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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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Wren and Cuff De La Riva BM20-Ultra Review

August 16, 2019
Muff to the Nth Power!
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Jackson Audio Broken Arrow Review

August 14, 2019
The most versatile boost/overdrive combo ever? Probably.
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Quick Hit: Ground Control Tsukuyomi Review

July 29, 2019
Is this midrange booster from Montreal a panacea for getting transparent boosts and ripping leads out of your single-coils?
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Quick Hit: Teisco Fuzz Review

July 23, 2019
The first fuzz from the newly relaunched brand pumps out mind-searing octave tones.
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Eventide Rose Review

July 8, 2019
A vibey echo box with vast sonic range.
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Quick Hit: Keeley DDR Review

July 7, 2019
A few of Keeley’s greatest hits reimagined and packed into a supremely useful box.
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Quick Hit: RPS Vitamin C Boost Review

June 27, 2019
Kick your signal up with a 27 dB citrus splash.
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Greer Soma ’63 Review

June 21, 2019
Brownface-style tones are just the beginning for this early-’60s-flavored, Fullerton-inspired preamp.
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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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