Aria OD-10 Overdrive

  • Positive: Decent sounding, mid humping OD.
  • Negative: With horrible switching system.

Arion MDS-1 Distortion (Reissue)

  • Positive: Great boosting distorion.
  • Negative: If you can get past the plastic.

Arion MOC-1 Octave (RI, grey/yellow label)

  • Positive: For the price, probably the best OC-2 style octaver
  • Negative: Plastic, but not too cheap feel

Arion MTE-1 Tubulator (Reissue)

  • Positive: Good sounding tubescreamer derivative.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Artec LE-BBT Black Battle

  • Positive: Ok sounding distortion with soaring highs.
  • Negative: Bad, hollow low end and broken sounding clipping.

Axtron OCT-5 Octaver

  • Positive: Decent down octave distortion tones
  • Negative: But at under unity level

Barber Silver L.T.D.

  • Positive: Airy mid-gainer with tender tone control
  • Negative: Could have been fitted in smaller box

Behringer V-Tone BDI21 Bass Amp Modeler - Driver - DI

  • Positive: 1:1 with Tech21 Bassdriver
  • Negative: Horrible switching

Behringer VT911 Vintage Tube Overdrive - Vacuum Tube Overdrive

  • Positive: Decent power supply that can be used with other pedals.
  • Negative: Otherwise.. No.

Bespeco VP-W Weeper (Blue label)

  • Positive: Working super cheap wah
  • Negative: Extremely cheap feel

Boss AC-2 Acoustic Simulator

  • Positive: As a novelty item, but...
  • Negative: Not that usable...

Boss BD-2 Blues Driver

  • Positive: Great sound.
  • Negative: It's a Boss.

Boss BF-2 Flanger

  • Positive: Decent, usable.
  • Negative: No scent or taste.

Boss BF-2B Bass Flanger

  • Positive: Decent flanger for full frequency range.

Boss CE-2 Chorus (TW)

  • Positive: There is a reason for the hype lasting decades.
  • Negative: ACA supply requirement.

Boss CE-2B Bass Chorus

  • Positive: CE-2 + blend. Beautiful sounding chorus!
  • Negative: ACA supply requirement.

Boss CE-3 Chorus

  • Positive: Good basic stereo chorus.
  • Negative: LFO speed range is from too slow to slow.

Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble

  • Positive: Great unique features.
  • Negative: It's an all digital Boss.

Boss CH-1 Super Chorus (Later, digital version.)

  • Positive: Good controls.
  • Negative: No personality.

Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer

  • Positive: Modern standard VCA-based comp.
  • Negative: Dull and heartless.

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

  • Negative: Cold, unnatural sound

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay

  • Positive: Feature packed and king in its price range.
  • Negative: Rather heartless.

Boss DF-2 Super Feedbacker & Distortion ('85 JPN, Super Feedbacker & Distortion)

  • Positive: On-demand rising feedback as a feature!
  • Negative: Not much.

Boss DN-2 Dyna Drive

  • Negative: Rather boring, overengineered distortion

Boss DS-1 Distortion

  • Positive: Classic that can be modded to be even better.
  • Negative: Hollowish, but not totally useless. Low output level.

Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion

  • Positive: Moderate gain and fat sounding distortion.
  • Negative: It's a Boss.

Boss DSD-3 Digital Sampler/Delay

  • Positive: Decent delay, with reasonable highs

Boss FBM-1 Fender '59 Bassman

  • Positive: Decent modeling.
  • Negative: Slightly digital tone.

Boss FW-3 Foot Wah

  • Positive: Not much.
  • Negative: Massive size, narrow sweep, not much good

Boss FZ-5 Fuzz

  • Positive: Decent modeling and good sounds.
  • Negative: Slight digital residue on tone.

Boss GE-7 Equalizer

  • Positive: Powerful 7-band EQ
  • Negative: It's a Boss

Boss GE-7B Bass Equalizer

  • Positive: Graphic EQ with decent power and frequency ranges

Boss HF-2 Hi Band Flanger

  • Positive: Interesting features.
  • Negative: Which do not deliver.

Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal (Early TW-version, leading zero serial (1988))

  • Positive: Classic for a reason
  • Negative: Annoying power supply requirement

Boss HM-3 Hyper Metal

  • Positive: Upgraded HM-2 that imo sounds even better
  • Negative: Not much

Boss LM-2B Bass Limiter

  • Positive: Very effective over-the-top compression.
  • Negative: Not Much.

Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion

  • Positive: Not too noisy high gainer

Boss ME-50 Guitar Multiple Effects

  • Positive: A few good thing
  • Negative: And at least same amount of bad

Boss ML-2 Metal Core

  • Positive: Not much.
  • Negative: Extremely bad sounding digital distortion

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone

  • Positive: Ok metal sound with reasonably good EQ
  • Negative: Not quite as good as its predecessors (HM-2, HM-3)

Boss MZ-2 Digital Metalizer

  • Positive: The best in its genre. Decent distortion.
  • Negative: Ok, but that's not enough.

Boss OC-2 Octave

  • Positive: "The" Octave.
  • Negative: Tracking could be better without a compressor in front of the unit.

Boss OD-2 Turbo OverDrive

  • Negative: Boring mid humper.

Boss ODB-3 Bass OverDrive

  • Positive: Good if you happen to play metal.
  • Negative: Not really an "overdrive".

Boss OS-2 OverDrive/Distortion

  • Positive: Decent as distortion, as an OD - not so much.

Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter

  • Positive: Versatile phaser modes
  • Negative: Lacks personality in its tone

Boss PS-5 Super Shifter

  • Positive: Feature packed with Whammy styled shifts (requires an exp pedal)

Boss PSM-5 Power Supply & Master Switch

  • Positive: Cheap to collect
  • Negative: There may have been a time for this, but it's long gone now

Boss PW-10 V-Wah

  • Positive: Great vibe modeling.
  • Negative: Feels plastic and cheapish.

Boss RV-2 Digital Reverb

  • Positive: Perfect reverb sounds.
  • Negative: Does not play well with other pedals.

Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay

  • Positive: Combined DD-3 and RV-2 styles.
  • Negative: Has DD-3 style delay.

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb

  • Positive: Modernized RV-2, sounds great.
  • Negative: It's a Boss

Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive

  • Positive: Sounds close to TS
  • Negative: Sounds close to TS

Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive

  • Positive: Good OD sounds on both modes.
  • Negative: Not much bad about it.

Boss SYB-3 Bass Synthesizer

  • Positive: Great synthy sweeps. Works well on guitar.
  • Negative: Not much.

Boss TR-2 Tremolo

  • Positive: Standard for modern tremolos.
  • Negative: Nothing to write home about.

Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

  • Positive: Classic for a reason.
  • Negative: Slightly sensitive for interference.

Carl Martin Red Repeat (V1)

  • Positive: Basic digital delay with decent controls.
  • Negative: No personality.

Carlsbro Fuzz

  • Positive: Nearly perfect sound.
  • Negative: When maxed, it is only at unity level.

Carlsbro Minifex Flanger

  • Positive: Decent SAD512 flanger sounds
  • Negative: Plastic and runs on battery only

Carlsbro Wah-Wah

  • Positive: Chrome looks great
  • Negative: Sounds like standard Cry Baby

Catalinbread Merkin (Original 2010 graphics)

  • Positive: Nice fuzz tones with personality
  • Negative: None.

Danelectro Cool Cat CC-1 Chorus

  • Positive: Pretty standard modern chorus
  • Negative: Not much

Danelectro Cool Cat CD-1 Distortion

  • Positive: Sounds very close to Maxon Distortion Master
  • Negative: Control placing sucks.

Danelectro Cool Cat CF-1 Fuzz

  • Positive: Sounds close to Frantone Peach Fuzz
  • Negative: Not much

Danelectro Cool Cat CF-2 Fuzz v2

  • Negative: Duller sounding that predecessor.

Danelectro Cool Cat CM-1 Metal

  • Positive: Soaring highs, powerful EQ.
  • Negative: Nothing too special.

Danelectro Cool Cat CM-2 Metal II

  • Positive: Soaring highs, powerful EQ.
  • Negative: Nothing too special.

Danelectro Cool Cat CT-1 Tremolo

  • Positive: In my opinion, better than Boss trem.
  • Negative: Not much.

Danelectro Cool Cat CTO-1 Transparent Overdrive

  • Positive: Timmy-like.
  • Negative: But not as good.

Danelectro Cool Cat CTO-2 Transparent Overdrive v2

  • Positive: Better sounding than the first version.
  • Negative: Not much.

Danelectro Cool Cat CV-1 Vibe (V1, no trim under battery slot)

  • Positive: Cheap modernized Uni-Vibe derivative
  • Negative: Faults in design (higher than uniity level, LFO ttaken down on bypass)

Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat Chorus (9V)

  • Positive: Lush
  • Negative: None.

Danelectro DD-1 Fab Tone

  • Positive: High gain distortion with well working EQ

Danelectro DDS-1 Sitar Swami

  • Positive: Great flange/octave-down/ringmod weirdness
  • Negative: Has practically nothing to do with sitar sounds

Danelectro DE-1 Dan-Echo

  • Positive: one of the greatest delays in its price range

Danelectro DF-1 Psycho Flange

  • Positive: Sounds awesome when paired with a fuzz
  • Negative: But not by itself.

Danelectro DJ-1 Pastrami Mini Overdrive

  • Positive: Good, underappreciated OD.
  • Negative: It is cheap and plastic.

Danelectro DJ-10 Grilled Cheese Distortion

  • Positive: None. Ugly sounding "fixed wah" distortion.
  • Negative: The worst design in the series.

Danelectro DJ-11 Lemon Pitcher Tuner

  • Positive: Not much.
  • Negative: Bad display and accuracy,

Danelectro DJ-12 Chili Dog Octave

  • Positive: Sounds very close to Boss OC-2
  • Negative: Other than it's plastic with cheap feel, none

Danelectro DJ-13 French Toast Octave Distortion

  • Positive: Cheap Tone machine tones
  • Negative: Other than it's plastic with cheap feel, none

Danelectro DJ-14 Fish & Chips 7-Band EQ

  • Positive: Powerful, cheap EQ
  • Negative: Plasticand cheap feel

Danelectro DJ-15 Chicken Salad Vibrato

  • Positive: Very nice sounding Uni-Vibe derivative
  • Negative: Plastic cheap feel

Danelectro DJ-16 Bacon'n'Eggs Mini Amp/Distortion

  • Positive: Distortion is not that bad
  • Negative: But the amp part is

Danelectro DJ-2 T-Bone Distortion

  • Positive: Not much.
  • Negative: The second worst design in the series.

Danelectro DJ-20 Rocky Road Spinning Speaker

  • Positive: Not much. Ugly distortion.
  • Negative: And the third...

Danelectro DJ-21 Black Coffee Metal Distortion

  • Positive: High gain.
  • Negative: Plasticky feel to the sound, but not the worst.

Danelectro DJ-22 Black Licorice Beyond Metal

  • Positive: Good features in small package.
  • Negative: Sounds very plastic.

Danelectro DJ-24 French Fries Auto Wah

  • Positive: Very good Dr. Q derivative.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Danelectro DJ-25 Blueberry Muffin Chromatic Tuner

  • Positive: Not much.
  • Negative: Bad display and accuracy.

Danelectro DJ-3 BLT Slap Echo

  • Positive: Unconventional fixed time delay design.
  • Negative: Plastic and not the greatest delay around.

Danelectro DJ-4 Corned Beef Reverb

  • Positive: Cheap.
  • Negative: In fact, it's a dual digital delay

Danelectro DJ-5 Tuna Melt Tremolo (V2, toggle switch in the middle)

  • Positive: In this price range, the tremolo.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Danelectro DJ-6 Pepperoni Phaser

  • Positive: Direct copy of modern MXR Phase 90.
  • Negative: Includes the weakness of its idol.

Danelectro DJ-7 MilkShake Chorus

  • Positive: Good analog chorus.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Danelectro DJ-8 Hash Browns Flanger

  • Positive: Good analog flanger.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Danelectro DJ-9 Surf & Turf Compressor

  • Positive: Cheap Ross/Dyna style OTA compressor in small package.
  • Negative: Plasticky.

Danelectro DO-1 Daddy O

  • Positive: Marshallesque glassy drive tones
  • Negative: Not much

Danelectro DSD-1 Shift Daddy (Black with flame graphics)

  • Positive: Novel idea of controlling delay time as a rocker pedal.
  • Negative: Pretty useless.

Danelectro DSR-1 Spring King

  • Positive: Nice vintage feel

Danelectro DT-1 Dan-O-Matic

  • Positive: Not much.
  • Negative: Bad display and accuracy,

Danelectro DTE-1 Reel Echo

  • Positive: Cool features and very nice digital delay/echo sounds

Danelectro DW-1 Dan-O-Wah (Blue)

  • Positive: Feature packed.
  • Negative: Cheap feel.

Danelectro DW-2 Trip L Wah

  • Positive: Great looks.
  • Negative: Plastic and the sound's not that impressive.

Danelectro LM-1 Black Paisley Liquid Metal

  • Positive: Great distortion with good down octave

Digiplay CH-70 Stereo Chorus

  • Positive: Underestimated chorus, from mild to wild.
  • Negative: Rather unreliable switching

Digiplay OD-30 Overdrive

  • Positive: Surprisingly good sounding, fat blues OD.
  • Negative: Unreliable switch.

DigiTech DBM Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive

  • Positive: TS on steroids style OD with good lows control
  • Negative: For the price, nothing

DigiTech DDM Death Metal Distortion

  • Positive: Metal grade gain with good EQ.
  • Negative: For the price, nothing.

DigiTech DGR Grunge Distortion

  • Positive: Sounds the same as early DOD grunges.

DigiTech DHH Hot Head Distortion

  • Positive: High gains in vain of Marshall tone.
  • Negative: Dull.

DigiTech DSB Screamin Blues Overdrive/Distortion

  • Positive: Decent cheap decendent of DOD Mystic Blues.
  • Negative: But not as good.

DigiTech WH-2 Whammy II

  • Positive: Probably the best in non-polyphonic whammys.
  • Negative: Wonky switches.

DigiTech WH-4 Whammy IV

  • Positive: Special groundbreaking effect.
  • Negative: Shortish sweep.

Dimavery EPDL-50 Delay

  • Positive: Noisy (slightly misbiased) 3208 analog delay.
  • Negative: Not the greatest analog delay, but for the price there's nothing negative.

DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp (90's reissue w/ JRC4558)

  • Positive: Great sound.
  • Negative: Power supply requirements, no LED.

DOD 525 Compressor Limiter

  • Positive: Amazing sound.
  • Negative: Ridiculous power requirement.

DOD 565-B Stereo Chorus Vibrato

  • Positive: Fat & slush. Beautiful tone.

DOD DFX9 Digital Delay

  • Positive: Cool infinite repeats feature.
  • Negative: Not too great sounding unit.

DOD FX100 Integrated Tube Even Harmonic Overdrive

  • Positive: TS style overdrive.
  • Negative: With nothing special and sluggish output level.

DOD FX101 Grind - Rectifying Overdrive w/ Echo

  • Positive: Great sounding distortion
  • Negative: With modern standard power jack, not much.

DOD FX102 Mystic Blues Overdrive

  • Positive: Nice glassy sounding overdrive.

DOD FX12 Tuna

  • Positive: Looks.
  • Negative: Bad accuracy.

DOD FX20 Phasor (Feb 1983)

  • Positive: Smooth sounding OTA phaser.

DOD FX22 Vibrothang Vibrato

  • Positive: Desired classic for a good reason.
  • Negative: Switch. And not even that is that bad.

DOD FX25B Envelope Filter

  • Positive: Good basic OTA-based envelope.

DOD FX30B Gate/Loop

  • Positive: Works as it should.

DOD FX33 Buzz Box

  • Positive: Awesome noise box.

DOD FX35 Octoplus

  • Positive: DOD flavoured octaver in style of Boss OC-2.
  • Negative: None.

DOD FX45 Stereo Reverb

  • Positive: Unique
  • Negative: Not that good tone

DOD FX50B Overdrive Plus

  • Positive: Not much.
  • Negative: Possibly the worst DOD overdrive

DOD FX52 Classic Fuzz

  • Positive: Foggy distortion tone.
  • Negative: Not that much a fuzz.

DOD FX53 Classic Tube

  • Positive: Fat sounding TS-style OD.

DOD FX55B Supra Distortion

  • Positive: Possibly the best in basic distortions.

DOD FX55C Supra Distortion

  • Positive: Great basic distortion with nothing special
  • Negative: Not Much.

DOD FX56 American Metal

  • Positive: Very good high gain metal distortion.

DOD FX57 Hard Rock Distortion

  • Positive: Nice features. Analog delay paired with a distortion.
  • Negative: Not too nice sounds. Dull.

DOD FX60 Stereo Chorus

  • Positive: Beautiful sounding analog chorus.
  • Negative: Power supply requirements.

DOD FX64 Ice Box Stereo Chorus

  • Positive: Good controls.
  • Negative: Rough and tight, not the best chorus.

DOD FX65B Stereo Chorus (Darker, early '97 version)

  • Positive: Decent, basic chorus
  • Negative: Quite dull.

DOD FX66 Flashback Fuzz

  • Positive: Decent opamp fuzz.
  • Negative: More of a distortion than a fuzz.

DOD FX68 Super Stereo Chorus

  • Positive: Mild, yet slushy chorus tones
  • Negative: Not for those who want it spicy

DOD FX69 Grunge Distortion

  • Positive: DS-2 style distortion taken over the limits.
  • Negative: Not that much.

DOD FX70C Corrosion (1st issue)

  • Positive: Massive tones.

DOD FX76 Punkifier

  • Positive: Very personal, great sound

DOD FX80B Compressor/Sustainer (Attack)

  • Positive: Decent sounding classic
  • Negative: Power jack and battery door

DOD FX80B Compressor/Sustainer (Release)

  • Positive: Smooth, mild OTA compressor
  • Negative: Power jack and battery door

DOD FX86B Death Metal

  • Positive: Great metal gains with great bang for buck ratio.
  • Negative: Lacks in personality.

DOD FX91 Bass Overdrive

  • Positive: Good sounding bass OD. Similar to Digitech successor.

DOD FX96 Echo FX Analog Delay (US)

  • Positive: Very good sounding analog delay (MN3005)

DOD GFX75 Extreme Stereo Flanger

  • Positive: Great control range and great analog flange tone
  • Negative: While great, still rathet meh.

DOD YJM308 Yngwie Malmsteen Overdrive

  • Positive: Close to OD250.
  • Negative: Not close enough, plus power supply requirements, no LED.

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (V10 Reissue)

  • Positive: It's a Big Muff.
  • Negative: Size.

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker

  • Positive: Tone bypass and wicker modes sound better than stock muff.

Electro-Harmonix Double Muff

  • Positive: Good, fat distortion tones with decent gain control.

Electro-Harmonix Ego - Microphone Booster ('69 date stamp)

  • Positive: LPB circuit in vintage box.
  • Negative: Can't say anything bad.

Electro-Harmonix LPB-1 Linear Power Booster (V5 graphics, two jacks no plug)

  • Positive: It's a vintage LPB.

Electro-Harmonix Lumberjack - Log Overdriver

  • Positive: Small and cheap.
  • Negative: Sounds horrible, almost like it's broken.

Electro-Harmonix Nano Bassballs - Twin Dynamic Filters for Bass (Modded)

  • Positive: Decent sounding envelope.
  • Negative: Not as good as Dr. Q.

Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Pi

  • Positive: Finally, original BMP sounds in this size.
  • Negative: Not much, as it sounds and feels like V10.

Electro-Harmonix Nano Clone - Chorus

  • Positive: Ok chorus.
  • Negative: Not daisy chainable.

Electro-Harmonix Nano Hot Tubes Overdrive

  • Positive: Great CMOS distortion.

Electro-Harmonix Nano LPB-1 Linear Power Booster

  • Positive: Modern LPB. Not much that can go wrong.

Electro-Harmonix Nano Muff Overdrive (Red)

  • Positive: Great vintage-like OD with rich low frequency overtones
  • Negative: Not much

Electro-Harmonix Nano OD Glove

  • Positive: Probably the best OCD derivative for the price.
  • Negative: Not much.

Electro-Harmonix Nano Screaming Bird - Treble Booster

  • Positive: Soaring highs.
  • Negative: Cuts a lot of low end.

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone - EH4800 Phase Shifter (Color/status in reverse -version)

  • Positive: Good OTA-based Phaser
  • Negative: Slightly darkish tone

Electro-Harmonix Nano The Mole - Bass Booster

  • Positive: Mild, usable low end boost
  • Negative: Could be a lot louder

Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer (USA Reissue)

  • Positive: Well tracking octave down
  • Negative: Huge box

Electro-Harmonix Octavix

  • Positive: Like Octavia, but with a twist.

Electro-Harmonix Pulsar (Reissue)

  • Positive: Wide range.
  • Negative: Parts of the control range are unusable.

Electro-Harmonix Satisfaction Fuzz

  • Positive: Perfect for the price

Electro-Harmonix Small Clone - Full-Chorus

  • Positive: Ok chorus.
  • Negative: Big.

Electro-Harmonix Small Stone - Phase Shifter (USA Reissue)

  • Positive: Powerful OTA-phaser.

Electro-Harmonix XO Deluxe Memory Man - Echo / Chorus / Vibrato

  • Positive: Sounds great.
  • Negative: Power requirement.

Electro-Harmonix XO Germanium OD - Vintage Overdrive

  • Positive: Warm sounding "vintage warmer".
  • Negative: Not exactly an OD. At all.

Electro-Harmonix XO Graphic Fuzz

  • Positive: Decent set of features.
  • Negative: Rather dull sounding fuzz with 6 band EQ.

Electro-Harmonix XO Holy Grail Plus

  • Positive: Good sounding simple digital reverb.

Electro-Harmonix XO Holy Stain

  • Negative: Lag/latency on the digital side

Electro-Harmonix XO Little Big Muff Pi

  • Positive: It's a Big Muff in handy size.

Electro-Harmonix XO Octave Multiplexer

  • Positive: Sounds exactly like the big box reissue. Great.

Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Clone Theory

  • Positive: Ok chorus/vibe.
  • Negative: Attack lag on analog delay.

Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Electric Mistress

  • Positive: Working modern flanger.
  • Negative: Ok, but not great sounds.

Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai

  • Positive: Tons of features.
  • Negative: Doesn't work with a supply that's not capable of 500mA output.

Excalibur AD-350 Analog Device

  • Positive: Decent analog modelling.
  • Negative: PCB mounted jacks floating behind holes, short clean delay time

Excalibur Holy Grail Distortion

  • Positive: Decent high gainer
  • Negative: PCB mounted jacks floating behind holes

Excalibur TS-4558 Tone Screamer

  • Positive: Great TS-on-steroids tones
  • Negative: PCB mounted jacks floating behind holes

Fryer Brian May Treble Booster Touring

  • Positive: One sound for one purpose
  • Negative: As above.

Hughes & Kettner Warp Factor

  • Positive: Great Marshallesque high gain distortion.
  • Negative: Annoying power supply requirement plus annoying size.

Ibanez 59 Standard Fuzz

  • Positive: Great sound
  • Negative: Low output level with modern equipment

Ibanez 95 Renometer

  • Positive: Loud
  • Negative: Huge box

Ibanez AF9 Auto Filter

  • Positive: One of the greatest envelopes in existance.
  • Negative: 6,3V electrolytic caps inside.

Ibanez AP7 Analog Phaser

  • Positive: Good, solid phaser.
  • Negative: Not special.

Ibanez AW5 Auto Wah

  • Positive: Interesting design.
  • Negative: Thin sounds.

Ibanez AW7 Autowah

  • Positive: Wild envelope.

Ibanez BB9 Bottom Booster

  • Positive: Amazing boost/driver sounds.
  • Negative: Sensitive to power fluctuations.

Ibanez BC10 Stereo Bass Chorus

  • Positive: Great bass chorus.

Ibanez BC5 Bass Chorus

  • Positive: Underrated, very good bass chorus.

Ibanez BCL Bi-Mode Chorus

  • Positive: Not so common dual LFO chorus. Great sounds.
  • Negative: Not much.

Ibanez BN5 Black Noise

  • Positive: Underrated high gainer.
  • Negative: Plastic and cheapish feel.

Ibanez BP5 Bass Comp

  • Positive: Great VCA based compressor
  • Negative: Plastic

Ibanez CD10 Delay Champ

  • Positive: Extremely sweet sounding analog delay
  • Negative: With nothing wrong with it

Ibanez CD5 Cyberdrive

  • Positive: Not much.
  • Negative: Bad sounding fixed wah style metal distortion.

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger

  • Positive: Just an opinion, but this is the best flanger in Ibanez catalog.
  • Negative: No downsides.

Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal

  • Positive: Great, creamy, fat metal tones.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal (Metal enclosure)

  • Positive: Great, creamy, fat metal tones.
  • Negative: Not much.

Ibanez CP5 Compressor

  • Positive: Great VCA based compressor
  • Negative: Plastic

Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter (Silver label)

  • Positive: Very nice unit.
  • Negative: Not too great sound though.

Ibanez CPL Compressor/Limiter

  • Positive: Good sounding compressor

Ibanez CR5 Crunchy Rhythm (Metal enclosure)

  • Positive: Shines as a mild OD

Ibanez CS5 Super Chorus

  • Positive: Good chorus.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Ibanez CSL Stereo Chorus

  • Positive: Very good sounding chorus.

Ibanez DCL Digital Stereo Chorus

  • Positive: Decent chorus tones, while somewhat boring unit

Ibanez DDL Digital Delay

  • Positive: Wide range of good delays.
  • Negative: None.

Ibanez DDL10 Digital Delay II

  • Positive: Good modes.
  • Negative: Sound is more "digital" than in other Ibanez delays.

Ibanez DDL20 Digital Delay III

  • Positive: Great modes.
  • Negative: Sound is more "digital" than in other Ibanez delays.

Ibanez DE7 Stereo Delay/Echo

  • Positive: Awesome delay.

Ibanez DE7 Stereo Delay/Echo (DE7C Pink)

  • Positive: Awesome delay in pink.

Ibanez DFL Digital Flanger

  • Positive: Sounds awesome, like inside massive iron snake

Ibanez DL10 Digital Delay

  • Positive: Standard delay with analog-like attack.
  • Negative: Not much.

Ibanez DL5 Digital Delay

  • Positive: Underrated standard delay with analog-like attack.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Ibanez DPL10 Digital Pan Delay

  • Positive: Dual panning delay as in ping-pong. Amazing special effect.
  • Negative: Not much.

Ibanez DS10 Distortion Charger

  • Positive: Wild distortion sounds.
  • Negative: Maybe a hint too trebly and mid honkin overall tone.

Ibanez DS7 Distortion

  • Negative: Nothing speacial. Had a lot more potential on the electronics.

Ibanez DSC10 Digital Chorus

  • Positive: Absolutely the chorus for goth rock.
  • Negative: Tone is in a cold side.

Ibanez EM5 Echo Machine

  • Positive: One of the best digital tape echo simulations in its price range.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Ibanez FC10 Fat Cat

  • Positive: Very nice sounding Rat derivative.
  • Negative: Not much.

Ibanez FL-301 Flanger

  • Positive: Amazing, versatile sound.
  • Negative: Power supply requirement.

Ibanez FL5 Flanger

  • Positive: Cheap, chopped down FL9/FLL.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Ibanez FLL Flanger

  • Positive: FL9 from L-series.
  • Negative: Not much bad.

Ibanez FZ5 60's Fuzz

  • Positive: Cool BMP/OD850 derivative.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Ibanez FZ5 60's Fuzz (SF5 Metal enclosure)

  • Positive: Very cool BMP/OD850 derivative.
  • Negative: None.

Ibanez FZ7 Fuzz

  • Positive: Modern fuzz, including great vintage tones.
  • Negative: Nope.

Ibanez GE-500 Graphic Equalizer

  • Positive: Powerful EQ operating on 18V

Ibanez GE10 Graphic EQ

  • Positive: Good EQ.

Ibanez GEL Graphic EQ

  • Positive: Pretty standard for a graphic EQ
  • Negative: Not much bad.

Ibanez LF7 Lo Fi

  • Positive: Special effect.
  • Negative: Not very good sounding one, but special.

Ibanez LM7 L.A. Metal

  • Positive: Strange specimen in Power series
  • Negative: But not that great tone.

Ibanez MF5 Modern Fusion

  • Positive: Narrowly filtered distortion.
  • Negative: Like fusion music, crap. Plus it's plastic.

Ibanez MF5 Modern Fusion (Metal enclosure)

  • Positive: Narrowly filtered distortion.
  • Negative: Like fusion music, crap.

Ibanez MS10 Metal Charger

  • Positive: Nice Metal base sound tone. Even better once modded.
  • Negative: Below unity level as stock.

Ibanez MSL Metal Screamer

  • Positive: Factory TS on steroids. Awesome.
  • Negative: None.

Ibanez MT10 Mostortion - Mosfet Distortion

  • Positive: Glassy drive sounds with apparent MOSFET vibe to its tone.
  • Negative: Hint of mid honk present.

Ibanez OT10 Octave

  • Positive: Standard octave divider with pseudo up octave.
  • Negative: Doesn't sound that good.

Ibanez PD7 Phat-Hed Bass Overdrive

  • Positive: Very good driver in its price range. Works well on guitar.
  • Negative: Not much.

Ibanez PDM-1 Modulation Delay

  • Positive: Great tone
  • Negative: Frustrating controls

Ibanez PH10 Bi-Mode Phaser

  • Positive: Versatile phaser.
  • Negative: Not too lushy.

Ibanez PH5 Phaser

  • Positive: Simple, good phaser.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Ibanez PH7 Phaser

  • Positive: Pretty standard phaser.

Ibanez PL5 Powerlead

  • Positive: Underestimated lead distortion. Good.
  • Negative: But not great.

Ibanez PM7 Phase Modulator

  • Positive: From mild phase to massive ring-mod.
  • Negative: Not much.

Ibanez PPE-1 Parametric EQ

  • Positive: Great tone.
  • Negative: Interface. Plastic.

Ibanez PQ9 Parametric EQ

  • Positive: Powerful booster/cutter.

Ibanez PT-707 Phase Tone II (V1 Script logo)

  • Positive: Warm, not so mild slush
  • Negative: None.

Ibanez PT-999 Phase Tone

  • Positive: Warm, mild slush
  • Negative: Vintage specs, battery only

Ibanez PT9 Phaser

  • Positive: Ok phaser.

Ibanez SB7 Synthesizer Bass

  • Positive: From autowah to wild synthy sweeps.
  • Negative: Nope.

Ibanez SC10 Super Stereo Chorus

  • Positive: Great basic chorus.

Ibanez SF10 Swell Flanger

  • Positive: Great airplane sweeps.

Ibanez SH7 Seventh Heaven

  • Positive: Takes lower frequencies well.
  • Negative: Rather dull.

Ibanez SM7 Smashbox

  • Positive: Ibanez' answer to DOD Grunge with added noise gate

Ibanez SML Super Metal

  • Negative: Below unity level

Ibanez SML Super Metal (1st issue)

  • Negative: Below unity level

Ibanez SP5 Slam Punk

  • Positive: Highly underestimated, great sounding distortion.
  • Negative: Plastic and cheapish feel.

Ibanez SS10 Session Man

  • Positive: Decent distortion side. Parallel/Series switch.
  • Negative: Not the greatest chorus.

Ibanez SS20 Session Man II

  • Positive: Decent distortion side.
  • Negative: The delay is simply too short.

Ibanez TC7 Tri Mode Chorus

  • Positive: Powerful chorus tones.

Ibanez TC999 Tube King Compressor

  • Positive: Powerful compressor and boost
  • Negative: Somewhat noisy

Ibanez TK999HT Tube King Distortion

  • Positive: Cheap in its genre. High gain with gate.
  • Negative: AC power requirements.

Ibanez TL5 Tremolo

  • Positive: Great sounding mellow tremolo.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Ibanez TM5 Thrashmetal

  • Positive: Great mid gain distortion. Underestimated unit.
  • Negative: Plastic.

Ibanez TM5 Thrashmetal (Metal enclosure)

  • Positive: As its plastic brother, without the downside.

Ibanez TS10 Tube Screamer Classic (Taiwan)

  • Positive: Sounds like any other TS.
  • Negative: Sounds like any other TS.

Ibanez TS10 Tube Screamer Classic (Taiwan, modded)

  • Positive: Sounds better than stock TS.

Ibanez TS5 Tubescreamer

  • Positive: Sounds like any other TS.
  • Negative: Sounds like any other TS.

Ibanez TS5 Tubescreamer (Metal enclosure)

  • Positive: Sounds like any other TS.
  • Negative: Sounds like any other TS.

Ibanez TS7 Tubescreamer

  • Positive: Sounds like any other TS, with extras.
  • Negative: Sounds like any other TS.

Ibanez TS7 Tubescreamer (TS7C (Green))

  • Positive: Sounds like any other TS, with extras and limited edition colored box.
  • Negative: Sounds like any other TS.

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer (2000's reissue)

  • Positive: Sounds like a TS.
  • Negative: Sounds like a TS.

Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer

  • Positive: TS with nice extra modes.

Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon

  • Positive: Possibly the best in all wahs around.
  • Negative: It's big.

Ibanez WD7JR Weeping Demon Junior

  • Positive: Great wah.
  • Negative: Less features than its big brother.

Ibanez WH10v2 Wah

  • Positive: Great sounding wah.

ISP Technologies Fetish

  • Positive: Great sounding overdrive.

Jet City Amplification Afterburner - Dual-Stage Overdrive

  • Positive: YATS tones.
  • Negative: Nearly useless boost, battery door design.

Jim Dunlop Cry Baby GCB-95 Wah Wah (GCB95 circuit in early 80s enclosure, TBP modded)

  • Positive: As TBP'd, good wah.
  • Negative: Easy to mod.

Jim Dunlop JD-F2 Fuzz Face (Two separate versions, early 00s and early 10s.)

  • 2x
  • Positive: Sounds like a Ge Fuzz Face should.
  • Negative: SMD components under the board.

Jimi Hendrix JH-F1 Fuzz Face

  • Positive: Sounds like a Si Fuzz Face should.
  • Negative: SMD components under the board.

Korg PB-01 Pitchblack - Chromatic Tuner

  • Positive: Accurate and view works
  • Negative: Feels plasticky

Korg TNB-1 Tone Booster

  • Positive: From usable EQ to distortion.

Lell CH-9 Chorus

  • Positive: Great late 70's style chorus
  • Negative: With horrible switch system

Lell FL-3 Flanger

  • Positive: Great tone
  • Negative: Amazingly horrible switching

Mad Professor Little Green Wonder (Later HW)

  • Positive: Nice highly dynamic OD tones
  • Negative: Not much.

Mad Professor Snow White Auto Wah (Later HW)

  • Positive: Wide(ish) control range and not as swishy as many autowahs
  • Negative: Still not convinced

Marshall BB-2 Bluesbreaker II

  • Positive: Decent overdrive/dirty boost.

Marshall Drive Master

  • Positive: Great glassy sounding OD/Dist.
  • Negative: Switch feels cheap.

Marshall ED-1 Edward The Compressor

  • Positive: Underappreciated usable compressor.

Marshall EH-1 Echohead Delay

  • Positive: High bang for buck ratio. Good features.
  • Negative: Not much.

Marshall GV-2 Guv'nor Plus

  • Negative: Kills your headroom and highs as stock. A lot worse than its big brother.

Marshall JH-1 Jackhammer

  • Positive: Usable high gainer from OD to big distortion.

Marshall RF-1 Reflector Reverb

  • Positive: Great reverb with small box footprint. Lots of features.
  • Negative: Not much.

Marshall RG-1 Regenerator Modulation

  • Positive: Nice multimodulator.
  • Negative: Lacks in personality.

Marshall SV-1 Supervibe Chorus

  • Positive: Ok chorus with ok control range.
  • Negative: Stays in the shadow of VT-1.

Marshall The Guv'nor

  • Positive: Anther classic that didn't get the attention when released.
  • Negative: Reversed phase for the output.

Marshall VT-1 VibraTrem

  • Positive: Great sounding wobbler.

Maxon CP-101 Compressor (Black reissue)

  • Positive: Fine vintage tone
  • Negative: Not Much.

Maxon FL-9 Flanger

  • Positive: Classic for a reason.

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive (2008 Reissue)

  • Positive: Sounds better than most TS boxes

MG Music Thats Echo Folks com Pigs Tail (with 3 extra switches and 3 stomps)

    MI Audio Blues Pro Overdrive (V3 w/ OD/Fuzz switch)

    • Positive: Good, solid sounding overdrive

    Mighty Sound M1 Distortion (Social Distortion graphics)

    • Negative: You don't steal a band's logo....

    Mighty Sound M2 Overdrive (V2 graphics)

    • Positive: Nice OD with similar sound & feel as AC booster.

    Mighty Sound M3 Fuzz (Later, with blend/drive/vol/tone controls)

      Mighty Sound M4 Chorus (Later version)

      • Positive: Ok chorus.

      Mighty Sound M5 Delay (Later graphichs)

      • Positive: Good analog-like, darkish delay

      Mighty Sound M7 Compressor (Later version)

      • Positive: Very good sounding compressor.

      Mighty Sound M8 Flanger (Later graphichs)

      • Positive: Great control range

      Mighty Sound PT-06 Pedal Tuner (Later graphichs)

      • Positive: good accuracy and sensitivity

      Monarch MCO-22 Compressor

      • Positive: Great sounding compressor.
      • Negative: Super plasticky feel.

      Monkee Music Satan Distortion

      • Positive: It has "Satan" written on it!
      • Negative: Sound and plastic feel.

      Morley CCB Crystal Chorus

      • Positive: Good, personal sounding chorus
      • Negative: Annoying enclosure size

      Morley DDB Diamond Distortion

      • Positive: Good overdrive tones in vein of Dist+/OD250 with tone control.
      • Negative: Box footprint.

      Morley JDB Just Distortion Box

      • Positive: No controls of any kind!
      • Negative: Not that great of a distortion.

      Multivox SE-1 Big Jam Phaser

      • Positive: Milder bastard child of EHX Small/Bad Stone
      • Negative: Horrible switch

      MXR M-101 Phase 90

      • Positive: Easy to mod.
      • Negative: Sounds horrible unmodded.

      MXR M-104 Distortion+ (Dunlop reissue, modded)

      • Positive: Easy to mod.
      • Negative: Sounds bad unmodded.

      MXR M-104 Distortion+ (Block logo, 1977)

      • Positive: Smooth overdrive tones
      • Negative: Low output level

      MXR M-173 Classic 108 Fuzz

      • Positive: Fuzz Face style fuzz. Not bad.

      Nobels CH-D Stereo Digital Chorus

      • Positive: Nice treble emphased chorus.

      Nobels DT-1 Straight Distortion (Old yellow)

      • Positive: Nice, big and fat sounding thing

      nuX AS-3 Modern Amplifier Simulator

      • Negative: Sounds a bit tamed

      nuX AS-4 Amp Simulator

      • Positive: Well designed.
      • Negative: Cheap feel.

      nuX CH-2 Vintage Chorus

      • Positive: Basic chorus, great for the price.
      • Negative: Somewhat dull.

      nuX CH-3 Chorus

      • Positive: Good sound in affordable price range.
      • Negative: Extremely bad pots.

      nuX DS-3 Classic Distortion

      • Positive: Powerful sound.
      • Negative: Cheap pots.

      nuX FL-2 Vintage Flanger

      • Positive: Sounds and feels a lot like FL9.
      • Negative: Nope.

      nuX FZ-2 Vintage Fuzz

      • Positive: Surprisingly good fuzz.
      • Negative: None.

      nuX HG-5 Modern High Gain

      • Positive: Great controls on a great sounding distortion overtones.
      • Negative: Not much.

      nuX HG-6 High Gain Distortion

      • Positive: Great sound in affordable price range.
      • Negative: Extremely bad pots.

      nuX MF-6 Digital Multi FX

      • Positive: Versatile. Decent sounds.
      • Negative: Cheapish feel.

      nuX Mod Force - Multi Modulation Effects

      • Positive: Versatile. High bang for buck ratio.
      • Negative: Cheap feel.

      nuX OD-2 Vintage Overdrive

      • Positive: Sounds like a TS.
      • Negative: Still a TS.

      nuX OD-3 Overdrive

      • Positive: Probably the cheapest TS9 clone out there.
      • Negative: Extremely bad pots.

      nuX PH-2 Vintage Phaser

      • Positive: Good basic phaser.
      • Negative: Not much.

      nuX PT-5 Tuner Pedal (Non-Nux branded Cherub version)

      • Positive: Accurate tuner.
      • Negative: Bleeds a bit in tuning mode.

      nuX Time Force - Multi Digital Delay

      • Positive: Tons of features for extremely low price range.
      • Negative: Doesn't sound too great.

      Pearl CO-04 Compressor

      • Positive: Ok vintage style comp.
      • Negative: Nothing spacial.

      Pearl OD-05 Overdrive

      • Positive: Classic for a reason.

      Pearl PH-03 Phaser

      • Positive: Unconventional design, with good phase tones.

      Pearl SU-19 Stereo Noise Suppressor

      • Positive: Working dual channel noise gate.

      Peavey CMC-1 Companded Chorus

      • Positive: Extremely good sounding chorus.

      Peavey HFD-2 Hotfoot Distortion

      • Positive: Great Rat derivative.
      • Negative: Power supply requirements.

      Pigtronix EP-2 Envelope Phaser

      • Positive: Think outside the box. This is what you'll get.

      Pro Co Rat 2 (Modern Reissue MIC)

      • Positive: It's a Rat with Rat tone.
      • Negative: As with all Rats, the sound gets mushy too easily.

      Pro Tone Pedals Body Rot 2 (White and blood splatter graphics)

      • Positive: Decent Distortius Maximus derivative.

      Radial Tonebone Hot British

      • Positive: Good controls.
      • Negative: Overrated distortion.

      Ricken's FR-III Fuzz (Two identical versions)

      • Positive: Mean sounding Si-fuzz in the vein of later Tonebenders.

      Rocktek ADR-01 Super Delay

      • Positive: Great sounding analog delay with decent delay times.
      • Negative: Plastic and cheap feel.

      Rocktek CHR-01 Chorus (Blue label)

      • Positive: Good analog chorus.
      • Negative: In cheap box with very cheap feel.

      Rocktek MWR-01 Metal Worker

      • Positive: Usable distortion sounds.
      • Negative: In cheap box with very cheap feel.

      Roger Mayer Voodoo-1 (90's issue)

      • Positive: Decent, articulate distortion tones
      • Negative: Poor tone control range, bad pots and sluggish output with hot pickups

      Rolls RFX-970 Vibraflange

      • Positive: Amazing sound. Possibly the greatest MN3027 flanger in existance.
      • Negative: Should receive an award for worst pots in a effect pedal.

      Schaller TR-68 Tremolo (No LED)

      • Positive: Good control range
      • Negative: Fixed LFO wave

      Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster

      • Positive: Good basic clean boost. Usable.

      Seymour Duncan SFX-02 Tweak Fuzz

      • Positive: Good and fat fuzz sounds
      • Negative: Only slightly over unity

      Solec DO-131 Distortion+O.D. (Black housing)

      • Positive: Powerful. Very powerful.

      Sovtek/Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (V8D small box, 4 screws)

      • Positive: Sounds like any other BMP.
      • Negative: Battery operation only.

      Systech Phase Shifter

      • Positive: Great ramp feature.
      • Negative: Rather boring phaser.

      TC Electronic Röttweiler - Metal Distortion

      • Positive: Nice high gainer.
      • Negative: Useless gain control.

      Tokai TMD-1 Metal Driver

      • Positive: Amazing, super-sturdy enclosure
      • Negative: Practically none.

      Tokai TMD-2 Metal Driver

      • Positive: Decent OD/Dist.
      • Negative: Thin aluminum enclosure.

      Tokai TPH-2 Phaser

      • Positive: Decent phaser.

      Tom's Line Engineering AGF-3 G-Fuzz - Vintage Germanium Fuzz

      • Positive: Fuzz Face tone
      • Negative: Under unity level

      Tom's Line Engineering AMC-3 Manic - High Gain Distortion

      • Positive: Decently voiced high gainer.

      Tom's Line Engineering AMO-3 Mario - Bit Crusher

      • Positive: Fun, weird tones. Great novelty.

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

      • Positive: Decent sounding multi-modulation

      Tom's Line Engineering AMX-3 Matchbox D.I. (with Cab Sim)

      • Positive: Nice tool box with very decent cab sim circuit.

      Tom's Line Engineering AOS-3 Octpus - Polyphonic Octave

      • Positive: For the price, WTF.
      • Negative: None.

      Tom's Line Engineering APE-3 Pure Echo - Digital Delay

      • Positive: Very good sounding digital delay with good fixed modulation.
      • Negative: Not Much.

      Tom's Line Engineering APN-3 Plexion - Brit-Stack Simulator

      • Positive: Ok tone. Good for the price.
      • Negative: Absolutely no wow factor. At all.

      Tom's Line Engineering ARE-3 Roto Engine - Rotary Speaker Simulator

      • Positive: Ok digital tones
      • Negative: Not too great control range

      Tom's Line Engineering AVS-3 Vacuum Stack - Valve Stack Simulator

      • Positive: Good tone, reacts to guitar controls nicely

      Tone Freak Effects Abunai

      • Positive: Hand crafted TS on steroids.
      • Negative: Still a TS.

      Visual Sound Son of Hyde

      • Positive: Great distortion tone.
      • Negative: Pots break easily from sides.

      Voodoo Lab Super Fuzz

      • Positive: Decent controls.
      • Negative: IMO, overrated big muff derivative

      Vox Tone Garage Trike Fuzz

      • Positive: Nice tone with decent up oct and ok down oct.
      • Negative: AA-batteries?

      Vox V810 Valve Tone

      • Positive: TS sounds in a cool box.
      • Negative: Still a TS sound.

      Vox V830 Distortion Booster

      • Positive: Decent soundind pedal.
      • Negative: Cuts your lows.

      Wasabi AD-1 Forward-Reverse Delay

      • Positive: Feature packed.
      • Negative: Not the greatest delay sounds.

      Wasabi AO-1 Overdrive

      • Positive: Nice medium gain overdriver
      • Negative: Boost with 5db is useless

      Wasabi AS-1 Rock-A-Bye

      • Positive: Good delay with decent overdrive.

      Way Huge WHE702 Echo-Puss - Analog Delay

      • Positive: Analog Delay with lots of features and Big personality.
      • Negative: Not that good sounding residual distortion.

      Yamaha CH-10MII Chorus

      • Positive: Lush 80's style chorus.
      • Negative: Not too special.

      Yamaha CO-10MII Compressor

      • Positive: Mild compression.
      • Negative: Nothing too special.

      Yamaha COD-100 C-MOS Over Drive

      • Positive: Glassy MOS-sounds.

      Yamaha DI-10MII Distortion

      • Positive: OK sounding distortion.

      Yamaha FL-10MII Flanger

      • Positive: Wide range of great flanging. Coin-op styled box.

      Yamaha MBD-20M Multi-Band Distortion

      • Positive: Good non-conventional design.

      Yamaha OD-10MII Over Drive

      • Positive: In spirit of TS, but has balls.

      Yerasov Gamma GR-1 Grunge

      • Positive: Weird thing.
      • Negative: Not much.

      Z. Vex Machine (2007, signed by D. Austin)

      • Positive: Weirdness of the tone

      Z. Vex Vextron Distortron

      • Positive: Sounds good.
      • Negative: But not great.
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