Gear Reviews

Big Joe Raw Series – guitar effects pedals review with “Top Gear” award

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the October issue of the magazine features a review of Big Joe Raw Series guitar effects pedals, which have been awarded with “Top Gear” editors’ award. The products were delivered for review by Big Joe distributor in Poland, Warwick Distribution.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“The Raw Series is based around the same creative passion, technology and hardware solutions as previous Big Joe models – there is no room for compromise when it comes to construction quality and tone. (…) Each of the effects is armor-clad with thick tinware and there is nothing that could mechanically injure the circuits put inside.”

“If you are looking for a precision cutting distortion with style, that cuts not with a laser but with British steel – look no further than the Big Joe R-403 Vintage.”

“Big Joe R-405 Hard cranked to its maximum performance sounds like a full stack on steroids, literally pushing you off the stage. It presents its muscles and shows its teeth, being the most untamed of all six Raw Series effects.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Big Joe Raw series


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.