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The Best Distortion Pedals

Distortion is such a widely used effect that practically every single pedal manufacturer produces at least three different kinds.  Useful for every genre from country to metal, no guitarist’s rig could ever be considered complete without one.  While there are

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Differences Between Tubes and Transistors: Why Valve Amps Wipe the Floor with Solid States

VS Musicians and sound engineers alike often comment on the differences between resultant audio when processed by tube amps and transistor-based alternatives. While this issue is a long-running debate, with much support on both sides, it is generally accepted that

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Review: Boss CS-3 Compressor Sustainer Pedal

Another popular pedal from one of the most well-known manufacturers ever; this time is the Boss CS-3 compressor / sustainer pedal. The CS-3 is the latest model of Boss’ famous CS compressor line, and while it shares both the colour

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Pedals Guide Part 1: Overdrive and Distortion Pedals

Before getting into reviewing and writing about my personal experiences with specific pedals and amps, I thought it might be a good idea to write in general about different kinds of effects for guitar, the ways in which they can

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