Guitar

Best Octave Fuzz Pedals

The octave fuzz pedal isn’t a brand new effects option.   A quick search is going to bring you a plethora of innovative and unique variations on this classic effect. In case you are a novice to the effect, all these alternatives may be a little overwhelming. When you are looking for a brand new octave fuzz pedal, one of the choices below is bound to provide you with the outcome you are searching for.   Below are our reviews of the four best octave fuzz pedals on the market: EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper Octave Fuzz Effects Pedal    …

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best mini fuzz pedals

This is a follow-up and extension to my August 16 post from last year. The number of recommended mini pedals has gone up from 9 to 15, and we’ve attempted to assign the most relevant type-reference to every pedal – so you get an indication of the kind of tones you could get – of course there are demo videos attached also. I am still a huge fan of mini fuzzes, and on the road of trying to acquire as many of them as I can. I was surprised to find copies of the discontinued Lovepedal Bonetender still for sale…

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Best Auto Wah Pedals 2019

Wahs are among the most practical and most used effects in almost any genre of music that features guitars. What we’re generally used to is a standard wah pedal, where you have to manually manipulate the expression pedal in order to cut off certain parts of the frequency range. However, there’s another form of wah that’s getting more and more popular. Auto ways are a versatile piece of gear that largely automates the wah-wah effect.  Instead, the auto wah works as an envelope filter which cuts off parts of the frequency range based on the power of the attack. To…

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Best BitCrusher Pedals

  Dr Scientist BitQuest – Includes a Clean and Fuzz toggle, 6 dials and 8 mode selector – Flanger, Filter, Bitcrusher, Reverb, Notch Filter, Ring Modulator, Pitch Shifter, and Delay. This pedal is a tweaker’s delight, which means lots of to get the right sounds – often through very narrow ranges / sweet spots – but always likely to make something interesting. Because of how much happens within this pedal, it does not always play nice with secondary modulations / waits / reverb, or even Overdrives or Drives before or after. Nonetheless a singularly magnificent pedal, which does OK with…

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Best dumble pedals

The custom amplifiers made by Alexander Dumble are several of the most sought after and valuable amps around, costing almost as $35,000 a pop on the secondary market. Even in case you’ve the cash to invest on a true Dumble amp, they are probably available in very limited numbers, often customized to the original purchaser of theirs, and may be difficult to track down. The Overdrive Special model, built with 6L6 tubes, has a great tone and distinctive feel that has become a thing of a legend in the guitar community. Because these amps are both extremely unusual so expensive,…

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