Mr Black Mini Reverb: Reverberations galore from a pocket-sized pedal

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The latest Mr Black mini pedal is simply called Mini Reverb. It’s a compact pedal, so not much rrom for loads of controls here. And although there are only three wee dials, this thing can go from retro-vibe plate reverbs to huge, lush cathedrals of sound. Mr Black Mini Reverb The mini dials are labelled Wet/Dry, […]

PEEPS: Super cool vintage looking handmade synthesizer

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PEEPS has a fabulous vibe to it that puts it somewhere between a classic vintage synthesizer and a cake version of a classic vintage synthesizer that synth enthusiasts get given for their birthdays. It’s wonderfully lo-fi and a bit rough around the edges but with a big sound and one huge dollop of cool. PEEPS […]

Mr Black Mini Vintage Chorus: A Boss CE-1 circuit in mini pedal

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Portland, Oregon’s Mr Black makes some pretty amazing pedals. His latest is a take on the classic ’70s Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble – but now in a tiny pedalboard-friendly format.  Introducing the new Mini Vintage Chorus, a CE-1 that has been on a serious diet! Mr Black Mini Vintage Chorus The original Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble […]

Outlaw Effects launches Dumbleweed Overdrive, General Germanium Fuzz and more

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Based in Montreal, Canada, Outlaw Effects has just announced it’s releasing four new mini-format effects pedals. The new Dumbleweed Overdrive, General Germanium Fuzz, Phunnel Cloud Phaser and Late Riser Auto Volume Swell are all in mini-sized housings, perfect for crowded pedalboards. Dumbleweed Overdrive Based on that boutique amplifier, the new Dumbleweed Overdrive has a simple set of controls, namely Gain, […]

Is Jamstack the ideal mobile practise solution for guitarists?

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Jamstack is a Bluetooth-capable mini amp its inventors are calling “world’s first attachable guitar amplifier”. Given that we already have many nano amp products in the market, what does this solution do that’s different? Jamstack The crazy world of gimmicky guitar products and “world-first” innovations is littered with things we don’t need and often regret […]

Bogner Ecstasy Red and Blue Mini pedals: Smaller size, same boutique tone?

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Bogner has just announced new Ecstasy Red and Blue Mini pedals that are due to released on 19 November. These are scaled-down versions of the original Ecstasy pedals came out back in 2012. I wrote about these back in January, during NAMM and now they are finally here! Bogner Ecstasy Red and Blue Mini pedals […]

DSM Noisemaker OmniCabSim Mini, a tiny power amp and cab sim pedal

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Chilean manufacturer DSM Noisemaker has recently been making some noise about its new pedal, OmniCabSim Mini. It’s designed to save you carrying around your power amp and speaker; just bring the preamp pedal of your choice and off you go. And it costs much less than its big brother… OmniCabSim Mini The name gives you a […]

Mooer adds three new preamp pedals – Phoenix, Cali-MkIV & Custom-100

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Mooer adds three new models of its “Micro Preamp” family. The Mooer micro-preamp models 016, 017 and 018 are named Phoenix, Cali-MkIV and Custom 100. But can you guess which amps they are based on? Phoenix According to the manufacturer, the Mooer Phoenix pays homage to “modern metal amps developed in Germany”. Anyway, Mooer promises […]

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 […]

LunaStone Boost 18: Punching above its weight?

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Denmark’s LunaStone has announced a new mini boost pedal named Boost 18. For something so diminutive it manages to pack in plenty of extra signal gain! Boost 18 The LunaStone Boost 18 is a simple mini pedal that comes with a whole 18 dB of extra gain. That lets you kick in a bit more oomph, just […]