The Big Review: MXR Duke of Tone – believe the hype? The King has come to the people

One of the most talked about pedals of recent years, this collab between MXR and AnalogMan promises to bring the near-mythical King Of Tone to anyone with a couple of bills in their pocket. But is this a rightful heir to the throne?

Cause & Effects: Are vintage effects pedals always the best examples of their type?

In recent years the ‘vintage is best’ mantra that was once the preserve of guitars and amps has become increasingly prevalent in the effects world too. But are old pedals really better than their modern counterparts? Thorpy FX head honcho Adrian Thorpe investigates.