December 2020

Overdrive

ARTICLES

Friedman

Friedman Unveils the Smallbox Overdrive

November 25, 2020
A pedal-sized circuit based on the company's British-flavored amp.
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Origin Effects

Origin Effects Introduces the Magma 57

November 20, 2020
The new stomp aims to meticulously recreate the vibrato and drive from a legendary '50s Magnatone amp.
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Kemper

Kemper Announces Profiler 8.0 Firmware With Updated Drives

November 5, 2020
The new overdrive "system" is based on the characteristics of a handful of classic pedals.
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LPD Pedals

LPD Pedals Unveils the Redesigned Eighty7

October 26, 2020
An analog pedal designed to cop classic British hot-rod tones.
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Wampler

Wampler Pedals Announces the Belle Overdrive

October 20, 2020
A tweaked version of a classic low-gain overdrive.
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Cascade Pedals Hosstortion review homepage

An ’80s Cult-Classic Reborn

October 12, 2020
Warm, articulate, natural overdrive and distortion tones offer an alternative to the same old OD blues. The PG Cascade Hosstortion review.
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FoxGear

Foxgear Unveils the Tweed 55 and Plexi 55

October 12, 2020
A pair of new stomps that aim to cop the tones of bona fide classics.
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Revv G2

Revv Amplification G2 Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

October 1, 2020
Watch Nashville ace Shawn Tubbs coax organic overdrive and boost tones out of the company's new limited-edition stomp.
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Mad Professor Super Black review homepage

Classic Fender Amps in the Palm of Your Hand

September 30, 2020
The PG Mad Professor Super Black review.
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DSM Noisemaker Review homepage

Skin-Melting Bass Grind via Mini-Format Monster

September 27, 2020
The PG DSM Noisemaker Sub Atomic review.
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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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Dunlop

Dunlop Releases the Tom Morello Cry Baby Wah and MXR FOD Drive

September 21, 2020
The wah features the aggressive, modern sound of the GCB95—the exact pedal Tom has used on every album and every tour throughout his career.
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Walrus Audio Ages review homepage

Walrus Audio Ages: The Premier Guitar Review

September 9, 2020
Copious clipping options and a wet/dry control make for a most multifaceted overdrive.
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Sitek

Sitek Guitar Electronics Introduces the Freya Overdrive/Booster

August 3, 2020
The company's first dual pedal was designed in collaboration with YouTuber Joss Allen.
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Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V Review Magnatone Vibrato homepage2

Maggie Vibe and Amp Tones in a Single Stomp

July 23, 2020
Intoxicating pitch-shifting vibrato and mid-gain drive tones unite in an impressive homage to vintage Magnatone powers. The PG Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V review.
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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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tritonlab bass preamp distortion eq pedal review homepage

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

Siren Pedals Introduces Two New Pedals

June 26, 2020
The Eligos and Juneau offer high-gain tones and overdrive, respectively.
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Maxon

Maxon Custom Shop Releases the APEX808 Overdrive

June 26, 2020
A brand-new pedal designed by Tube Screamer creator and former Maxon head engineer Susumu Tamura.
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