Meet Fish Circuits And Their Model One Overdrive

Check out this new Orange-inspired gain stage hand built in Montreal, Quebec. Learn more or grab your own from Fish Circuits website! Fish Circuits is the newest kid on the block when it comes to boutique overdrives, though their offering is quite a bit more eye catching than most Instagram fodder I scroll through. ButContinue reading “Meet Fish Circuits And Their Model One Overdrive”

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? Image credit Go grab your own Caline pedals to help support my work! 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 myContinue reading “Caline’s Got A New Line Of Pedals, Are They Worth Checking Out?”

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-2Continue reading “Summer School Electronics Introduces The Trash Panda”

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. Check out my demo of the Handy FX Muskrat! Visit Handy FX or find your own on Reverb! How It Works: The Handy FX Muskrat is a undeniably fun pedal, packing lots of cool features and user friendliness into a tidy package.Continue reading “Handy FX Muskrat: How Does It Stack Up To My Other RATS?”

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 justContinue reading “Pedals That Withstood The Test Of Time, And Some That Didn’t”

Keeping Track of 2022’s Reviews So Far

We are getting ready to re-launch the website with some new features and upgraded content quality, so in the meantime catch up on everything we did in the first half of 2022! Pedal Effect Type UG Review GFI Review Demo Boss RE-2 Space Echo Delay Yes No Yes Maestro FZ-M Fuzz Tone Fuzz Yes YesContinue reading “Keeping Track of 2022’s Reviews So Far”

Summer School Electronics Unveils The Bootster Booster and Gladys Overdrive

The latest from one of my favorite new companies makes for an exciting pairing on any pedalboard. Bootster: $129.99 and Gladys: $149.99 from Summerschoolelectronics.com Overview Summer School Electronics hit the ground running in 2021 behind their phenomenal Gus Drive, an updated take on the DOD 250 circuit. Now, 2022 has already brought 3 new pedalsContinue reading “Summer School Electronics Unveils The Bootster Booster and Gladys Overdrive”

Maestro FZ-M Fuzz Review & Demo

How will Gibson’s foray into the pedal world go down in a crowded market? Cost: $150 from Reverb.com, Sweetwater, or Maestroelectronics.com Despite being absent from the pedal market for decades, Gibson has owned the rights to the legendary pedal brand Maestro for the better part of 60 years. 2022 has seen the long awaited revival,Continue reading “Maestro FZ-M Fuzz Review & Demo”

Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus Review: Is This The Pedal I’ve Been Missing?

One of Boss’s latest additions to the Waza Craft line finally makes its way over to Guitars For Idiots. Cost: $205.99, Grab your own on Reverb, Amazon, Sweetwater, or learn more from Boss themselves! Despite loving chorus pedals I have almost never been satisfied by the various ones that have cycled through my rig. TheContinue reading “Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus Review: Is This The Pedal I’ve Been Missing?”

Benson Amps Preamp Pedal Review and Demo

From one of the most popular amp makers of the 21st century comes a versatile and genre-bending gain stage. Cost: $249.00 from Bensonamps.com, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com! It’s almost impossible to exist in online guitar circles without being hyper aware of the excellent work that Chris Benson of Benson Amps has been doing. Amps like theContinue reading “Benson Amps Preamp Pedal Review and Demo”