December 2016

Reviews

Quick Hit: DryBell Vibe Machine Review

January 18, 2016
Is this pint-sized, painstaking Uni-Vibe clone the be all and end all for vintage modulation aficionados?
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DLS Effects RotoSPIN Review

January 14, 2016
DLS’s more compact rotary simulator is straightforward and swirlingly authentic.
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Brute Squad

January 12, 2016
Six obscure amps that absolutely destroy.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor

January 12, 2016
Digital multiband and vintage compressor voices add up to a comp for all seasons.
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Carr Lincoln Review

January 11, 2016
A fantasia on a theme by Vox.
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Ibanez Talman Prestige TM1730M Review

January 10, 2016
Strat-influenced resurrection of an underrated Ibanez classic yields sweet single-coil tones and killer playability.
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The New Switcheroo: Three Loop Switchers Reviewed

January 8, 2016
PG tests a trio of powerful new designs—from Carl Martin's plug-and-play Octa-Switch Mk3 to RJM's tricked-out Mastermind PBC and Boss' deep-but-accessibly priced ES-8.
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MXR 5150 Overdrive Review

January 6, 2016
Brown Sound—and a whole lot of other tone colors—in an impressive overdrive stomp.
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Reverend Descent H90 Baritone Review

January 4, 2016
Though not as simple to operate as it seems, this deep-voiced 6-string may be the most versatile bari on the market.
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Quick Hit: Xotic RC-Booster SH

January 1, 2016
A two-in-one pedal that is way more than the sum of its parts.
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Ampeg PF-50T Review

December 31, 2015
An all-tube, 50-watt bass amp that serves up vintage warmth and classic style.
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Siegmund Doppler Stereo Combo Review

December 29, 2015
An unconventional combo amp with unique trem/vibrato tones.
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Catalinbread Katzenkönig Review

December 24, 2015
Tone Bender + Rat = One Bad Kitty.
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Quick Hit: Fulltone 2B JFET Booster

December 22, 2015
JFET booster and germanium limiter unite to create sparkling, airy, signal-bumping bliss.
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Analog Outfitters Scanner Review

December 18, 2015
Be forewarned—this big mechanical oddity may forever change your perception of great vibrato/chorus pedal tone.
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Quick Hit: Jordan Fuzztite Review

December 17, 2015
This painstaking clone of Mosrite’s late-’60s silicon Fuzzrite has something for tone freaks and trad-minded players alike.
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Quick Hit: Red Witch Zeus Bass Fuzz Suboctave Review

December 15, 2015
A fuzz/suboctave combo for bassists that’ll scare the paint off the wall.
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Demeter Bass 400 Amp and BSC-310 Cab Review

December 14, 2015
A new bass amp and cab that bring transparency, thump, and warmth.
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Faith FNCETB Neptune Baby Jumbo Cutaway/Electro Review

December 11, 2015
Boutique design touches and silky playability distinguish this Baby Jumbo from the mid-price pack.
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Malekko Scrutator Review

December 9, 2015
An uncommonly flexible, friendly, and useful bit-crusher.
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