3Leaf Audio Wonderlove - Deluxe Envelope Filter (2013 version)

  • 9.5
  • Positive: Was about to get the mufx tru-tron but got this on a whim instead. Then I got the tru-tron anyway. This one fits better on my board though
  • Negative: and has more options. The blend knob is a fantastic addition. The boost knob as well. I haven't used the fx loop all that much but it is

Alexander Pedals F.13 Flanger (also does a great chorus sound)

  • 10
  • Positive: this thing is so weird. i was looking to get an old flanger right when this came out. the dynamic flange is crazy. i really like the
  • Negative: manual flange too. put it in sweep, turn the rate to zero and then sweep through the depth to find your sweet spot. this thing also

Boomerang E-156 Rang III Phrase Sampler

  • 10
  • Positive: this thing is amazing. easy to use and control with your feet. took my playing to the next level. great tool for creating jams quickly...
  • Negative: takes some time getting used to the buttons, can't fit it on my board anymore, so it hangs out in front.

Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

  • 9.5
  • Positive: never had any issues, i love it
  • Negative: it will never die and i'll never be able to upgrade to the tu3

Crowther Audio Prunes & Custard - Harmonix Generator-Intermodulator

  • 9
  • Positive: does a bad ass synth type thing with the mix and drive set high. can sound like an electric piano or some weird keyboard if you palm mute..
  • Negative: watch the level, you have to back it off as the drive increases, or you will get blown away.

Diamond Tremolo

  • 10
  • Positive: excellent tremolo sounds, very easy to use, knobs easy to control with feet, i love the waveform selector switch, you just keep cycling thru
  • Negative: i like tap tempo, but i don't really use it much, because the speed knob works so well, but i like switching between two speeds sometimes..

DOD 240 Resistance Mixer

  • 8
  • Positive: i think this little box is neat. i use it to have multiple inputs to my pedal board. guitar, bass, drum machine, keyboard. it works great
  • Negative: it's passive and it's a bit quirky. sometimes it doesn't seem to matter if the knobs are turned up or down, the sound still comes through.

DOD FX87 Psycho Acoustic Processor

  • 5
  • Positive: restores clarity, brightness, and presence to your guitar tone if you're using lots of other pedals. doesn't seem like much but you'll
  • Negative: notice the difference when you switch it off, as your tone will now sound dark and muddy. I found one in brand new condition that had been

DOD Meatbox Subsynth (reissue)

  • 10
  • Positive: really beefs up the low end. use through a good bass amp into a 15" or 18" speaker for best results. Warning: watch out at the highest
  • Negative: settings not to blow your speakers. Turn octave all the way down, output at noon, sub and low at 3/4 full and then gradually increase the

Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator

  • 10
  • Positive: This box has the best one octave down sound/tracking to make a guitar sound like a bass, period. Plus a second octave down!
  • Negative: The box is kind of big. It'd be neat if EHX made a pog3 by combining the pog with the micro synth somehow! I don't use the presets much...

Empress Effects ParaEq w/ Boost

  • 10
  • Positive: fantastic parametric eq, really great sound, 30 db boost, i leave it on all the time, and sometimes boost treble or cut mids.
  • Negative: can't use the boost without turning on the eq, although this has been fixed in later versions.

Ibanez LF7 Lo Fi

  • 7.5
  • Positive: this pedal is pretty neat. useful distortion and level controls, and then you dial in the sound you want with the hi and lo pass filters.
  • Negative: there's a three way switch so you can run it at instrument level and play guitar or bass through it, or run it at line level and plug a drum

Jim Dunlop Cry Baby CBM-95 Mini Wah Wah

  • 9
  • Positive: i've had a few morley wahs but never liked them much, and they were so bulky. when dunlop came out with this mini wah i was all over it.

Jim Dunlop DVP-3 Volume (X)

  • 6
  • Positive: i got it to use as an expression pedal, but i've ended up using it mostly as a volume pedal, after the wah and before the double muff.
  • Negative: grip pad already starting to peel up in one corner, volume sweep seems like it could be smoother, as if it all happens in the final inch

Malekko B:ASSMASTER (germanium)

  • 10
  • Positive: you can mix the clean and the fuzz independently. i love this pedal. it works well as a clean boost, dirty boost, straight fuzz, bass fuzz
  • Negative: sounds different sometimes depending on the temperature, but i see this as more interesting than negative.

Malekko Scrutator - Sample Rate Reducer

  • 8
  • Positive: always wanted a bit crusher. this thing is neat. it's got the nintendo sounds of my childhood, and more. can do wicked fuzzes too.

Malekko Wolftone Sloika - Multi-Band Distortion (Mk. II)

  • 9.5
  • Positive: Excellent overdrive. Sounds and feels very natural and good, unlike many if not most pedals I've tried that compress and change the sound
  • Negative: of your guitar and amp, this one sounds full and good and loud and dirty. There's a lot going on, something about multiple bands and some

Mu-FX (by Mike Beigel) Tru-Tron 3X

  • 10
  • Positive: Beautiful design, wonderful sound, very adaptable to different styles, plays well with fuzzes in front of it, super funk-a-licious and sweet
  • Negative: Although significantly smaller than the original, it still takes up a lot of space. Needs a dedicated power supply.

Sitori Sonics Brownies and Cream

  • 8.5
  • Positive: great pedal, love the build quality and the name, the sound encouraged me to crank it and thrash

Sitori Sonics Harem Fuzz

  • 9
  • Positive: got this used off ebay, sitori sonics is currently off the map. great pedal, well built, sounds excellent. i believe it's basically a big
  • Negative: muff with some changes to the tone control. have previously tried NYC big muffs and the bass big muff and i like this one much better.

Sitori Sonics Reel Repeat

  • 10
  • Positive: As you spin the knobs the sound warps in pitch and it is very musical and fun to play with...
  • Negative: the company doesn't seem to exist anymore so they are hard to find, which is too bad because i would like to try the rest of their lineup...

SoundBrut DrVa - Overdrive + MOSFET Boost

  • 10
  • Positive: Got this because I needed a drive/boost pedal. Have had plenty of drive pedals in the past but whenever you throw boost in the mix you have
  • Negative: to expect some extra noise. This pedal is nice and quiet but has an incredible amount of boost on hand. Step through the varitone choices


BBE BG-20 Boosta Grande

  • 5
  • Positive: great clean boost, had it for years, no problems
  • Negative: dropped it in favor of the empress paraeq which has more boost

Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble

  • 1.5
  • Positive: sounded fine
  • Negative: i just realized i didn't like chorus that much

Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer

  • 4.5
  • Positive: the most busted up used pedal i've ever seen, still worked fine though. compression just doesn't make enough of an impression on me for me
  • Negative: to keep it in the chain. i understand that it makes loud things quieter and quieter things louder somehow, i guess it just doesn't fit with

Boss FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz

  • 4
  • Positive: actually i liked this thing most as a slightly gritty preamp
  • Negative: the fuzzes weren't for me in the end, but it was fun while it lasted

Boss GE-7 Equalizer

  • 7
  • Positive: very easy to use and dial in, and to see what you're hearing represented visually
  • Negative: this lost out to the empress para eq which had way more fine tuning abilities

Boss LS-2 Line Selector

  • 9.5
  • Positive: this has so many options, i got rid of it way too soon, i should have kept it always for experimenting with different loops and setups

Boss ODB-3 Bass OverDrive

  • 7
  • Positive: not bad, i always check out bass pedals even though i'm a guitar player because i want things that will work well with the pog2 and have
  • Negative: capabilities in the lower octaves. but i ended up passing this on to a real bass player.

Boss PS-5 Super Shifter

  • 7
  • Positive: lots of options. seemed really neat at the time.
  • Negative: didn't end up using it that much.

Cusack Tap-A-Whirl (v3)

  • 8
  • Positive: this thing was really great. so many features packed into such a small box, it's kind of ridiculous. these guys are ahead of the curve.
  • Negative: so many knobs in such a tight spot it's hard to turn just one with a foot. so many waveforms it would take many moons to use them all

Danelectro DTE-1 Reel Echo

  • 6
  • Positive: weird pedal, way too big, but great slider, and the sound on sound aspect was really neat. you can record and then slide it around and
  • Negative: glitch it out, and then return to where it was and it's like you never left! i should have kept it. but it took up too much space.

DOD FX96 Echo FX Analog Delay (first version 1997)

  • 10
  • Positive: excellent. useful controls. oscillation can be played like an instrument. got it used from guitar center for sixty bucks. plays well
  • Negative: with my other delay. missing one knob. probably the most beat up looking pedal i've ever owned, but it still works perfectly.

EarthQuaker Devices Arpanoid - Polyphonic Pitch Arpeggiator

  • 3
  • Positive: an interesting and unique pedal, i just didn't use it enough to necessitate keeping it on the board
  • Negative: it's not easy to control where the arpeggio starts and stops, the random modes seem to be the most fun. really this pedal just made me want

EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander

  • 7
  • Positive: this thing was a beast. the sub and the down 1 were both excellent. i would have liked more control over the base tone, maybe to make it
  • Negative: more square than it was, or more fuzzed. definitely a great sound coming out, i just didn't end up keeping it in rotation. kinda miss it

EarthQuaker Devices The Depths - Optical Vibe Machine

  • 7
  • Positive: this box really changes the basic sound of my guitar in a great way that makes it seem like a different guitar. the voice knob is cool.
  • Negative: on the strengths of this pedal i went earthquaker crazy and got the arpanoid and the bit commander. great company

Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy - Analog Delay

  • 6
  • Positive: great pedal, i should have kept it, but sometimes i just pass them on to the next person. i preferred my reel repeat over this one at the
  • Negative: time for ease of use, but the selectable modulation is a neat idea.

Electro-Harmonix Nano Double Muff

  • 7.5
  • Positive: near the front of chain, makes a great boost, very responsive and amp like overdrive/distortion, cleans up when you turn down the volume...
  • Negative: why not a triple muff, or a quad muff, or a penta muff? i think ehx would know the world can't get enough muff. Nuff Muff. It goes to 11.

Electro-Harmonix Nano Pitch Fork - Polyphonic Pitch Shifter

  • 5
  • Positive: i got this thinking it would be a great replacement for the pog2, and so much smaller, but it couldn't hold a candle to it. the sound is
  • Negative: completely digital and different sounding. there are some neat interval things it can do, and an exp pedal helps, but i didn't have much

Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer

  • 7
  • Positive: one of my first pedals, it had a great sound. this was before the pog came out with better tracking and algorithms.
  • Negative: should have kept it! funky and synthy sounding.

Electro-Harmonix POG Polyphonic Octave Generator

  • 7
  • Positive: incredible tracking. the original. this thing gives the guitarist the power of the bass. a power they should not ever wield, probably.
  • Negative: couple of sliders broke off. dropped this for the pog2.

Electro-Harmonix XO B9 Organ Machine

  • 6
  • Positive: neat sounds, just like an organ. almost too much.
  • Negative: would like more control over the attack and sustain somehow, maybe with an exp pedal or something. ground-breaking stuff though.

Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Big Muff Pi

  • 6
  • Positive: pretty neat i guess, i used it on guitar, and for when i put the guitar down an octave through the pog2, to get the bass distortion
  • Negative: underwhelmed by the sound. or maybe overwhelmed. i don't know.

Electro-Harmonix XO Bass Micro Synth

  • 5
  • Positive: lots of sliders for experimenting. sounds massive.
  • Negative: takes up some space. sliders can break off if you aren't careful.

Electro-Harmonix XO C9 Organ Machine

  • 6
  • Positive: sold this and the b9 although they were a lot of fun. never could integrate completely into my rig for some reason. still want to try the
  • Negative: synth9 though. damn you, mike matthews and ehx! you just have to keep on innovating. these are probably the most interesting pedals to

Electro-Harmonix XO Holy Stain

  • 6
  • Positive: this had some interesting sounds, and is a neat concept, but like a lot of ehx pedals, it's just way too big for what it does. i ended up
  • Negative: not using it that much. the worst thing about a lot of multi effects is that you can only use one at a time. i always want the option of

Fulltone Mini Deja' Vibe (black MDV-1)

  • 8.5
  • Positive: beat the depths and the micro vibe, sounds great. modern/vintage switch handy to select brighter or darker tone. plus vibe/chorus
  • Negative: a little bit bigger in terms of pedal board space than the other vibe clones but this one is the real deal. very well made with 18 volts.

Guyatone GST-U05 Ultron Optical Auto Wah

  • 3
  • Positive: this thing was neat, but too much like a flight deck control system. i needed more simplicity of design.
  • Negative: i should have kept this as it seems to be rare, but i just didn't use it at all. i tried, but it was just too weird.

Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler - Programmable Delay & 14 Second Loop Sampler

  • 6
  • Positive: this thing was great for me as a practice and performance tool for many years. i never used the delay models much because i was always
  • Negative: using the looper though. eventually upgraded to the boomerang III so that i could have different loops going at the same time.

Mattoverse Electronics Warble Swell Delay

  • 10
  • Positive: This little box is beautifully small and simple, very well designed and executed by Matt Olson of Mattoverse Electronics in Wisconsin.
  • Negative: The middle switch turns it on, the left switch activates a warble, the right switch is soft touch and as long as you hold it down the echoes

Maxz Vintage Delay (2)

  • 8.5
  • Positive: Great delay. Mine has a three way switch for dark/tape/analog. In my mind those are all the same sound and in using it I can't tell much
  • Negative: of a difference. But it sounds good regardless. Also has an effects loop which only effects the repeats. Add a chorus or a flanger or a

Moog Minifooger Ring

  • 6
  • Positive: i picked this up for the hell of it. it makes the most interesting bell and chime tones. not sure what to use it for but i love the sound.

Moog Moogerfooger MF-105B Bass MuRF

  • 4
  • Positive: i'm sure this thing was cool as all hell but i had no idea what to do with it so i passed it on. great design and feel though. MURF it up.

Morley Pro Series PBA Bass Wah

  • 4
  • Negative: box way too big, wah springs back to heel position when you step off it

MXR M-103 Blue Box (script reissue)

  • 7.5
  • Positive: nothing compares 2 u, blue box. your sound is fat and thick and down low and glitchy in all the right ways. fool in the rain solo best eva
  • Negative: not enough control over the sound or the tracking. would be nice to have a switch or a level for just one octave down. must slam output...

MXR/CAE MC-402 Boost/Overdrive

  • 5.5
  • Positive: built so well, looks so damn cool, boost and overdrive in one
  • Negative: didn't like the overdrive

Pigtronix EP-1 Envelope Phaser

  • 9.5
  • Positive: super funky and really neat features, ended up getting rid of it when i got the ep 2 though.
  • Negative: box was pretty large and oddly shaped

Pigtronix EP-2 Envelope Phaser

  • 8.5
  • Positive: enjoyed being able to use the envelope and phaser at the same time, really great sound, but ended up getting rid of it and getting the 3leaf
  • Negative: put some masking tape on it once and when i took it off the paint came off too. oh well

Snarling Dogs Whine-O Wah

  • 6
  • Positive: i seent deaner wailing on his back in 06 at the orange peel in asheville. i think he was high on some pot brownies some crazy fan made. he
  • Negative: was sweating and working his foot up and down like a demon seamstress on a hellish old singer machine. it was glorious.

TC Electronic Flashback Delay and Looper

  • 5.5
  • Positive: a lot of things in this little box. i mainly messed with the super long 2290, the reverse, and the looper, just to use as an ambient noise
  • Negative: loop kind of thing which was fun. i ended up passing this one on to the next person because i didn't like the sound or rather the lack of

Visual Sound Route 66 - American Overdrive

  • 5
  • Positive: one of the first pedals i ever got. indestructible.
  • Negative: didn't have much use for the compression side, and got more into fuzzes than overdrives.

Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe

  • 8.5
  • Positive: this thing was magical, it really made your head spin around the room, but i got rid of it cause i'm a dum dum.
  • Negative: would have liked to a/b this against the depths
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