April 2019

Overdrive

ARTICLES

Quick Hit: One Control Honey Bee Review

March 22, 2019
Bjorn Juhl’s sweet Supro-inspired circuit evolves again, with options to make it more open and aggressive.
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Danelectro Announces the Eisenhower Fuzz and the Breakdown

March 20, 2019
The sounds of the 1960s were the company's inspiration in creating two new stomps.
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Quick Hit: Adventure Audio Glacial Zenith II Review

March 17, 2019
An expertly tuned 3-band EQ and pre- and post-drive switching options make this dirt-plus-boost box a potent board buddy.
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First Look: Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay

March 14, 2019
Hear how Chicago's Jonny Wator uses a Princeton 2399 IC digital chip to reproduce an analog-voiced echo machine dripping with pleasantly nasty repeats.
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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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Komet K.O.D.A. Review

February 14, 2019
A Swiss Army amp-in-a-box.
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Quick Hit: Way Huge Purple Platypus Review

February 13, 2019
New octave shades from a more evolved Platypus.
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Outlaw Effects Launches Four New Pedals

January 31, 2019
The new offerings aim to hit everything from Dumble-style overdrive to classic analog phase tones.
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NAMM '19 - Crazy Tube Circuits Limelight, Falcon & Sidekick Demos

January 29, 2019
The Athens, Greece, crew shows off a versatile fuzz, a tweed-/brownface-flavored overdrive, and “the ‘80s in a box.”
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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 - MOD Kits DIY Thunderdrive Deluxe LTD Demo

January 26, 2019
Check out how the pedal kit company expanded one of its flagship models to include three different types of clipping.
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NAMM '19 - Greer SOMA ‘63 Vintage Preamp Demo with Ariel Posen

January 26, 2019
The soulful roots rocker steps in to give the Georgia pedal outfit's new brownface-inspired preamp a workout.
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NAMM '19 - Electro-Harmonix Mono Synth, Attack Decay & Super Switcher Demos

January 26, 2019
Mike Matthews‘ latest stomps feature old-school synth sounds, a new take on an ‘80s EHX classic, and a powerful, easy-to-program loop switcher.
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NAMM '19 - Nu-X Effects Horseman & JTC Drum & Loop Pro Demos

January 26, 2019
The budget-friendly stomp maker demos a looper with handy drum functionality, as well as a $70 mini Centaur clone with “silver”- and “gold”-version modes.
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NAMM '19 - Keeley DDR Drive, Delay, Reverb, Eccos, Fuzz Bender, Synth 1 & Roto Sonic Demos

January 25, 2019
Circuit maven Robert Keeley demos a handful of new pedals that go from vintage-style delay and fuzz to futuristic synth sounds.
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Ibanez Releases the 40th Anniversary Tube Screamer and Collaboration With Vemuram

January 24, 2019
Each component in the TSV808 was carefully selected by the engineers from both companies, including the customized parts and a quad layered PCB used in the Jan Ray.
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EBS Unveils the MicroBass 3 and Updated Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive

January 23, 2019
The new version of Sheehan's pedal has a slimmer design and individual effects loops.
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Mythos Pedals Unveils the Runestone

January 22, 2019
A refined take on the classic Bluesbreaker circuit.
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