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Gear

Beasts from the East

December 20, 2016
Weird-guitar guru Frank Meyers takes us inside the bizarre and fascinating world of Cold War electrics from the Soviet Union.
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Zorg Effects Releases the Oppressor

December 20, 2016
An optical compressor with tons of controls in a small footprint.
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Carr Amplifiers Introduces the Mercury V

December 20, 2016
A 16-watt combo packed with features.
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Magnetic Effects Introduces the Zola and Updates the Electrochop

December 19, 2016
The Zola is an ultra-high headroom clean boost with a linear response, active EQ, and switchable buffer.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: ESP George Lynch Skull N’ Bones

December 18, 2016
After 15 years of pining, a guitarist finally scores the ’80s hair-metal guitar of his dreams.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Review

December 16, 2016
Long known primarily for their classic active basses, the historic builder debuts a strong new passive 4-string.
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Nordstrand Pickups Releases the BigRig Bass Pickup

December 16, 2016
A hum-canceling pickup where the coils sense different parts of the string movement.
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Cara Guitars Unveils the 10th Avenue Deluxe

December 16, 2016
Features include a custom DiMarzio humbucker, 16" radius fretboard, and 24" scale length.
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First Look: Line 6 Spider V 120

December 16, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger enjoys his first jam with the new modeling combo.
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Stomp Audio Unveils the Octopus Octaver

December 15, 2016
A monophonic octave pedal that uses an analog circuit.
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Rig Rundown: Gang of Four's Andy Gill

December 14, 2016
A surprisingly modern setup for one of post-punk’s founding fathers.
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Matthews Effects Unveils the Architect V2 Foundational Overdrive

December 14, 2016
The EQ section has a full 3-band baxandall tone stack.
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Godin Guitars Releases the La Patrie Arena Series

December 14, 2016
These guitars feature intricate rosettes, custom polished finishes, and an innovative double-function truss rod system.
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Fishman Introduces the SA Performance Audio System

December 14, 2016
The system consists of the SA330x wide dispersion modified line array speaker system, the SA Sub subwoofer and the SA Expand 4-channel expander/mixer.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Introduces the Experience Fuzz Octave

December 13, 2016
A dual-channel effect that goes after classic tones from the '70s.
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Strymon Announces the Riverside Multistage Drive

December 13, 2016
The company's first drive pedal offers both analog and DSP gain stages.
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Batson GC22 Americana Review

December 13, 2016
A Nashville guitar designer delivers a lower-price boutique spin-off.
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JAM Pedals Delay Llama Supreme Review

December 12, 2016
Wicked modern twists give this true analog delay a big palette.
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Black Cat Announces the Deluxe Edition OD-Fuzz

December 12, 2016
A versatile, two-channel distortion/fuzz box that combines the Black Cat OD-1 with a modified Fuzz Face-style circuit.
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Mitchell Unveils the FB700 Bass

December 12, 2016
The FB700 features an offset double-cutaway body made of rich carved mahogany.
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