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  • Boss DS-1 Distortion

    Boss DS-1 Distortion - "Boss DS-1 Tried and True for basic Distortion tone"


    No rocket science in the features of the Boss DS-1, just straight ahead fizz when you need it. Three easy to use controls for tone level and distortion. That's as straight forward as it gets. Well made and instruction manual is more than sufficien…

  • MXR ZW44 Wylde Overdrive

    MXR ZW44 Wylde Overdrive - "MXR Zakk Overdrive - Love Zakk but hate this"


    The MXR Zakk Wylde overdrive came as most boost pedals do with output, tone and gain controls. Nothing fancy except for the paint job and lets face it, as a fan that's all that matters, or so I thought. Basic input and output controls and power ada…

  • DOD YJM308

    DOD YJM308 - "A good replica of the old DOD 250"


    The DOD 308 Yngwie Malmsteen pedal was created for Yngwie based on a couple of his vintage DOD 250 overdrive pedals. While this is not an exact copy of the original circuit used in the DOD 250 it has proven to be a close copy and a very good ov…

  • MXR ZW44 Wylde Overdrive

    MXR ZW44 Wylde Overdrive - "Wylde Harmonic Haven"


    This is a straight up overdrive pedal: gain, tone, volume. UTILIZATION Setup is simple, guitar>pedal>amp>JAM. No manual needed. SOUND QUALITY My favorite application has been a Les Paul into the pedal into a Marshall style amp. I love Zakk, so I…

  • Boss DS-1 Distortion

    Boss DS-1 Distortion - MountAnDewMe's review


    The Boss DS-1 is a distortion based effect. It is used to add an analog type distortion to a guitar signal before use in an amplifier. This distortion has been around for many years and has remained unchanged though it's production life. The …

  • Vox Big Ben

    Vox Big Ben - "Great crunch"


    This is an overdrive effect, nothing more to it. It runs completely basic 1/4" jack inputs and outputs with no MIDI or editing via an editing software on either Mac or PC. The pedal is all out analog, utilizing a 12AX7 vacuum tube. The tube itself…

  • Boss DS-1 Distortion

    Boss DS-1 Distortion - "An Instant Classic"


    The Boss DS-1 is a simple, dirty, and crunchy distortion pedal. It's a compact little killer. The thing has murderous sounds. It reproduces dynamics very accurately and has an awesome tone. It's a very simple unit to use and runs on a 9V battery or a…

  • Stomp Under Foot Civil War

    Stomp Under Foot Civil War - "My favorite SUF!"


    Inspired by the 1991 Russian fuzz made popular by David Gilmour the Civil War has a full, blooming tone due to its big low-end and a nice grit to chords. UTILIZATION Pedal has three knobs: Volume, Tone and Sustain. The tone knob in particular has…

  • Stomp Under Foot Violet Ram's Head

    Stomp Under Foot Violet Ram's Head - muffhead's review


    Inspired by a 1975 "VIOLET" version of the Ram's Head this classic fuzz is mostly associated with David Gilmour's tone on Pink Floyd's "The Wall" but also a great, all-around fuzz for any style. UTILIZATION Volume - Controls the overall output of t…

  • Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer

    Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer - "Perfect from vintage blues to boosted modern metal"


    This pedal's been around for decades and has been used by almost every professional guitarist at one point or another. Used either as a slight overdrive or as a boost to push a tube amp harder this pedal is very versatile. UTILIZATION My only re…