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Roger Newell (Guitarist)July 25, 2014, 14:01 GMT
If you want to apply some dirty edge to the sound of your bass, or down- tuned six-string, make the FuzzMo your first port of call.
Computer MusicJuly 25, 2014, 14:00 GMT
In practical use, though, it's a fun, intuitive, powerfully creative instrument that's perfect for conjuring up high-impact sounds and interesting grooves in next to no time.
Rich Chamberlain (Rhythm)July 25, 2014, 12:00 GMT
The Extatic range will thrive in a pop environment, but it's also well worth a look for those on the hunt for articulate funk and fusion cymbals.
Rich Chamberlain (Rhythm)July 25, 2014, 11:52 GMT
This versatile range features something for a staggering array of tastes, but it's the dark Natural cymbals that particularly caught our attention.
Nick Guppy (Guitarist)July 24, 2014, 11:00 GMT
It's a great British amp in every sense, but some may want a lil' more dirt.
Bruce Aisher (Future Music)July 24, 2014, 10:00 GMT
Despite some aesthetic annoyances this remains a great little synth and still packs plenty of punch.
GuitaristJuly 24, 2014, 9:35 GMT
A simple, useful and cost-effective piece of gear
Trevor Curwen (Guitarist)July 23, 2014, 15:17 GMT
Great for full-on or minimal vintage chorus sounds this is a chorus pedal that's big on versatility - as well as just big!
Michael Brown (Guitarist)July 23, 2014, 12:15 GMT
A flexible vintage-style drive that apes cranked-amp tones - if you haven't tried a FET-based overdrive before, start here.
Computer MusicJuly 23, 2014, 10:39 GMT
An excellent Neve EQ and preamp emulation, with its own sound. The EQ81 is also worth owning if you can stretch to it.
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