Thorpy FX launches the Heavy Water Dual High Headroom Boost pedal

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UK pedal maker Adrian Thorpe a.k.a. Thorpy FX has come up with a new stomp box, the Heavy Water Dual High Headroom Boost pedal. This one combines two boosts, one clean and the other with some extra grit for those situations where you need some added bite. Thorpy FX Heavy Water Dual Headroom I love the name of this […]

Spiral Electric FX White Spiral Boost: Your next “always on” boost?

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Spiral Electric FX is a pedal company run by Tom Cram, the genius behind many of the great Digitech pedals – before they fired him and his team. The new White Spiral Boost is billed as an ‘always on boost’ that its maker says has a few tricks up its sleeve… Spiral Electric FX White Spiral […]

Frederic Effects Regent 150 pedal: Rock the Bloc with a vintage East German preamp

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London-based Frederic Effects has designed a new pedal based on the old East German Vermona Regent. It’s called the Regent 150 preamp and it incorporates some old NOS transistors. Frederic Effects Regent 150 Preamp The pedal is inspired by the preamp of the Vermona Regent 150K amplifier, a common amp model across the Eastern bloc. The Regent 150 […]

3rd Power debuts Clean Sink and Dirty Sink 1×12 combos at Summer NAMM 2019

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3rd Power has unveiled its new Clean Sink and Dirty Sink amps. These two 1×12 combos are each based on either a Fender/Vox or Marshall circuit. Made in Nashville, USA, these amps both launch at Summer NAMM. 3rd Power Clean Sink and Dirty Sink Both Clean Sink and Dirty Sink variants are rated at 22 […]

Boss Nextone Version 2 update adds tone tweaks for free

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Boss has just added a new Nextone Version 2 for their amps and it adds even more tweaks for your guitar amplifier tones via the free update. Boss Nextone Version 2 The new Boss Nextone Version 2 adds new deep-editing functions to their Tube Logic range of combos. Best of all it is a free update for existing […]

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes – Just Another Tubescreamer?

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EarthQuaker Devices already has a highly regarded Tubescreamer in the Palisades pedal range. But the new Plumes is cheaper, more compact and has its own approach to the Tubescreamer circuit. EarthQuaker Devices Plumes The new Plumes pedal is an independent interpretation of the venerable Tubescreamer circuit –  ” More headroom, less noise and much better sound quality.” In reality this means they’ve done away with […]

EarthQuaker Devices and Sunn O))) create the Life Pedal (yes, it’s already sold out)

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Legendary drone metal band Sunn O))) and constructor of boutique effects EarthQuaker Devices have joined forces to create the new Life Pedal, a limited edition, hand-numbered, tube-amp destroying octave fuzz and distortion. With a boost. EarthQuaker Devices Life Pedal Sunn O))) This pedal was so limited that it has unfortunately already sold out! Designed in […]

Ernie Ball Music Man Hunter Hayes Cutlass: The best of Strat, Tele and Gibson guitars?

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Ernie Ball Music Man’s new Hunter Hayes Cutlass signature guitar is a new take on the classic single coil Strat-style instrument, with a few tweaks added to the mix that go all the way to humbucker territory. Could this new model be the only guitar you’ll ever need? It certainly seems to cover a lot […]

Voxengo Powershaper: Saturation and overdrive for your audio tracks

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Voxengo has released Powershaper, a new saturation, distortion and overdrive plug-in. The company says that its multi-stage method of saturation can do everything from a subtle presence boost to extreme overdrive. Could Voxengo Powershaper be the solution for all your boosting needs? Saturation and “warmth” plug-ins are abundant, with numerous contestants offering every flavor from […]

Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive: A new Klon clone by Way Huge

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Jeorge Tripps’ pedal company Way Huge has jumped onto the Klon ‘Klone’ bandwagon with the release of a new overdrive, the Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive! Will this be a worthy, cheaper successor to the terribly expensive Klon? Way Huge Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive Way Huge has finally succumbed to the temptation to build a Klon […]