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Reviews

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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Free the Tone Flight Time Delay Review

March 4, 2015
Rack-mount delay power in an inventive, intuitive stomp.
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Crushing Heads: High-Gain Amp Review Roundup

March 2, 2015
Four brutal amps from Mesa/Boogie, Friedman, Randall, and Engl go through the Premier Guitar roundup wringer.
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Quick Hit: Ibanez RGKP6

March 1, 2015
Far from a gimmick for shredders, multi-effect nuts, or Muse fans, a “Kaoss Pad axe” is one of the most fertile new fields for sonic exploration.
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Quick Hit: Greenchild Tribus Drive

February 27, 2015
Triple-threat industrial-strength boost/OD/distortion.
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Acoustic A20 Review

February 25, 2015
This super-affordable amp for flattops exhibits surprising tonal range.
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Radial Bassbone OD Review

February 23, 2015
A 2-channel preamp/overdrive packed with bass-friendly features.
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Strymon Deco Tape Saturation & Doubletracker Review

February 19, 2015
Stunningly realistic emulations of tape-based effects.
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T-Rex Effects Quint Machine Review

February 16, 2015
A powerful pitch-shifter that offers both octaves and fifths.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus

February 15, 2015
A petite and powerfully tweakable chorus offering Tone Print technology.
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“Spring-Reverb” Pedal Review Roundup

February 13, 2015
Three stomp outfits—Mojo Hand Fx, Subdecay, and Catalinbread—attempt to capture the elusive mojo of classic ’60s reverb.
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Eastwood Airline H78 Review

February 12, 2015
Can this modern take on Dan Auerbach’s famed Harmony match the original’s vintage mojo?
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Bass Big Muff Pi

February 10, 2015
EHX’s coveted Big Muff tone is now available for bassists in a svelte Nano-series enclosure.
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Quick Hit: MXR Custom Shop Il Torino Boost/Overdrive

February 6, 2015
Diode clipping and excellent EQ add up to a versatile and powerful boost/OD.
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Tone Bakery Creme Brulee Review

February 5, 2015
Superb “klone” tones on the cheap.
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