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Reviews

PureSalem El Gordo Review

October 12, 2015
A vintage-styling mash-up—and a versatile rock ’n’ roll machine.
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Catalinbread Fuzzrite Review

October 8, 2015
Catalinbread adds muscle to an underrated but classic fuzz circuit.
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Michael Kelly Triad 10E 10-String Review

October 6, 2015
Michael Kelly streamlines the 12-string concept, delivering dazzlingly complex sounds at an attractive price.
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5-Way Frenzy: Vintage-Style Strat Pickup Review Roundup

October 5, 2015
We test high-end sets from Amalfitano, Fender, Klein, Manlius, and Mojotone in a carefully calibrated American Vintage ’56 Stratocaster.
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Quick Hit: Ultimate Ears UE 7 In-Ear Monitors Review

October 4, 2015
These pro-level in-ear monitors deliver stellar sound for well under a grand.
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Celestial Effects Aries Beast Distortion Review

October 2, 2015
This orange wedge features aggressive, amp-style gain in an interactive, highly tweakable stomp.
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Eden CaliforniWAH Review

October 1, 2015
A modern take on the magnificent Mu-Tron III—and a fast way to get funked up.
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Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer Review

September 30, 2015
An impressively editable, intuitive, and organic-sounding digital synth that clears the path to creativity.
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SviSound Ge Auto Wah Review

September 29, 2015
This germanium-driven auto wah delivers uncommon sensitivity and soft filtering effects.
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Epigaze Audio Monoceros 838 Echo Review

September 28, 2015
This digital delay makes mind-warping self-oscillation a snap.
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Red Panda Lab Raster Delay Review

September 25, 2015
A digital delay with a wealth of pitch-shifting textures.
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Stomp Under Foot Sonic Warfare Review

September 24, 2015
This stupidly simple silicon fuzz delivers punky grind and singing lead tones.
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EC Superswitcher II Review

September 23, 2015
EC’s compact pedal switcher is stacked with routing possibilities at a fair price.
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Keeley DynaTrem Review

September 22, 2015
Oklahoma-based stomp veteran Robert Keeley puts Magnatone-style and dynamics-tracking capabilities into a tremolo box quite unlike any other.
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Guild M-140E Review

September 21, 2015
This concert-sized flattop offers all-solid construction, slick playability, and quality electronics in a more affordable package.
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Asher GT-3 Review

September 20, 2015
This boutique single-cut’s deceptively simple recipe yields tones that are equal parts Teisco, Tele, Strat, and even Gibson.
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Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Review

September 18, 2015
The rack delay The Edge made famous reimagined as a versatile stompbox.
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Moog MF Chorus Review

September 17, 2015
The all-analog chorus is a feast of rich modulation sounds.
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Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor

September 15, 2015
An easy-to-use bass compressor that won’t put the squeeze on your wallet.
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ThorpyFX Gunshot Review

September 14, 2015
A well built, intoxicating, and organic-sounding overdrive from the U.K.
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