzes are tops. Generally speaking, octave fuzz isn’t an effect you use casually.

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