Oneder Effects Has Made My Favorite Rat-Like Distortion

Take a LM308-based distortion, add two different clipping options, a clean blend, and an extra bass EQ knob I have tried a lot of Rat-style pedals. I fell in love with the Pro Co Rat2 after graduating from college and finally having 70 bucks to spare to buy one. Still have that wonderful box, andContinue reading “Oneder Effects Has Made My Favorite Rat-Like Distortion”

It’s A Major Award (Fuzz)

The last pedal featured in our big giveaway, meet the limited release fuzz from Oneder Effects! We have one more, informal and short pedal review to get through before the massive giveaway ends on January 17th. Last but certainly not least, let’s take a look at the Major Award fuzz from Oneder Effects. The MajorContinue reading “It’s A Major Award (Fuzz)”

You Can Win This Demonic Machines Fukt Fuzz, And Trust Me You Want It

A square wave, glitchy fuzz with blendable sub-octave that is pretty fukt up. As part of the big Instagram giveaway to support Electric Love Pedals, you can win this Fukt Fuzz as the second place prize! And let me use this informal pedal review to show you why you want this pedal. Demonic Machines makesContinue reading “You Can Win This Demonic Machines Fukt Fuzz, And Trust Me You Want It”

Are Any Of These New Maestro Pedals Worth Buying?

Maestro by Gibson unveiled a phaser, tremolo, envelope filter, boost, and compressor in late 2021. Want to grab some of these pedals? Use my Reverb.com and Sweetwater.com affiliate links to help me improve this website and my demos! So What’s Going On Here? Maestro, Gibson’s recently revived pedal branch, has unleashed 5 new effect pedals.Continue reading “Are Any Of These New Maestro Pedals Worth Buying?”

The 2022 Guitar Pedal Rankings Are Here

They look different than they did in years past, but they are still chock full of insights into the marketplace. The Guitars For Idiots pedal rankings are going to look a bit unfamiliar this year. In 2022, I slowed down the pace of the website a bit, mostly because I was overwhelmed with new responsibilitiesContinue reading “The 2022 Guitar Pedal Rankings Are Here”

A Crisp, Crunch Box For Your Bass From Summer School Electronics

Summer School Electronics updates their beloved Gus Drive for bass players. Fresh off the madness of Black Friday, Summer School Electronics announced and released their newest pedal, the Gus Plus. The Gus Plus is their Gus Drive pedal, but with a clean blend knob added to it. This makes it ideal for bass players, whoContinue reading “A Crisp, Crunch Box For Your Bass From Summer School Electronics”

Fox River Devices Autumn Drive Is Their First In A Line Of Seasonal Gain Stages

A new brand, a new pedal, and four seasonal takes on drive pedals start now with Autumn. One of my favorite aspects of running this blog is that I can cover new and upcoming brands that most of you probably wouldn’t otherwise find. Sure, I do review Fender, PRS, Walrus, Strymon, and other big nameContinue reading “Fox River Devices Autumn Drive Is Their First In A Line Of Seasonal Gain Stages”

Is This The Frankenstein Of Gain Pedals? Check Out This Half Tube Screamer, Half Rat

An idea that popped into my head has turned into a crazy cool pedal from Summer School Electronics. I know what you’re thinking, another Summer School Electronics review on this website? Well too bad, because this one is basically as close to getting a signature pedal as I’ll get. What started off as a sortContinue reading “Is This The Frankenstein Of Gain Pedals? Check Out This Half Tube Screamer, Half Rat”

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?”