EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter

This analogue synth pedal threatens to brutalise your signal in all sorts of peculiar ways… Richard Purvis braves the atonal underworld. We’re not sure if EarthQuaker Devices still counts as a ‘boutique’ builder – its pedal empire seems to be steadily expanding in scale as well as reputation – but they’re still all made in Akron, Ohio, More...

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By On Monday, May 21st, 2018

Fender Effects Pedals

After decades of dabbling, Fender is making a proper go of the whole stompbox thing – but will these six new units floor the competition? Richard Purvis lines ’em up… You may not realise it, but Fender More...

By On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Builder Profile: Stone Deaf

UK company Stone Deaf Effects & Amplification builds innovative stompboxes that have graced the boards of some of the biggest stars in rock. Main man Luke Hilton explains tells the story of the firm’s rapid More...

By On Monday, May 14th, 2018

EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

Could EarthQuaker’s humble-looking new overdrive be the understated crunch machine your pedalboard has been dreaming of? Richard Purvis gets ’wood… There are too many overdrive pedals and most of them More...

By On Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Reverb Top 10: Reverb Pedals

A reverb pedal can be one of the most transformative boxes on your board. Dan Orkin from picks out the 10 most popular units on the online gear marketplace… Welcome back to our ongoing series of articles More...

By On Monday, April 16th, 2018

Meris Polymoon Delay

The force is strong with this one… Richard Purvis finds himself blasted off to a galaxy far, far away by the latest multi-talented digital stompbox from Meris. Forgive us, but we’re a bit confused. Upon More...

By On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

The Reverb Top 10: Delay Pedals

Fancy adding some atmospheric bliss to your guitar sound? Dan Orkin of Reverb picks out the most popular delay pedals sold on the online musical instrument marketplace… Welcome to the second instalment in a series More...

By On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Danelectro Billionaire Pedals

Danelectro has a reputation for quality budget effects, but the new Billionaire range sees the company promising even more bang for your buck. Michael Watts feels flush… Billionaire by Danelectro’. The name More...

By On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Multi Effects

Modern multi-effects processors come in all shapes and sizes, from super-powered digital behemoths to boutique devices with artist associations – here’s our pick of the best of the last 12 months… Winner Line More...

By On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Effects Pedal

We’re living in a golden age of effects pedals, and that’s a fact borne out by some of the fantastic stompboxes that we’ve looked at in 2017… Winner Keeley D&M Drive • Price £229 • Reviewed More...