Kai Tachibana is the Hamburg-based engineer behind the legendary Nobels ODR-1, which he’s recently refined and released as the ODR-C. He shared his story with Var Guitar.
Korg OD-S NuTube OverdriveRead more
The Korg OD-S Nutube Overdrive is a game-changing drive pedal unlike anything else.
Interview: Ryan Clarke (Dr Scientist)Read more
Ryan Clarke is the founder of Dr Scientist, the Canadian pedal company responsible for such pedals as the Atmosphere reverb and Dusk filter.
Dophix David OverdistortionRead more
The Dophix David Overdistortion is a drive pedal unlike anything on your board.
Nobels ODR-1 OverdriveRead more
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…
Boss DS-1 DistortionRead more
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.
Way Huge Swollen Pickle Jumbo FuzzRead more
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.
Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb / DelayRead more
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…