Ranking Every Pedal We Reviewed in 2021

2021 was a year of many firsts for me, none of which were more dramatic however than my headfirst dive into the world of pedal demos and reviews! Image courtesy of Teemu Suomala I did not think that pedal reviews would make up the majority of my website’s content this year, yet here we are.Continue reading “Ranking Every Pedal We Reviewed in 2021”

Time Box Instruments Meltdown: A More Punk “Mood”

A micro looping delay with lo-fi modulation madness and a chaos switch built-in for good measure. Overview & Cost: $200 from Timebox.ca or Reverb.com! Time Box Instruments is one of the most incredible pedal companies I have found in the year 2021. Nicky Fuzzbox, the man behind the pedal company, is a circuit bender byContinue reading “Time Box Instruments Meltdown: A More Punk “Mood””

IK Multimedia X-VIBE Multi Modulation Pedal Review and Demo

A 16-in-one solution to all your modulation needs comes at a high price, but with ample room for customization and flexibility. Cost & Overview: $299.99 from Reverb.com, Amazon.com, or IKmultimedia.com! (some affiliate links) Announced during the relatively quiet Summer NAMM, IK Multimedia has firmly entered the pedal world after dipping their toes in a fewContinue reading “IK Multimedia X-VIBE Multi Modulation Pedal Review and Demo”

Get To Know Summer School Electronics And Their Gus Drive Pedal

The inaugural pedal from Summer School Electronics prioritizes simple and clear overdrive above complex tone shaping. Cost & Overview: $149.99 from SummerSchoolElectronics.com Hailing from Syracuse, NY Summer School Electronics is led by a part time teacher/part time punk rocker whose first release to the world of pedals is an updated take on the DOD 250Continue reading “Get To Know Summer School Electronics And Their Gus Drive Pedal”

Donner White Tape Stereo Echo Review: $46 Is A Bargain

Control over left and right analog tape echo parameters that will run parallel to each other has never been so accessible. Cost & Overview: $45.99 from Donnerdeal.com In one of the biggest surprises of the year, this $46 Donner tape delay has become one of my absolute favorite guitar pedals. The White Tape is aContinue reading “Donner White Tape Stereo Echo Review: $46 Is A Bargain”

Poison Noises The Crook Overdrive Review & Demo

A Mosfet-style overdrive with flexible EQ controls an additional diode selector sounds pretty sweet to someone who is always struggling with overdriven tones. Overview & Cost: $99.99 from Poisonnoises.com or find your own Reverb.com! Poison Noises is a relatively young pedal company, having only launched as a pedal company in January 2020. However, their previousContinue reading “Poison Noises The Crook Overdrive Review & Demo”

Silvertone Model 1449 Reissue Review and Demo

I’ve wanted access to these reissues for years now, will they live up to my garage rock expectations? Cost: $399.00 from Silvertoneclassic.com, Amazon.com, or Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.8 out of 10 The Silvertone 1449 may be best known as the guitar that came with the amp-in-case purchased from old SearsContinue reading “Silvertone Model 1449 Reissue Review and Demo”

Donner DJC-1000S Guitar Review & Demo

Donner’s newest addition is their take on a thinline Telecaster with dual humbuckers, for only $174. Cost: $173.99 from Donnerdeal.com Overview & Final Score: 6.5 out of 10 It’s been a good while since a Donner product strolled through this website, but I’m quite excited to see them return. My first experience with a DonnerContinue reading “Donner DJC-1000S Guitar Review & Demo”

Silvertone Model 1478 Reissue Review and Demo

A reissue of the classic, small scale offset is finally out in the world, with vintage tremolo arm and all! Cost: $499.00 from Silvertoneclassic.com, Amazon.com, and Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.3 out of 10 I have had my eye on these Silvertone reissues for years now, even though most people onlyContinue reading “Silvertone Model 1478 Reissue Review and Demo”

October Audio NVMBR: An Octave Fuzz, Punk Distortion, and Green Ringer In One?

Based around a classic octave fuzz design, the NVMBR Fuzz is so much more than it seems. Cost: $145.00 from Octoberaudio.com or Reverb.com Overview: There are few things that get my attention more than single knob pedals. I’m a huge fan of any pedal that can pack multiple sounds and uses into limited control formContinue reading “October Audio NVMBR: An Octave Fuzz, Punk Distortion, and Green Ringer In One?”