Guitar World visited the T-Rex booth at last week's 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, to check out the company's new offerings for 2012. The new gear includes the multi-featured Gull Wah, the Hobo Drive overdrive pedal and four new Tonebug pedals, including a reverb, phaser, chorus/flanger and distortion (AKA the Totenschläger).
New Vox gear includes the Delay Lab pedal, which offers 30 presets and a 28-second looper (There's so much more to say about the Delay Lab; to read more about it -- and see another video -- head here); the Handwired Wah, which offers more mid-range than usual; the AC4 C1 amp in blue; the AC4 Handwired amp and the Tony Bruno TB18 amp.
DV Mark, an Italy-based manufacturer of guitar amplifiers and effect pedals, unveiled six -- yes, six -- new effect pedals last week at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Like everything else DV Mark makes, the pedals are 100 percent constructed in Italy with passion and careful attention to thousands of details.
Pigtronix has introduced the all-new FAT Drive pedal, which sets a new standard for tube distortion in stompbox form. The pedal's name represents the essence of the Pigtronix mission, and its unique overdrive circuit hits the mark in every way.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario looks at the new Rottweiler distortion pedal from TC Electronic, which features controls for gain, level, bass and treble, along with a voice switch with two distinctly different midrange voicings.
I initially was going to keep this list short and sweet, but when it comes to stompboxes, how do you stop? Effects are like potato chips in that you just can’t expect me to offer you a handful because you’ll want the whole bag -- and besides, there are so many flavors of overdrive, modulation, delay, etc., that it’s nearly impossible to pick a top five. So I’ve decided to make it a top 10.
SolidGoldFX of Montreal has released the Jeff Waters signature Devil Drive overdrive pedal. The pedal draws its roots from the classic OD-1 overdrive Waters has always used to achieve the tight, articulate metal tones he and his band, Annihilator, are known for. Waters’ skills have influenced several artists, including Megadeth, Nickelback, Children of Bodom and Lamb Of God, and Annihilator is the best-selling Canadian metal act.