August

Reviews

Matthews Effects Astronomer Reverb Review

July 21, 2016
This two-mode shimmer ’verb makes dramatic onstage texture shifts a breeze.
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PHRED Instruments DockStar Flame Maple Review

July 18, 2016
A fully hollow, offset model aims at the jam crowd and beyond.
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Peavey MiniMEGA and Headliner 410 Review

July 14, 2016
Peavey packs 1,000 watts and tone-shaping galore into a 9-pound bass head.
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Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Analog TZ Flanger Review

July 11, 2016
A sophisticated analog flanger in a standard-sized stompbox.
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Quick Hit: Fredric Effects Deeply Unpleasant Companion

July 8, 2016
The London boutique outfit gifts bassists with a new take on the Shin-ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz.
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Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 and 112T Review

July 7, 2016
Jeff Genzler’s return to bass amplification with a rig offering boutique-like construction and tone, minus the boutique price.
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Supro 1695T Black Magick Review

July 5, 2016
A clever take on the amp that put the Led in Zeppelin.
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Quick Hit: Providence Heat Blaster

June 30, 2016
The Japanese pedal-builders' latest is a 3-knob distortion with dynamics for days.
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Laney GH50R-212 Review

June 27, 2016
Classic Laney high-gain sounds become impressively configurable in this potent new 2-channel combo.
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L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI Review

June 16, 2016
A bass DI that can be multi-dimensional and vibey, in addition to helping deliver great tone.
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SolidGoldFX Horizon Compressor Review

June 15, 2016
An optical compressor that goes way beyond a gentle squeeze.
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Cole Clark FL2EC-BLBL-AE Review

June 14, 2016
This Australian blackwood dreadnought dishes distinctive flattop tones with style.
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Martin D Jr. Review

June 13, 2016
Martin shrinks its signature body shape, upending expectations of what a travel guitar can deliver.
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Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

June 12, 2016
Simplicity, functionality, and tone are nestled together in DiMarzio’s passive pickup solution for acoustic guitarists.
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Quick Hit: Ethos Clean-Fusion Preamp

June 9, 2016
Despite its compact size, this dual-footswitch box offers superb flexibility and surprisingly tube-like tones.
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Schroeder SA9+ Review

June 8, 2016
Tim Schroeder's spare-no-expense design serves up unreal volume and clean-headroom heaven.
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Taylor 562ce 12-Fret 12-String Review

June 7, 2016
A high-end 12-string built for comfort and speed.
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Mike Lull TXB4 Review

June 5, 2016
This boutique 4-string puts powerful T-bird tones in an ergonomic single-cut format.
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Keeley Multi Echo ME-8 Review

June 3, 2016
The essence of eight echo machines gets distilled into a single, super-varied stompbox.
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Marshall JCM 25/50 2555X Silver Jubilee Review

June 2, 2016
An elusive Marshall rarity reappears—reminding us how dynamic and versatile these big Brits can be.
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