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Reviews

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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Piod Effects What You Want 2 Micro

November 19, 2014
Despite its straightforward controls, this brute-force distortion pedal boasts enormous range.
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A Live Looping Lesson

November 18, 2014
Whether you use a simple one-shot looper or a complex multitrack model, these tips can enliven your loop-based performances.
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Taylor 150e Review

November 17, 2014
This entry-level 12-string is multifaceted and finessed.
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Quick Hit: EWS Little Fuzzy Drive

November 16, 2014
A solidly built, dual-mode stomp that packs explosive dB levels and corpulent fuzz into a tiny box.
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Zemaitis Generation 2 MFA-101 NT Review

November 13, 2014
Rock’s original bling six-string at a more affordable price.
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Quick Hit: Maxon FV-10 Fuzz Elements Void

November 11, 2014
Enhanced Scrambler-type circuit dishes deliciously dangerous and glitchy fuzz.
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JHS Colour Box Review

November 10, 2014
A preamp stompbox inspired by a vintage Neve circuit.
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Quick Hit: D’Addario NS Micro Universal Tuner

November 9, 2014
Ultra-small headstock tuner can move like a yogi while performing spot-on tuning.
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Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine Review

November 6, 2014
EHX stuffs an organ accompanist in a box with cool results.
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