At the beginning of each month we look back at the best releases of the previous 30-day period with the publication of a “Best New Pedals” article – welcome to the April edition! You can see the March 2021 piece here.

The fourth month of 2021 wasn’t particularly prolific as far as new stompboxes, although it coincided with the actual release of the three Universal Audio/UAFX pedals, which had been announced months ago. Notwithstanding two exciting devices by Cooper FX and Glou Glou, most of the new releases were in the gain/fuzz domain.

As usual, we organized the content in two lists: Non-Gain Pedals and Gain/Fuzz Pedals. Enjoy it, and please use our affiliate stores’ links if you decide to buy something, it’s a free way to support our blog!

Best Pedals Released in April 2021 (Non-Gain)

Best Pedals Released in April 2021 (Gain+Fuzz)

Pedals Trending on Delicious Audio in April 2021

As an added bonus, here’s a list of recently released pedals that folks are researching on our site!