reviews to put some
womp in your stomp.
Once a year, Christmas comes a little early at
Premier Guitar. That’s what it feels like when
our offices are flooded with a heaping pile
of pedals in anticipation of our yearly Pedal
Roundup. Of course, this year was no different. As we continue to grow our audience, so
does every pedal manufacturer’s interest to be
included in our yearly pedal extravaganza.
Unfortunately, we can’t possibly include every
single pedal we receive. If we did, you’d be
holding a Premier Guitar issue three to four
times its normal size, with a back brace around
your mid-section to help support its weight!
We have, however, managed to pick out
what we think is a very nice selection of ped-
als that should please the wide-ranging and
ever-changing gear pallet of our diversified
readership. You’ll find everything from killer
reverb pedals to new phasers and delays to
overdrive/distortion stomps to compressors,
and much, much more.
We’ve also assembled an industrious bunch
of gear junkies (initials are at the end of each
review) to pore through these pedals and offer
up quality reviews that should definitely help
you make an informed decision the next time
you hit the web or local music store in search
of that next gotta-have-it pedal for your
board. There’s something for everyone, and
we feel privileged that you’ve chosen us to
help you make your next pedal purchase decision. And don’t forget to go online at premier-
guitar.com and check out some of the pedal
reviews we couldn’t fit in the issue. Enjoy!
FUCHS PLUSH GOOD VERBRATIONS
One thing I’ve learned from playing live is that
you probably shouldn’t rely on soundmen to
enhance your guitar tone. Most of the time,
you’ll be lucky if they boost up your solos when
they’re supposed to! Like most things, if you
want something done right (and to sound right)
you need to do it yourself, and that includes
using sound-enhancing effects such as delay,
chorus and reverb.
Good Verbrations, from Fuchs’ Plush line of
pedals, is a nice addition to your effects collection. It features the same reverb circuit as Fuchs’
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BY JORDAN WAGNER, BRIAN BARR, STEVE OUIMETTE, GARY GUZMAN, KENNY RARDIN AND CHRIS BURGESS