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”

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”

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”

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?”

Musiclily Fuzz and AD-01 Analog Delay Pedal Review

Upgraded pedals from Musiclily have arrived and it is a mixed bag of sounds, form functions, and quality. Overview & Cost: $47.42 from Amazon.com! Remember those small, re-branded Kmise pedals from Musiclily I previously reviewed? Well these new pedals are a lot more exciting than those! Musiclily has released a whole line of bigger boxContinue reading “Musiclily Fuzz and AD-01 Analog Delay Pedal Review”

Interchange Noise Works On Air Fuzz-stortion Review: How One Pedal Can Replace Three

Well after I truly fell in love with the Element 119, I needed to see how their other offering held up! Overview & Cost: $175 from InterchangeNoiseWorks.com or Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) There are few fuzz pedals out there that are more user-friendly and flexible than the On Air from Interchange Noise Works. With dualContinue reading “Interchange Noise Works On Air Fuzz-stortion Review: How One Pedal Can Replace Three”

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”

Danelectro 3699 fUZZ Pedal Review

Will this re-issue of the original Danelectro Octave Fuzz beat out the recent Thirty7fx Fat Guy Little Coat and my beloved EHX Muff for space on my board? Overview & Cost: $199.00 from Reverb.com & Amazon.com With a revamped pedal lineup in 2020, Danelectro is back in the effects game. They made a strong impressionContinue reading “Danelectro 3699 fUZZ Pedal Review”

Thirty7fx Fat Guy Little Coat Fuzz Pedal Review

A $100 mini fuzz from a local builder has utterly captured my attention despite only having one knob. Overview & Cost: $99.00 from Thirty7fx.com or Reverb.com Thirty7fx is the creation of fellow New Englander Doug Christ who aspires to make simple but highly useable effects pedals. The Fat Guy Little Coat is the first pedal,Continue reading “Thirty7fx Fat Guy Little Coat Fuzz Pedal Review”