Read the September 2018 Issue

Compressor

ARTICLES

ThorpyFX Fat General Review

September 7, 2018
Parallel compression equals transparency and copious options in a top-flight British squeezebox.
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Mooer Releases the Black Truck

August 14, 2018
The six-in-one pedalboard features a compressor, overdrive, distortion, EQ, modulation, and delay/reverb.
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SNAMM '18 - Pigtronix Philosopher Micro Bass Compressor/Sustain Pedal Demo

July 13, 2018
Living Colour bass behemoth Doug Wimbish gives a stadium-worthy demo of the company’s tiny—but mighty—new compressor/sustainer.
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SNAMM '18 - Nexi Industries Acoustic Effects Pedals Demos

July 4, 2018
The Dutch pedalboard outfit debuts a line of acoustic pedals mated to handy boards with built-in tuner and boost functions.
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SNAMM '18 - MXR EVH 5150 Chorus & Dyna Comp Deluxe Demos

June 28, 2018
See how the guitar god's latest signature swoosh machine sounds and what's under the hood on the revamped squeeze box.
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Keeley Electronics Unveils the Aria Compressor & Overdrive

June 19, 2018
A powerful stomp box that combines Keeley's famous compression with their classic Red Dirt Overdrive.
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Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp

May 21, 2018
Three knobs and an optical circuit brew up mellow analog compression that fills out tone rather than choking it.
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Quick Hit: Fender The Bends Compressor

May 3, 2018
Need some squish? The revered company’s new compressor combines flexibility with features.
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Pigtronix Releases the Philosopher’s Tone Germanium Gold Micro

April 23, 2018
The new version takes the original pedal’s optical sustain engine and lets you mix in a layer of germanium-enhanced distortion.
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J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases the 10th Anniversary JET Series

March 20, 2018
The lineup includes the Touch OD, Steampunk Buffer/Boost, Immortal Echo, and Squeegee Compressor.
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Miura Guitars M2 Review

March 2, 2018
This no-frills, simple-to-use bass compressor makes it a breeze to incorporate the effect most low-enders really shouldn't be without.
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Tonal Tinker Toys: Reader Pedalboards 2018

February 23, 2018
When it comes to pedal puzzles and putting together your dream sound rig, there’s no right way—just your way. Check out these boards from your fellow readers, and be inspired!
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NAMM '18 - Animals Pedal 1927 Home Run King Compressor, Rover Fuzz, and Major Overdrive Demos

February 16, 2018
The Japanese brand makes its U.S. trade-show debut with fresh noisemakers and an assist from the tone chasers at Skreddy Pedals.
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NAMM '18 - Outlaw Effects Wrangler Compressor, Cactus Juice Overdrive & Eldorado Echo Demos

February 16, 2018
Watch a demo of a handful of mini pedals that take you from TS-style grit to hi-cut squish, and more.
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NAMM '18 - Pigtronix Ringmaster Analog Multiplier & Philsopher's Tone Germanium Gold Micro Demos

February 15, 2018
This stomp builder’s mad-sonic-scientist-in-chief, David Koltai offers a highly controllable but indisputably wild variation on the ring modulator and a mini version of the company’s popular germanium growler.
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Eclectic Effecting 101: How to Use Stock Pedals to Unlock New Sounds

February 10, 2018
A hands-on guide to using chains of pedals to create enigmatic, spooky, and downright crazy sounds.
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Chellee Compy Review

February 9, 2018
A Ross/Dyna Comp variant with all the mods—and a remarkably low price.
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NAMM '18 - J. Rockett Mark Lettieri Melody Overdrive, Squeegee, Touch, Steampunk & Immortal Demos

February 7, 2018
The Klon-code crackers debut a line of smaller $99 stomps, as well as a signature Q-series box for the popular Snarky Puppy guitarist.
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NAMM '18 - Ampeg Liquifier and Opto Comp Demos

January 28, 2018
The Liquifier Analog Chorus and the Opto Comp enter the bass pedalboard space race.
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NAMM '18 - Fender The Bends, Mirror Image, Marine Layer, Santa Ana & Level Set Buffer Demos

January 28, 2018
Watch an in-depth demo of the company's latest foray into stomps, including a rather musical delay, a unique dual distortion, and a tone saver.
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