October 2016

What's New

MXR Reverb Review

MXR Reverb Review

September 30, 2016
Compact digital reverb delivers deep tones and shape-shifts with ease.
Trash or Treasure: Fender Tex-Mex Stratocaster

Trash or Treasure: Fender Tex-Mex Stratocaster

September 30, 2016
Identifying a 1990s MIM Strat through the process of elimination.
Kevin Morby’s Unfancy Sparkle

Kevin Morby’s Unfancy Sparkle

September 29, 2016
A Brooklyn singer-songwriter makes an acoustic psychedelic album, Singing Saw, using cheap flattops, a Fender Jaguar named Dorothy, studio savvy, and—yes—an actual singing saw.
Geppetto Guitars Introduces the Camelot Humbucker

Geppetto Guitars Introduces the Camelot Humbucker

September 29, 2016
A vintage-style, scatterwound, humbucker.
Ibanez Analog Delay Mini Review

Ibanez Analog Delay Mini Review

September 29, 2016
This little purple prize packs killer classic analog delay sounds in a bulletproof and super-affordable package.
Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut

Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut

September 28, 2016
The instrumental post-rock group shows how they mix tried-and-true instruments with modeling technology for an expansive soundscape set for orbit.
Volt Electrics Debuts the Reverse

Volt Electrics Debuts the Reverse

September 28, 2016
A raw and muscular version of a classic backwards design.
Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes 900

Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes 900

September 28, 2016
An amplifier equipped with an all-analog preamplifier and a Class D power module.
Boss VO-1 Vocoder Review

Boss VO-1 Vocoder Review

September 28, 2016
The pedal giant's newest makes the talk box compact and easy.
Six-String Solace

Six-String Solace

September 27, 2016
Premier Guitar talks to certified music therapists across the U.S. about their specialized approaches to using guitar as an instrument of healing.
Line 6 Introduces the New Spider V Series

Line 6 Introduces the New Spider V Series

September 27, 2016
Tonally evolved amps for modern guitarists.
TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Review

TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Review

September 27, 2016
The far reaches of octave-effect capabilities are made accessible via this compact new digital box.
Free The Tone Announces the Ambi Space Digital Reverb

Free The Tone Announces the Ambi Space Digital Reverb

September 26, 2016
A high-tech reverberation machine built to explore the depths of space.
Ask Amp Man: Upping the Gain on a Super Reverb

Ask Amp Man: Upping the Gain on a Super Reverb

September 26, 2016
How to get more drive with a simple mod.
EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Review

EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Review

September 26, 2016
Digital expansiveness and inviting, expressive functions add up to a potent, outer-limits echo instrument.
Panama Fuego X Review

Panama Fuego X Review

September 25, 2016
A compact, handwired powerhouse that delivers big tones and big value.
Dr. Z Z-Drive Review

Dr. Z Z-Drive Review

September 25, 2016
An impressive collaboration that combines versatility with rich, tube-like breakup.
Django's Gypsy-Jazz Secrets

Django's Gypsy-Jazz Secrets

September 24, 2016
Gypsy-jazz scholar Michael Horowitz shares a primer on the essential elements of Django Reinhardt’s groundbreaking music.
Reader Guitar of the Month: The Grassfire Phoenix

Reader Guitar of the Month: The Grassfire Phoenix

September 23, 2016
A reclaimed Epiphone Firebird rises from the ashes.
Nordstrand Pickups Releases the Bonecrusher

Nordstrand Pickups Releases the Bonecrusher

September 23, 2016
Humbucker that's optimized for output and brutally focused power.