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Diamond Pedals f-Octave Fuzz Octave

Diamond Pedals f-Octave Fuzz Octave

Today’s pedal provides us with an excellent combination of effects: octave and fuzz. The f-Octave Fuzz Octave from Diamond Pedals is based off of the vintage and classic Foxx Tone Machine, and provides several tasty and dirty auditory options to choose from. This little blue beauty really brings it, and can easily drive your amp […]


Frana Effects White Wave Fuzz Boost

Frana Effects White Wave Fuzz Boost

If you are looking for a fuzz pedal that not only sounds great, but also has more output volume available than just about any pedal that’s come through our office, today’s effect creation is for you. The White Wave from Frana Effects is a Fuzz and a Boost, and has enough power trapped inside to […]


Walrus Audio ARP-87 Multi-Function Delay

Walrus Audio ARP-87 Multi-Function Delay

The crew at Walrus Audio are no strangers to killer delay sounds (see our Bellwether review here), so we were beyond stoked when the announcement of their latest, the ARP-87, was unleashed on the world. Taking the great stuff we love about multiple delay sounds and putting them all into one pedalboard-friendly effect, this multi-function […]


Free The Tone FT-2Y Flight Time Delay

Free The Tone FT-2Y Flight Time Delay

When we had the chance to demo the original Flight Time FT-1Y Digital Delay pedal from Free The Tone early last year, we had no idea that some new features and improvements would be made so quickly, and that we’d have another chance to delve into this marvelous creation so soon. Well, as it happens, […]


Trey Anastasio Discusses Phish Baker’s Dozen Residency

Trey Anastasio Discusses Phish Baker’s Dozen Residency

It’s always fun to see what goes on behind the secret curtain with any musician or band, and especially when it’s one of our favorites – in this case, Phish. Having watched every single concert from the Baker’s Dozen run, it’s safe to say that not only was it historic for all of us phans, […]


JHS Pedals Pink Panther Digital Delay

JHS Pedals Pink Panther Digital Delay

It’s delay week in Pedal of the Day Land, folks! New delay pedal releases are always a good time, and many great ones we’ve tried have come from JHS Pedals. One of their creations that has baffled us (and most of you guys, too) is the elusive Pink Panther, which was released in 2007-2008 or […]


Farm Pedals Kegel Compressor

Farm Pedals Kegel Compressor

Another compressor pedal, you say? Well, this one is a bit different than the one we reviewed earlier this week, the Lamplighter from Greer Amps. Where that one focused on studio compression in a pedal, the Kegel Compressor from Farm Pedals can get down and dirty, with enough squeeze to make your tone sparkle and […]


Animals Pedal Major Overdrive

Animals Pedal Major Overdrive

Today, we’ve got the next new pedal in the Animals Pedal lineup, and while it’s not reinventing the effects pedal wheel, the Major Overdrive is a solid choice for dirtying up your tone. With a simple control section and an output of tasty overdriven tones, this little brown box traveled to us all the way […]


Greer Amps Lamplighter Optical Compressor

Greer Amps Lamplighter Optical Compressor

Studio compressors make everything sound, well…better, right? For years, we all have been on the prowl for a way to harness that key recording ingredient into our live rigs, without having it affect our original signal too much, and one of the answers has just come our way. The Lamplighter Optical Compressor from Greer Amps […]


Dwarfcraft Devices Super Wizard Pitch Shifter Echo

Dwarfcraft Devices Super Wizard Pitch Shifter Echo

Every time we get a new piece of equipment in from our Wisconsin pals at Dwarfcraft Devices, the anticipation and excitement are at full capacity. Today’s pedal was no different, perhaps even more so, as we had had our eye on it for a little while, and couldn’t wait to delve in. The Super Wizard […]


AC Noises Combatti Distortion

AC Noises Combatti Distortion

Our third and final (just for now, hopefully) review and demo of a pedal from our Italian friends AC Noises is a sure-fire powerhouse of an effect. The Combatti (meaning “fight” in Italian) is an overdrive and distortion pedal that isn’t much on clean tones, and has no desire to be. Featuring a simple control […]


Champion Leccy Fat Gett Sub-Octave Fuzz

Champion Leccy Fat Gett Sub-Octave Fuzz

Hand made and hand painted pedals just have something special about them – you can really see how much time and effort goes into each creation, and how dedicated those folks making these effects really are. The Fat Gett Suboctave Fuzz is the first pedal from Champion Leccy that we’ve had the chance to check […]


Emma Electronic DB-2 DiscumBOBulator v2 Auto Wah Envelope Filter

Emma Electronic DB-2 DiscumBOBulator v2 Auto Wah Envelope Filter

Continuing our recent funk pedal extravaganza, we’ve got an updated version of one of the best auto wah / envelope filter pedals around for you today. The DiscumBOBulator has been a staple on the funk scene for years now, a somewhat hidden gem whose loyal user swear by it, as do we here at Pedal […]


Wrought Iron Effects Aslan Overdrive

Wrought Iron Effects Aslan Overdrive

It’s always great to randomly stumble upon a new, exciting effects pedal company, especially one that mixes in aspects of some of our favorite classic books. The Aslan Overdrive from Wrought Iron Effects gets its namesake from a lion in a treasured novel by C.S. Lewis, and brings the power that you’d expect as well. […]


Mu-FX Phasor 2X Optical Phaser

Mu-FX Phasor 2X Optical Phaser

After already getting our grubby mitts on the Tru-Tron 3X and Boostron 3 effects pedals from Mike Beigel and the newly revamped Mu-FX, we absolutely could not wait to see what today’s pedal had in store for us. Boy, did it deliver and then some! The Phasor 2X is the Modern Vintage Analog™ refinement of […]


Empress Effects Superdelay

Empress Effects Superdelay

We have lots of fun with our delay pedals here at Pedal of the Day, and today’s classic piece of gear is a favorite on pedalboards throughout the world. Both groundbreaking and inspiring, the Superdelay from Empress Effects does everything from basic delay sounds to outer space-infused tape delays, reverse stuff and much, much more. […]


TWA DM-02 Dynamorph™ Fuzz Filter Synth

TWA DM-02 Dynamorph™ Fuzz Filter Synth

Every once in a while around the Pedal of the Day office, we encounter a pedal that is truly like no other we’ve seen before, and that really gets us going. The DM-02 Dynamorph from Totally Wycked Audio is just that kind of pedal, as it is a fuzz, filter, synth, distortion and more all […]


Malekko Heavy Industry 616 MkII Ekko Dark Delay

Malekko Heavy Industry 616 MkII Ekko Dark Delay

We did a written review for today’s delay pedal a couple years back, but wanted to add a video demo to the words as well, so the following review contains portions of our previous review, but the demo is ALL NEW. Enjoy! When you’re jumping into into the “dark” delay territory, the 616 MkII Ekko […]


Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter

Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter

Who wants to get FUNKY? Today’s pedal is just about all you’ll need to do so, and with mind-blowing results, too. The Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter Envelope Wah Super-Machine easily creates down and dirty grooves, popping chords and all the Parliament/Funkadelic sounds you can imagine. Let’s check it out… The AF-9 is an optical analog […]


Foxrox Electronics Octron3 Octave Divider

Foxrox Electronics Octron3 Octave Divider

Earlier this year, we finally got around to checking out the original Octron Octave Divider from Foxrox Electronics, and we thought it was just an incredible piece of gear. Fast-forward to today, and we’ve got the next iteration of this steel gray beauty for you, complete with upgrades, more options and that same killer circuitry […]


American Wizard Toneworks Blk Fuzz Plus

American Wizard Toneworks Blk Fuzz Plus

We love the simplicity of the line of effects pedals coming out of Pittsburgh, PA, from our pal Clayton and American Wizard Toneworks. That said, it was nice to see today’s pedal step up the game a little bit, and add some much-appreciated controls into the mix, making the Blk Fuzz Plus a true powerhouse […]


Spaceman Effects Sputnik II Germanium Fuzz

Spaceman Effects Sputnik II Germanium Fuzz

What can we say about the pedals that Spaceman Effects puts out? They’re pricy, they’re hard to find and they all sound incredible. Well, that’s a start, anyway. Their latest masterpiece, the Sputnik II Deluxe Germanium Fuzz, takes the already brilliant circuit from the original Sputnik Fuzz, and beefs it up even more, if you […]


EarthQuaker Devices Space Spiral™ Modulated Delay

EarthQuaker Devices Space Spiral™ Modulated Delay

Whenever a package arrives carrying ANYTHING from our friends at EarthQuaker Devices, the whole shop seems to light up instantly. Continually reinventing the sonic wheel, Jamie, Julie and the crew keep dazzling our eyes and ears with each new creation, and one of their newest is what we’re going to explore today. The Space Spiral™ […]


Hungry Robot Pedals [fz] Fuzz

Hungry Robot Pedals [fz] Fuzz

Let’s face it: there are a LOT of Big Muff-types of fuzz pedals floating around today, along with the true originals, for a whole lotta muff (hehe). So, when we get a pedal in that bucks convention and tries to forage a musical path of its own, we get pretty damn excited. Today’s featured pedal, […]


Hotone Audio B Station Bass Preamp + D.I.

Hotone Audio B Station Bass Preamp + D.I.

Since most of the pedals that come through the shop here are geared towards guitar, today’s pedal was a breath of fresh air, and hopefully an asset to all you bass players out there who think your instrument doesn’t get represented enough (which you’re absolutely right about). The B Station from Hotone Audio is a […]


Main.Ace.FX Shell Shock Fuzz Tremolo

Main.Ace.FX Shell Shock Fuzz Tremolo

For those of us in the know, the pedals from Main.Ace.FX are pretty easy to spot, as they hold a consistent look and feel throughout the lineup created by James Granuzzo. As for their sound, that too is consistent, quality-wise, if not always surprising and creative. Today’s pedal, the Shell Shock Fuzz/Tremolo, is yet another […]


AC Noises Esplora Fuzz

AC Noises Esplora Fuzz

Our first foray into the world of AC Noises effects came about a couple weeks ago, when we had the opportunity to check out their Vola Preamp/Overdrive. Well, we’re back at it today, bringing you a review and demo for the next pedal in their lineup, the Esplora Fuzz. Meaning “explore,” this baby blue beauty […]


Way Huge Electronics Russian-Pickle™ Fuzz

Way Huge Electronics Russian-Pickle™ Fuzz

Unleashing a fury of new and much-anticipated effects over the course of the last couple of years, the crew at Way Huge continues to excite and defy convention with their effects. Today we’re going to take a gander at one of the newest, the Russian-Pickle Fuzz, a dirt pedal that harkens back to the sweet […]


Chase Bliss Audio Brothers™ Analog Gainstage

Chase Bliss Audio Brothers™ Analog Gainstage

As if Joel Korte and the crew at Chase Bliss Audio hadn’t done enough over the last couple of years to enhance and electrify the effects pedal world, here they come again with another sick auditory creation. The Brothers™ is a Boost, Drive and Fuzz pedal, but, as they say, not necessarily in that order. […]


DOD Phasor 490

DOD Phasor 490

There are a group of pedals from DOD, manufactured decades ago that have been making a resurgence as of late, and we’ve got one of ’em for you today. The 490 Phasor doesn’t have a ton of information on it, but we have narrowed the production date down to around 1978 (we think), making it […]


Animals Pedal Car Crush Chorus/Vibe

Animals Pedal Car Crush Chorus/Vibe

After we brought you our review of the first pedal in the Animals Pedal lineup, the Rust Rod Fuzz, we now bring you the second out of five total pedals. The Car Crush is a Chorus and Vibrato pedal, an excellent modulation device that gives you the ability to span different musical eras and decades […]


Tone Monster Dynamic Delay

Tone Monster Dynamic Delay

Sometimes we here at Pedal of the Day stumble across a relatively unknown, hard-to-find-info-on pedal that really rocks our world, and we’re going to check one of them out today. The Dynamic Delay from Tone Monster is an excellent delay that we acquired for less than $50, and it can hold its own with some […]


Life Is Unfair Awkward Breed Fuzz

Life Is Unfair Awkward Breed Fuzz

We recently had the privilege to review the first of two pedals from Life Is Unfair, the Dream Left Behind Fuzz, which we were quite impressed with, especially for it being just a one-knobber. Today we’re going to take a look at the only other pedal in their current lineup, the Awkward Breed Fuzz. While […]


Lone Wolf Audio Acetylene Nirvana VCF Sample/Hold

Lone Wolf Audio Acetylene Nirvana VCF Sample/Hold

If you guys have ever had the pleasure to play an effects pedal from the warped mind of Joe Anastasio from Lone Wolf Audio, you know what kind of crazy gear that dude creates. Today we’re going to look at one of the wackiest, awesomest pieces of musical equipment we’ve seen, a pedal that really […]


Supro 1305 Drive

Supro 1305 Drive

There are a LOT of effects pedals that claim they are an “amp in a box,” but when a company who actually has been building amps for decades creates a pedal, you know it’s legit. The 1305 Drive from Supro takes everything that has always sparkled about their lineup of amps and condenses it into […]


Friday Club PD100 Overdrive

Friday Club PD100 Overdrive

From the twisted, brilliant mind of Jack Deville comes another pedal in his line of effects with the Friday Club moniker, the PD100. This simple-looking overdrive is anything but, producing a good bit of crunch when dimed, and a wonderfully clean boost when set at lower levels. A perfect front-end effect for your board, it […]