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JHS Superbolt Review

If you’ve heard the iconic rock and roll tone of Led Zeppelin, the early Brian Setzer, or Switchfoot’s Drew Shirley, then you’ve heard the sound of the iconic 1960’s Supro Company amps.  The Superbolt is JHS Pedal’s take on that killer vintage amp tone and responsiveness, but in the flexibility of a guitar pedal. This […]

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Electro-Harmonix Soul Food Review

Nearly every pedal builder in the market has created a clone of the legendary Klon Centaur, the Soul Food is the “Klone” created by Electro-Harmonix.  The reason it’s so legendary lies somewhere between its truly great tone and the fact that it’s out of production.  They frequently sell used between $1,000 and $2,500…exactly why there’s […]

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JHS Morning Glory Review

  Since its creation in 2009, the Morning Glory has become a staple transparent overdrive in the worship market.  It takes the tone of your guitar and amp that you’ve worked so hard to fine-tune, and adds enough drive to push it to the next level without making it sound like a different setup. This […]

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Matthews Effects Cartographer Review

Matthews Effects // The Cartographer The Cartographer by Matthews Effects has quickly become a personal favorite of mine. It was inspired by an old Pearl OD-05, but has the flexibility to achieve a variety of tones from a transparent overdrive to a tubescreamer-style that cuts through a mix. The Cartographer’s tone doesn’t fit into any […]

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Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive

Terms like “amp-like” or “amp-in-a-box” are thrown around a lot by advertisers these days. The Sweet Honey actually delivers on that promise. The real key to this pedal is the Focus knob. You could call it the “wattage” or “headroom” control. To put it another way, turning it down makes it a 15 watt amp […]

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Wampler Faux Tape Echo

The first question I asked myself as I plugged the Wamper Faux Tape Echo in for the first time was: why isn’t this pedal on more P&W boards? Brian Wampler is a respected builder and it’s not uncommon to see an Ego comp or one of his many gain pedals. But when I see a […]

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JHS Alpine

If you don’t know the backstory, the Alpine started life as an acclaimed pedal called the Cloud9 reverb. The Cloud9’s builder was getting out of the industry and JHS bought out the company. They took the Cloud9, made some tweaks and improvements and the result is the Alpine reverb. Sound: The Alpine is a workhorse. […]

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ChaseBliss Wombtone

The Wombtone by ChaseBliss lives up to the companies creed: Digital Brain, Analog Heart. This all digital phaser is controlled by a digital brain, meaning that your tone never touches the digital part of the pedal, but you still have tap tempo and presets. Sound: Let me be clear: this pedal sounds amazing. I’ve never […]

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Caroline Guitar Co Haymaker

Caroline Guitar Co mastermind Phillippe Herdon told me that the Haymaker is the “Scottie Pippin” of overdrive pedals. His thinking is that every player has their personal “Michael Jordan” gain pedal already, whether it’s a Tube Screamer, Timmy, Klone, or Blues Breaker. The idea of the Haymaker is to be the 2nd pedal to whatever […]

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Caroline Guitar Co Olympia Fuzz

The Olympia Fuzz (the name is nod to the Washington State capitol which in many ways really is the true birth place of grunge… sorry Seattle) in a no-frills, all-tone and no holds barred fuzz pedal. It’s designed to split the difference between one of my favorite fuzz circuits (the Big Muff) and one of […]