October 2020




JHS Crimson Review homepage

JHS Crimson: The Premier Guitar Review

September 7, 2020
Revisit the original Russian Muff!
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Vick Audio

Vick Audio Reissues the Lucky No. 13

August 26, 2020
The circuit is based on a classic fuzz from the '60s but adds more gain and a modern EQ curve.
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JHS Crimson Legends of Fuzz Yvette Young First Look Demo

First Look: JHS Crimson

June 15, 2020
The Muff-style entry from the new Legends of Fuzz series revisits the very earliest Sovtek circuit—and adds a switch for enhanced mids.
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Browne Amps

Browne Amplification Introduces the T4 Fuzz Pedal

May 29, 2020
A take on the classic 4-transistor silicon fuzz with a flattened EQ curve.
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Red Witch

Red Witch Pedals Unveils the Seraphina

May 1, 2020
A handwired octave-fuzz featuring Wilma capacitors.
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Tokai Hummingbird homepage2

1967 Tokai Humming Bird 230S—with Onboard Fuzz

April 13, 2020
Mosrite aesthetics, Japanese flair, and a circuit reminiscent of the Electro-Harmonix Linear Power Booster.
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Wren and Cuff Garbage Face - homepage

Melt Faces with a Muff-y Machine Made for Mascis

April 9, 2020
Ram’s Head-style circuit meets germanium treble booster in a stomp built to deliver Dinosaur Jr.’s wall of sound: The PG Wren and Cuff Garbage Face review.
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Danelectro The Breakdown - homepage

Danelectro The Breakdown: The Premier Guitar Review

March 8, 2020
Tone freaks, take note: It’s badass—but not just for the usual “bang-for-buck” reasons.
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Redbeard Effects

Redbeard Effects Releases the Honey Badger Octave Fuzz

February 19, 2020
An aggressive fuzz mixed with a switchable sub-octave mode.
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Mad Professor

Mad Professor Amplification Announces the Fuzz 32

February 14, 2020
A handwired germanium fuzz that will be limited to only 96 pieces.
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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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Your Pedalboards 2020!

February 4, 2020
PG's axe-wielding disciples show us their personal pedal masterpieces.
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Electro-Harmonix Ram’s Head Big Muff: The Premier Guitar Review

February 3, 2020
Matthews and company chase the sound of the most coveted vintage Big Muff and come dang close to hitting the mark—and for less than 100 bucks.
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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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Danelectro 59 Deluxe, 64 XT, 3699 Fuzz, Back Talk, & Roebuck Demos | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
Dig into the sounds of a pair of retro-flavored guitars along with a vintage-style octave-fuzz, a wacky reverse delay, and an updated version of a cult classic overdrive.
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Catalinbread Giygas Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
Three silicon diodes, a wet/dry blend control, and impressive midrange flexibility make this a fuzz of many flavors.
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MXR Octavio

MXR Octavio and Crybaby Q Zone Demos | NAMM 2020

January 16, 2020
Listen to the company's wickedly gnarly octave/fuzz and a supremely tweakable cocked-wah effect.
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EHX-Ram's Head Big Muff

First Look: Electro-Harmonix Ram's Head Big Muff

January 13, 2020
From Gilmour to Mascis, the mighty Ram's Head has always represented the pinnacle of Muffery. Now this econo version delivers the goods for a fraction of the vintage-madness price.
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