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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 […]


Farm Pedals Casco Logger Overdrive

Farm Pedals Casco Logger Overdrive

Today’s featured pedal will not only enhance your tone and drive either a tube or solid state amp, but proceeds from its sales help to fund a family farm in Maine as well. The Casco Logger is the first pedal from our new friends at Farm Pedals that we’ve had the privilege to demo and […]


SiB Electronics Mr. Fazedelic 4-Stage Optical Phase Shifter

SiB Electronics Mr. Fazedelic 4-Stage Optical Phase Shifter

The effects pedals coming out of the SiB Electronics camp are all fairly unique in design and sound, and we’re excited to look at another one of their musical concoctions today. If you’re a fan of the Phaser genre, you’ll really dig the Mr. Fazeadelic. This dual channel phaser gives off tones that will send […]


Classic Audio Effects Yukon Reverb Roller

Classic Audio Effects Yukon Reverb Roller

Continuing in the tradition of reviewing and demoing the Roller series from Classic Audio Effects, today we bring you our third pedal featuring this unique design. We loved how the Stumphouse Drive and Transponder Delay worked with this particular innovation, so of course we were excited to see how it worked with a reverb effect. […]


AC Noises Vola Preamp Overdrive

AC Noises Vola Preamp Overdrive

Discovering new companies, especially ones that are overseas, is always a thrill for us here at Pedal of the Day. Today’s featured pedal comes to us from Italy, where a couple comprised of a music composer and a photographer/illustrator have combined their talents to produce a new and exciting collection of effects pedals. The Vola […]


Animals Pedal Rust Rod Fuzz

Animals Pedal Rust Rod Fuzz

We have been fortunate enough over the last few years to have reviewed the entire lineup of effects from Ninevolt Pedals, and the crew behind those affordable and excellent-sounding pedals are back with another lineup and a different name. The Rust Rod Fuzz from Animals Pedal is the first of 5 pedals from this company […]


Way Huge Electronics® Camel Toe™ Triple Overdrive MkII

Way Huge Electronics® Camel Toe™ Triple Overdrive MkII

Over the last few years, Jeorge Tripps and Way Huge Electronics® have been re-releasing some of their classic pedals, most with some sort of update, to the delight of many who enjoyed the originals. Those had become incredibly rare and expensive, but the new reissues are well-priced and easy to obtain, thus rejuvenating the brand […]


Walrus Audio Monument Harmonic Tap Tremolo

Walrus Audio Monument Harmonic Tap Tremolo

If for some reason, you still don’t know about or haven’t experienced any of the sonic marvels that Walrus Audio continually puts out into the effects community, you need to get on that quick (after you read this and watch the demo, of course). For the rest of us, it comes as no surprise that […]


Retrospec Audio Squeeze Box Compressor Limiter

Retrospec Audio Squeeze Box Compressor Limiter

It seems like we’ve had a fairly steady stream of compressors coming through the shop lately, but nothing had prepared us for today’s mammoth of a pedal that arrived from Retrospec Audio’s shop in Weehawken, NJ. The Squeeze Box is a studio-quality optical compressor/limiter that has been sized down into pedal form, albeit a pretty […]


Xvive Audio U2 2.4GHz Rechargeable Wireless Guitar System

Xvive Audio U2 2.4GHz Rechargeable Wireless Guitar System

Today, we’re checking out something a little different from our normal pedal reviews: a wireless guitar system. From Xvive Audio comes the U2 Rechargeable 2.4GHz Wireless Guitar System, a pair of wireless adapters that let you run all the stage laps and crowd-pleasing jaunts you want, without losing your signal quality or strength. This is […]


Rabbit Hole FX ‘Merkin Fuzz

Rabbit Hole FX ‘Merkin Fuzz

The Chaosmic Fuzz pedal that we reviewed and demoed last year was the first offering from Rabbit Hole FX, and since that initial effect, they’ve added a couple more to their lineup, one of which we are going to check out today. The ‘Merkin Fuzz is totally different from its big brother, but features some […]


Providence Anadime ADC-4 Chorus

Providence Anadime ADC-4 Chorus

A good chorus pedal can really add depth and dimension to your tone, while a not-so-good one can make you sound a bit cheesy and thin. Today’s featured pedal falls squarely into the former description, providing a warm, lush effect for both emulating guitar heroes of past decades and creating new and exciting modern sounds. […]


Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay (JHS Dual Mode Mod)

Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay (JHS Dual Mode Mod)

Although we have already once reviewed this pedal in its ORIGINAL form, the RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay we’re looking at today has had a key modification added to it, making it even more impressive and useful than before. Josh and the kids at JHS Pedals came up with the Dual Mode Mod for the RV-3, RV-5 […]


Pigtronix Echolution 2 Filter Pro Delay

Pigtronix Echolution 2 Filter Pro Delay

For a number of years now, the folks at Pigtronix have been pushing, pulling and re-working the Delay genre with their lineup of echo devices, and we’re going to take a gander at one of the newest ones today. The Echolution 2 Filter Pro is an extremely flexible, option-filled, preset-ridden, multi-tap stereo modulation delay, that’s […]


Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler Fuzz

Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler Fuzz

In an effects world full of clones and “borrowed” circuits, there’s a want, maybe even a NEED, for fresh pedals, new ideas and incredible music-making machines. A company that absolutely adheres to this mantra in Dr. Scientist, who continually reinvests the proverbial sonic wheel, creating unique design after design, some of which we’ve had the […]


DC Pedals TS-777 Ultra Overdrive

DC Pedals TS-777 Ultra Overdrive

Most of us have played some version of the famous Tube Screamer pedal before, no matter what model number or differing shade of green it might be, with varying levels of likability. Some players swear by them, others want to toss them in the trash, but one thing remains constant: they’re well-known and not going […]


Stomp Audio Labs AMP Treble Booster

Stomp Audio Labs AMP Treble Booster

We recently got our first taste of what the crew at Stomp Audio Labs are capable of putting out, at least pedal-wise, so we sure were stoked to give another one of their products a go. While different in genre and appearance, the AMP Treble Booster is a high-quality pedal through and through, and though […]


Hotone Audio A Station Acoustic Preamp / D.I.

Hotone Audio A Station Acoustic Preamp / D.I.

It’s been a little while since we checked out an acoustic effect here at Pedal of the Day, but we’re coming back in strong fashion, for sure. Today’s option-filled piece of gear comes to us from Hotone Audio, and is an acoustic player’s dream pedal. The A Station is an acoustic guitar preamp with D.I. […]


SviSound SiMosFuzz Silicon MosFet Fuzz

SviSound SiMosFuzz Silicon MosFet Fuzz

We’ve had our eyes on the effects being produced by SviSound in Bulgaria since we started Pedal of the Day, and are really excited to bring you guys our first review of one of their pedals today. The SiMosFuzz is a basic fuzz pedal, with some nice goings-on inside, and a signature futuristic design on […]


Mouse Electronics Solid Drive Distortion

Mouse Electronics Solid Drive Distortion

Distortion pedals can be a tricky business – some players can get turned off even by the mention of the word, as they automatically assume these types of pedals can only be used to play loud, aggressive music. While that can be true, the good ones can also be used in many different musical situations, […]


Classic Audio Effects Transponder Delay Roller

Classic Audio Effects Transponder Delay Roller

A couple months back, we had the pleasure to review and demo a new sort of pedal, one that featured a roller wheel that allowed you to set the intensity of the overdrive. That pedal was the Stumphouse Drive Roller from Classic Audio Effects. Well, they’re taken that concept and applied it to probably our […]


Life Is Unfair Dream Left Behind Fuzz

Life Is Unfair Dream Left Behind Fuzz

Sometimes, in our wonderful world of effects pedals, one knob is all you need to produce spectacular sounds. Such is the case with today’s featured piece of gear, the Dream Left Behind Fuzz from our new friends at Life Is Unfair. Coming to us all the way from the city of Cardiff in southern Wales, […]


Providence Velvet Comp VLC-1 Compressor

Providence Velvet Comp VLC-1 Compressor

We love a good compressor to smooth out our tone a little bit, and using not too much or not too little is the real key. Today’s featured pedal gives you the flexibility you need in a compressor/limiter, with the functionality and tone of studio-grade sounding gear. The Velvet Comp VLC-1 is a perfect example […]


Vick Audio Hypocenter Delay

Vick Audio Hypocenter Delay

In our experience with Vick Audio, we have had the pleasure of testing, reviewing and demoing some of the greatest fuzz pedals we’ve come across. That said, we were pretty excited to venture into a new genre of effects from Mike Vickery and the crew, especially since it was a new and shiny delay pedal! […]


SolidGoldFX Tone Mob Model 001 Fuzz Generator – Aluminum Edition

SolidGoldFX Tone Mob Model 001 Fuzz Generator – Aluminum Edition

We are suckers for aesthetics here at Pedal of the Day, and today’s pedal just jumps right out at you (plus it look sweet in a group of pedal, too). A collaboration between the crews at SolidGoldFX and The Tone Mob, the Model 001 Fuzz Generator is an aluminum fuzz masterpiece, a pedal that is […]