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Charles Saufley

Charles Saufley

Gear Editor Charles Saufley is a career writer and editor from San Francisco. Before joining Premier Guitar he served as Associate Editor at Acoustic Guitar magazine (where his predecessor was esteemed PG Editor in Chief Shawn Hammond.) He became music obsessed not long after birth—thanks in no small part to older siblings who ‘babysat’ him with a set of headphones, Revolver, and Sticky Fingers. Charles still spends a lot of time listening to records. And his many git-fiddle heroes include Roger McGuinn, Pete Townshend, Tom Verlaine, Eddie Phillips, Nokie Edwards, Gabor Szabo, John Cippolina, Randy Holden, Erkin Koray, Greg Ginn, and Sonic Youth.

ARTICLES

Backwoods Blackwater Filter Review

June 29, 2015
Dynamic, musical envelope filter proves there’s more to this effect than just the funk.
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TC Electronic Viscous Vibe Review

June 28, 2015
A compact, affordable Uni-Vibe-style pedal with downloadable textures and tones.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic PolyTune Clip

June 17, 2015
Polyphonic tuning power—right on your headstock.
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Acoustic Roundup: Small-Bodied Smash Hits

June 5, 2015
PG tests three astoundingly versatile acoustics from Taylor, Martin, and Larrivée.
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Wren and Cuff Gold Comp Review

May 29, 2015
A germanium compressor/preamp—and a magical tone masseuse.
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Quick Hit: A&E Craft Ultima Review

May 15, 2015
An affordable trigger capo that grips like an angry gorilla.
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Overdrive Overload: 6-Pedal Review Roundup

May 13, 2015
We see how far Way Huge, J. Rockett, Visual Sound, T-Rex, Sonic Fusion, and Svi Sound can push classic designs without losing their glorious, low-gain goodness.
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Quick Hit: Matthews Effects Conductor

May 7, 2015
A fat-sounding tremolo—and a super-tweakable modulation playground.
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Moog MF Flange Bucket Brigade Harmonic Manipulator Review

April 28, 2015
Deliciously vocal analog flange can be brutal or beautiful.
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Taylor 618e Review

April 9, 2015
The re-voiced flagship of Taylor’s maple-backed line delivers dazzling versatility and big bass tones.
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