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The Best Tremolo Pedals to Modulate Your Volume Into LFO Heaven

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Any time you've heard a certain effect and thought "Wow, that's cool, they sound like they're underwater" you were hearing the tremolo effect. But you've heard it in a lot of places you aren't aware of, because more often than not it's used as a subtle effect. […]

The Best Vibrato Pedals to Warble Your Pitch & Supply a Strong Rich Tone

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Everyone has heard vibrato even if they don't realize it. Almost every vocalist uses the effect naturally as they sing, and with the invention of the vibrato pedal guitarists can use it as well. Vibrato is a subtle warbling of pitch by a specific number of semi-tones […]

The Best Volume Pedals to Gain Hyper-Control Over Your Dynamics

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Unlike a boost pedal, which exists to simply inject more gain into your signal path, a volume pedal has so many uses they can't even be quickly explained. From acting as a volume knob to functioning like a tremolo, or allowing you to attenuate your amplitude at […]

The Best Boost Pedals for Distortion-Free, Clean Gain & Fatter Tone

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! There are times when you simply can't get enough gain. Maybe you just need more volume in general or your other pedals or long cables have sucked too much power out of your signal. Or perhaps you want to drive a distortion pedal or a tube amp […]

The Best Wah Pedals to Wail Like a Cry Baby or Neigh Like a Bad Horsie

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! The spectral glide we call wah-wah has been around for quite some time. Trumpet and trombone players were doing it manually since the 1920's, and in 1966 the first guitar wah pedal was invented. These pedals have gone through a lot of revisions in technical terms of […]

The Best Envelope Filter Pedals to Auto-Wah Your Way Into Funk Nirvana

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Most of the effects pedals out there are for universal effects any instrumentalist or studio engineer might use on any number of tracks. But the envelope filter pedal, or auto-wah pedal, is largely designed for the electric guitar, bass, and piano and employed for the funk genre. […]

Beyonce's Drummer Quits & Files Restraining Order Over "Extreme Witchcraft"

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In today's weird but true news, Beyoncé's ex-drummer Kimberly Thompson has filed a restraining order against the singer over allegations of "extreme witchcraft" and even the death of her baby kitten on tour. Kimberly Thompson, Beyoncé's Drummer of 7 Years The Background Development Beyoncé, who in her early days with Destiny's Child was a devout […]

The Best Fuzz Pedals to Get That High-Gain, Girthy, Vintage Distortion

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Distortion and overdrive are all fine and dandy, but sometimes you want to really push it to the limit with some ripping fuzz. And by ripping I mean the sound of the woofers in your amp being torn to shreds. In a studio in 1961, Grady Martin […]

The Best Distortion Pedals to Growl the Crunchy Harmonics

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Newcomers to the guitar and bass world often ask the obvious question about the difference between the distortion effect and that of overdrive and fuzz. Even experienced musicians tend to think the last two are sub-types of distortion, but that's not correct when it comes to pedal […]

The Best Overdrive Pedals to Push Your Gain Into Warm Tube Paradise

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Guitar players have been praising and taking advantage of the subtle sounds of the overdrive effect for half a century now. Although overdriving your amplifier was considered a mistake before, by the early 1960's rock bands were purposefully creating this effect  with their amps as engineers scrambled […]

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