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12 new pedals and effects units: September 2018

12 new pedals and effects units: September 2018

Every month, we’ll compile a few lists of gear that’s fresh out of the oven. Here’s one devoted to new guitar pedals.

EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct

earthquaker aqueduct

The newest EarthQuaker stompbox is a vintage-voiced vibrato with eight modes, including several that respond to your playing dynamics.

Dunable x Chicago Music Exchange SplatterBlaster

Dunable Chicago Music Exchange Splatterblast

The Univox Super-Fuzz meets the Boss HM-2 in this two-in-one distortion/fuzz stompbox. The routing options on the SplatterBlaster are also worth mentioning: You can run both channels in parallel into a mono output, or split them into stereo.

J Rockett Audio Design Mr Moto

Mr Moto J rockett audio design pedal

Tremolo and spring reverb combined make Mr Moto an ideal stompbox for surf guitarists and shoegazers.

Mistweaver Effects Forestry

Mistweaver Effects Forestry overdrive

Here’s a modestly priced clone of the Dumble Overdrive Special. It has two modes—symmetrical and asymmetrical clipping—that are designed to reproduce the responsiveness and tube-like tones of the legendary amp.

Frommel Electronics Seraph Deluxe

fromel electronics seraph deluxe

Based on the Roland Dimension D and Boss Dimension C, this chorus pedal will take you back to the ’80s with its four modes.

Yellowcake Pedals Furry and Fried

Yellowcake Furry and Fried

Here’s a two-channel drive pedal that combines a warm overdrive with a wide-ranging fuzz, the latter of which even has a “Trim” knob to starve the circuit of voltage.

Keeley Electronics Retro Super Germanium Phat Mod

Keeley Super Germanium Phat Mod

As its name suggests, the Retro Super Germanium Phat Mod is all about old-school fuzz tones with an added emphasis on touch responsiveness.

Haunted Labs Paranormal Fuzz V2

Haunted labs paranormal fuzz v2 pedal

This upgrade of the silicon fuzz box, which does particularly well for stoner rock and shoegaze, boasts a quieter circuit design and flashier graphics.

Seymour Duncan Fooz

Fooz Seymour Duncan

Eccentric and complex, this synthesizer pedal aims to recreate the experience of playing an analog synth.

ZVEX Russian Fuzz Factory 7

ZVEX fuzz factory 7 germanium

The new edition of the Fuzz Factory 7 uses rare Russian germanium transistors that offer a wealth of new fuzz and oscillation textures.

Zeppelin Design Labs Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo

zeppelin design labs quaverato

The Quaverato is a tremolo pedal with an incredible depth and range. There are two tremolo modes, an array of tone-sculpting controls, tap tempo, and the ability to potentially add MIDI compatibility.

Free the Tone Black Vehicle

Free the tone bass overdrive black truck

With this bass overdrive, you can reproduce that vintage tube amp grind—without having to sacrifice any low end in the process. A “Mix” knob, combined with a two-band EQ section, as well as a footswitchable boost stage ensure you won’t drown in the murk.