Every month, we’ll compile a few lists of gear that’s fresh out of the oven. Here’s one devoted to new guitar pedals.
1EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct
The newest EarthQuaker stompbox is a vintage-voiced vibrato with eight modes, including several that respond to your playing dynamics.
2Dunable x Chicago Music Exchange SplatterBlaster
The Univox Super-Fuzz meets the Boss HM-2 in this two-in-one distortion/fuzz stompbox. The routing options on the SplatterBlaster are also worth mentioning: You can run both channels in parallel into a mono output, or split them into stereo.
3J Rockett Audio Design Mr Moto
Tremolo and spring reverb combined make Mr Moto an ideal stompbox for surf guitarists and shoegazers.
4Mistweaver Effects Forestry
Here’s a modestly priced clone of the Dumble Overdrive Special. It has two modes—symmetrical and asymmetrical clipping—that are designed to reproduce the responsiveness and tube-like tones of the legendary amp.
5Frommel Electronics Seraph Deluxe
Based on the Roland Dimension D and Boss Dimension C, this chorus pedal will take you back to the ’80s with its four modes.
6Yellowcake Pedals Furry and Fried
Here’s a two-channel drive pedal that combines a warm overdrive with a wide-ranging fuzz, the latter of which even has a “Trim” knob to starve the circuit of voltage.
7Keeley Electronics Retro Super Germanium Phat Mod
As its name suggests, the Retro Super Germanium Phat Mod is all about old-school fuzz tones with an added emphasis on touch responsiveness.
8Haunted Labs Paranormal Fuzz V2
This upgrade of the silicon fuzz box, which does particularly well for stoner rock and shoegaze, boasts a quieter circuit design and flashier graphics.
9Seymour Duncan Fooz
Eccentric and complex, this synthesizer pedal aims to recreate the experience of playing an analog synth.
10ZVEX Russian Fuzz Factory 7
The new edition of the Fuzz Factory 7 uses rare Russian germanium transistors that offer a wealth of new fuzz and oscillation textures.
11Zeppelin Design Labs Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo
The Quaverato is a tremolo pedal with an incredible depth and range. There are two tremolo modes, an array of tone-sculpting controls, tap tempo, and the ability to potentially add MIDI compatibility.
12Free the Tone Black Vehicle
With this bass overdrive, you can reproduce that vintage tube amp grind—without having to sacrifice any low end in the process. A “Mix” knob, combined with a two-band EQ section, as well as a footswitchable boost stage ensure you won’t drown in the murk.