ThorpyFX Muffroom Cloud fuzz pedal review

ThorpyFX Muffroom Cloud

Could Major Thorpe’s second offering be all Muffs to all men? Chris Vinnicombe gets a visit from the fuzz in the G&B review of the ThorpyFX Muffroom Cloud… Regular readers will remember ThorpyFX from the Gunshot overdrive pedal we were wowed by in the August issue of G&B. As we explained in our Gunshot review, ThorpyFX came into being More...

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Pedaltrain Nano+ review

The market leader updates its smallest and lightest design. Since the company began as a one-man start-up in 1999, Pedaltrain has become so ubiquitous with the pedalboard market that some stompbox manufacturers More...

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Orange Bax Bangeetar review

The Bax Bangeetar may look like an overdrive pedal with extra knobs, but there’s more to it than that. Huw Price takes it to the Bax… The Bax Bangeetar is basically an Orange preamp in op-amp form, coupled More...

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Amzel Cheshire Cat review

The purr-fect friend for distortion tweakers… The original blue Cheshire Cat is one of those `secret weapon’ pedals you find yourself wondering about when you sneak a look at someone’s setup after More...

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Audio Kitchen The Small Trees review

The Small Trees is an all-valve clean booster and line driver that’s hand built here in the UK. Huw Price checks what’s cooking… Steve Crow is the designer and builder for Audio Kitchen amps, and his eight-year-old More...

J Rockett pedals review
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J Rockett Audio Designs Pedal Reviews

‘Made by musicians, for musicians’ may be a cliché, but it sums up the J Rockett ethos. Chris Vinnicombe takes a listen…   Founded a decade ago by Colorado’s Chris Van Tassel and Jay Rockett, More...

Strymon DIG review
By On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay review

Strymon’s latest luxury stomper aims to emulate the quirky delays of the past… but not the analogue ones. Richard Purvis gets a repeat prescription… We all know the accepted story: analogue delay is warm, More...

Catalinbread Topanga and Belle Epoch review
By On Monday, June 29th, 2015

Catalinbread Topanga & Belle Epoch review

Catalinbread attempts to cram a Fender spring reverb and an Echoplex tape echo into stompbox housings. Huw Price feels the ambience… It speaks volumes about electric guitar culture that cutting-edge DSP technology More...

ThorpyFx Gunshot overdrive review
By On Thursday, June 25th, 2015

ThorpyFx Gunshot Overdrive review

Growl control from Major Thorpe… a truly ‘bomb-proof ’ drive? Chris Vinnicombe steps on it.  Think you’ve got a stressful job? ThorpyFx was born when British Army Major Adrian Thorpe got More...

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By On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Review: DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay pedal

DigiTech’s new delay is an analogue-style tone mangler with digital flexibility. Marcus Leadley gets down and degraded…   If you think digital delay is all about precision cleanliness, think again. More...