April 2020



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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EarthQuaker Devices

EarthQuaker Devices Unveils the Life Pedal V2

January 9, 2020
It offers the same circuit as the wildly popular version that was released in early 2019, but with the addition of expression pedal control over the octave blend and Flexi-Switch Technology.
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Ananashead Unveils the Main Fuzz

December 18, 2019
An all-around fuzz pedal based on the classic Fuzz Face circuit.
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Amptweaker and Bassist Tim Lefebvre Collaborate on Limited-Edition TightFuzz

December 6, 2019
The pedal is tweaked to Lefebvre's favorite settings, which he uses as an "always on" pedal.
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Way Huge

Way Huge Unveils the Smalls Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive & Fuzz

December 4, 2019
A mini combo of the Pork Loin and Russian Pickle.
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Fredric Effects

Fredric Effects Announces the Nouveau Super Unpleasant Companion

November 27, 2019
A newly designed two-in-one pedal that combines the FY-2 Companion Fuzz and the FY-6 Superfuzz.
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Gear of the Year - homepage

The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Prescription COB - homepage

Quick Hit: Prescription Electronics C.O.B. Review

November 17, 2019
The boutique 1990s octave-fuzz is back, with mouthwatering tones and improved pedalboard friendliness.
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Haunted Labs

Haunted Labs Introduces the Scorched Earth Fuzz

October 31, 2019
A "relic" fuzz combining elements of vintage silicon fuzzes with modern tone-shaping capabilities.
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