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13 new pedals and effects units: August 2018

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13 new pedals and effects units: August 2018

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

Horizon Devices Apex Preamp

Horizon Devices Apex preamp
From Misha Mansoor comes this versatile preamp stompbox that’s able to transform your clean tone into a heavy, ‘djenty’ beast.

Fulltone Full-Drive 2 V2

fulltone fd2v2
Two channels—each with its own “Volume” and “Drive” knobs—new clipping modes, and a smaller enclosure make the Full-Drive 2 V2 a step up from its predecessors.

Suhr Shiba Drive Reloaded Mini

Suhr Shiba Reloaded Mini
Besides the lack of a battery compartment and FX Link connector, the slimmer Shiba Drive Reloaded Mini packs all the dynamic, tube amp-like overdrive tones as its bigger brother.

Seafoam Trident Overdrive

Seafoam Pedals Trident Ovedrive
Combine a three-band EQ and an overdrive pedal and you’ll get the Trident. There are three drive circuits, each pegged to a distinct frequency band, that you can manipulate and blend together.

Mistweaver Effects The Serpent


Modeled after the Green Russian Big Muff Pi, this stompbox from the new Asian boutique company offers fat, smooth fuzz tones with an improved bass response.

Way Huge Smalls Overrated Overdrive

Jim Dunlop Way Huge OD
Designed in collaboration with Joe Bonamassa, this slim new overdrive box is essentially a hot-rodded version of Way Huge’s Green Rhino Overdrive.

Vertex Effects Ultraphonix OD

Vertex Ultraphonix
Vertex contends its Ultraphonix OD is able to accurately emulate the tones of the fabled Dumble Overdrive Special amplifier.

Korora Audio Spira

Korora audio the spira
This unique filter modulation stompbox is capable of producing far-out, experimental sounds, including the Shepard Tone.

Hungry Robot Pedals Moby Dick V2

Moby Dick V2
Here’s a tape-emulating digital delay that lets you dial in ‘lo-fi’ grittiness and warped modulated decay.

Ortega Guitars QUANTUMloop

Ortega QUANTUMloop
Tap out your beat pattern on the mahogany surface, sync it to one of the 16 pre-installed percussion sample groups, and loop an infinite number of overdubs with the QUANTUMloop.

TC Electronic Ditto Jam X2

Ditto Jam X2 Looper
This is a looper pedal with a difference: It can track tempo and automatically adjust loops—all in real time.

Fulltone Supa-Trem Jr

Fulltone Supa-Trem Jr

The upgrade of the Supa-Trem1 has three waveforms and a far wider range of speeds. Besides these, the tremolo pedal is identical to its predecessor, using the same JFET preamp and Opto-1 photocell.

Pigtronix Bob Weir’s Real Deal

Pigtronix Bob Weir's Real Deal
Designed for the founding member of the Grateful Dead, this acoustic preamp promises a clear, feedback-free volume boost.