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Category Archives: Guitar Effects

Guitar effects covers the latest news about stomp boxes, or guitar effects pedals, as well as guitar rack effects Including the AXE FX and floor effects units and controllers.

DOD Compressor 280 (2014)

Written on September 29, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

DOD 280 Compressor
I love simple compressor pedals, it’s hard enough for guitarists to understand compression without a myriad of controls to twiddle. The updated DOD Compressor 280 has just two controls, Comp and Output. Even I can figure that one out! Turn …

Strymon Deco Tape Saturation Pedal

Written on September 26, 2014 at 9:09 pm, by Jon

Strymon don’t do things by halves, except when they do! One of my favourite pedals is the Strymon Flint which is half Tremolo, half Reverb (check out my demo here). Well their latest offering the Strymon Deco is …

TWA Little Dipper MkII – Envelope Controlled Vocal Formant Filter

Written on September 25, 2014 at 9:55 am, by Jon

TWA little dipper 2.0
I have never personally heard the original TWA Little Dipper but I have a couple of pedals that have vocal formant filters and I think they are great fun and although aimed at a very specific sound can actually be …

EHX Release Turnip Greens Pedal

Written on September 23, 2014 at 9:16 am, by Jon

The new Turnip Greens multi-effect pedal combines two of our hottest selling products, the transparent Soul Food overdrive and lush Holy Grail Max reverb. Beyond simply combining these two great products, we’ve added additional features to make the pair even

New Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo and T2 Reverb Pedal from TC Electronic

Written on September 22, 2014 at 8:30 am, by Jon

TC Electronic have announced an update to the amazing sounding vintage voiced Alter Ego delay pedal, now called the Alter Ego V2. This is the regular size pedal the same as the original Flashback Delay, not to be confused with …

db Instrument Amp releases the 4E Dual Axis Expression Pedal

Written on September 10, 2014 at 9:03 am, by Jon

db Instrument Amp have announced a dual axis expression pedal called the 4E which has a total of 4 expression control Mega potentiometers with two assigned to each axis of motion.

Up to four individual expression enabled effects can be …

New Electro-Harmonix Nano Looper 360 Pedal

Written on September 8, 2014 at 10:26 am, by Jon

ehx Nano Looper 360
Looper pedals seem to be very popular at the moment there are a few that have been released in recent times and now EHX are adding to the choice with their Nano Looper 360. The EHX Nano Looper 360 has …

TC Electronic announce the PolyTune Mini 2

Written on September 3, 2014 at 9:30 am, by Jon

TC Electronic have announced an upgrade to my favourite tuner pedal of all time, the PolyTune Mini. Version 2 of this pedal called, unsurprisingly, the PolyTune Mini 2 features an upgraded display with 109 ultra-bright LEDs and a new super-precise …

Joe Robinson using the new Boss RC-1 Looper pedal

Written on September 2, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

This is a nice demonstration from Aussie guitarist & singer Joe Robinson of the new Boss RC-1 Looper pedal, looks nice and simple to use!

“The BOSS RC-1 is our simplest and most user friendly Loop Station ever, and it’s …

Gear Demo: ENO Trouble Overdrive

Written on September 1, 2014 at 8:18 am, by Jon

ENO Trouble Overdrive
When Spartan Music in the UK contacted me about the range of mini pedals by ENO (also known as Ex-Amp) that they sell for a smidgen under £30 each, I couldn’t resist the challenge of recording a demo of one …