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”

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”

Caline Brigade: A TS9 and Timmy In One

Caline’s affordable dual gain stage brings transparency and a mid boost to a flexible form factor. Cost: $69.99 from Amazon.com Overview: Despite relying on many sub-$100 pedals for my personal rig, it isn’t often that many Caline pedals pass through my hands. However, once I saw the Brigade, which was released sometime last year, IContinue reading “Caline Brigade: A TS9 and Timmy In One”

Keep Track Of All Our Pedal Reviews And Their Statistics

Check our live google sheet to see the complete rankings, prices, and more for all pedals we have reviewed! Click HERE to follow along with every pedal reviewed, dating back to 2019, and updated with each new pedal we review and demo! You’ll find interesting facts like the average score we give out, plus theContinue reading “Keep Track Of All Our Pedal Reviews And Their Statistics”

Caline Devilfish Dual Chorus and Delay Review

Caline continues to dominate the affordable pedal marketplace with this functional and fun dual pedal. Cost: $69.99 from Amazon.com Overview: In the world of affordable effects pedals there are few companies with a better reputation than Caline. They tend to have better enclosures, cleaner sounding circuits, and only slightly more expensive price tags than mostContinue reading “Caline Devilfish Dual Chorus and Delay Review”