With such a large range of Effects Pedals, how do we choose a "Top 5"?
Well it not easy, but these are 5 of our current favourites.
1. Our favourite Overdrive Pedal: Fulltone - Plimsoul (Overdrive/Distortion)
It has a rich creamy sustain. There is no bad setting on the plimsol. Even when backed off, it will just sing. A classic old school tone with good sustain. If you don't know which pedal to buy first, try this pedal. It will blow you away!
2. Top Pick: Wampler - Triple Wreck (Distortion)
Put it thougrh a 1x12 cab, it gives so much bottom end it sounds like a 4x12 cab.It can give similar gain tones to a meta Boogie rectifier or a Soldano head. We say: Great for high gain.
3. Wampler - Ecstasy (overdrive)
A pedal that would go from clean tones to distorted tones while adding a bit of warmth - smooth creaminess yet crunchy when you need it to be! NOTE: The newest version is the same as the bigger box (older) version in a few of the videos on youtube, it is just in a smaller box.
4. Wampler - Paisley (overdrive)
Clean and yet get nice and crunchy with a bit of 'beef' to it yet a fluid tone when soloing- LOVES strats and humbuckers as well,
5. Wampler - Pinnicle 2 (distortion)
"This pedal NAILS it better than anything I've ever heard or played." -Zeke Clark, former tech for Eddie Van Halen! Need extreme gain, sometimes you need mild overdrive...this pedal does that all with the turn of 2 knobs.
But what do you rate and use? Give us the low down on your favourite effects pedal...