Published On: Tue, Dec 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 September 2017
Contact Andertons 01483 456777 www.robertkeeley.com
A meeting of minds between the boutique effects godfather Robert Keeley and the stars of That Pedal Show, the D&M Drive promises to offer guitar players the full gamut of drive tones – from clean boost to searing rock leads.

The D&M Drive has two distinct and well-crafted tones modelled to the tastes of That Pedal Show hosts, Mick Taylor and Dan Steinhardt, which can be stacked and blended to taste, creating a hugely versatile gain pedal for all occasions.

We said “A super-versatile gain pedal full of top-quality tones that could conceivably replace two or even three others on your board – if it ran on battery power, it would be perfect!“

Highly Commended



Effects

Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe
• Price
£269
Reviewed September 2017
Contact Origin Effects 01376 553016 www.origineffects.com
We said “An all-round compressor with pristine tone and a full range of compression and limiting effects for guitarists and bassists”




Neunaber Immerse Reverberator
• Price
£219
Reviewed August 2017
Contact Audio Distribution Group +45 6574 8228 neunaber.net
We said “Just gorgeous – this has to be the ultimate compact reverb pedal“




Stone Deaf Tremotron
• Price
£208
Reviewed May 2017
Contact Stone Deaf Effects & Amplification 01706 882486 www.stonedeaffx.com
We said “An absolute beast of a pedal that’s not easy to keep on the leash, but sounds like nothing else out there”

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