BOSS RV-6 Review

Classy new reverb pedal promises ambience aplenty BOSS has released a brand new iteration of what is, certainly in our eyes, a classic stomper. The BOSS RV-6 takes the already excellent RV-5 reverb pedal and propels it toward new frontiers of textural sonic adventure. The RV-5 offered six of BOSS’ lush reverbs in a stereo effects pedal. The included reverb types were… Read More

Tools To Improve Vocal Performance

Gear to help you hit the high notes It must be great to be a singer. No instruments to carry around, other than yourself. No lusting after 1950s custom shop reissues. No arguing over different brands of preamp valves. You just turn up, sing, and go home. Dead easy. Except, of course, it’s not like… Read More

Best Multi Effects Pedals For Under £250

Effect pedal combo boxes to get you started When you’re starting out on the guitar it can be hard to know where to start with the wacky world of effects. You may hear certain things on records and wonder how you could incorporate them into your sound, or you may know a few effects you… Read More

Boss RC-1 Review

Compact pedal offers great introduction to looping As far as pedal revolutions go, looping takes some beating. There are pedals of all shapes and sizes, which offer all kinds of added functionality and effects. Yet there has also been a wild simplification of the looper, which has resulted in pedals like the TC Electronic Ditto… Read More

Expand Your Tone With Footswitches

Pedal to the metal Guitarists have never had it so good. No matter what style you play, how you use your gear or what budget you run to, there is proper quality out there for everyone. As pedal manufacturers further expand their ranges into the nano/micro realm, there is now more choice and a smaller… Read More

5 Pedals To Try Before You Die

Updated 20/11/15 Looking for something inspirational, genre-defining or downright odd? We’ve got you covered. On Test We looked through our simply huge selection of guitar FX to find some little gems that you may have overlooked, simply not known about or indeed have yet to get your hands on. You’d be forgiven of course, the… Read More

Boss GT-001 Review

Lowdown on Boss’ box of desktop tricks The guitar world is changing. On one hand, you have the players who swear by the time-honoured tradition of plugging a guitar into a box which makes things very loud. Relationships with computer-based guitar trickery range from ‘handy to have, but I’ll stick to my proper amp’, through… Read More

BOSS Goes Old School With Its New WAZA Pedals

The Waza Craft Series promises all Analog components and premium sound quality, so what’s the story? The new BOSS Waza Craft pedals have just been announced with 3 new compacts kicking off the series. Old favourites such as the BD-2 Blues Driver and the DM-2 Delay have been given the “WAZA” treatment and promise to… Read More

Boss Tone Central and Tone Studio

Going deep with Boss’ new editor/librarian software With its penchant for valves, magnets and other generations-old technologies, the guitar world has always eyed newer, modern tools with more than a hint of suspicion. Like an iPhone user walking into a Nokia 3210 fan club meeting, there’s sometimes been an air of “that’s not how we… Read More

New Gear from BOSS

Ground-breaking new technology and some updated classics, 2014 has been a great year to be a BOSS. New Boss GP-10 Guitar Processor 2014 has seen some ground-breaking new products from BOSS and some incredible upgrades to some classics too, with the addition of BOSS compacts such as the DS-1X et al. For my money, the… Read More