December 2019

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

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Operation Overlord Review

December 6, 2019
Mike Matthews’ feature-packed latest aims for budget-conscious MVP status as an overdrive for guitar, bass, and beyond.
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Quick Hit: MXR Clone Looper Review

November 27, 2019
Looping made stupidly simple ... and lot more fun.
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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
Take a gaze in the rear view as we revisit the guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that made the grade.
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Paradox Futura Review

November 20, 2019
A Jekyll and Hyde of modulation uses envelope-driven dynamics to open up pretty-to-twisted chorus frontiers.
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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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Quick Hit: Spaceman Polaris Review

November 15, 2019
Creative filtering options make an uncommonly versatile overdrive.
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Chase Bliss Dark World Review

November 13, 2019
A smorgasbord of reverb tones, from familiar to freakazoid.
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Quick Hit: Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Set Review

November 12, 2019
Unleash yourself from the shackles of cords and roam the stage in style.
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Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 V2 Review

November 4, 2019
New player- and performance-centric features make a compact tone toolbox even more powerful and flexible.
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Old Blood Noise Endeavors Whitecap Review

November 1, 2019
Tremolo vs. tremolo in a single mad modulator.
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Quick Hit: Hamstead Odyssey Review

October 30, 2019
Three choices each for input-gain, EQ mode, and clipping circuits add up to impressive boost, overdrive, and distortion flexibility.
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Prescription Electronics Yardbox Review

October 27, 2019
Prescription reanimates their beastly take on the legendary Tone Bender MkII.
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Boss DD-200 Digital Delay Review

October 25, 2019
Boss strikes a smart compromise between digital options, compact design, and operational simplicity.
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Quick Hit: Nanolog Orbital Fuzz Review

October 20, 2019
The nano-molecular sandwich returns in a fuzz that ranges from full and ferocious to fractured.
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Joyo Vision Dual-Modulation Review

October 2, 2019
A wildly varied modulation machine delivers familiar to far-out tone colors at a rock-bottom price.
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Crazy Tube Limelight Review

September 30, 2019
Flexible bias and gain controls extend the Maestro FZ-1 voice to awesomely utilitarian ends.
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Ramble FX Kismet Review

September 29, 2019
Many shades of dirty bliss are to be had in this highly tailorable and expression-pedal-enabled overdrive.
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Spaceman Gemini IV Review

September 28, 2019
Blendable germanium and silicon circuits open portals to almost infinite fuzz shadings.
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Kleissonic Howl Review

September 26, 2019
A made-in-Greece phase-shifting machine offers alternatives to familiar filter, phase, and modulation tones.
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Anasounds Element Review

September 25, 2019
Spring-reverb junkies rejoice: This brilliant offering from France puts three amp-rivaling ambience options right on your pedalboard.
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