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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...

Fuzz-O-Tron

If I say "fuzz", most of you will reply with "Fuzz Face" when playing an association game. In today's post I'm not going to write about this iconic pedal, but about one of its close relatives: the Zvex Mastotron. The Fuzz Face circuit is a...

Lunch Box

The Crunch Box from MI Audio is a relatively high gain, marshallesque sounding distortion device. With this we said more or less everything about the pedal. Not an overly unique or peculiar effect, but it does very well what it does and thanks to the...

Return Of The Hedgehog

In an earlier entry I have already written about the Maxon SD9 Sonic Distortion. The guys at Maxon have created its updated version: the SD9M. The pedal became more versatile: it has now a "Gain" and a "Mids" switch. The "Mids" switch makes it possible...

Buffer or no buffer?

Today we have a bit deeper tech talk, if you are not interested in that bla-bla, then just jump to the conclusion ;) True bypass or not? This is the question! The true bypass vs. buffered bypass is a very sensitive topic among guitarists. For a...