Best New Pedal Releases 2023

In January we were too busy compiling our Best Pedals of 2022 List that we didn’t have the time to post our monthly article about the best December pedals, therefore we are aggregating the releases from that month to the ones of January 2023. They were two rather slow months anyway, although both featured some highlights.

The most fun/creative pedals were released by Poly and Walrus Audio, while we’d be hard-pressed not to be ecstatic whenever Faifield Circuits unveils a new creation – in this case a “different” fuzz. Keeley dropped a new variation of the Caverns, which should make shoegaze and ambient guitarists very happy. Other noteworthy releases were Wampler’s double entry in the sub-$100 overdrive and a bunch of uber-tweakable gain pedals by Electronic Audio Experiments, Crazy Tube Circuits, and Cornerstone Gear.

Here are our interactive galleries with all the pedals, if you buy, please use the link with the blue icon, because…

Please use the links with the blue icon when ready to buy

As usual, a mouseover or first tap will open a description of the pedal, while a click or second tap will open a video.

Best Non-Gain Releases in Dec. 2022 and Jan. 2023

Best Gain Releases in Dec. 2022 and Jan. 2023

Best Fuzz Releases in Dec. 2022 and Jan. 2023