December 2016

Reviews

Quick Hit: UAD Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 Amp Simulator

May 24, 2015
A great-sounding plexi plug-in for UAD systems.
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Gurus Echosex 2 Review

May 22, 2015
An Italian faux-analog delay that captures the elusive Binson Echorec sound.
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Boom-Boom Beyond the Bedroom: 1x12 Bass Combo Review Roundup

May 20, 2015
We size-up four surprisingly versatile sub-$500 amps from Ampeg, Hartke, Fender, and Ashdown.
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Orange Rockerverb 50 MKIII Review

May 18, 2015
Improved reverb and scalable power make an Orange stalwart more versatile than ever.
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Quick Hit: A&E Craft Ultima Review

May 15, 2015
An affordable trigger capo that grips like an angry gorilla.
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Overdrive Overload: 6-Pedal Review Roundup

May 13, 2015
We see how far Way Huge, J. Rockett, Visual Sound, T-Rex, Sonic Fusion, and Svi Sound can push classic designs without losing their glorious, low-gain goodness.
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Quick Hit: Greer Amps Ghetto Stomp

May 11, 2015
Responsive vintage-style overdrive with gain to spare.
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Quick Hit: Aguilar Fuzzistor

May 10, 2015
A new silicon-transistor fuzz machine for bassists that’s built like a tank.
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Function f(x) Clusterfuzz Review

May 8, 2015
Ferocious fuzz with remarkable range.
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Quick Hit: Matthews Effects Conductor

May 7, 2015
A fat-sounding tremolo—and a super-tweakable modulation playground.
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Taurus Abigar Mk-2 Review

May 4, 2015
A bass booster that combines modern and vintage overdrive tones.
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Fryette Aether Review

May 1, 2015
Not quite head and cab, not quite combo, this bizarrely configured amp’s active EQ and engulfing reverb deliver uncommonly delectable tones.
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G&L Detroit Muscle Series Fallout R/T Review

April 30, 2015
Sonic versatility and showstopping looks from a muscle car-inspired solidbody.
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Tone Tips: The Lowdown on Load Boxes, Attenuators, and Reamps

April 29, 2015
Making your amp work for you in any situation.
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Moog MF Flange Bucket Brigade Harmonic Manipulator Review

April 28, 2015
Deliciously vocal analog flange can be brutal or beautiful.
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Quick Hit: Mesa/Boogie CabClone

April 26, 2015
Record or gig with your favorite amp—minus the cabinet and mic.
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TC Electronic BH800 Review

April 24, 2015
A svelte 800-watt bass amp with a cornucopia of sounds available via free download.
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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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