Wampler Pedals Plexi-Drive Deluxe

Wampler Pedals unveiled the Plexi-Drive Deluxe at this year's NAMM show, and the pedal is being officially released this week on February 27. This new pedal is an updated version of Wampler's Plexi-Drive and features a three-band EQ and a foot-switchable Tubescreamer-type boost circuit. Also added is a bright switch for customizing the tone for your specific amplifier. Here … [Read more...]

Inexpensive Import Pedals

I'm somewhat of a pedal snob. I've owned dozens of pedals since I started playing guitar, and I've settled primarily on a small handful of boutique pedals. On my board right now I have a Wampler Clarksdale, a Fulltone '69 fuzz, an Earthquaker Devices Hoof Fuzz, and a Paul C. Timmy. I also have a Wampler Euphoria that I swap out with the Timmy and/or the Clarksdale … [Read more...]

Dunlop Cry Baby Mini

Dunlop introduced the Cry Baby Mini pedal at this year's NAMM show: Don’t let its small size fool you—the CBM95 Cry Baby Mini Wah doesn’t skimp on tone or usability. It comes equipped with the legendary Fasel inductor, a full sweep range, and three internally adjustable voicings—Low, Vintage, and GCB95. At half the size of a standard Cry Baby pedal, the CMB95 is perfect … [Read more...]

Ibanez TS Mini


An interesting new pedal from Ibanez: the TS Mini, a mini version of the venerable Tube Screamer circuit.  I like that they matched the color scheme to the full size model. I'm curious to hear how it compares to the larger model. TS Mini Features • Controls: Overdrive, Tone and Level •100% Analog Circuitry •True Bypass Switching •Made in Japan … [Read more...]

Seymour Duncan Releases The Vise Grip Compressor

Seymour Duncan has released a new compressor pedal called the Vise Grip Compressor. The Seymour Duncan Vise Grip is a studio-grade compressor designed for guitarists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. The Blend knob lets you add as much … [Read more...]