PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Jack Deville Electronics booth. In this segment, we get to check out two their newest pedals--the Dark Echo and the Buzzmaster. The Dark Echo produces lush echos trailing into oblivion, progressively darkening with every repeat. The Dark Echo embodies deep, dark delay with a very smooth, thick, and organic texture. Included are controls for Delay Time, Repeats, Wet Blend, dynamic Sway modulation, and an internal trim-pot for output level. The Buzzmaster was created from classic germanium fuzz circuit topology. Its discrete germanium design produces tones ranging from raunchy vintage overdrive to contemporary chewy-fur, and even venturing into tight metal and doom territory, all while maintaining touch sensitivity, note attack and natural decay.



PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Jack Deville Electronics booth. In this segment, we get to check out two their newest pedals--the Dark Echo and the Buzzmaster.

The Dark Echo produces lush echos trailing into oblivion, progressively darkening with
every repeat. The Dark Echo embodies deep, dark delay with a very smooth, thick, and organic texture. Included are controls for Delay Time, Repeats, Wet Blend, dynamic Sway modulation, and an internal trim-pot for output level.

The Buzzmaster was created from classic germanium fuzz circuit topology. Its discrete germanium design produces tones ranging from raunchy vintage overdrive to contemporary chewy-fur, and even venturing into tight metal and doom territory, all while maintaining touch sensitivity, note attack and natural decay.

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We've reviewed a ton of cool gear over the past 12 months, but these stood above the rest and won our coveted Premier Gear Award.

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