The Reverb Top 10: Flange Pedals

Oft confused with the similar phaser, flangers are in fact a distinct species all of their own. Reverb’s Dan Orkin examines the 10 bestselling pedals found on the online marketplace… T he flanger is a simple yet deceptively versatile breed of effect. The way a flanger operates is similar to a phase shifter or chorus – by duplicating and offsetting More...

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By On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Beetronics FX OctaHive & WhoctaHell

Californian indie pedal builder Beetronics promises honey-sweet tones fit for a queen – so will these two drop-dead gorgeous octave fuzzes get Richard Purvis buzzing? For any of us, it’s easy to get carried More...

By On Friday, August 24th, 2018

Stone Deaf Syncopy

The British master of fairground-lit pedals with analogue sound and digital control has turned its attention to bucket-brigade delay. And as Richard Purvis finds out, it has hidden talents… Stone Deaf has More...

By On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

ThorpyFX Fat General

Adrian Thorpe’s new compressor marks the start of an ongoing collaboration with a stompbox legend. Richard Purvis stands to attention… Like many mythical creatures, Dan Coggins is only sighted at rare and More...

By On Monday, July 30th, 2018

Monty’s Guitars MORE! Double Boost w/ loop

A double-barrelled helping of +15db plus an effects loop to hammer both ends of your pedalboard simultaneously. Michael Watts does his best Dickensian orphan impression and asks for More! Monty’s Guitars is More...

By On Friday, July 27th, 2018

The Reverb Top 10: Chorus

It’s been a studio staple since the 70s, but the chorus effect is seriously back in vogue. Dan Orkin looks at a 10-strong choir of the most popular chorus pedals on… In this month’s instalment of More...

By On Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Keeley Electronics Omni Reverb

Keeley’s latest reverb may be low on knobs to play with, but that doesn’t mean it’s predictable… Richard Purvis dwells on the heavenly simplicity of the Omni ’verb. Have we become greedy with our reverbs? More...

By On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids

A digital flanger with some distinctly non-flangey tricks and a dual-function footswitch? Richard Purvis unlocks the mystery of the Pyramids… We don’t seem to review a lot of flangers. Is it because of their More...

By On Friday, July 13th, 2018

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 More...

By On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

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...