Buffalo FX Patriot MkII: A boutique “Civil War” Big Muff fuzz pedal

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Made by Buffalo FX, the Patriot MkII fuzz pedal is a new take on the ‘Civil War’ Big Muff and adds bass-cut and mid-boost controls to a classic effect circuit. Buffalo FX Patriot MkII Fuzz geeks rejoice! The much-loved Electro Harmonix ‘Civil War’ Big Muff circuit has been recreated here by Buffalo FX. But it’s […]

Billy Corgan: “Paint colour changes the sound of a guitar”

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan is a bit of a character at the best of times and now he has gone on record stating that, “paint colour actually changes the sound of a guitar”. Er, what was that, now?  Smashing Pumpkins Yes, you read that correctly, Billy Corgan believes that white guitars sound better and that he […]

Mythos Pedals’ Positron Collider: I ain’t afraid of no fuzz

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Mythos Pedals’ new Positron Collider Fuzz is a limited edition run of a fuzz pedal designed in Nashville, TN with aesthetics inspired by the classic ’80s film Ghostbusters. But does it sound any good? Mythos Pedals Positron Collider Fuzz This Ghostbusters-inspired fuzz pedal is based around the classic “Ram’s Head” fuzz, yet goes further than your […]

Sonic Youth gear auction: The Alternative Rock Garage Sale of the year?

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Indie rock gods Sonic Youth are having a clear-out sale with a catalogue of instruments that spans the band’s career. Guitars, amps and effect pedals galore! Sonic Youth This American alternative group are known for their use of alternate tunings, extreme effects and even heavy guitar modification, which all contributed to their unique sound and […]

Electro-Harmonix reissues the Triangle Big Muff Pi, 50 years after its debut

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Electro-Harmonix has just announced a reissue of the original 1969 Triangle Big Muff Pi. This new modern edition is more pedalboard-friendly and EH says it’s a “faithful recreation of the original circuit”. Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Pi Designed by Mike Matthews and built in New York, USA the original Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff circuit is possibly the most […]

Yellowcake Pedals Furry & Fried – Dial in your overdrive and fuzz to taste

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Yellowcake Pedals introduces their new Furry & Fried and it combines Fried Gold with a Furry Burrito, so you can dial in your drive tones to taste. Furry Burrito  This Furry Burrito half of the Furry & Fried pedal is an overdrive/fuzz channel that ranges from a nice, smooth warm overdrive to your more saturated fuzz […]

Stupid effect pedal names: Is it all getting a bit tired?

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Effects pedals come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. A big trend at the moment is to name them as stupidly as possible, preferably including some smutty gags and double-entendres. So which pedals do you think have the worst names? And is it all getting a bit, well, tired? Worst Pedal Names 2018 So what were […]

Fender Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster 2018 – CITES regulations changes fretboard

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The Fender Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster has been given a subtle update for 2018 in the wake of CITES regulations that affect the sale and movement of rosewood worldwide. How will the new fretboard affect the sound of this well-specified budget guitar? Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster 2018 Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis has had a few […]