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An undersung rhythmic vibe enhancer gets a compact and capable reissue.

Unique, inspiring, and fun effect. Stereo functions open up lots of potential. Works well with other effects.

Compact footprint makes it hard to access some essential functions. Can be confusing to learn.

$169

Boss Slicer
boss.info

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3.5
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Octave options abound in an inventive, aesthetically intriguing, and unique stompbox tool.

Unique take on an octave pedal. Telegraph keys are sturdy and fun. Effects loop makes for mega creative possibilities.

It’s expensive and heavy. Kill switch/effects loop doesn’t have latch function.

$399

CopperSound x Jack White Third Man Triplegraph
coppersoundpedals.com

5
4.5
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The good doctor refines an old mid-power favorite that dishes beautiful American-style clean and overdriven tones while packing a muscular punch.

A killer reimagining of an already great design. Bold cleans and toothsome overdrive in an impressively portable package.

No effects loop.

$2,049

Dr. Z Z-28 Mk. II
dr.zamps.com

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Though he’s built bona fide iconic modern guitar-amp designs—and a reputation that he could happily ride into the tube-glow sunset—Dr. Z’s head honcho, Mike Zaite, has always stayed creative. He’s steadily revamped his lineup over the years. And the new Z-28 Mk. II represents a thoughtful update of an amp that many of us assumed couldn’t get much better. The original Z-28, discontinued in February 2018, was a robust 22-watter that reveled in simplicity and thick, versatile tonality. Players loved it. And more than a few lamented its discontinuation.

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