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Dr. No Road Runner Octave Fuzz Wah Flying Machina Review

February 19, 2016
A wild-looking fuzz/wah for aggressive rockers.
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PRS SE A15AL Alex Lifeson Review

February 12, 2016
PRS honors the Rush guitarist with a slim, nimble, and fast-playing flattop.
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Dusky D2O Review

February 10, 2016
A minimalist 32-/8-watt head with a raw, tactile feel and glorious harmonic distortion.
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Ernie Ball/Music Man St. Vincent Review

February 4, 2016
A light, ultra-ergonomic solidbody with bold looks and tones.
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Sire Marcus Miller V7 Review

January 26, 2016
Sire Guitars and Marcus Miller team up to produce an impressive J-style bass at a price that doesn’t quite seem real.
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DLS Effects RotoSPIN Review

January 14, 2016
DLS’s more compact rotary simulator is straightforward and swirlingly authentic.
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Carr Lincoln Review

January 11, 2016
A fantasia on a theme by Vox.
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Ibanez Talman Prestige TM1730M Review

January 10, 2016
Strat-influenced resurrection of an underrated Ibanez classic yields sweet single-coil tones and killer playability.
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MXR 5150 Overdrive Review

January 6, 2016
Brown Sound—and a whole lot of other tone colors—in an impressive overdrive stomp.
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Reverend Descent H90 Baritone Review

January 4, 2016
Though not as simple to operate as it seems, this deep-voiced 6-string may be the most versatile bari on the market.
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Ampeg PF-50T Review

December 31, 2015
An all-tube, 50-watt bass amp that serves up vintage warmth and classic style.
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Catalinbread Katzenkönig Review

December 24, 2015
Tone Bender + Rat = One Bad Kitty.
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Nace PRO-18 Tolex Combo Review

December 20, 2015
An old-school look and choice modern features make a working player’s dream amp.
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La Bella Olinto PJ Review

November 23, 2015
A handcrafted P/J-style bass that nods to both past and present.
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Cort MBC-1 Matt Bellamy Review

November 22, 2015
Cort delivers an affordable, top-quality version of a Matt Bellamy Manson.
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Big Tone Music Brewery British Overdrive Review

November 17, 2015
Two classic Marshall-style overdrive circuits are given EQ superpowers!
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D’Angelico Gramercy SG200 Grand Auditorium Review

November 16, 2015
D’Angelico’s foray into flattops yields a stylish grand auditorium model.
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Hovercraft Ionostrofear Review

November 13, 2015
Hovercraft delivers sophistication and menace in this massive-sounding fuzz.
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Analog Man Envelope Filter Review

November 9, 2015
Analog Man improves an unsung but classic envelope filter.
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Vox AC10 Custom Review

November 6, 2015
Vox resurrects the AC10 as a more modern, but still superbly simple screamer.
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