MI Audio Tube Zone

MI Audio Tube Zone Review

I had always thought that MI Audio Tube Zone was a high-gain distortion pedal.  And it is.  But then one day I learned that the Gain knob has a special taper, that allows you to finely tune in on its low-gain range. Intrigued — does that mean this pedal is an attempt at do-all?  So…

Wampler Cranked AC

Wampler Cranked AC Overdrive / Distortion Pedal Review

I’ve been wanting to check this pedal out for a while, as some of the clips I’ve seen indicated this saturated, mid-heavy high-gain tone that I was attracted to.  This is my first Wampler pedal to try and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  While this pedal is discontinued, Wampler recently announced release of Ace Thirty and if…

VHT V-Drive Review

$100 doesn’t get you far in boutique guitar pedals usually.  So when I first learned about VHT V-Drive, I was intrigued — here’s a smaller, more “boutique” brand with an overdrive pedal in $100 range.  I realize that VHT isn’t quite a household name in pedals, and in fact, I was under the impression that…

Gear Review: Arteffect Zenith Overdrive

I’m a sucker for versatility and when I learned about this “versatile” overdrive, I just had to get my hands on it. Features Indeed, there’s a lot going on here without being overwhelming.  Although this pedal has been reviewed by some guitar magazines, there’s scant little in terms of what all those knobs actually do,…