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After reviewing the new Mu-FX Mu-Tron 3X a little bit ago, we were blown away by what Mike Beigel and Co. have done with their new lineup, and couldn’t wait for more. One day, a magical box arrived at our doorstep, and what lay inside was an incredible 3-In-1 pedal that gives new meaning to an “always on” pedal: the Boostron 3 Boost Compressor Distortion box from Mike and Mu-FX. The Boostron 3 is based on three...

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A pretty decent portion of my teenage years and beyond have been spent listening to the Grateful Dead, and the one and only Mr. Jerry Garcia. He had a signature sound unlike any other guitarists’, instantly recognizable and full of emotion and power, but one effect in particular produced what many call the “Jerry Sound”: a Mu-Tron III™ Envelope Filter from Musitronics, a classic effect used by numerous musicians, but...

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Vintage pedals seem to always have a mysterious aura about them, whether there were only a few of one model made, or pedals made with certain inner chips no longer available, or obscure effects made famous by players who possessed them. Mu-Tron / Musitronics was known for creating incredible, state-of-the-art and technologically advanced effects back in the 1970’s, and their pedals were made popular by the likes of Jerry Garcia,...

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