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Roadie 2 Automatic Guitar Tuner

Roadie 2 Automatic Guitar Tuner

Today’s piece of gear isn’t a pedal, but something that every player should have as the first bit of equipment they buy along with their instrument: a tuner. No ordinary tuner, either, mind you: this thing is in a class all its own, untouched so far by imitators or copycats. Now completely wireless with no […]


Toneczar Effects Echoczar Analog Stereo Delay

Toneczar Effects Echoczar Analog Stereo Delay

Ahhh, delay….our favorite effect. It comes in so many different shapes and colors and flavors and options, and we love ’em all – not equally, though. Once in a while, an effects pedal makes its way to our shop and we are absolutely blown away, and today’s pedal did exactly that as soon as we […]


LongAmp Roxanne Flanger

LongAmp Roxanne Flanger

Happy Valentine’s Day!….or whatever. Now, here’s something important: If you’re a fan of Andy Summers‘ guitar work, there’s a good chance you’ve always tried to figure out just what created those classic sounds that he and The Police became famous for 40 years ago. Today’s pedals is a fantastic recreation of one of the most […]


Pigtronix Mothership 2 Analog Synthesizer

Pigtronix Mothership 2 Analog Synthesizer

The folks at Pigtronix have always put out wildly innovative, sonically-pleasing and sometimes futuristic effects, that are always surrounded by questions like, “Who makes that pedal?” or “How did you get that sound?” The purple piece of gear we’ve got today for you to check out and listen to is their newest creation, one that […]


Guest Review: Pepers’ Pedals 4049 Skitz Bass Overdrive

Guest Review: Pepers’ Pedals 4049 Skitz Bass Overdrive

Today’s guest review comes to us from Jimi Dymond – you can find him on Instagram and with his band Rotten Foxes on Facebook and Bandcamp. Thanks again, Jimi! What can I say? I’m not a fancy man. Technology eludes me, I’m 28 and write on my smartphone with one index finger like a banged […]


Free The Tone PA-1QG Programmable Analog 10 Band EQ

Free The Tone PA-1QG Programmable Analog 10 Band EQ

Equalization effects pedals tend to get lost in the chatter, what with so many interesting noisemakers available today. They are, however, an important piece to many rigs, and today’s pedal takes it up to a new level in terms of usability and EQ options for your tone. The PA-1QG (there’s also the PA-1QB for bass) […]


Anasounds Phase Lag Organic Phaser

Anasounds Phase Lag Organic Phaser

It’s been a little while since we’ve anything in the shop for our friends at Anasounds, but today we’ve got the first of three pedals from their stellar lineup to chat about and demo. A good phaser can add that special something that maybe you didn’t know you needed in your rig, or can be […]


ModTone Effects MT-FD Flexstortion Supreme Distortion

ModTone Effects MT-FD Flexstortion Supreme Distortion

We’ve been getting down and dirty the last few weeks with some incredible distortion pedals, and we’re gonna keep that trend going again today, if you don’t mind. “Good-sounding distortion” and “affordable” don’t always go well together, but today’s pedal just might change your opinion about that. The Flextortion from ModTone Effects is a supreme […]


Shift Line Astronaut Multiverb Space Reverb Unit V.2

Shift Line Astronaut Multiverb Space Reverb Unit V.2

Who doesn’t love a good bit of ambience in their music? Well, lots of folks, probably, but for those of us that dig it, today’s pedal is going to blow your mind. The Astronaut V.2 from Shift Line is a multiverb space reverb unit, with numerous program algorithms to choose from and tones that stretch […]


Adventure Audio Demogorgon Fuzz Tremolo Reverb V2

Adventure Audio Demogorgon Fuzz Tremolo Reverb V2

Today’s featured effect not only showcases some incredible sonic prowess from the designers, it also gives a nod to one of our favorite television shows EVER. For those of you who marveled in ‘Stranger Things‘ like most of the rest of the world, you’ll surely recognize the name Demogorgon, the moniker given to this insane […]


Walrus Audio Fathom Multi-Function Reverb

Walrus Audio Fathom Multi-Function Reverb

You all have fun at NAMM last week(end)? Well, we’ve got one of the premiere effects from the show for you RIGHT NOW! Continually pushing the musical envelope is what it’s all about these days, especially in the crowded effects pedal market. Colt and the squad at Walrus Audio seem to be keeping themselves up […]


Keeley Electronics Filaments High Gain Distortion

Keeley Electronics Filaments High Gain Distortion

Although we’re not the fastest or most technical of players around here, we sure can appreciate a good heavy metal tune, and the pedal we’re going to look at today is capable of providing the tones needed for speed, thrash, glam, black, death and other metal genres with ease. Robert and the kids at Keeley […]


Jext Telez Buzz Tone Germanium Fuzz

Jext Telez Buzz Tone Germanium Fuzz

After being able to check out the revered White Pedal from Jext Telez, we were excited to see what dirty effect they had for us this go-round – color us impressed again. The Buzz Tone is a germanium fuzz that also has trace elements of overdrive packed right in, for an all-encompassing tonal spectrum of […]


NUX Time Force Multi Modulation Digital Delay

NUX Time Force Multi Modulation Digital Delay

While everyone is always out to find a great deal, there don’t seem to be a ton of decent options for low-priced gear that sounds great in the world of effects pedals. That all changed when we plugged in today’s featured pedal and went for a funky, delay-filled ride down the rabbit hole. The Time […]


Dunlop Electronics EP103 Echoplex® Delay

Dunlop Electronics EP103 Echoplex® Delay

We’ve all had a pedal, effects or vintage sound-making machine that has peaked our curiosity for years, but have never had the ways or means to acquire said piece of gear. One of the most famous of these is undoubtedly the Echoplex EP-3 from Maestro, a warm echo machine full of tasty modulated delays, and […]


Buffalo FX Carrera Overdrive Boost

Buffalo FX Carrera Overdrive Boost

After getting the chance to review and demo the M-1 Ram’s Head Fuzz from Buffalo FX, we were looking forward to something a little milder from them, as the M-1 was a real powerhouse (in only the best of ways, mind you). They responded with the Carrera Overdrive, a low-to-mid gain boostable dirt pedal that […]


Bogner Amplification Burnley Distortion

Bogner Amplification Burnley Distortion

As it turns out, our first foray into the world of effects pedals from Bogner Amplification is a good one. The Burnley Distortion features a simple control setup, transformer design by one of the most famous audio pioneers in the business and an LED that reacts to your playing. What else could you possibly need […]


MD Effects High Tide Chorus Reverb Delay

MD Effects High Tide Chorus Reverb Delay

2-in-1 pedals are fairly badass, and always welcome into the musical fold around here. Every once in a while, however, we get to check out the rare and even more fun THREE-in-1 pedal, one of which has graced us with its presence today. The High Tide from MD Effects is a chorus, reverb and delay […]


Sarno Music Solutions Solar Flare Distortion

Sarno Music Solutions Solar Flare Distortion

The Earth Drive from Sarno Music Solutions was one of the best drives we had the pleasure of reviewing lately, so we were equally stoked to check out its big brother, the Solar Flare Distortion. Featuring another user-friendly control section and a whole slew of killer tones to drive your amp, this second offering from […]


Orange Amps Fur Coat Octave Fuzz

Orange Amps Fur Coat Octave Fuzz

After checking out the new Getaway Driver from our friends at Orange Amps a couple months ago, we were excited to plug in the Fur Coat, another new effect in their lineup. This monster is a vintage fuzz loosely based on the Foxx Tone Machine, with an added octave option, for full tonal control and […]


Meris Mercury7 Reverb

Meris Mercury7 Reverb

Ambient reverb pedals have been all the rage over the last few years, and today’s featured pedal stands right up there with the best of them. The Mercury Seven were the first group of American astronauts to be chosen to go to space, way back in 1959, and the Mercury7 Reverb pays homage to their […]


Bomes Electric Sir-Gains-A-Lot Overdrive

Bomes Electric Sir-Gains-A-Lot Overdrive

Overdrive effects are, let’s face it, everywhere, and in order to stand out from the crowd, you’ve got to do something pretty special. The crew over at Bomes Electric has done just that with today’s featured pedal, the Sir-Gains-A-Lot, a dual preset boost overdrive that sings with amp-pushing flash and gorgeous sustain. Extremely user-friendly and […]


Seymour Duncan Andromeda Dynamic Digital Delay

Seymour Duncan Andromeda Dynamic Digital Delay

Delay is pretty much our favorite effect around here, from a slight slap back to an endless echo through space and time, and today’s function-filled pedal takes us on a journey that covers just about all the bases you need in the delay world. The Andromeda from Seymour Duncan is labeled as a dynamic digital […]


Analog Alien FuzzBubble 45 Overdrive Fuzz

Analog Alien FuzzBubble 45 Overdrive Fuzz

We love a good dual effect pedal around these parts, and the pedal we’re taking a gander at today features two beloved tones in spades. The FuzzBubble 45 from Analog Alien is an overdrive and fuzz in one, combining a couple of classic sounds into one pretty purple box, and giving you all the dirt […]


PandaMIDI Future Impact I Bass Synthesizer

PandaMIDI Future Impact I Bass Synthesizer

While we don’t often do many bass pedal reviews (sorry, guys), we’ve got a pedal today that guitarists AND fans of the low end will appreciate and marvel in. Based on the famed Akai Deep Impact SB-1 Bass Synth, the Future Impact I is also a bass synthesizer pedal, offering more options and parameter controls […]


Wilson Effects Stoned Grasshopper Boost Overdrive Fuzz

Wilson Effects Stoned Grasshopper Boost Overdrive Fuzz

We’ve been wanting to get our grubby mitts on a pedal from Wilson Effects for a couple of years now, and that day has finally arrived. Today’s featured pedal, the Stoned Grasshopper, not only has one of the best monikers we’ve come across so far, but also houses three independent effects that can be used […]


ZVEX Effects Box of Rock Overdrive

ZVEX Effects Box of Rock Overdrive

The last couple of pedals we’ve checked out from ZVEX Effects have been pretty wild, untamed and crazy, to say the least. Today’s pedal brings us back into reality, if just a hair, for a truly powerful and rocking overdrive/distortion effect, via the Box of Rock. A classic in its own right, this little silver […]


Keeley Electronics Caverns Delay Reverb v2

Keeley Electronics Caverns Delay Reverb v2

Combining delay and reverb into one effect should absolutely be done more often, especially if the result is anything like today’s featured piece of gear. Improving a bit on the first version of this pedal, the Caverns Delay Reverb V2 takes everything we loved from the initial go-round and fine tunes it all into a […]


Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Echo Unit CB-3 Tape Delay

Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Echo Unit CB-3 Tape Delay

There’s a decent chance you’ve heard of the famous Echoplex EP-3 Tape Delay from Maestro, made popular in the 70’s and 80’s by Andy Summers, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, and Brian May, among others. You may also know that these older units are finicky, tricky to repair, costly at times and not always the […]


Midnight Amplification Mynd Driver Overdrive

Midnight Amplification Mynd Driver Overdrive

Having recently reviewed and demoed a couple of pedals from our pals down under at Midnight Amplification, the Sentinel Reverb Overdrive and the Giant Sound Preamp Boost Fuzz, we were wicked excited to delve into yet another one of these Aussie-created effects. The Mynd Driver, in addition to having an awesome name, also conjured up […]


JHS Pedals Spring Tank Reverb

JHS Pedals Spring Tank Reverb

There are a ton of great reverb pedals on the market right now, so you’ve got to do something to stand out from the pack to succeed. The crew at JHS Pedals is pretty good at that in general, and today’s pedal is no exception. The Spring Tank Reverb not only provides lush, amp-type spring […]


DOD Rubberneck Analog Delay

DOD Rubberneck Analog Delay

If you haven’t noticed by now, we like delay pedals here…a lot. Needless to say, we were pretty stoked to hear about the release of the Rubberneck Analog Delay from DOD / DigiTech, and were finally able to get our hands on one to review and demo for you. Let’s just say this machine has […]


Gamechanger Audio PLUS Sustain Pedal

Gamechanger Audio PLUS Sustain Pedal

Instrument crossovers are fairly rare in this business, but we’re super-excited about the one we’re bringing you today. The PLUS is a piano-style sustain pedal from Gamechanger Audio, and while that may seem like a not-too-flashy effect, it is. All the ambience and swells you’ve been searching for in countless reverb pedals presents itself here […]


Malekko Heavy Industry Sneak Attack VCA Tremolo

Malekko Heavy Industry Sneak Attack VCA Tremolo

Wacky, crazy, outside the box effects really get our pulses racing here at Pedal of the Day, and today’s pedal delivered the goods in spades. Effects that are hard to categorize or identify are usually our favorites, as they represent a new style of thinking and showcase the builders’ innovative technique and auditory prowess, which […]


Sarno Music Solutions Earth Drive Boost Overdrive

Sarno Music Solutions Earth Drive Boost Overdrive

One of the new key ingredients to our demo video sound is the marvelous Black Box from Sarno Music Solutions, a true audiophile quality, vacuum tube pickup driver that brings your tone to life. In addition to this marvel, they also make some effects pedals, and today we’re going to look at the Earth Drive […]


EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Modulated Monophonic Harmonizing PLL

EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Modulated Monophonic Harmonizing PLL

Every now and again, we get an effect coming through our shop that defies all reason, logic and musicality, and those pedals usually come straight from Akron, Ohio. If you don’t know by now (all 3 of you), EarthQuaker Devices has been not just pushing, but destroying the sonic envelope for the last decade or […]