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”
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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?”
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”
Munnyman Pedals Panchito: A Small Batch RAT Clone To Know
Featuring the legendary LM308 chip, how will this take on the RAT circuit stand up to my beloved clones? Cost: $200 from Munnymanpedals.com Overview Munnyman Pedals is a small pedal company who, funnily enough, was one of the first contacts I ever made on Instagram. Based out of Dallas, Texas, Munnyman has mostly dealt inContinue reading “Munnyman Pedals Panchito: A Small Batch RAT Clone To Know”
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”
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?”
Interchange Noise Works Unveils The Streamline Series And I Got The I Overdrive
How will the latest release my from favorite pedal company stack up to the dozens of drives I employ? Overview & Cost: $94.99 from Interchangenoiseworks.com Interchange Noise Works is back with a new line of pedals called the Streamline Series, which offers up three different gain stages all under $100 USD. With only a singleContinue reading “Interchange Noise Works Unveils The Streamline Series And I Got The I Overdrive”
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 Grab one from Sweetwater, Wamplerpedals.com, Amazon.com, or Reverb.com! 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?”
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”