Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Effects

Latest News

Six of the best pedals from Summer NAMM 2019

From synth stompers to gnarly fuzzboxes to a Hendrix tribute collection, these are our picks of the best pedals from Summer NAMM 2019 in Nashville.

Summer NAMM 2019: Meet the Kemper Profiler Stage, a floor-based version...

The most accurate and realistic digital guitar amplifier on earth gets scaled down to a multi-effects sized floorboard.

Summer NAMM 2019: Gamechanger Audio and Jack White’s Third Man Records...

The two eccentric brands collaborate on a monster fuzzbox.

Reviews

Review: Walrus Audio Kangra

The hottest trend in distortion pedals this season seems to be scuzz – hip guitar-slingers can’t get enough of the spitty, spluttery, scratchy sound...

Review: Becos CompIQ Pro Stella Compressor

We’ve seen rackmount studio compressors with fewer controls than this little pedal from Romanian maker Becos. Can it possibly sound as ‘pro’ as it looks?

Review: Teisco Fuzz, Boost & Delay

Another vintage brand is back from the dead – but these boutique-style stompboxes have little in common with the Teisco guitars of the 1960s.

Buyer's Guides

20 best fuzz pedals to buy today

Things are about to get a little hairy on your pedalboard.

Essential Guides

All About… Potentiometers

Your tone and volume pots can have a significant impact on your sound, but how much do we actually know about what makes those controls work?

All About… Modulation

All About… Boosts

All About… Wah

DIY Workshop

How to build your own pedalboard

If none of the pedalboards on the market float your boat, it’s fairly straightforward to make your own – and save a few pennies into the bargain. We put on our woodworking apron and safety goggles…