Designed to allow the guitarist to produce familiar amped tones without the need for an actual amplifier, Radial’s ToneBone JDX Direct Drive emulates the tonal coloration of a guitar amplifier/speaker combination.
DSP technology now allows pedal manufacturers to create studio-quality reverbs that evoke the spirit of classic springs, plates, concert halls and caverns... but EarthQuaker Devices’ Transmisser takes a somewhat different direction.
Overdrive pedals create distortion in different ways. EarthQuaker Devices, though, have really hedged their bets with their Gray Channel, as each of its two overdrive channels offers a choice of three clipping types.
The Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble dates back to 1976 and was the very first Boss pedal to use charge-coupled ‘bucket brigade’ delay line chips. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the original CE-1, Boss release the Waza Craft CE-2W, still in the familiar compact pedal format — and still blue...