J Rockett Archer Ikon, ThorpyFX Peacekeeper & Wampler Tumnus review round-up

Guitar & Bass May 2016-1

No pain, low gain? Chris Vinnicombe dips into one of the most flooded areas of the market and tries three leading contenders… The boutique effects business has mushroomed in recent years, and there’s probably no more congested area than that of boosts and low-gain overdrives. Here, we’ve rounded up three new low-to-medium gain drive More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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ThorpyFX Warthog review

Adrian does ‘rocky’ with an American flavour. Chris Vinnicombe goes the whole ’hog…  Following last month’s in-depth look at British Army Major Adrian Thorpe’s Peacekeeper low-gainer, here we turn More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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TC Electronic Ditto X4 Looper review

A floor-based, dual-track looper with effects, that prides itself on its simplicity… There is an extensive choice of loopers on the market these days, and some are significantly more complex than others. More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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Hudson Electronics Broadcast & Sidecar review

Hudson Electronics hand builds pedals that are innovative and original in concept and design. Huw Price twists some Yorkshire hot pots… Hand building on stripboard using carefully selected components, Hudson More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Hartke VXL Bass Attack Tone-Shaper Preamp review

Hartke’s new bass pedal soups up the humble preamp formula. Gareth Morgan puts it to the test… If you only ever use one pedal, a tone fixer – whether in the form of a booster, line driver or preamp – More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, February 29th, 2016
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Pigtronix Echolution 2 Ultra Pro review

Looking for the ultimate delay pedal? This just might be your new best friend… Once you’ve swallowed the manual and navigated your way past the slightly scary exterior (six knobs, eight buttons, More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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Keeley Electronics 30ms Double Tracker, Abbey Chamber Verb & Memphis Sun Reverb reviews

Capturing the sound of the world’s most famous studios in a stompbox is an ambitious task. Sam atkins checks out the results… Abbey Road. The Beatles. Pink Floyd. Elvis Presley. Sun Studio. Johnny Cash. Double More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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TC Electronic Sentry & HyperGravity reviews

The humble compressor and noise gate obtain a high-tech Danish makeover. Simon Bradley dons the white coat… As the range of TC Electronics stompboxes continues to grow, their appearance on an increasing number More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, February 8th, 2016
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Fulltone Solid State Tape Echo review

Based on the iconic Echoplex EP-3, this hotly anticipated tape delay doesn’t come cheap. Sam Atkins tries not to get too attached… Let’s square up to the elephant in the room straight from the off. More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, February 5th, 2016
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Smorg Pedalboards Grab400 review

Combining frame construction with a flat surface, do Smorg’s boards provide the best of both worlds? Chris Vinnicombe finds out… Our round-up of compact pedalboards back in September proved that there’s More...