August

Gear Award 2014

Quick Hit: Planet Waves NS Artist Capo

June 11, 2014
A clever new capo offering one-handed operation and adjustable tension.
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Hermida Audio Dover Drive Review

June 8, 2014
Can a tube-less Tube Driver-inspired overdrive duplicate the smooth sensitivity of the original?
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Quick Hits: Mooer LoFi Machine

June 5, 2014
Deconstruct your tone—or evoke vintage keys—with this sonic wrecking ball.
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ZVEX Fuzzolo Review

May 30, 2014
This bite-sized box delivers big, boss fuzz tones with that twisted ZVEX touch.
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Electro-Harmonix Soul Food Review

May 6, 2014
An affordable, dynamic OD inspired by one of the most legendary overdrives ever.
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Black Cat OD-Boost Review

April 7, 2014
This boost/overdrive combo generates myriad tones, from near clean to distorted.
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PRS Archon Review

March 13, 2014
Paul Reed Smith enters the heavy rock amp arena with a 100-watt beast.
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MXR Custom Shop Micro Amp+ Review

March 11, 2014
MXR refines an unsung classic and creates a potent tone-sculpting tool.
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SolidGoldFX Zeta Review

March 10, 2014
Amp-like overdrive, clarity, and responsiveness in a simple, rugged OD.
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Eastwood Guitars Airline Map Baritone Review

February 20, 2014
An oddball classic—reborn as a baritone—is well-built and super fun!
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Lowden 32 SE Review

February 16, 2014
A subtly luxurious, rock-steady, and stage-ready medium-sized flattop.
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Fender Kingman Pro Review

February 13, 2014
Fender reimagines a vintage acoustic and creates a new classic.
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Taylor 814ce Review

February 4, 2014
A re-imagined, re-braced Taylor classic delivers super balance and power
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G&L LB-100 Review

January 27, 2014
G&L refreshes one of their classic P-style models.
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Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb Review

January 14, 2014
Fender subtly updates a classic, delivering value, dynamics, and versatility.
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Larrivée D-40R Review

December 31, 2013
Impressive value, quality and traditional dreadnought sounds with a Larrivée touch.
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Humbucker-Sized P-90 Review Roundup

December 17, 2013
Eight pickup sets that’ll transform your Les Paul into a Special, or breathe sparkling new life into any other humbucker-equipped axe.
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ToneVille Amplifiers Beale St. Review

December 10, 2013
This stunning 15-watt combo shines with the right kind of bright.
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Blackstar LT Drive, LT Dist, and LT Metal Reviews

December 3, 2013
Three new pedals from Blackstar offer powerful and dynamic distortion at bargain prices.
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Skreddy Little Miss Sunshine Phaser Review

November 22, 2013
A vintage-simple optical phaser that delivers uncommonly rich swirl.
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