August

Reviews

Dunlop CM95 Clyde McCoy Wah Review

January 1, 2015
Dunlop’s reinterpretation of a classic delivers deep, delicious vintage wah tones.
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Yamaha LL16D ARE Review

December 30, 2014
A budget-conscious solid-wood dreadnought seasoned to sound older and experienced.
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ValveTrain Brandywine Review

December 29, 2014
Inspired by vintage American studio bass amps, the Brandywine packs enough punch to get you tone-drunk.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Looper 360

December 28, 2014
A small, simple looper with intuitive loop storage.
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Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Review

December 24, 2014
A powerful multi-effect unit small enough to fit in your guitar case.
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Quick Hit: Mission Engineering V-Boost Red

December 22, 2014
Sweepable boost pedal lends power and tone shaping versatility.
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Quick Hit: Killer Guitar Components Killer Compensated Claw

December 21, 2014
This replacement claw for vintage-style Strat tremolos provides a subtler, more Bigsby-like response.
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Park P45 Review

December 18, 2014
A handwired 45-watt head based on a mid-’60s British classic.
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PRS SE Kingfisher Review

December 15, 2014
A modern 4-string offering from PRS that serves up the low end without busting the bank.
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Risen Legacy Review

December 12, 2014
This 50-watt head captures the best qualities of coveted non-master volume amps.
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Chase Bliss Audio Wombtone Review

December 11, 2014
This customizable phaser is an all-you-can-eat buffet of swirling modulation flavors.
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Quick Hit: Tone Ranger Bustier

December 10, 2014
A powerful one-knob boost that packs plenty of gain.
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Brubaker JXB Standard Review

December 8, 2014
A respected luthier’s take on the classic J-style recipe—with added modern flavor.
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Quick Hit: Blackstar FLY 3

December 5, 2014
A mean little practice amp that streets under $75 and includes an onboard delay.
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D’Angelico EX-59 Review

December 2, 2014
Archtop luxury for the rest of us.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini Review

November 30, 2014
One of the best tuners around gets the shrink treatment.
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Fender Rascal Review

November 28, 2014
A vibey, one-off short-scale bass from Fender’s Custom Shop is now available as a production model.
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Headbangers Brawl: Four Metal Machines for $750 or Less Reviewed

November 26, 2014
B.C. Rich, Blakhart, EVH, and PRS prove you can get heavy—and surprisingly refined—on a budget.
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Amptweaker TightDrive Pro Review

November 25, 2014
The TightDrive evolves into beast of overdrive versatility.
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Livid Guitar Wing Review

November 21, 2014
The wireless MIDI controller digital guitarists have been waiting for.
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