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Reviews

Eastwood Surfcaster Review

April 5, 2016
A cult-classic bass from the early 1990s makes its return.
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Allen Eden 1987 Review

April 1, 2016
This entry-level shred machine flirts with greatness at a rock-bottom price.
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Echopark F-1 Fuzz Review

March 31, 2016
Vintage voodoo and rich tones abound in this dual-transistor germanium fuzz.
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Quick Hit: Vick Audio V-2 Distortion

March 29, 2016
Vick Audio’s take on an elusive and pricey Pete Cornish classic churns up buttery, delicious overdrive and low- to mid-gain distortion.
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Quick Hit: Chellee Odie Classic Overdrive

March 27, 2016
Diode switching, enhanced EQ voicing, and wide-ranging controls conspire in an overdrive of expansive potential.
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Bergantino Audio Systems B|Amp & HD Cabinets Review

March 23, 2016
A 6-1/2 pound monster of a bass amp that packs in features galore.
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Ventura Valve Amps VVA50 Review

March 21, 2016
An ultra-versatile boutique head at a musician-friendly price.
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Quick Hit: Korg Pitchblack Custom

March 20, 2016
A sleek, space-age-looking tuner that performs as good as it looks.
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Warwick Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Review

March 17, 2016
Warwick brings a less-expensive version of their Adam Clayton Custom Shop signature model bass to the table.
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Tyyster Pelti 12-String Review

March 15, 2016
A bold, beautiful jangle machine that blends electric and acoustic sounds.
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Magnetic Effects White Atom Fuzz Review

March 14, 2016
This germanium/silicon hybrid fuzz ranges from classically tough to twistedly demented.
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Acoustic BN6210 Review

March 11, 2016
Acoustic packs 600 watts of power, a pair of 10" neo speakers, and loads of features into their new ultra-portable combo.
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Quick Hit: Roland JC-40

March 9, 2016
Who needs tubes when you have some of the most recognizable chorus and vibrato tones around?
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Quick Hit: MXR Carbon Copy Bright

March 8, 2016
Enhanced top end makes this take on a classic delay a cool way to bridge the digital/analog divide.
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Radial Headload Review

March 3, 2016
A high-quality load box and guitar D.I. with many pro features.
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Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Review

March 1, 2016
A quirky homage to Jimi’s idiosyncratic Stratocasters delivers sonic dividends at an accessible price.
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Quick Hit: Red Iron Amps Pedal Pusher

February 28, 2016
Heavy-duty and cleverly flexible preamp delivers subtle but super-effective signal enhancement.
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Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800 & Subway Ultra-Lite Cabinets Review

February 26, 2016
Mesa/Boogie unveils a class-D powerhouse for bassists that delivers big sounds from a svelte, lightweight package.
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Dr. Z Z-Lux Review

February 24, 2016
Dr. Z tinkers with a classic template and delivers a delicious combo with headroom and grit.
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Quick Hit: F-Pedals Eddie Kramer Series PhazeVibe Lite

February 22, 2016
A light and compact modulation machine that delivers unique phase and vibrato textures.
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