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Reviews

Alvarez ADA1965 Review

April 21, 2015
This distinctive dread is a sweet player—at a sweet price.
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Mastro Valvola TimeLab Review

April 16, 2015
A compact yet versatile digital delay from Italy.
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Engl Rackhead 1060 Review

April 14, 2015
Two independent amps join forces in a rackmountable bundle of low-end goodness.
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Quick Hit: Zeppelin Design Labs Percolator

April 12, 2015
A 2-watt head that conjures a variety of rootsy tones via an unusual NOS tube
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Taylor 618e Review

April 9, 2015
The re-voiced flagship of Taylor’s maple-backed line delivers dazzling versatility and big bass tones.
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Quick Hit: Dunlop Cry Baby Mini Wah

April 8, 2015
The microscopic new wah sounds huge, feels natural, and offers multiple voicings.
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Keeley Bassist Compressor Review

April 7, 2015
Taking the mystery out of compression with a new easy-to-use and solidly built pedal for bassists.
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Quick Hit: Danelectro '63 Dano

April 5, 2015
An incredibly playable reissue of Dano’s classic offset body style.
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Korg Nuvibe Review

April 2, 2015
Korg’s reimagined Uni-Vibe is enormous in every sense.
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JHS Alpine Reverb Review

April 1, 2015
A high-quality, dual-mode digital reverb with smooth sounds and simple functionality.
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Quick Hit: GoGo Caliber Pedal Tuner

March 29, 2015
A new pedal tuner with a display you can’t miss.
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DV Mark Maragold Review

March 25, 2015
Greg Howe’s signature DV Mark is a wildly adaptable two-channel, 40-watt head.
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Supro Saturn Reverb Review

March 23, 2015
The smallest of the new-school Supros isn’t based on a vintage model, but it nails that punky, budget-box attitude.
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Relish Jane Review

March 18, 2015
Elegance and attitude with a Swiss twist.
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Xotic XW-1 Wah Review

March 16, 2015
Classic Italian wah tones form the sonic foundation for an altogether modern and flexible wah.
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Quick Hit: Phil Jones Bass BigHead

March 15, 2015
Big bass sound and plenty more from a pocket-sized package.
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Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass Review

March 11, 2015
The indie-minded 4-string gets upgraded with stellar hardware and extraordinarily flexible electronics.
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Dawner Prince Viberator Review

March 10, 2015
Whole worlds of Uni-Vibe-style swirl in a compact stomp.
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Slick SL50 Review

March 9, 2015
Designed by Bowie collaborator Earl Slick, this incredibly affordable T-style delivers surprisingly up-market tones.
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Quick Hit: Demeter TGA-1-180D Mighty Minnie Review

March 6, 2015
Few—if any—100-watt heads pack this much power into such a convenient and portable format.
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