August Issue

Review Demo

B.C. Rich BCR6 Acoustic Review

July 30, 2015
B.C. Rich honors its acoustic origins with a fancy but affordable dreadnought.
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Welcome to Thunderdome: Five 5-Strings Under $1,500

July 29, 2015
We spend quality time with sub-$1,500 5-string basses from Ibanez, Dingwall, G&L, Spector, and MTD.
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PRS S2 Vela Review

July 24, 2015
Paul Reed Smith chases the offset crowd with an expressive and dynamic solidbody.
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Lâg Tramontane Special Edition TSE701ACE Review

July 3, 2015
An extroverted Grand Auditorium—and a smooth-playing fingerstyle machine.
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Backwoods Blackwater Filter Review

June 29, 2015
Dynamic, musical envelope filter proves there’s more to this effect than just the funk.
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TC Electronic Viscous Vibe Review

June 28, 2015
A compact, affordable Uni-Vibe-style pedal with downloadable textures and tones.
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Orange OB1-500 Review

June 25, 2015
A 500-watt bass powerhouse that delivers clean to nasty with its “split-signal” design.
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Fender Hot Rod DeVille Michael Landau 212 Review

June 22, 2015
A supremely versatile two-channel pedal platform.
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Ibanez Eric Krasno EKM10T Review

June 19, 2015
Classic lines, quality workmanship, and versatile vintage-style pickups distinguish Eric Krasno’s semi-hollow signature model.
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Aria IGB-RC Review

June 15, 2015
An eye-catching 4-string with modern tones and an impressive build.
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