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Stomp Audio Labs White Widow Silicon Fuzz

Stomp Audio Labs White Widow Silicon Fuzz

A lot of times, you can tell if you and a pedal are going to gel from the first minute or so of playing it. Today’s featured pedal took us about 8 seconds before we knew it was a keeper. The White Widow Silicon Fuzz comes to us all the way from Brazil, and it […]


Black Cat Pedals Vibe Chorus Vibrato

Black Cat Pedals Vibe Chorus Vibrato

The first time we ever heard about the Black Cat Vibe, it was doing research on the rig of Trey Anastasio, who used to keep the original half unit in his on-stage rack (known then as the Custom Audio Electronics Black Cat Vibe). Since those particular units were pretty rare and pretty expensive, we never […]


VOX Double Deca Delay

VOX Double Deca Delay

There are many, many pedals you see on all the forums and discussion boards, and what everyone wants to trade their garbage for. Sometimes, though, you discover a gem that, while it may have been around for a while, isn’t necessarily on anyone’s super-radar. Today’s pedal, the Double Deca Delay from VOX, is exactly one […]


VFE Pedals Vader Delay Chorus

VFE Pedals Vader Delay Chorus

Today’s pedal is a fantastic example of everything a 2-in-1 pedal should be, especially when it combines two great genres of effects together. The Vader (as we assume is its proper name) is a one-off custom pedal built by VFE Pedals, and it joins together their Blueprint Delay and Choral Reef Chorus effects. While these […]


EarthQuaker Devices Bellows Fuzz Driver

EarthQuaker Devices Bellows Fuzz Driver

There aren’t many companies who deliver the goods consistently with each and every pedal they release, but one that just about has that market cornered is EarthQuaker Devices. From the most complex and innovative pieces of gear to a simple, two-knob fuzz effect (like maybe today’s featured pedal?), the musical inspiration their stuff brings out […]


JHS Pedals Bun Runner Fuzz

JHS Pedals Bun Runner Fuzz

Although we reviewed this guy a while back, it was V1, and we weren’t doing demo videos at the time, so we decided to revisit one of our favorite fuzz pedals, and update it a bit as well. We’ve included excerpts from our original review, as well as the sweet, sweet demo… We love this […]


Dedalo FX Revolver RVO-3 Overdrive Booster

Dedalo FX Revolver RVO-3 Overdrive Booster

Anyone who reads these reviews knows that we’re big fans of 2-in-1 pedals. The effect we’re looking at today is a perfect example of combining two great effects together in one pedalboard-friendly enclosure to maximize all the tone available from your instrument and amp. The Revolver RVO-3 is both and overdrive and a boost, working […]


Sioux Guitars K-D Chorus

Sioux Guitars K-D Chorus

Sometimes, a knob or two are all you need to create big, fat tones to incorporate into your sound. Today’s featured pedal comes to us from Sioux Guitars, and has that exact tonal mentality. The K-D Chorus has a simple, two-knob setup, but within those dials are a vast, sweeping expanse of sound for us […]


Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron+ Envelope Filter

Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron+ Envelope Filter

There’s something about a wah sound that just gets your body movin’ and groovin’ a little bit. Maybe because it induces memories of your favorite Blaxploitation films, or the first time you heard ‘Shakedown Street‘ live, or when you used to spin Stevie Wonder albums over and over in your youth. Whatever the case may […]


Guest Reviewer Fridays: SolidGoldFX BC549 Mini-Booster

Guest Reviewer Fridays: SolidGoldFX BC549 Mini-Booster

Today’s guest review comes to us from Coe S. – find him on Instagram (@coeschneider) and say Hi! From the get go I was interested in the small box, single knob lineup from SolidGoldFX. As much as I like to tweak sounds and create sonic havoc the appeal of a simple to use straight ahead […]


Vick Audio 1861 Fuzz

Vick Audio 1861 Fuzz

Those of us that love fuzz can’t help but dig those old, vintage effects pedals of said genre. Problem is, more often than not, they’re hard to maintain, and modern improvements on their original components and design are as tempting as ever. Which brings us to today’s featured pedal – the 1861 Fuzz. Modeled after […]


Flux Effects Liquid Tremolo

Flux Effects Liquid Tremolo

Our first encounter with New Zealanders Flux Effects was with their Liquid Ambience pedal, a super-reverb drenched in ambient awesomeness that has had very few competitors to this point. So…we were pretty excited when Michael said he was going to send us a Liquid Tremolo to review and demo – needless to say, we were […]


Neunaber Audio Effects Iconoclast Speaker Emulator

Neunaber Audio Effects Iconoclast Speaker Emulator

As much fun as it is to inspect, decipher and enjoy effects pedals that make all different kinds of noises, sometimes it’s nice to sit back and marvel at one that doesn’t really alter your sound all that much. Not that today’s pedal, the Iconoclast Stereo Parametric Speaker Emulator from Neunaber Audio Effects, isn’t super […]


Pedal Monsters Klone Overdrive Boost

Pedal Monsters Klone Overdrive Boost

The infamous Klon. We’ve all heard about it, a lot of us have played one or heard it live, and a couple fortunate souls actually own one (not us). For the majority of us gearheads who don’t have $1500+ to spend on one pedal, we look elsewhere to find that signature tone, which brings us […]


EarthQuaker Devices Gray Channel Overdrive

EarthQuaker Devices Gray Channel Overdrive

It’s always a surprise when you open a box from EarthQuaker Devices, and in our experience, always a positive one. Today’s featured pedal is no different, and has actually vaulted to near the top of our list of their overdrive effects. The Gray Channel, based on the classic DOD 250 Preamp Overdrive, is a dual-channel […]


ProAnalog Devices MkII Fuzz V2

ProAnalog Devices MkII Fuzz V2

Fuzzzzz…..we dig it, as do a lot of you players out there. While fuzz might not be for everyone, those of us that like it like it a LOT, and today’s featured pedal is a fuzz to end all fuzzes (if that’s actually possible). You probably know the name Scotty ProAnalog, and we’re going to […]


Mattoverse Electronics Swell Delay

Mattoverse Electronics Swell Delay

Discovering new and exciting pedal builders has always been a great thrill for us here at Pedal of the Day, and the effects we’re checking out today embodies that to a big, fat “T”. Mattoverse Electronics was an unknown company to us not too long ago, and after checking out the Swell Delay, we’re glad […]


Throne Room Pedals Atlantis Overdrive

Throne Room Pedals Atlantis Overdrive

It’s been a hot minute since we reviewed an effect from Throne Room Pedals, but we’re glad we got to check out today’s featured piece of gear. The Atlantis Overdrive is a low-to-mid gain dirt pedal, providing plenty of crunch and boost for any situation. Let’s check it out! The Volume, Tone and Drive controls […]


Celestial Effects Capricorn Rock Distortion

Celestial Effects Capricorn Rock Distortion

A couple of weeks ago, we took a look at a pedal from our friends at Celestial Effects, the Virgo Rock Overdrive, and found that it was a rocking little purple beast. Today’s featured pedal is the Virgo’s older, grown-up and more powerful brother, the Capricorn Rock Distortion. A versatile Boost/Overdrive/Distortion pedal, this creamy creation […]


One Pot Mojado Wetback Drive

One Pot Mojado Wetback Drive

A little while back, we were super excited to get a package all the way from Mexico, containing a pedal from One Pot, a company that we had been excited to work with for a while. Not only that, but this particular pedal, the Mojado Wetback Drive, had been custom-designed for us, and was even […]


Ninevolt Pedals Skateboarding Bear Metal Distortion

Ninevolt Pedals Skateboarding Bear Metal Distortion

Well, it’s been a helluva ride delving into the big bag of tricks that the folks at Ninevolt Pedals gave us, and today we bring you the last one in their complete series of effects pedals: the excellently-named Skateboarding Bear Metal Distortion. This is a BIG pedal, with tons of volume, attitude and range all […]


Gurus Amps Echosex 2 Echo Delay

Gurus Amps Echosex 2 Echo Delay

Who likes delay and echo? “WE LIKE DELAY AND ECHO!” Of course you do, silly. Today’s pedal is an incredible recreation of one of the most famous echo units ever created, the Binson Echorec. This classic delay unit created in the 1950’s was made famous by bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Hawkwind and the […]


Friday Club el Cardinále Overdrive

Friday Club el Cardinále Overdrive

If you’re around the pedal world on even a minor level, there’s a good chance yo’ve heard the name Jack Deville. The mastermind behind the Mr. Black line of pedals, he’s got his hands in ventures all over, one of which we are going to check out today. The Friday Club pedals are a line […]


Walrus Audio Red High-Gain Distortion

Walrus Audio Red High-Gain Distortion

In the modern world of pedals, there are a handful of companies who are consistently pushing the envelope and getting new sounds and sonic options out to the masses, and have the following and resources to do so. One of our favorites is Walrus Audio, who just put out today’s featured pedal, and knocked another […]


Monarch Musical Devices Lion Drive

Monarch Musical Devices Lion Drive

We get to meet a lot of great people doing this pedal review thing, and today’s up-and-coming company are no exception. Starting with their flagship pedal, the Lion Drive, the folks at Monarch Musical Devices are right up our alley, being as kind and communicative as can be. Not to mention this blue beast they […]


Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive

Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive

Unless you’ve been living under a musical rock for the past couple years, you know about the pedal being produced by Strymon, and how they have come on full-force to bring some innovative and unique sonic designs to the table. While they had previously focused on modulation-types of effects, today’s pedal brings us their first […]


DOD DFX94 Digital Delay/Sampler

DOD DFX94 Digital Delay/Sampler

There was a period of time in the early-mid ’90’s where DOD was putting out some really experimental effects, and we were able to track one of them down for today’s featured pedal. The DFX94 is a digital delay, but it’s also a sampler as well, and boasts a full FOUR SECONDS of delay time, […]


The Record Company are Grammy Nominees!

The Record Company are Grammy Nominees!

Our good friend Chris Vos, who we interviewed a little while back, and his incredible band The Record Company have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album! If you haven’t heard these guys yet, be sure to check ’em out, especially if you get a chance to see them live. They […]


Henretta Engineering Red Brick Delay

Henretta Engineering Red Brick Delay

There are pedalboard-friendly pedals, and then there are pedals from Henretta Engineering. These guys take it to a whole new level, throwing all the controls (via trimpots) into enclosures that only measure 2-1/8″ x 2-5/16″, making them the ultimate small sized pedal. Today’s feature pedal of theirs is no different from others we’ve reviewed in […]


Ross Stereo Analog Delay

Ross Stereo Analog Delay

Old school, vintage, classic delays really just can’t be beat. Plain and simple. You plug it in, get that little background hum going, and then hit that first note, and the smile just washes over your face. Today’s pedal is one of the more rare and coveted analog delay from the ’70’s, from Ross, a […]


Foxrox Electronics Octron Octave Divider

Foxrox Electronics Octron Octave Divider

Let’s face it: an octave effect can really add another dimension to your sound, period. Whether it’s up or down (or both, in the case of today’s pedal), this one effect has produced some classic tones over the decades, and continues to be a powerful, if underrated, piece of gear to use on both guitar […]


DigiTech Dirty Robot Stereo Mini-Synth

DigiTech Dirty Robot Stereo Mini-Synth

Sometimes, you just know an effect is going to be rad based solely on its name, and today’s pedal proves that once again. The Dirty Robot from DigiTech is a mini-synth pedal, turning your guitar or bass into a close-to-full-blown synthesizer, without having to worry about a second pickup or interface to haul around. A […]


MXR M300 Reverb

MXR M300 Reverb

We dig a good reverb pedal, and we figured this new line of MXR pedals would have a pretty good one when they finally released it. In short, we were right. The M300 Reverb features SIX selectable reverb types, along with 3 basic control knobs, to give you more reverberated sounds than you’ll know how […]


Keeley Electronics Caverns Delay Reverb

Keeley Electronics Caverns Delay Reverb

Ever the innovators, Robert and his crew at Keeley Electronics never cease to amaze us with the creations they continue to re-invent and release every year, and while today’s pedal is a little bit of an older model for them, it’s pretty damn brilliant nonetheless. The Caverns is a dual-function Delay and Reverb pedal in […]


Celestial Effects Virgo Rock Overdrive

Celestial Effects Virgo Rock Overdrive

We have had the pleasure of reviewing and demoing a whole bunch of pedals from our friends at Celestial Effects over the years, and we get to do it again today! The Virgo Rock Overdrive conjures up feelings and sounds of all your favorite classic rock tunes and guitarists from the ’60’s and ’70’s with […]


Pelican NoiseWorks Pelitaur (Limited Silver Edition)

Pelican NoiseWorks Pelitaur (Limited Silver Edition)

At first glance, one could easily mistake today’s featured pedal for a run-of-the-mill pseudo-copy of one of the most famous (and now expensive) effects pedals ever created. However, once you plug the Pelitaur into your amp and crank up the volume knob on your guitar or bass, you quickly realize that you were sorely mistaken, […]