• Korg OD-S NuTube Overdrive

    September 15, 2020 Sebastian

    The Korg OD-S Nutube Overdrive is a game-changing drive pedal unlike anything else.

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  • Dophix David Overdistortion

    April 3, 2020 Sebastian

    The Dophix David Overdistortion is a drive pedal unlike anything on your board.

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  • Nobels ODR-1 Overdrive

    December 5, 2019 Sebastian

    The ODR-1 Overdrive is a pedal from German manufacturer Nobels. Nobels is not a widely known brand in the USA, but nevertheless the ODR-1 has attained a legendary reputation amongst guitarists in the Nashville scene. A quick glance at Nobel’s Instagram will show a huge range of country guitarists who use the ODR-1 as their…

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  • Boss DS-1 Distortion

    July 31, 2019 Sebastian

    The Boss DS-1 is the most famous guitar pedal in history, and it still kicks ass after 40 years. Read the Var Guitar review here.

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  • JHS Emperor Chorus/Vibrato

    JHS Emperor V2 Chorus/Vibrato

    July 21, 2019 Sebastian

    The JHS Emperor V2 guitar pedal is an analog chorus and vibrato pedal from Kansas City’s premiere pedalsmiths at JHS Pedals. It has an abundance of features, sounds great, and its attractive little penguin logo and lavender enclosure will look good on your pedalboard. After my review of the budget Behringer UC200 chorus, I thought…

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  • Way Huge Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz

    July 11, 2019 Sebastian

    The Way Huge Swollen Pickle is a whole lotta fuzz in a tiny package, but is it right for you? Read this review and find out.

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  • Top view of the Behringer UC200 Ultra Chorus guitar pedal

    Behringer UC200 Ultra Chorus Pedal

    July 8, 2019 Sebastian

    The Behringer UC200 Ultra Chorus is a fantastic chorus pedal available for a fraction of the price of the Boss Super Chorus CH-1 it clones. If you’re looking for a classic analog chorus at a bargain price, the UC200 can’t be beaten. Check them out on Sweetwater here. The JHS Bump In the online guitar…

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  • 3/4 view of the Boss GT-1 multifx

    Boss GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor

    May 27, 2019 Sebastian

    Boss is the quintessential stompbox company, with a reputation for reliable, quality guitar effects. They’re best known for their iconic standalone effects, but they also make the GT series of digital multi-fx units, great for getting a lot of guitar sounds in a compact package. The Boss GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor is the smallest member…

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  • Boss RV-3

    Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb / Delay

    May 19, 2019 Sebastian

    Earlier this year, I sold my trusty, versatile MXR Reverb. In its place I bought a Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb / Delay, a pedal that’s been out of production for nearly two decades, with a mere four reverb modes and a chunk missing out of the footswitch. It’s not unreasonable to ask… why? Surely, in…

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  • Picture of an Electro-Harmonix Canyon guitar pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Canyon Delay & Looper

    December 25, 2018 Sebastian

    The Electro-Harmonix Canyon Delay and Looper exemplifies EHX’s reputation for quality guitar pedals. This small white box is a Swiss army knife of superb time-based effects, featuring reverbs, delay, and a looper for good measure. It’s one of the best pedals around, and now that its big brother the Grand Canyon has been released, it’s…

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