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Epic Booster

So far there has not been much talk about the booster effects on this page. This is a very basic effect type. What do they do, what are their uses? Basically they are simple amplifiers: they simply amplify the signal they get on their input....

Flying at 300 BPM

For a long time I didn't know why one of the tremolos in Earthquaker Devices lineup is called Hummingbird. When I started this blog entry I was looking for an appropriate title and then I suddenly realized, that the reason might be that the effect...

Little Prick

Yet antoher iconic piece from the imaginary Top 100 Guitar Pedals list: the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi. Most guitarists try this too during their life. The characteristics are the high gain with solid, compressed, sometimes violin-like sound. Very popular among stoner and grunge musicians, but...

250+

The DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp would most probably have a nice place in the Top 10 Historical Pedals list. It is one of the oldest and most basic designs that has been copied, modified and improved to other effects over the years. Almost all guitar...

Miel Doux

A few years ago a new trend has started for low gain overdrive effects. People have realized, that a very little distortion on the clean sound can make it more organic and can add some warmth to it. The goal was - as always with...

Jimmy

There are two main directions when it comes to overdrives: either the effect should have a distinct character and sound (in most cases emulating an amp) or on the contrary, it should not alter your rig's sound, but should be as transparent as possible. On...