December 2016

What's New

GALLERY: Riot Fest 2016

October 4, 2016
See what guitars and basses the punks, metalheads, and hardcore rockers used during the Windy City’s other 3-day festival.
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Positive Grid Unveils the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal

October 4, 2016
The pedal allows users to capture any distortion pedal sound in the world and works with an app to allow users to share and download their custom tones on the cloud.
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Magnetic Effects Introduces the Sonic Tailor

October 4, 2016
A germanium overdrive with blendable midrange boost.
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Boss CE-2W Waza Craft Chorus Review

October 4, 2016
The standard-bearer chorus returns as a more multifaceted modulation machine.
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Dennis Fano and Eastwood Guitars Announce Rivolta Guitars

October 3, 2016
The Rivolta models will feature the best elements of Fano’s well-known designs and utilize Eastwood’s established production facilities and worldwide distribution network.
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DOD Looking Glass Overdrive Review

October 3, 2016
Transparency equals flexibility in a sweet-sounding and dynamic drive unit.
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Providence Releases the Sonic Drive SDR-4R

October 3, 2016
An updated version of a classic overdrive, but with modern components.
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Tone Tips: Echo and the Dirty Amp

October 3, 2016
Pedal order does matter, but cool things can happen when you buck the norm.
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TWA WR-3 Wah Rocker Review

October 2, 2016
This new take on the vintage Guyatone WR3 Wah Rocker provides transportation to Funkytown for bassists and guitarists.
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Get Your Ear Ready for the “Go Fish” Gigs

October 1, 2016
Here’s an incredibly simple, yet supremely practical way to make ear training a part of your daily practice.
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MXR Reverb Review

September 30, 2016
A compact digital reverb that delivers deep tones and shape-shifts with ease.
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PRS Guitars Announces the CE24 Standard Satin

September 30, 2016
The CE24 was re-envisioned to deliver the snap and sparkle of traditional bolt-on guitars with increased playability and an updated sound.
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Matrix Amplification Introduces FR12 & FR10 Speakers

September 30, 2016
Hear the amplifier and cabinet simulations from your modeling amplifier exactly as intended.
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Trash or Treasure: Fender Tex-Mex Stratocaster

September 30, 2016
Identifying a 1990s MIM Strat through the process of elimination.
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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.
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Geppetto Guitars Introduces the Camelot Humbucker

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

September 29, 2016
This little purple prize packs classic sounds in a bulletproof and super-affordable package.
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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.
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Volt Electrics Debuts the Reverse

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

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