October 2016

Reviews

Quick Hit: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Review

November 5, 2015
A svelte little practice combo with loads of onboard features for acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
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Benson Monarch Review

November 3, 2015
A minimalist 1x12 combo with point-to-point wiring, explosive presence, and phenomenal dynamic response.
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Trickfish Bullhead 1K Amp and BM 212 Cabinet Reviews

November 1, 2015
A new bass rig with standout EQ that makes it easy to dial in tones.
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Stomp Under Foot Rhinosaur Review

October 30, 2015
Stomp Under Foot revisits the classic Colorsound Bass Fuzz circuit.
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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker/Park Fuzz Sound

October 27, 2015
EQD's Tone Bender Mk III tweak is bassier, bossier, buzzy, and brutalizing.
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JColoccia Big Cannoli Overdrive Review

October 25, 2015
A Brit-flavored overdrive that walks the fine line between rowdy and refined.
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Quick Hit: Maxon BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver

October 23, 2015
A new bass overdrive with excellent tweakability and natural-sounding tones.
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Mission Engineering Delta III Si Tri-Stage Distortion Review

October 22, 2015
A streamlined approach for boosted-to-fuzzy dirt tones.
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Dean Zelinsky Guitars Mule Bass Review

October 19, 2015
A unique new take on the J-bass formula.
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MXR M238 ISO Brick Review

October 18, 2015
A compact, quiet, flexible, and stress-reducing power supply.
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Peavey 6505 MH Review

October 16, 2015
One of Peavey’s most iconic amps is reborn as a brutish little beast.
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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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