What The Heck Is This Guitar From Might Be Famous?

This affordable Strat-Tele hybrid certainly sticks out of a crowd, but is it any good?

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Very rarely are there guitar brands (or shapes) that I’ve never heard of before. In this case, both the brand and design were very new to me, but nonetheless intriguing. Meet the Might Be Famous guitar, it’s a guitar I would probably have given a name to, but currently it is described on their website as a “white electric guitar”.

What it actually is is a Fender-style guitar that has the top horn of a Stratocaster as the lower horn, and the top side of a Telecaster. Otherwise, you have a Strat-like bridge, input jack, control layout, and HSS configuration of Alnico pickups.

Pawlownia wood makes up the body, with a Maple neck and fretboard holding 22 frets attached. The nut is a bone nut, with a 25.5″ scale length as well. I kind of actually dig the quirky headstock too, which is almost reminiscent of something you’d see on a Japanese import from the ’60s (think Harmony, Tiesco, etc…).

So Is It Any Good?

Overall, this is a fine guitar for $200. It is playable, there’s no major issues that prevent you from actually enjoying the guitar thankfully. So the good news is, you’re definitely getting a functional, usable instrument, unlike many ultra-affordable guitars I’ve reviewed.

The neck and middle pickup were surprisingly smooth and articulate. It felt very natural and Strat-like, not too dissimilar from a Classic Vibe Squier Strat of significantly higher price. The bridge humbucker and the 2nd position (bridge + middle pickup) were a different story. Whatever humbucker they selected for the bridge here is far too muddy, and feels kind of out of place compared to how nice the neck/middle sounds were. Likewise, that in-between position is so thin and tinny, not at all like the normal chime you’d hear. So sonically, it was a mixed bag. I will say, a new set of pickups would do wonders for this guitar.

In terms of build quality and set up, I wasn’t really disappointed by this unnamed Might Be Famous instrument. The neck is thin, and actually is kind of comfy. I’d recommend a set up for sure to iron out a few high frets or sharp fret ends, but the action wasn’t bad, and fret buzz was limited. Overall, that’s very encouraging for beginners or gigging musicians who are looking for an affordable alternative to HSS Strats.

At this price, you have to understand you will not get a flawless guitar. Instead, you just have to judge if any of the flaws here prevent you from actually using or enjoying the instrument. Fortunately in this case, they do not. But if you’re interested in making this guitar truly reach its full potential, a pickup/wiring change is necessary, as is a bit of a touch up to the playability. Upgrading the tuners or bridge would go a long way to improve tuning stability as well, which was on the border of fine/not fine.

The Final Word

This offering from Might Be Famous is a very interesting guitar any way you slice it. It’s not perfect, with some low quality sounds from the H side of the HSS configuration, suspect tuning stability, and a few high frets. But overall, it is playable, functional, and enjoyable in other ways. I’d say it is best suited for someone who wants to take on a unique mod project, or a cash strapped beginner or who needs a functional guitar that won’t break the bank.

It’s something that is far more appealing than another Glarry Strat copy, and I’d like to see what would happen if they sunk a little bit more time into this model. No need to go out of your way to avoid it, but definitely know what you’re getting when you order this Might Be Famous guitar.

Caline’s Got A New Line Of Pedals, Are They Worth Checking Out?

Caline is usually my go-to affordable pedal brand, will the new line keep that trend going?

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Caline has been making my favorite cheap pedals on the market for some time now. The Caline Lucky 7 is a staple of many of my rigs, demos, and original music. It’s cheap, has lasted for years, and has a huge variety of quirky sounds in it. While it may not nail all classic modulation, it’s like a lo-fi vibe machine. Then I fell in love with the Caline Brigade and Devilfish as well, with the Brigade really becoming a quick favorite OD of mine for a while. So when they let me know something new was around the corner, I was pretty pumped.

Enter the G Series, a huge lineup of new pedals in durable yet smaller enclosures. Not quite mini pedals, but definitely more board-friendly than your standard size enclosure, the G Series seems set to retail for around $50 USD.

I was able to check out two of them thanks to Caline, the Barn Owl Reverb and Chamecho Delay. The Barn Owl is a big, hulking ambient reverb, that borders on shimmer at times. The Chamecho is a standard analog delay, with warm repeats and some fun self oscillating madness too. The G Series so far seems to be a lineup of all ultra essential pedal styles.

Both the Barn Owl and Chamecho proved to be just that, providing really solid and high fidelity tones, even if they were not super versatile or novel in any way. You’re not getting these to replace an Astral Destiny or Boss Space Echo. But if you need a warm, classic analog delay on a budget, this pedal can absolutely go toe to toe with something like the MXR Carbon Copy. Likewise, the Barn Owl provides haunting, swelling reverb that fits in nicely alongside pedals twice or thrice the cost. They’re really good at doing a few specific things, and if that’s all you are looking for from pedals, there’s no need to shell out for boutique, trendy alternatives.

They also seem to be built like tanks, with a good weight to them and solid enclosure construction. These are well built cheap pedals that will take far more of a beating than the plastic-like Musiclily Analog Delay I tried.

For $50, these are great pedals for a beginner or a gigging musicians who needs to stick to a budget. They cover the basics, and they do it well, even if the cartoonish aesthetic is a bit immature for some tastes. Overall, Caline continues to impress me in the budget pedal realm, and the G Series looks no different.

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My Least Favorite Guitars I’ve Ever Reviewed

Not to be confused with the worst guitars I’ve reviewed, instead the ones that didn’t inspire me regardless of quality.

This list is a reflection of instruments I just never connected with, even if they are objectively good, well made, popular, or a great value deal. They may have flaws, they may be flawless, it doesn’t matter, they just didn’t inspire much creativity once I plugged them in.

I know some may see this is as a hit piece, but it is not. Instead, I want to add context to my reviews, and move away from simply giving things a number that represents quality. I like almost every piece of gear I touch, and most of it objectively deserves a good score. It does what it advertised, or it comes in excellent shape, it stays in tune, so how can I give it a bad score?

So instead, here are the guitars that just didn’t make a lasting impression on me after weeks, months, or years. They’re not bad, but if you like my opinions, preferences, and approaches with gear, you might want to avoid them.

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2020

I know people will call this Gibson slander, but the truth is that their “baseline” guitar offerings are just very bland. The Studio is supposed to be the most affordable USA-made Gibson, and it just feels like a hollow shell of a Les Paul. Costing nearly the same as the superb Eastman I reviewed, it just didn’t have the premium feel, rich pickups, or attention to detail of the SB59. When Gibson is good, they are so, so good. When they try to keep prices down, it’s a firm “meh” from me.

Silvertone Model 1478 Reissue

I wanted to like this guitar so so much more. On paper, any quirky old pawnshop guitar is exactly up my alley. I do think I probably just got a lemon, and I want to clarify the guitar was NOT a disaster. It was surely average, not overpriced, and had some amazing features. I just didn’t fall in love as quickly as I should have. I suspect it was the action and fret buzz, which was a surprise to me (and the distributor who challenged/denied my claims after the fact). I bet any one of these is a fantastic guitar, just not the one that ended up in my hands, and for all I know, it could have been because of weather/climate control when shipping. Suffice to say, I’d love to give this guitar another go and see if it can re-spark my interest!

Vintage Icon Series V65

Vintage is a guitar brand I so badly want to get behind, but just couldn’t connect with. Both of the guitars I reviewed, especially the V65, just felt almost toy-ish compared to other guitars in their price range. I felt more at home on Squier, Harley Benton, or other brands. I think it is partially because of the thin, heavily lacquered necks, which is just a personal preference of mine to avoid. Again, this is not a bad guitar, it just didn’t really click for me as a true JM-alternative despite stunning good looks and a great price tag. A pickup swap would probably go a long way on improving this guitar as well with any money you saved from purchasing it.

Guitar Review Three Piece: Quick Hits On Three Guitars

Short write ups of three guitars I had the chance to review this year for Ultimate-Guitar!

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Fender “Hitmaker” Stratocaster UG Review

This was a tough one to record while I was in between moving out of one house into another, but don’t let that distract you from how awesome this guitar was. I know people will argue it was overpriced or just a collector’s piece, but the neck and body on this Strat were unbelievably comfortable. This was truly one of the best paying experiences I’ve had with a guitar in a while. Pricey, self-indulgent, but a true player’s guitar that should be on stage every night This “Hitmaker” Stratocaster was truly a hit from Fender.

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Moon Guitars Moon Burn UG Review

Not to be outdone by the “Hitmaker”, Moon Guitars loaned me this absolute beast of a guitar, the Moon Burn. Part Explorer-Part RD-Part Firebird, I loved everything about this quirky but highly functional instrument. Beautiful sounding pickups (with coil splits) and superb feel, tuning stability, and action. Also, bonus points for a company who makes truly unique and innovative designs AND doesn’t charge you an arm and a leg for it. I think this guitar sold for just over $2000? Absurd value that far outclasses a similarly priced Gibson.

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PRS S2 Standard 22UG Review

While the other two guitars were superb instruments who will be featured very high up during our end of year review, this PRS checks in as very good, but not necessarily spectacular. It’s a workhorse, perfect for the punk rock music I love to play and write, and checks all the major boxes for playability, sound, and feel. Was it a work of art akin to the last two? Nope, but it isn’t trying to be. It’s well under $2000, easily accessible through most retailers, and sounds really great with overdrive and distortion. Great alternative to a Les Paul/SG/similar style of guitar. More good work from PRS and maybe their best piece of punk-ish gear yet!

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5 Ways To Better Use Reverb.com

Some tips, tricks, and more importantly advice on how not to piss anyone off.

My love of Reverb.com is well known by this point. I buy and sell almost all of my gear through their website, I recommend it to everyone, and more importantly, I use it as an important metric for observing guitar/pedal/gear trends. But not everyone knows how to get the most of the website. In fact, I think some people simply use it wrong or misunderstand the value it provides. Even worse, some people’s etiquette on the site is just downright annoying. So here’s five unsolicited tips on how to use Reverb.com in a much better manner.

Use The Price Guidecheck it out

This is maybe Reverb’s best single feature, and one that I never hear enough people talk about. Reverb offers price guides for most well known/popular gear. You can use this to check if a pedal’s value is on the rise, or on the decline, helping you find the perfect time to buy or sell. If you’re one of those crazy pedal re-sellers or economists, this would be your best friend in trying to find the next pedal that is about to explode in price/popularity.

While I don’t believe in that sort of stock market approach to pedals, and actively discourage it, I do use this feature to get a read on what is popular out there on the marketplace. This helps me decide what gear to write about, review, demo, or generally cover in all my content.

Use The Watch Button

The watch button is essentially a way to save an item and follow it’s history on the site. Interested in buying something, but only if its price goes down? Click that watch button to be notified when it goes on sale or has a price drop. Want to know when someone else is making an offer on the gear you want so you can swoop in? Hit the watch button! It’s a very easy way to keep tabs on multiple potential purchases or, can be used in concert with the price guide to keep track of how popular a piece of gear is!

Don’t Be An Ass

Might seem self explanatory right? But man, some people just do the dumbest things on these sites. For example, I cannot stand when people ask “why are you selling this guitar or pedal?”. They often follow up with, “something must be wrong with the knob/pickups/neck?”. No, I’m not selling this perfectly good, high priced gear because it is broken. I’m selling it because I either don’t need it, don’t want it, could never connect with it, or maybe as a broke graduate student I’d just rather have the money to go out and live life with.

Don’t be suspect of people’s listings or prices unless they have poor feedback, which is publicly available information the site to help you sift through buyers/sellers. Don’t mock people, don’t be rude, don’t tell them they have no idea what they’re doing (all things I’ve received in dm’s on the app). If you want a piece of gear, make an offer, if you don’t, move on. I promise you, very few Reverb users need you to correct their listing information, price, or description. If something is wrong, people just usually won’t buy it or click on it. You are not a lone renegade in a world of spam who needs to inform me about my own piece of gear.

Provide And Read Feedback

Following up on that last part, the feedback section is a great way to build your own reputation on the site while also helping you prevent poor treatment/scams/issues with other users. Always provide feedback, whether you’re the buyer or the seller, for the person you are completing a transaction with. And more importantly, if you have your heart set a specific piece of gear, give that seller’s feedback a quick review. Go see if they have a history of not responding to messages or shipping late or packaging things poorly. Especially if you are investing a lot of money into this purchase. Sure, for a Boss pedal it may not be worth the time or effort, but for a new guitar it certainly is.

Make Offers And Be Open To Receiving Offers

Reverb’s own stats show that if you accept offers on your listing, you’re way more likely to sell it than sellers who don’t. Likewise, it is likely to sell faster as well. But for buyers too, just make an offer! I know people will always be assholes and low ball you (see above), but for the most part people are making genuine offers and are down to haggle. Almost all my transactions involve the offer button and at the very least, you’ll probably save yourself $10 or so on each purchase. For sellers, I’d rather sell my item immediately for $10 or so less than it is worth than sit on it for months on end. Sometimes you don’t even know what your own gear is worth. This can be a good way to find out, if you get five offers in a row of $70 for your $90 pedal, it might not be worth $90.

Summer School Electronics Introduces The Trash Panda

A muff-like gain pedal for your guitar, bass, or whatever you want to plug in.

Check out my demo the Trash Panda! Gear used includes my Howl Sirena 3 plugged into the Walrus ACS-1 and Canvas Stereo (serving as a Vox-voiced amp). Other pedals you hear include the Gus Drive, White Tape Echo, and RE-2 Space Echo!

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How It Works:

The Trash Panda is not too far off from a Big Muff, think of the rich sustaining distortion, but it never quite reaches full on fuzz like a traditional Muff does. It may be referred to as a drive pedal, but it’s a distortion through and through in my book. Standard controls (volume, tone, drive) do exactly what you think, making this a lean, easy to use gain stage for your guitar or bass. The circuitry is also quite simple, made from excess parts while Summer School’s owner Mark was waiting for new components to ship.

How It Sounds:

Sustaining and distorted, what more could you need? It definitely does exactly what you think/expect it to do, and I was generally impressed. For such a simple circuit, it is a load of fun, and far more pedalboard friendly than my Big Muff Pi. I found the pedal was really special when the drive knob was basically cranked past noon. I wasn’t really a big fan of the “low gain” sounds it produced on the other end of the spectrum. They weren’t bad, simply just not really useable/unique from other pedals on my board. But man, when you punch the distortion this thing rips!

It also sounded even better when stacked with a more sparkly drive in front. Specifically, it’s Summer School sibling, the Gus Drive, sounded just fantastic adding some high end that I couldn’t quite pull out of the Trash Panda. Lead lines were big, loud, and filled a ton of space, while chords had a presence all their own. Good sounding pedal, very useable, solid alternative to a Muff, RAT, or DS-1 type pedal.

My Verdict:

Checking in at $150, it doesn’t offer quite the versatility of another $150 distortion I just reviewed. That’s not a major issue, as I still love this pedal and will likely use it extensively with my P-Bass. I do love it as a Muff-style pedal, and would recommend checking it out for sure if that’s what you’re into/looking for. Out of all the Summer School pedals, I don’t think it is my favorite. As the Gus Drive and Snow Day Delay are still firmly my most used pedals. But it sounds good, and should be cranked, and I definitely see myself using it for some punk rock riffs soon!

I Tried One Of The Most Affordable Acoustics On Amazon

My past experiences with Donner have me expecting great things from the DAJ-110CD.

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What’s The Deal With The DAJ-110CD?

What we’re talking about here is essentially an excellent starter pack for anyone interested in acoustic guitar. With a case, strap, picks, clip-on tuner, capo, and even a pickup for electrifying the acoustic guitar, you have everything you need in one, affordable package. Furthermore, the DAJ-110 CD features a nice cutaway, for easier access to the higher frets. A huge plus for either the beginner or pro guitarist. Currently, you can get this DAJ-110CD package on Amazon or Donner’s own website for around $125, making it one of the most affordable acoustic options on the market.

So What Did I Think?

I’d be lying if I said I was terribly happy with the guitar I recieved. Out of the box, it was nearly unplayable with low action that had the first 5 frets buzzing out and basically useless. I decided that before I adjust anything myself (they do give you an Allen wrench to adjust the truss rod), I’d let it sit for a few weeks to acclimate to my local climate. This improved things, but only slightly, and I’d still call the guitar unplayable.

The good news? A simple adjustment using the wrench and the guitar was good as new. Not a big deal if you’re comfortable adjusting your instrument like I am, but certainly something that would be problematic for a beginner. In fact, I know I would not have been able to diagnose or fix that when I was 14 and just picked up the instrument.

After a few months of playing it, testing it out, and beating it up I am generally pretty happy with the guitar for the price. I mean, $125 got me a useable guitar, a ton of accessories, and it doesn’t look half bad either! I decided not to do a demo of it, partly because of how unplayable it was for awhile but also because I’m not properly outfitted for acoustic demos. I’m obviously more of an electric guy. But it sounds like a reasonable acoustic, and while it isn’t one I’d rely one for the rest of my life, it’s a complete steal at $125.

My Verdict

This is a fantastic option for experienced guitarists who want a backup or travel acoustic. If you are comfortable adjusting it a bit, swapping the strings, and giving it a once over, you will be pretty happy with the DAJ-110CD. If you’re not comfortable or familiar with general guitar setups or care, it may be a bit problematic, and you’ll likely have to invest a few extra dollars into have a local tech look it over for you. But the inclusion of many great accessories and a case is still a big win, and you can get playing guitar faster than ever before with options like this on the market.

Handy FX Muskrat: How Does It Stack Up To My Other RATS?

A few thoughts on the latest RAT-style pedal to pass through my hands.

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How It Works:

The Handy FX Muskrat is a undeniably fun pedal, packing lots of cool features and user friendliness into a tidy package. There are three clipping options, including an LED mode that provides that classic Turbo Rat-style distortion, in addition to more standard takes (Toggle = I) and heavier takes (Toggle = II). There’s also a Rangemaster-style treble boost on the right side. You have three tone shaping options via another toggle, to push your mid, lo, or high frequencies. This helps make the pedal much more flexible with different pickup or rig configurations than most treble boosters.

How It Compares:

I loved the Wampler Ratsbane, giving it one of the highest scores of last year, but over time I started to get some options paralysis with it. This Muskrat provides similar versatility and tweakability, but with a lot less of an overwhelming feeling. I have no good reason for why this is, it just is how I feel. And these reviews are going to start being a lot more subjective, to counter my very objective approach to UG reviews. It definitely out classes the Panchito or Black Rat, both in terms of versatility and sound.

My Verdict:

The $150 price tag feels great to me, it’s two nice circuits it one box, that work well individually, and absolutely come alive when stacked together (see demo). Especially has pedal prices soar to untenable levels. I have this on my main studio board right now, we’ll see how long it lasts, though I did opt to keep this over the Ratsbane and Panchito. I’m impressed and would really like to try some more pedals from Handy FX, because this one seems to be a keeper!

What Happened To Howl Guitars?

Howl Guitars released one of my all time favorite guitars and then disappeared.

The Howl Sirena 3 was an all time great killer. Made in Korea, this was a high end import guitar that felt and played like a boutique instrument, but cost under $1000. My reviews of the instrument were glowing, and it has been featured in a handful of pedal demos since I got it. I still have it to this day even, and use it regularly for recording original music and gear demos.

Featuring a Korina body, Roasted Maple neck, and a single humbucker (that had a coil split), it was a punk rocker’s dream guitar. There was some real hype growing too, with the guitar even featured on one of my favorite YouTube channels, Agufish. Not to mention my own article on the guitar getting over 25,000 clicks on UG. Not too bad for a new guitar company! But then everything went silent.

Their instagram page was gutted, as was the website. You couldn’t buy the guitars, find them anywhere, or get any information on what happened. Thankfully, it wasn’t a situation where they were ripping people off or going off the grid to get away (like a certain brand I once did a review for). Instead, rumors circulated that a rather large guitar brand was ahem, unhappy with their products? More on that later…

Shortly after that the pandemic also hit, which definitely put a huge pause on any manufacturing they may or may not have had going on or planned. However, the owner of Howl Guitars did confirm to me recently that they are very much alive. So stay tuned, because I will 100% be pumped to see more of their guitars in the world, and certainly hope I get to review another one someday!

For now, I guess I’ll just stay glued to their website to see what happens next!

Here’s one of my favorite pairings, the Sirena 3 plus the Interchange Noise Works Element 119!

Pedals That Withstood The Test Of Time, And Some That Didn’t

Before we dive back into reviews and demos, let’s look back at what I still actually like.

When you review guitar gear, no matter how famous, successful, or popular you are, you’re going to have a lot of gear pass through your hands. It doesn’t matter if you get to keep it, it was just loaner product, or if you bought and sold it, you develop opinions as part of your job and hope you can properly represent the product.

So what happens when a year or two passes by and your opinions start to change? Maybe you thought you would miss a guitar or pedal that was loaned out to you, but you never actually end up thinking about. Maybe a pedal you loved suddenly becomes boring and predictable. Or vice versa, something that scored an “ehhh” grade is now a vital part of your rig years later.

As this website and blog moves forward, expect less traditional reviews and far more personal, opinionated, and transparent discussions on gear. Nothing unfair or unjust, but certainly far more subjective than my very objective Ultimate-Guitar articles.

So to kick things off, here are some pedals that I love a lot more now and use all the time compared to when I first reviewed them.

Donner White Tape Stereo Echo

This pedal was affordable, unique, and so incredibly awesome when I reviewed it. However, I didn’t give it all the credit it deserves. It has become an essential part of my recording rig, specifically because of A) how good it sounds and B) the stereo delays ping ponging off each other is such a useful and cool sound. I use this in tandem with the Boss RE-2 Space Echo, which is a far more expensive pedal, and I don’t think I could live without both. This is easily one of the top 10 best pedals I’ve ever reviewed, and it should have gotten a 9+ out of 10 in retrospect.

Walrus Audio ACS-1

I know that I gave this a glowing review already, but it is almost completely replaced my beloved Vox AC15 amp in terms of hours used. I record my original music, my gear demos, and generally just noodle around through this now. I still wish it had better onboard gain, though the updates to the firmware definitely improved this. But it just takes gain pedals so well, that it doesn’t really matter. This pedal is one of the best values on the market, plain and simple. Once I paired it with the Canvas Stereo DI box, PERFECTION.

Caline Lucky 7 Modulation Pedal

I’m not sure if I ever even gave this a proper review or demo, but I have used this pedal on countless demos and boards through the years. It was like $40 on Amazon, and packs a ton of useful and fun modulation sounds. Even better, they all sound average to above average in quality. This takes the spot of like 3-4 pedals that I use on my main board and has taken a beating through the years, tough to find any real complaints!

And here are some who unfortunately, sort of fell out of favor. I want to clarify that none of these are objectively bad pedals (unless I specifically say so), but they just didn’t wind up outcompeting their peers as much as I hoped or predicted.

Wampler Ratsbane

This pedal is still objectively really good, really fun, and worth every penny. I just had a realization that I don’t need a more versatile Rat, I just need a Rat. The Pro Co RAT2 made its way back on to my board and I realized that while some people can get so much out of the Ratsbane, I’m just not one of them. Still deserves all the accolades it received, but ultimately it’s just not for me.

Earthquaker Devices Astral Destiny

This is eerily similar to the Ratsbane in the sense that I just can’t be the one to make full use of this pedal. I realized quickly I was just using it as a more tweakable Boss RV6 to get some shimmer delays, and that if I wanted modulated reverb, I could just engaged one of the four modulation pedals on my board (TR2, CE-2w, Spaceman Aurora, or Phase 100). Really cool, really fun, good idea for a pedal, but better off being used by atmospheric composers than me.

Danelectro 3699 fUZZ

When I first got this pedal I was absolutely was obsessed and had it strapped to my board for months. The octave fuzz tones were just killer, aside from the fact that it was way too loud at almost all settings for my apartment. But that certainly wasn’t Danelectro’s fault. But as more and more fuzz pedals came into my life, I realized that this one wasn’t quite as unique as I believed it was. And quite frankly, was probably a bit overpriced. Considering the size of the Danelectro company, $200 was a bit stiff. Would I pay a boutique pedal maker that much? Certainly more likely as I knew the money was probably supporting a smaller business, or local builder and their family. But in the wake of great reviews for the Thirty7fx FGLC, October Audio NVMBR, Maestro FZ-M, and Interchange pedals, it just didn’t compete in my opinion.

Oh and for the record, here’s the pedals I’ve reviewed & demo that I actively use on a board (guitar, bass, or studio board).

Summer School Electronics Stone Thrower Fuzz, Gus Drive, Snow Day Delay (bass, studio board, & main board)

Boss RE-2 Space Echo & CE-2w (studio & main board)

Heather Brown Electronicals Blessed Mother Overdrive (main board)

Shotmaker Instruments Heroine Fuzzdriver (main board)

Interchange Noiseworks Element 119 (main board)

LPD Pedals FIFTY5 Overdrive (main board)

Poison Noises The Crook Overdrive (bass board)

Donner White Tape Stereo Echo (studio board)

Thirty7fx Fat Guy Little Coat (studio board)

Walrus Audio ACS-1 and Canvas Stereo (studio board)

Strymon Iridium (bass board)