April 2020

Distortion

ARTICLES

Catalinbread

Catalinbread Releases the Blood Donor to Support the American Red Cross

March 31, 2020
An updated Katzenkonig with a few new changes.
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Cascade

Cascade Pedals Unveils the Hosstortion

March 26, 2020
An updated version of a short-lived classic.
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JHS PG-14

First Look: JHS PG-14 Paul Gilbert Signature Distortion

March 23, 2020
Unleash Paul Gilbert's distortion tones—from smooth to super-saturated—with this signature stomp.
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Cusack

Cusack Music Introduces the Meta Plexi

March 12, 2020
A high-gain, amp-in-a-box pedal that operates on FETs instead of tubes.
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Hilbish

Hilbish Design Introduces the Pessimiser

February 25, 2020
A new collaboration with the Melvins' frontman, King Buzzo.
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Your Pedalboards 2020: Part Deux

February 14, 2020
We received so many submissions from readers, we had to do a round two. PG's axe-wielding disciples show us their personal pedal masterpieces.
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Siren Pedals

Siren Pedals Launches With the Airavata, Anvil, and Midnight Train

February 13, 2020
The initial lineup includes a dark fuzz, a squish box, and a distortion that aims to cover a lot of ground.
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Rainger FX

RaingerFX Announces the Minibar

February 11, 2020
An experimental new design that changes sound based on what liquid you pour into it.
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Looking for Skindred Guitar Tones in a Box? This Pedal Might Be for You

February 5, 2020
Reggae-metal guitarist Mikey Demus and ThorpyFx's Adrian Thorpe help create a dirt pedal dripping with tonal possibilities. The PG Redbeard Effects Red Mist MkIV review.
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Your Pedalboards 2020!

February 4, 2020
PG's axe-wielding disciples show us their personal pedal masterpieces.
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Magnetic Effects Introduces the Dual Drive

January 28, 2020
The limited-edition stomp combines a TS-style overdrive with a Rat's filth into one enclosure.
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spiral

Spiral FX Red Spiral Drive Channel & Brute Fuzz Demos | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
Tom Cram's latest builds include a versatile fuzz that covers both silicon and germanium tones, plus a collaboration with Shoe Pedals.
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Jackson Audio

Jackson Audio Golden Boy, El Guapo, & Modular Fuzz Demos | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
Listen to a trio of new stomps including Joey Landreth's signature overdrive and an incredible modular octave fuzz.
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teisco

Teisco Distortion, Overdrive & Digital Interface Demos | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
Three new stomps boast cascading gain, old-school drive, and convenient performance and recording flexibility.
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vox

Vox Cambridge50, Valvenergy Pedals, V847-C Wah & Bobcat Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
A modeling combo comes in at a steal of a deal, '60s Italian semi-hollows of yore get revisited, the classic wah goes metal, and more.
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Filth and Eight Flavors of Modulated Flickering in a Single Pedal? Why Not!

January 9, 2020
This true analog effect serves up distortion and tremolo—including optical—using a digital helping hand. The PG Mattoverse TremStortion review.
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Mad Professor

Mad Professor Amplification Unveils the Super Black

December 5, 2019
An amp-in-a-box interpretation of a classic American circuit.
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Danelectro

First Look: Danelectro The Breakdown

December 2, 2019
We take this 2-knob take on the vintage Univox Uni-Drive used by Page and Beck for a spin with ’buckers and single-coils.
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Catalinbread

Catalinbread Effects Releases the Dirty Little Secret Red

November 28, 2019
An updated take on the company's plexi-style dirt box.
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Quick Hit: Hamstead Odyssey Review

October 30, 2019
Three choices each for input-gain, EQ mode, and clipping circuits add up to impressive boost, overdrive, and distortion flexibility.
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