Barber Dirty Bomb

  • 8
  • Positive: Broad range of useable tones, well designed and built, additional bass control mounted internally

Behringer SM200 Slow Motion

  • 7
  • Positive: Cheap Boss Slow Gear clone
  • Negative: By nature a limited effect, slight tone suck on bypass

Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer (Pedaldoc modded)

  • 3
  • Positive: Intense compression, Boss construction
  • Negative: Too squishy for most applications, stock unit is very noisy, tone control would be better as a tilting eq

Boss GT-8 Guitar Effects Processor

  • 7
  • Positive: Decent fx, customisable fx order, assigns are awesome, very robust
  • Negative: Limited midi, complex until fully mastered, amp models are not as strong as fx

Devi Ever FX Hyperion

  • 7
  • Positive: Lovely thick useable fuzz that cuts in the mix. Control range is spot on, low current draw so batteries last a long time
  • Negative: Very amp/guitar dependant.

DigiTech HardWire DL-8 Delay/Looper

  • 8
  • Positive: Great clarity, good bypass, decent modes, looper
  • Negative: Short loop time, modulated delay is quite sterile

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone - EH4800 Phase Shifter

  • 8.5
  • Positive: Simple controls, thick chewy phasing
  • Negative: Toggle would be better as a 'Colour' control pot

Electro-Harmonix XO Metal Muff with Top Boost

  • 7.5
  • Positive: Powerful Eq, thick distortion
  • Negative: Boost has limited useful range

G-Lab BC-1 Boosting Compressor

  • 10
  • Positive: MIDI, customisable footswitches, quiet even on high compression levels, can double as a boost
  • Negative: Perhaps too transparent, compression ratio is too low for heavy compression

ISP Technologies Decimator - Noise Reduction (V1)

  • 9
  • Positive: Simple, effective, sturdy

Korg PB-01 Pitchblack - Chromatic Tuner

  • 8.5
  • Positive: Clear display, fast, accurate, 9v output

Korg ToneWorks AX1500G Modeling Signal Processor

  • 8
  • Positive: Decent FX, pedal functions delays and reverbs, easy to dial a good amp and cabinet sound
  • Negative: Footswitches aren't robust and are close together, wall-wart style psu

Malekko Ekko 616 Analog Delay (V1)

  • 8.5
  • Positive: Lovely warm repeats, modulation available, true bypass and buffer options
  • Negative: V1 modulation settings are verifiably, narrow range of useful modulation settings without getting extreme, repeats too dark for some tastes

Marshall The Guv'nor

  • 5.5
  • Positive: Decent level of eq control, solid construction
  • Negative: Weighty, bypass not awful but could be better

RAILhead Effects TUA Total Utter Annihilation - Metalcore Distortion

  • 9.5
  • Positive: Good range on controls, powerful eq, unique, cuts through in a band context easily, small footprint
  • Negative: Not suitable for heavy palm muting

Source Audio Programmable EQ (1.0)

  • 9.5
  • Positive: Presets, excellent midi implementation, excellent bypass
  • Negative: No midi thru which means you can't daisy chain midi

Stomp Audio Labs Juice - Booster

  • 7
  • Positive: Excellent booster, well built, adds just enough to enhance tone without overpowering it
  • Negative: Bass boost mode is questionable as a useful feature, graphics may not be very hard wearing

Way Huge WHE202 Green Rhino Overdrive MkII

  • 8
  • Positive: Excellent tubescreamer type overdrive, useful 100Hz control for adding bass back in
  • Negative: Large footprint compared to the competitors

WMD Geiger Counter

  • 9.5
  • Positive: Unique tones, cv control, incredible range, lots of wave tables,lots of parameters for small interface
  • Negative: No Midi, no presets, screen construction isn't very durable, sometimes forgets wave table on power cycle


AMT Electronics WH-1 Japanese Girl

  • 6
  • Positive: Small footprint, 3 frequency ranges, true bypass
  • Negative: Size makes it harder to use well than a regular sized wah

Award-Session SoloBooster

  • 6
  • Positive: Simple, well built, transparent
  • Negative: Requires FX loop

AXL SC-2 Stereo Chorus

  • 4
  • Positive: Good range of control, high and low pass filters, stereo
  • Negative: Very noticeable tone suck when bypassed

Budda Budwah (V2 (shiny metal one))

  • 9
  • Positive: Robust, smooth action, no spikey trebble frequencies
  • Negative: Massive so takes a lot of board space

Catalinbread Heliotrope - Harmonic Pixelator

  • 5.5
  • Positive: Wide range of sample rates, huge amount of boost
  • Negative: Carrier signal too loud for live work

Devi Ever FX '90

  • 6.5
  • Positive: Huge amounts of output on tap, thick fuzz, cuts through in a band context well
  • Negative: Not a much 'flavour' as other Devi Ever pedals I've tried

DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive

  • 7.5
  • Positive: Cheap, decent tone controls, smooth
  • Negative: Sensitive to rf interference

GLX CH-100 Super Chorus

  • 6.5
  • Positive: Cheap, decent bypass, wide range of chorus
  • Negative: Outright clone of Boss looks, tone control has limited use

Joyo JF-10 Dyna Compressor

  • 6.5
  • Positive: Cheap, quiet
  • Negative: Compression is perhaps too subtle, controls feel cheap

Malekko Phase

  • 5.5
  • Positive: Small footprint, good range
  • Negative: Gets lost in a band context very easily, internal controls which aren't set and forget

Mooer Audio MPS1 Pitch Box - Harmony / Pitch Shift / Detune

  • 6.5
  • Positive: Small footprint, good bypass, tracks well, 3 modes, detuned similar to chorus
  • Negative: More versatile competition, but for a lot more money
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