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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...

Rubber Duck

Let's step out a bit from the good old distortion/OD/fuzz circle. A famous effect type among guitar players is the reverb. But what does it do? Basically the clean signal gets mixed with delayed copies of it, where the delay times are all about the...

The One With The Lightningbolt

Many gutarists swear on the sound of overdriven tube amps. Effect builders know this and therefore like to come up with designs that emulate the sound of such overdriven amps. These are generally called emulation or simulation effects. We already had two of these, the...

Emptyness

As I already stated earlier: I love double pedals. I simply love when everything is in one package for the basic sound. Therefore I always was interested in the Fulltone Fulldrive series. The Fulldrive 2 Mosfet is a nice OD, that reaches the crunchier, growling...

Abyss

I've been looking for a good while for a higher gain distortion for bass guitar. I tried many pedals, some of them had a pretty good sound too, but all of them suffered from the symptom, that the lows got thin and attenuated when the...