April 2019

Distortion

ARTICLES

Spiral Electric FX Releases the Yellow Spiral Drive

March 19, 2019
Designed to be a versatile distortion, it's based on the DOD 250 but with some choice alterations.
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Fredric Effects Announces the Verzerrer, Utility Perkolator MkII, and Dresden Synth Fuzz MkII

March 7, 2019
These three unusual effects are newly designed in wedge enclosures with top-mounted jacks.
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Quick Hit: Friedman Golden Pearl Review

March 3, 2019
The amp guru for heavyweights like Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell debuts a low-gain dirt box.
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First Look: Abasi Pathos

February 14, 2019
PG's Perry Bean grabs an EMG-loaded ESP to explore the spectrum of nastiness in the Animals As Leaders frontman's namesake dirt box.
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Quick Hit: Bogner Ecstasy Blue Mini

February 3, 2019
A wildly useful distortion that stretches far beyond the company’s hard-rock roots.
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NAMM '19 - JAM Pedals Delay Llama, Lucy Dreamer & Doubledreamer Demos

January 29, 2019
Two of the Greek builder’s classics get the shrunken-and-simplified treatment, while another now houses two drive units with flexible internal routing options.
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NAMM '19 - Tsakalis AudioWorks Six B.O.D. Demo

January 29, 2019
What do you get when you mix a Timmy, a Bluesbreaker, and a King of Tone? Greek stompbox guru Chris Tsakalis shows us with his innovative capacitor-less tone circuit.
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NAMM '19 - Revv D20 & G4 Demos

January 26, 2019
Watch a demo of the company's studio-focused lunchbox amp and latest hi-gain stomp.
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NAMM '19 - Fender MTG Tube Distortion, Pinwheel, Bubble Chorus, Lost Highway Phaser & Tre-Verb Demos

January 25, 2019
Along with a stomp designed to be an all-in-one for bassists, the newly launched pedals include a tube-driven distortion, reverb/trem combo, and more.
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NAMM '19 - Tech 21 Geddy Lee SansAmp YYZ & Paul Landers Signature Fly Rig Demos

January 25, 2019
Analog-amp-modeling pioneer Andrew Barta shows us the legendary Rush bassist’s streamlined preamp pedal, as well as Rammstein guitarist Paul Landers’ custom multi-effector.
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NAMM '19 - MXR | Dunlop | Way Huge Dookie Drive, Billy Gibbons Siete Santos Octavio Fuzz, Supa Lead

January 25, 2019
Listen to signature pedals for the famed ZZ Top guitarist and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong , as well as a British-sounding dirt box.
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Dusky Hypatia Review

January 17, 2019
Rowdy and refined distortion tones come naturally to Dusky’s newest stompbox.
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Nexi Industries Teams with Skunk Anansie’s Ace for New Effects Pedals

January 15, 2019
The Octavius and Skunkdrive are analog pedals that feature the company's proprietary hybrid power design.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Introduces the Six B.O.D.

January 15, 2019
Six different flavors of boost, overdrive, and distortion that pay homage to classic circuits.
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Pirate Guitar Effects Releases the Peg Leg Overdrive and Compressor

December 5, 2018
A dual pedal that aims to capture the iconic amp tones of the '60s and '70s.
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MidValleyFX Releases the Double-Amp Distorter

December 4, 2018
A high-gain pedal designed to squeeze everything it can out of a pair of op-amps.
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Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff, Flatiron Fuzz, and Nano Battalion

November 30, 2018
A trio of new pedals that aims to cover everything from classic Muff tones to gritty bass sounds.
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Lawrence Petross Design Unveils the Sixty 8 Drive Deluxe

November 26, 2018
An all-analog overdrive pedal designed for to cop a classic plexi tone.
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Gervana Introduces the Ji Si Distortion Pedal

November 26, 2018
The pedal features two distortion modes, modern and vintage, both modeled after a traditional British gain structure.
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Magnetic Effects Releases the Lonely Robot and Black Moon

November 21, 2018
Two pedals that are inspired by bona fide classics.
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