Arion HU-8500 Stage Tuner

  • 9
  • Positive: Had it for years, decades even. Still going strong and still as accurate as more modern tuners that I have.

Arion MOC-1 Octave

  • 9
  • Positive: Sounds almost as good as the Dod but has 1&2 Octaves. Tracks bass guitar well.

Artec SE-EQ8 8 Band Graphic Equalizer

  • 8.5
  • Positive: Quiet in operation. Useful choice of frequencies
  • Negative: Minor -ve. Centre detents are a little hard to feel.

Behringer EM600 Echo Machine

  • 8
  • Positive: Lot's of delay choices. True stereo. Excellent value. Dotted & Triplets on the Tap function. Mod can be added to all the types of delay.
  • Negative: Mode knob has no detents, only a flicker of the LED (super bright needs tape) tells you when you've changed mode. A bit imprecise.

Behringer UM300 Ultra Metal

  • 9
  • Positive: Excellent EQ, dial a sweep. distortion from crazy to manic
  • Negative: Doesn't make the coffee...

Boss BE-5B Bass Multiple Effects

  • 8
  • Positive: Graphic great for kicking in a tone change or Enhancer+Comp for tight funk/slap.

Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive

  • 9.5
  • Positive: Classic. Does subtle crunch to distortion without losing tone

Daphon DF-1511A Volume Pedal (DF1511B)

  • 8
  • Positive: Simple and easy to use. Nice musical taper on the pedal pot action. Full Stereo. Passive no batteries required
  • Negative: It's all plastic construction, but strong plastic so it doesn't worry me That much.

DigiTech Polara - Reverb

  • 10
  • Positive: Wow!! Just Wow!!

Harley Benton American Sound

  • 9
  • Positive: Compares well to my valve amps

Harley Benton British Sound

  • 8
  • Positive: Definitely got that raw M edge. Nice range of tones. 3 band EQ helps a lot.

Harley Benton Dual Looper

  • 9
  • Positive: Twin swap-able channels are nice BUT
  • Negative: It looks like it might have two separate channels but looks can be deceiving. You have to bend down to swap channels, should be foot-able.

Harley Benton Ultimate Drive

  • 8
  • Positive: Does nasty pretty well... I'll have to learn to be nastier 8^)

Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive

  • 9
  • Positive: So very affordable. Works well.

Korg A4 Bass

  • 8
  • Positive: Quite a range of FX for it's age. I didn't go for the Synth stuff when I 1st got it but it's sounding more attractive these days
  • Negative: Bank Up pedal only. Fiddly to edit but options are comprehensive.

nuX Mod Core

  • 8
  • Positive: Excellent U-Vibe mode. Phaser Good too. Soft footswitch same as Line 6 type: spring pushing on a membrane PCB switch.
  • Negative: Chorus is a bit weak but useable. Flanger is just .. ordinary I guess.

Roland RE-201 Space Echo

  • 8
  • Positive: That Tape Sound thaang...

TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2 - Reverb

  • 9
  • Positive: Wooshy, shimmery box of loveliness

Tom's Line Engineering ADR-3 Dumbler - Dumble Amp Simulator

  • 9
  • Positive: Subtle low gain OD. Some quiet fuzz/clipping mixed in the background. I don't actually have a Dumble for comparison... But Very useable

Tom's Line Engineering AFM-3 Firecream - Vintage Distortion

  • 9
  • Positive: Quite a range of Fuzz tones. Very useable

Tom's Line Engineering AMS-3 Mod Station - Modulation Ensemble

  • 5.5
  • Positive: Phaser is nice and rich. Auto Filter similarly.
  • Negative: Have to fight with it a bit to get some of the sounds to sing out. U-Vibe works but is not strong. Chorus also a bit weak.

Tone City All Spark - Boost

  • 8
  • Positive: Still getting to grips with it but it does what it says on the tin. Pushes my valve amp's front end the way it should.

Tone City TC-T3 Sweet Cream - Overdrive

  • 8.5
  • Positive: Nice low gain overdrive. The variable dynamic sensitivity is it's key feature.

Tone City TC-T30 King Of Blues

  • 8
  • Positive: Useable sounds that stack/parallel nicely together.
  • Negative: Doesn't like my Ultimate Drive (buffered) after it only before. Though doesn't mind my Bad Horse (also buffered) after it. Curious...

Tone City TC-T9 Bad Horse - Klon Overdrive

  • 9
  • Positive: Another nice low to medium gain OD

Vox v845 Classic Wah Wah

  • 9
  • Positive: It's a ... Classic


Behringer HB01 Hell-Babe

  • 3.5
  • Positive: Sounded nice enough. Tuneble sweep centre was nice. LED useful also
  • Negative: Switchless activation was a nuisance. Mine was broken out of the box, no bypass at all. Something blown in it

Multivox SE-11 Big Jam Jazz Flanger

  • 9
  • Positive: Dem sliders. Bass or Guitar. Versatile.

Storm Compressor 20

  • 8
  • Positive: Worked well
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