October 2020

 

Reviews: Effects

Premier Guitar's rating system includes brief summations of a product’s pros and cons, as well as pick ratings (0–5) in four categories—Tones, Design/Build, Value, and Playability (for instruments) or Ease of Use (amps, effects, and other devices) or Versatility (pickups and speakers). Items with a total of 18 or more picks (out of 20) win our coveted Premier Gear Award.

ARTICLES

Seamoon FX Funk Machine review

If This Stomp Doesn’t Get Your Booty Shaking, You're Probably Dead

September 17, 2020
The PG Seamoon FX Funk Machine review.
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Earthquaker Devices Afterneath V3 review homepage

EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath V3: The Premier Guitar Review

September 16, 2020
Spelunkers and space voyagers, unite! Your vehicle for deep ambient exploration has arrived.
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Stone Deaf Noise Reaper noise gate review homepage

Smashes Hum Dead!

September 13, 2020
This crafty noise gate removes unwanted racket with minimal effect on dynamics. The PG Stone Deaf Noise Reaper review.
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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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JHS Crimson Review homepage

JHS Crimson: The Premier Guitar Review

September 7, 2020
Revisit the original Russian Muff!
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Mojo Hand Fx Dream Mender Review homepage

Digital Means for Making the Deluxe Memory Man Scene

August 31, 2020
Economical controls make this DSP-driven homage to the DMM an affordable, clever, and compact compromise. The Premier Guitar Mojo Hand FX Dream Mender review.
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Seymour Duncan Polaron Phaser Filter Review homepage

Seymour Duncan Polaron: The Premier Guitar Review

August 13, 2020
This multi-stage analog phaser/envelope filter generates a trove of mad, moody modulation flavors you can manage and store via digital control.
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Keeley Neutrino homepage

Keeley Neutrino: The Premier Guitar Review

August 6, 2020
The Oklahoma outfit's latest is an addicting auto-wah filled with useful features and wicked tones.
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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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Daredevil Hype Boost Review homepage

The Hype's Hype Ain't Just Hype

July 13, 2020
No knobs? No Problem! This boost delivers scads of gain, color, and dynamic control. The PG Daredevil Pedals Hype review.
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Danelectro Back Talk Reverse Delay-homepage

Danelectro Back Talk: The Premier Guitar Review

July 2, 2020
A welcome reverse delay reissue is a mind melt in a box.
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jhs pedals pg-14 paul gilbert distortion homepage

JHS PG-14: The Premier Guitar Review

June 22, 2020
Paul Gilbert’s signature stomp offers impressive midrange control and surprisingly blown-out tones at its extremes.
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Jam Delay Llame Extreme Analog Delay homepage

Ear-Twisting Textures Are the Cherry on Top of a Superb Analog Delay

May 22, 2020
The PG Jam Pedals Delay Llama Xtreme review.
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klon vs klones homepage

Klon vs. Klone: 5 Affordable Stomps Go Head to Head with a Gold Original

April 17, 2020
Hear how close the EHX Soul Food, J. Rockett Archer, NUX Horseman, Wampler Tumnus, and Way Huge Conspiracy Theory come to nailing the tone of a legend.
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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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Orange Crush Acoustic homepage

Orange Crush Acoustic 30: The Premier Guitar Review

April 5, 2020
The British amp manufacturer’s first acoustic combo is smart and small, with plenty of juice.
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ThorpyFx Heavy Water - homepage

One Boost Pedal to Rule Them All?

April 1, 2020
Yeah, it does “pristine,” but it also offers ferocious, incredibly touch-sensitive fuzz—minus the noise. The PG ThorpyFX Heavy Water review.
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