Six of the best: cutting-edge effects pedals

3rd Sep 2013 | 14:15

Six of the best: cutting-edge effects pedals
Pigtronix Infinity Looper
£399/$620

A must-audition for loop-loving players. With two stereo loops that can be configured to work together and synchronise in several ways, it’s a pricy yet sophisticated tool for creating unique soundscapes.

We said: “It’s intuitive to use with plenty of room to get creative”

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For more information, visit the official Pigtronix website.

Six of the best: cutting-edge effects pedals
Sonuus Wahoo
£250/$390

With its two separate analogue filters based on vintage synths, an adjustable drive parameter and LFO, wah, envelope and pitch-tracking modes, the Wahoo might just be the most complex and versatile wah yet.

We said: “Lots of wah, filter and related sounds in a single pedal... it has enormous sonic potential”

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For more information, visit the official Sonuus website.

Six of the best: cutting-edge effects pedals
Moonphase Moondriver
£129/$200

Set foot on the Moondriver and you’ll be rewarded with a versatile new take on a venerable circuit – that of the Pro Co RAT distortion.

We said: “It retains the RAT’s brattier character, but goes way beyond in tonal versatility”

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For more information, visit the official Moonphase website.

Six of the best: cutting-edge effects pedals
Boss TE-2 Tera Echo
£159/$250

The TE-2 uses Boss’s new Multi- Dimensional Processing technology to create an odd ambience that’s neither delay nor reverb – instead, a distinct sonic signature with elements of both.

We said: “This pedal encourages you to really play the effect, dynamically controlling its ebb and flow – it’s a lot of fun”

Read full Boss TE-2 Tera Echo review

For more information, visit theofficial Roland website.

Six of the best: cutting-edge effects pedals
Coopersonic Fader
£120/$190

Not all innovations have to be complex; this Fader is simplicity itself. It’s a footswitch that fades your signal smoothly in and out automatically, based on a preset time from 0.5 to 40 seconds.

We said: “A great idea that’s nicely implemented. Why has nobody thought of a fully featured fader until now?”

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For more information, visit the official Coopersonic website.

Six of the best: cutting-edge effects pedals
Roland GR-S V-Guitar Space
£279/$435

When used with a divided pickup such as Roland’s GK-3, it offers unique variations on ambient chorus effects, with independent processing for each guitar string.

We said: “High-tech variations on the ambient chorus theme”

Read full Roland GR-S V-Guitar Space review

For more information, visit the official Roland website.

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