October 2020




DryBell Engine Review homepage

Rangemaster Boost Meets Marshall Muscle

September 23, 2020
If you dig English non-master-volume amps, this "foundation preamp" will drive you straight to heaven. The PG Dry Bell Engine review.
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Skreddy Pedals Releases the Super 100

September 11, 2020
Designed to emulate the sound of a cranked British 100-watt amp.
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Way Huge

Way Huge Unveils the Smalls Green Rhino Overdrive MkV

July 30, 2020
The popular dirt box is now available in a smaller housing.
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Last Call Distortion Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Last Call: Why We Like Distortion

July 30, 2020
While researching guitarists’ obsession with tone, I found a fascinating take on why heightened sound frequencies excite humans.
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Maxon Apex 808 Overdrive Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 16, 2020
A redesigned take on the Tube Screamer by the man who designed the original.
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Glou Glou

Glou-Glou Releases the Steak Distortion Station

July 10, 2020
A dual-channel analog setup that combines different gain stage voices with filters, fuzz, modulation, and oscillation.
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When Bass Tone Shaping and OD Align

June 28, 2020
Potent overdrive plus solid EQ-ing capabilities equals old-school grit. The PG Tritonlab Equinox review.
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Siren Pedals Introduces Two New Pedals

June 26, 2020
The Eligos and Juneau offer high-gain tones and overdrive, respectively.
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jhs pedals pg-14 paul gilbert distortion homepage

JHS PG-14: The Premier Guitar Review

June 22, 2020
Paul Gilbert’s signature stomp offers impressive midrange control and surprisingly blown-out tones at its extremes.
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Mad Professor

Mad Professor Amplification Announces New Modded Pedals

May 18, 2020
The four new pedals are Dual Blue Delay with Deep mod, Big Tweedy Drive with Super Tweed mod, Stone Grey Distortion Modernized mod, and Amber Overdrive with Midas Touch mod.
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Bogner Releases V2 Audio Transformer Pedals

April 17, 2020
The V2 series pedals feature a 100% analog circuit path with true bypass.
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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 Pedals Unveils the Hosstortion

March 26, 2020
An updated version of a short-lived classic.
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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 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 Design Introduces the Pessimiser

February 25, 2020
A new collaboration with the Melvins' frontman, King Buzzo.
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pedalboards part deux homepage

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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