Pigtronix Space Rip review

Find your electronic pulse with this inventive little synth pedal

Pigtronix Space Rip
(Image: © Future)

Guitar World Verdict

A powerful yet compact pedalboard synth solution for Minimoog funk lines and sonic experimentation. Who needs another overdrive pedal, anyway?


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    Off-the-wall pulsing synth sounds.

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    Tweakable control setup.

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Fact: your guitar doesn’t have to sound like a traditional clean or overdriven rock machine, and the gear industry is seemingly on a mission to remind us of this. 

The latest synth pedal to find its way through our door is the Space Rip from Pigtronix, which offers sawtooth and square wave synth sounds with a twist, thanks to its use of Pulse Width Modulation – an analogue synthesis technique that, as its name suggests, modulates the pulse of the wave shape you’re generating. 

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Stuart Williams

Stuart is a freelancer for Guitar World and heads up Total Guitar magazine's gear section. He formerly edited Total Guitar and Rhythm magazines in the UK and has been playing guitar and drums for over two decades (his arms are very tired). When he's not working on the site, he can be found gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.