Wampler Ratsbane Pedal Review: A Mini, Modern RAT?

My favorite gain pedal of all time but shrunk down and with additional features? Word. Overview & Cost: $149.00 from Wamplerpedals.com, Amazon.com, or Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) I’ve already written several articles about my love of RAT pedals, their clones, knockoffs, and variants. While the Mosky Black Rat wasn’t a big winner for me, theContinue reading “Wampler Ratsbane Pedal Review: A Mini, Modern RAT?”

Mid-Year Update On Guitar And Pedal Rankings

With 6 months of guitar and gear reviews down, what are the most impressive to date? The rest of 2021 will feature some big reviews from brands like Gibson, Fender, Squier Supro, D’Angelico, and many more that I’m pumped to talk about. But before we get there, and to the end of the year rankings,Continue reading “Mid-Year Update On Guitar And Pedal Rankings”

SPS Pedals Local 2609: A Boosted Blues Breaker

How will this switchable, boosted Blues Breaker fit into a rig that is clearly lacking a transparent drive? Cost & Overview: $120.00 new from SPS Pedal’s Reverb Shop! (Affiliate link) Part of my favorite thing about Instagram is that you can discover a new gear brand every single day. Whether it is a pedal company,Continue reading “SPS Pedals Local 2609: A Boosted Blues Breaker”

Mosky Black Rat Pedal Review: The Cheapest RAT I Can Find

As a lover of all things RAT pedal related, I decided to turn my search towards the cheaper end of the spectrum. Overview & Cost: $31.99 on Amazon.com! Very rarely do I dip my toes into the super cheap world of Amazon pedals. It’s not that I don’t like them, as I have historically usedContinue reading “Mosky Black Rat Pedal Review: The Cheapest RAT I Can Find”

Orange Amplification Acoustic Pedal Review and Intro

Just released today, Orange steps into the world of acoustic pedal board amps! Overview & Cost: $169.00 from Reverb.com, learn more at Orangeamps.com Orange Amps are one of the most beloved amplifier companies in the world, and for good reason. Whether it is tube amp stacks, solid state practice amps, or hybrid creations like theContinue reading “Orange Amplification Acoustic Pedal Review and Intro”

Perfect Gigging Pedals? JHS 3 Series Reverb and Delay Review

As I build out my live rig/to-go pedalboard, will these affordable and rugged JHS pedals be just what I need? Overview & Cost: $99 each pedal from JHSpedals.com, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com! (some affiliate links) If there is one thing I love, it’s affordable workhorse pedals. The JHS 3 Series was introduced at the end ofContinue reading “Perfect Gigging Pedals? JHS 3 Series Reverb and Delay Review”

Interchange Noise Works Element 119 Distortion Pedal Review

With adjustable clipping and interactive LED’s, will this be more than just a gimmick? Overview & Cost: $175.00 from Interchangenoiseworks.com I have to be honest, every time I get word about a new distortion pedal I expect it to be too derivative and boring. However, the last few pedals that have passed through my handsContinue reading “Interchange Noise Works Element 119 Distortion Pedal Review”

Line 6 Pod Go Review: Are Modeling Amps Really Worth It?

My first attempt at understanding and using a digital amp modeler went a lot better than I could have expected. Overview & Cost: $479.99 from Line6.com, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com (some affiliate links) As a staunch lover of warm tube amplifiers, I have always been skeptical of these digital amp modelers. It didn’t matter if itContinue reading “Line 6 Pod Go Review: Are Modeling Amps Really Worth It?”

Electro Harmonix Eddy Chorus/Vibrato Review

The latest bucket bridge modulation from the legendary pedal makers reminds me of a Memory Man without the delay Overview & Cost: $99.00 from ehx.com and Reverb.com! There’s arguably no better pedal in existence than the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, which is the modulated echo most famously used by The Edge of U2. EverContinue reading “Electro Harmonix Eddy Chorus/Vibrato Review”

Shotmaker Instruments Heroine “Fuzz Driver” Review

There is a very good chance I just found the perfect drive pedal for my needs Overview & Cost: $180.00 from Shotmaker.co Equal parts fuzz, overdrive, distortion, and boost the Shotmaker Instruments Heroine is an ultra-flexible gain pedal meant for the modern guitarist. Now, that’s not to say that it doesn’t hold warm vintage tonesContinue reading “Shotmaker Instruments Heroine “Fuzz Driver” Review”