October 2016

Reviews

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher

August 10, 2016
A simple-to-use 2-knob compressor for bassists that’ll set you back less than $100.
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Alexander La Calavera Phaser Review

August 8, 2016
See how this new stomp conjures classic phasing sound and adds some cool, quirky twists.
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Fender American Elite Telecaster Review

August 5, 2016
An American classic reconsidered.
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Quick Hit: Dunlop Volume (X) Mini

August 2, 2016
Itty, bitty boot print—same killer volume and expression control.
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Walrus Audio Vanguard Dual Phase Review

July 28, 2016
Make no mistake: Despite its sophisticated-sounding name, this box houses a two-headed modulation monster.
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EVH 5150 III LBX Review

July 26, 2016
Make way for a pint-sized behemoth that’ll wow both Van Halen fans and purveyors of more aggressive styles.
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Quick Hit: Red Panda Bitmap

July 24, 2016
Pedestrian meets provocative in this flexibly glitchy box with expression-pedal control.
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Matthews Effects Astronomer Reverb Review

July 21, 2016
This two-mode shimmer ’verb makes dramatic onstage texture shifts a breeze.
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PHRED Instruments DockStar Flame Maple Review

July 18, 2016
A fully hollow, offset model aims at the jam crowd and beyond.
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Peavey MiniMEGA and Headliner 410 Review

July 14, 2016
Peavey packs 1,000 watts and tone-shaping galore into a 9-pound bass head.
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Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Analog TZ Flanger Review

July 11, 2016
A sophisticated analog flanger in a standard-sized stompbox.
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Quick Hit: Fredric Effects Deeply Unpleasant Companion

July 8, 2016
The London boutique outfit gifts bassists with a new take on the Shin-ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz.
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Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 and 112T Review

July 7, 2016
Jeff Genzler’s return to bass amplification with a rig offering boutique-like construction and tone, minus the boutique price.
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Supro 1695T Black Magick Review

July 5, 2016
A clever take on the amp that put the Led in Zeppelin.
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Quick Hit: Providence Heat Blaster

June 30, 2016
The Japanese pedal-builders' latest is a 3-knob distortion with dynamics for days.
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Laney GH50R-212 Review

June 27, 2016
Classic Laney high-gain sounds become impressively configurable in this potent new 2-channel combo.
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L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI Review

June 16, 2016
A bass DI that can be multi-dimensional and vibey, in addition to helping deliver great tone.
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SolidGoldFX Horizon Compressor Review

June 15, 2016
An optical compressor that goes way beyond a gentle squeeze.
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Cole Clark FL2EC-BLBL-AE Review

June 14, 2016
This Australian blackwood dreadnought dishes distinctive flattop tones with style.
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Martin D Jr. Review

June 13, 2016
Martin shrinks its signature body shape, upending expectations of what a travel guitar can deliver.
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