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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.

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Victory V4 The Kraken Review

June 18, 2019
Packaging the Kraken amp’s preamp in a stompbox yields a flexible, malleable, and monstrous high-gain machine.
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One Control Blue 360 Review

June 13, 2019
The ghost of a storied bass rig finds a home in a compact pedal.
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Quick Hit: Carl Martin Comp/Limiter Review

June 7, 2019
Go from Nile Rodgers to Lowell George with this simple comp.
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Catalinbread Coriolis Effect Review

June 4, 2019
Pitch shift + filter = ?
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Walrus Audio Lillian Review

May 23, 2019
Wide-ranging, multi-stage phaser enables access to subdued phase zones.
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Quick Hit: MidValleyFx Mad Robot Review

May 20, 2019
This raunchy, oscillating-octave fuzz wants you to do naughty, naughty things.
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Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay Review

May 15, 2019
Filthy delays—when regular analog dirt just won’t do.
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Abasi Concepts Pathos Review

May 14, 2019
An uncommonly articulate and detailed high-gain machine.
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Keeley Synth-1 Review

May 13, 2019
Glitches galore from this stripped-down mini-synth.
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Caroline Hawaiian Pizza Review

May 10, 2019
Don’t hold the pineapple!
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Quick Hit: Xotic Super Sweet Booster Review

May 8, 2019
A dynamic boost that is way more than a one-knob wonder.
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Quick Hit: Peterson StroboStomp HD Review

May 3, 2019
It won’t mix a margarita, but it will likely cover all your tuning needs.
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Wampler Fuzztration Review

April 26, 2019
A beast of an octave fuzz with versatility in mind.
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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Swiss Things Review

April 25, 2019
Simplifying switching for switcher haters.
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Magnetic Effects Lonely Robot Review

April 19, 2019
A malleable, many-headed RAT clone that can be menacing or mellow.
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Quick Hit: Carvin X1 Tube Preamp Review

April 18, 2019
Vai’s “Blue Powder” amp gets distilled into a hefty-ass pedal with convenient recording and practice capabilities.
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HeadRush Gigboard Review

April 3, 2019
A compact yet powerful amp/effect modeler with a keep-it-simple attitude.
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Strymon Volante Review

April 2, 2019
The Milanese monster of magnetic echo returns in DSP form.
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Quick Hit: Becos CompIQ Pro Compressor Review

March 29, 2019
If you crave control and nuance, then this might be the squish box for you.
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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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