Fulltone CS-OCD-Ge overdrive pedal: The ultimate OCD?

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US pedal maker Fulltone has just unveiled what it calls“the ultimate OCD”: a new Custom Shop model of the OCD pedal called the CS-OCD-Ge overdrive. Fulltone CS-OCD-Ge The new Fulltone CS-OCD-Ge is the latest incarnation of Michael Fuller’s famous OCD drive pedal. This new version is a limited Custom Shop edition and has two MOSFETs, plus two germanium diodes. […]

Dwarfcraft Gold Standard Eau Claire Thunder: A limited run of only 73 units

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Dwarfcraft has unveiled the Gold Standard Eau Claire Thunder, limited to only 73 units worldwide. The Gold Standard was designed with germanium diodes and NOS Fairchild 2n5133 transistors. The pedal has a Volume, Tone, Trim and Distortion knobs, plus Time Warp switch and a regular Bypass and a  Tone Blast foot switch! It has top […]

Crazy Tubes Circuits Limelight pedal: Vintage fuzz tones beamed to the future

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The new Crazy Tubes Circuits Limelight fuzz/distortion pedal was introduced during Winter NAMM 2019. It’s inspired by vintage fuzz pedals and uses hand-selected New Old Stock Germanium transistors to get its distortion/fuzz tones. Crazy Tubes Circuits Limelight The heart of the pedal’s circuit is a fuzz/distortion pedal that uses three NOS Germanium transistors to get you vintage-flavoured […]

Mad Professor Loud‘n Proud: Four-input Marshall tones in a pedal?

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The Mad Professor‘s new Loud‘n Proud is a Plexi-meets-Fuzz drive pedal with plenty of dirt tones packed into one boutique unit. All are based on the legendary Marshall four-input amp sound. This one could prove enticing for the many players inspired by the myriad classic rock albums associated with those tones. Mad Professor Loud‘n Proud What […]

ZVex Russian Fuzz Factory 7 pedal now with Russian GT308Vs

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ZVex has just announced a new Russian Fuzz Factory 7 pedal, and it sounds pretty dirty and fuzzy in all the right ways. The backstory to this new effect series involves an old stash of Russian transistors… ZVex Russian Fuzz Factory 7 Luckily for us guitar players, boutique pedal builders like ZVex occasionally stumble upon […]

ZVex Germanium Woolly Mammoth Mod fuzz pedal: Neolithic fuzz tone?

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When it comes to classic fuzz pedals, the ZVex Woolly Mammoth is up there with the best of them. Especially in the psychedelic stoner rock world, where it is often used for mammoth riffs and bass-heavy tones. This new limited edition Germanium Woolly Mammoth Mod promises more fun for you heavy riffers! Germanium Woolly Mammoth […]

Magnetic Effects refines its White Atom V3 fuzz circuit for 2018

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Magnetic Effects has updated its White Atom fuzz pedal to a new version for 2018. V3 adds a new control, and the people at Magnetic say the EQ has been “refined”. These pedals are hand built in the UK and designed to be as pedalboard friendly as possible. White Atom V3 The Magnetic Effects White […]

Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone Germanium Gold Micro compressor pedal

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Pigtronix has added the new Philosopher’s Tone Germanium Gold Micro pedal to its line-up. As the name suggests, it adds germanium diodes to the original Philosopher’s Tone pedal to widen the tonal characteristics.  Philosopher’s Tone Germanium Gold Micro If you are looking for a versatile ‘vintage flavoured’ compressor then this new Philosopher’s Tone Germanium Gold Micro could […]

Deep Space Devices Golem – Clay monster or expressive box of dirt?

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Deep Space Devices has just announced their new Golem ‘overdrive’ pedal, named after a mythical creature born from clay. But what exactly is the Golem pedal? Golem Essentially the Golem is an overdrive/dirt pedal with hints of fuzziness to its core tone. It’s all controlled by a wealth of knobs and mini toggle switches, which […]

Keeley Germanium Amplifier pedal – handmade by Robert Keeley!

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The new Keeley Germanium Amplifier is a limited edition preamp pedal handmade by Robert Keeley in small numbers. It’s been designed to add some boost to your guitar’s tone. Germanium Amplifier This simple one-knob design is as basic as it gets. Plug the Germanium Amplifier between your guitar and your amp, then dial it in to taste. Ideally, […]