Dunlop Cry Baby Mini 535Q

This miniaturised wah is still a Cry Baby, but has some surprisingly grown-up added tricks – so do you need half-size feet to use it? Richard Purvis gets rocking… The case of the ‘incredible shrinking stompboxes’ continues to take intriguing new turns. While the advantages of mini pedals are clear – more effects-per-square-inch of stage, More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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MXR Sugar Drive Mini And Classic 108 Fuzz Mini

The venerable institution of MXR is keeping it contemporary with its new range of Mini pedals. Richard Purvis weighs up a duo of diminutive dirt machines… Like the oceans, the mountains and the annoyingness More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Jackson Audio Prism

Jackson Audio may be a new name in the pedal world, but the folks behind it have an established pedigree of boutique excellence. Michael Watts walks towards the light… Founded in 2010, in Fort Worth Texas, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Mythos Chupacabra Overdrive/Fuzz

Everyone’s crazy for a hand-made drive… Michael Watts, The Guitar Magazine’s resident sharp-dressed man, fires up this ZZ Top-inspired hotrod… Established in Nashville in 2010, Mythos Pedals offers a More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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The Reverb Top 10: Phase Shifters

Most of us won’t have a phaser on all the time, but at the right moment, their impact can be killer. Reverb’s Dan Orkin counts down the ’shifters that shift the most units… From Steve Hacket and Jimi Hendrix, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Way Huge Blue Hippo Mk III, Russian Pickle Mk III & Aqua-Puss Mk III

When is a Way Huge pedal not way huge at all? When it’s been squeezed into a compact enclosure. Richard Purvis tries on some slinky new Smalls… Let’s get this out of the way, no matter how much we might More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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The Reverb Top 10: Fuzz Pedals

There comes a time when every guitarist needs to add a bit of snarling fuzz to their sound. Dan Orkin from Reverb.com runs down the online gear marketplace’s top selling units… Ah, fuzz: one of the simplest, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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JHS pedals The Bonsai

Can’t decide which Tube Screamer or TS clone to buy? Now you can have them all, and more besides, in a single enclosure. Huw Price tests the one Tube Screamer to rule them all… First there was the Boss More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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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’ More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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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...