The DigiTech Nautila Digital Chorus and Flanger is a two-in-one pedal, designed for guitar, bass, or keyboard. The Chorus can have up to eight voices and the Flanger can have up to four. The sound is dialed in by using two standard control knobs, two dual-purpose control knobs, and a center-mounted switch that selects the Chorus or Flanger mode. Continue reading “DigiTech Nautila Digital Chorus and Flanger Pedal”
The MXR M300 Digital Reverb is another great one in a long line of MXR pedals. The M300 Digital Reverb contains six different styles and each is fine-tuned using three control knobs. Decay adjusts the length of the reverberation, Blend adjusts how much reverb is added to the dry signal, and Tone, which adjusts the brightness of the reverb, also doubles as a push-button to cycle through the six reverb types: Plate, Spring, Epic, Mod, Room, and Pad. The Plate reverb, as you might expect, is a plate reverb emulator while Spring emulates a spring reverb. Mod adds pitch and phase modulation to the plate reverb sound. Epic combines the reflections of multiple modulated reverbs. Room is a room emulator. Pad is a unique combination of sub-octave + octave-up with echoes + shimmer + synth/organ modulation + reverb.
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The TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus is one of the more modern pedals on this list, with TonePrint, a truly interesting feature in the world of effects. This new technology allows you to download signature tones using a free app on your phone and a USB connector (or your guitar pickup).
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The Electro-Harmonix Hot Wax Multi-Overdrive is a combination of two other pedals that the company created, and it is also one of the few that is designed to sound good on bass guitar as well as electric guitar. The right side of the pedal is the Crayon, which is a full range overdrive, different than most overdrives that emphasize the mids. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Hot Wax Multi-Overdrive”
The Pigtronix Fat Drive pedal is designed to have a tube-like overdrive. It creates a modern, 100% analogue style overdrive by using multiple gain stages that round and compress a signal in each stage as it begins to clip. This more closely resembles the way that tubes operate, giving this pedal a more tube-like sound. The Tone Control is a variable low pass filter, and turning it all the way clockwise removes it from the circuit completely, leaving uncolored, pure tone. Continue reading “Pigtronix Fat Drive”
The Fulltone Full-Drive2 MOSFET is a two-channel overdrive pedal housed in a very sturdy, powder-coated Blue 16-gauge steel enclosure. The first channel is Overdrive, giving the player a clean boost, or light to medium overdrives while retaining your guitar’s tone. Continue reading “Fulltone Full-Drive2 Mosfet Overdrive Pedal”
The Wampler Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive pedal, created by Brian Wampler, was designed to not only give a player a wide range of overdrive tones, but to also serve as a signal booster. It features a Level control to adjust the volume and a Gain control to adjust the level of overdrive added to your signal. Continue reading “Wampler Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive”
The Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive is a new version of a classic pedal. It’s designed to have all of the great tones of the first version, but with a few modern updates. The Fullton OCD has been created to give guitar players a tube-like sound in a pedal format. Three rotary knobs control the unit: Volume, Drive, and Tone. With these controls it is possible to get a wide range of tones and overdrive levels. Continue reading “Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive”
The Earthquaker Devices Spires Double Fuzz pedal is actually two different fuzz pedals in one box: the Green Channel and the Red channel. The Green Channel is a cranked fuzz effect inspired by the Rosac Electronic Nu-Fuzz and is a “sonic clone” of that pedal. With the Green Channel the fuzz is constant, and the Tone knob adjusts the brightness of the overall tone. The Red Channel is a recreation of the now discontinued Dream Crusher, but with a modern design that is more stable and less temperature-sensitive, yet it still has the classic two-transistor fuzz. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Spires Double Fuzz”
The Friedman Fuzz Fiend Tube Fuzz is unique in that it is one of the few pedals that uses a real tube as part of it’s circuit. The Fuzz Fiend uses one 12AX7 tube to give the pedal it’s signature tone, and it has a FUZZ control and a VOLUME control. The Fuzz Fiend also has pretty extreme BASS, MID, TREBLE controls that can eliminate frequencies altogether, and really help you shape a unique sound, one not easily found elsewhere. Continue reading “Friedman Fuzz Fiend Tube Fuzz”