December 2016

Gear

Vintage Vault: 1958 Fender Top-Loading Telecaster

October 9, 2016
A once unpopular 6-string is now a prized instrument.
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CAST Engineering Casper Delay Review

October 7, 2016
Analog feel in a high-headroom digital delay.
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PRS Guitars Announces the Tremonti Baritone

October 7, 2016
This limited-edition guitar features a 25.5" scale length that allows players to tune down but ditch the wound 3rd string.
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J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases the SOS Buffer

October 7, 2016
J. Rockett Audio Designs Ushers in the sixth of the new Tour Series and unveils the SOS Buffer pedal.
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Todd Sharp Amplifiers Announces the JOAT 45RT

October 6, 2016
The 45RT mirrors the front end preamp and tonal shaping of the 20 and 30RT models with a few minor tweaks.
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Andy Reiss and His Barney Kessels: A Love Story

October 6, 2016
The Time Jumpers guitarist talks about how he fell for a rare Gibson model, his instrument lineup for the group’s new album, and playing in a four-guitar band with Vince Gill, Ranger Doug, and steel giant Paul Franklin.
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State of the Stomp: Less Really Can Be More

October 6, 2016
Is your pedalboard overpopulated?
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Rig Rundown: C.W. Stoneking

October 5, 2016
A few pedals, a pair of classic guitars, and a faithful recreation of a Princeton are all this Australian 6-stringer needs for his unique style of Delta blues.
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FU-Tone Launches New Titanium and Naval Brass Locking Nuts

October 5, 2016
A pair of locking nuts that increase sustain, warmth, and clarity.
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G&L Launches the Kiloton Bass

October 5, 2016
The bass is armed with a six-bolt neck and Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer all the energy right into the body.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Epiphone ES-339 “Blem” Guitar

October 5, 2016
Cracks in a guitar neck can be an opportunity instead of a deal-breaker.
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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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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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MXR Reverb Review

September 30, 2016
A compact digital reverb that delivers deep tones and shape-shifts with ease.
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