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  • Top wah-wah pedals for guitar
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    Top wah-wah pedals for guitar

    03/05/18 in Wah-Wah/Auto Wahs/Filters for Guitar

    The quest for the perfect wah-wah pedal is not an easy one. The sound varies a lot from model to model and we don't all want to attack the same frequencies. Any reviews and advice is always very much welcome when discussing this legendary effect... which made us want to ask our readers their opinion. To help you out we chose 50 models among the be…

  • A rundown of the most mythical fuzz pedals
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    A rundown of the most mythical fuzz pedals

    12/05/17 in Fuzz pedals

    Fuzzzzz! This onomatopoeia used to describe the first distorted sounds of an amp is hardly a stranger to any guitar player. The fuzz is obviously a distortion effect, but it's a also a culture in its own right. It actually defines a whole category of rock by itself and symbolizes the desire for emancipation and renewal of an entire generation. Aud…

  • History of the Talk Box
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    History of the Talk Box

    10/29/16 in Talkboxes

    Although many hits have been marked by the Talk Box sound — take, for instance, California Love by 2Pac, Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi or Pigs by Pink Floyd — it still remains a little known effect. Often confused with the vocoder, the wah wah and even auto-tune, this mighty vocal machine is much older than you might think. At a time when there's…

  • The best small brands for guitar effect pedals
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    The best small brands for guitar effect pedals

    10/19/16 in Guitar Effects

    The long-awaited poll regarding "small" guitar effect pedal brands is finally here! It's open season for anybody who likes controversy!

  • The best big brands for guitar effect pedals
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    The best big brands for guitar effect pedals

    09/26/16 in Guitar Effects

    Despite the explosion of the pedal market and the appearance of countless small manufacturers, the big names in the effects world continue to implacably dominate the business. Here's a list of the main players in the pedal world. Be it huge corporations or somewhat smaller enterprises, they all share a common trait: a large production capacity. We…

  • The Best Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar
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    The Best Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar

    07/27/16 in Overdrive pedals

    The overdrive pedal is one of the most timeless and classic effects for electric guitar, and finding the overdrive of your dreams can be a lifelong endeavor. They have become a true cult object and manufacturers have seized the opportunity to expand the offering exponentially throughout the years. Given the saturation of the market, it's not easy …

  • Empress Effects releases Reverb stompbox
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    Empress Effects releases Reverb stompbox

    05/31/16 in Empress Effects Reverb

    Empress Effects has announced their Reverb pedal has started shipping, and requests customer inputs for next feature to be added in a free update.

  • Flash sale on Mr. Black's Eterna reverb pedal
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    Flash sale on Mr. Black's Eterna reverb pedal

    05/05/16 in Mr. Black Eterna

    Today and tomorrow, the Eterna reverb pedal is available with a discount from Mr. Black's online store.

  • TC Electronic introduces Sub'N'Up octaver
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    TC Electronic introduces Sub'N'Up octaver

    05/02/16 in TC Electronic Sub'n'up

    TC Electronic enlarges its TonePrint range with Sub'N'Up, a classic monophonic octaver pedal.

  • A review of the Keeley Mod Workstation pedal
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    A review of the Keeley Mod Workstation pedal

    04/28/16 in Keeley Electronics Mod Workstation

    At this year’s NAMM show, Keeley Engineering showed off their new Workstation line of pedals, which combine the functionality of several Keeley pedals in one. Although recently released, the pedals are in short supply, but we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the Mod Workstation. It’s an analog multi-effects pedal with three independent ef…