Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808DX

ts808dxThe TS808DX, Ibanez's latest version of its Tube Screamers, is two pedals in one and includes a Boost control and pre / post switch for boost placement.

The Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808DX is the latest iteration in the line of Ibanez Tube Screamer pedals. This modern version has some cool features that have not been seen before. The TS808DX is actually two pedals in one: the Tube Screamer and a clean signal boost. It features the same three control knobs you probably know from earlier versions: Overdrive adjusts the amount of overdrive added to the signal; Tone adjusts the level of high end frequencies present in the signal; and Level adjusts the volume of the pedal to match it with the signal when the effect is disengaged. Continue reading “Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808DX”

Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus

Seymour duncan catalinaThe Seymour Duncan Catalina is an analog pedal with a number of controls, to include something new: Expression, which allows players to control when the chorus is applied.

The Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus is another 100% pure analogue chorus pedal that uses the “Bucket Brigade Devices” chip to delay the signal. The Catalina has a lot of controls that are designed to help you get your sound just right. The Delay control allows you to set delay times from 6ms to 60ms.

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Catalinbread Callisto Chorus Vibrato Pedal

Catalinbread Callisto Chorus VibratoMaking use of a MN3007 Bucket Brigade chip designed to delay its signal, the Catalinbread Callisto Chorus Vibrato is two analog pedals in one stylish unit with a 4-knob interface.

The Catalinbread Callisto Chorus Vibrato is actually two 100% analogue pedals in one small box. It makes use of a MN3007 Bucket Brigade chip at its core. The Bucket Brigade chip was created between 1968 and 1969, and it was designed to affordably delay an audio signal. Continue reading “Catalinbread Callisto Chorus Vibrato Pedal”

What are the Best Budget Guitar Fuzz Pedals?

budget guitar fuzzHere are some Guitar fuzz pedals with great tone, while not putting too much of a dent in your wallet.

Fuzz pedals are a great addition to any guitar player’s pedal board. They have a distinctive sound that’s different from overdrive and distortion. Everyone from Black Sabbath to The White Stripes use them, and after more than 50 years, even non-guitar players are pretty familiar with their sound, and have come to expect it. Today, we go over a list of fuzz pedals that just might give you that perfect fuzz tone that you’ve been looking for, without forcing you to set aside too much of your paycheck.

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XVive V4 Fuzz Screamer

XVive V4 Fuzz ScreamerThe easy to use XVive V4 Fuzz Screamer features Volume and Bite controls, as well as a wall of Fuzz and Sustain.

The XVive V4 Fuzz Screamer, like many other pedals on this list, is nano-sized and designed with offset 1/4 inch jacks to give you the same great tone as the larger pedals, but in a smaller size that fits more easily onto your pedalboard. This pedal features a rugged, all-metal construction, for years of use.

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Electro-Harmonix Octavix Fuzz

Electro-Harmonix Octavix FuzzThe Octavix Fuzz is designed to recreate the same sound and vibe as the original Octavia, but in a smaller, more compact, pedalboard-friendly unit.

The Electro-Harmonix Octavix Fuzz is another classic fuzz pedal created by the Electro Harmonix brand. The Octavix is designed to recreate the same sound and vibe as the original Octavia, but in a smaller, more pedalboard-friendly enclosure. There are three controls on the Octavix Fuzz. Volume sets the pedal’s sound level into your amp, so you can find the right match. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Octavix Fuzz”

Outlaw Effects Five O’Clock Fuzz

Outlaw Effects Five O'Clock FuzzThe micro-style Outlaw Effects Five O'Clock Fuzz pedal is meant to sound like a big muff with a thick, warm, heavy fuzz.

The Outlaw Effects Five O’Clock Fuzz pedal does big things in a micro-style box. This pedal is designed to sound similar to a big muff with a thick, warm, and heavy fuzz. It features a true bypass on/off foot switch to maintain a clean tone, and it uses an LED indicator light to easily see if the effect is active. The Five O’Clock Fuzz uses three controls. Level controls the volume and the amount of fuzz applied to the signal. Tone controls the overall brightness of the pedal with a wide band EQ, providing a wide tonal palate. Sustain compresses the signal softly and adds sustain in steadily increasing amounts.

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Electro-Harmonix Satisfaction Fuzz

Electro-Harmonix Satisfaction FuzzInspired by Keith Richards' tone, the Electro-Harmonix Satisfaction Fuzz is an aggressive pedal that's capable of creating tones that can range from a slight rasp to full on fuzz.

The Electro-Harmonix Satisfaction Fuzz was designed with Keith Richards’ tone from the Rolling Stones song: “Satisfaction.” The pedal has two controls, so it’s very easy to dial in the tone that you want and return to it later when needed. The pedal’s Volume allows you to control the level of sound going into the amp, thereby letting you find your sweet spot. The Attack control adjusts the amount of fuzz applied to the signal. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Satisfaction Fuzz”

Fulltone SB-2 Soul-Bender Distortion

Fulltone SB-2 Soul-Bender DistortionBased on the Colorsound and Vox Series III ToneBenders from the late '60s, the Soul-Bender is equipped with three germanium transistors.

Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page popularized the Colorsound and Vox Series III ToneBenders in the late ’60s. These units were manufactured by Sola-Sound/England, and the Fulltone SB-2 Soul-Bender Distortion is a pedal that is based on these products. The Soul Bender is equipped with three gain-matched germanium transistors for analogue distortion, it’s designed to be responsive to your guitar, and the sound will clean up when you lower the volume. Continue reading “Fulltone SB-2 Soul-Bender Distortion”