pedals

A safe space for savage fuzz.

Absolutely ripping fuzz sounds that balance sustain and chaos. Cool low-gain and volume-attenuated textures. Sturdy construction. Cool control layout.

High gain sounds rob pedal of some of its nuance

$179

Pigtronix Star Eater
pigtronix.com

5
5
4.5
4

Though it feels sacrilegious to say, sometimes you need a break from fuzz—a chance to rest the ears, to bathe in the overtones of a little reverb, or just listen to the birds sing. That’s the place I was in when the Pigtronix Star Eater arrived. An hour later I wasn’t nearly as interested in the birds anymore.

Read More Show less

Soar high or dive deep with a reverse delay and reverb that deals in boundless mystery.

Octave-down reverbs! Dizzying reverse textures.

Control function shifts can be confusing.

$299

Walrus Audio Lore
walrusaudio.com

5
4.5
4
4.5

Reverse reverb and delay are fantastic audio magic tricks. Neither effect produces echoes as much as they warp time. It’s an amazing bit of trickery, and one that Walrus Audio’s Lore does very well. But it’s not the only way Lore warps time. Lore also routes reverse delay through reverse reverb, stuffs reverse reverb through regular reverb, and sends pitch-delay reverb into a second pitch-delay reverb. Best of all, it has a reverse-delay-into-octave-down setting that activates tectonic-scale rumblings—particularly when you pair it with a nasty fuzz. If you’re after massive and mysterious sounds, Lore is a powerful enabler of that quest.

Read More Show less

This new processor combines all three Microtubes distortions (B3K, Vintage and X) and compression into one pedal.

Read More Show less
x