Read the May 2016 issue online now!

Articles by Charles Saufley

NAMM '13 - Traynor Amps 50th Anniversary YBA-1 Bass Master Demo & Small Block Bass Amp Series

February 18, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Traynor Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar amplifier -- the 50th Anniversary YBA-1 Bass Master, while we get to see and learn more about the entire line of Small Block Bass Amps.

Read More

NAMM '13 - Veillette Guitars Grand 16" Baritone 12-String, Merlin, Flyer, & Gryphon 12-String Demos

February 18, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, where he visits the Veillette Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their four newest instruments -- Grand 16" Baritone 12-String, Merlin, Flyer, & Gryphon 12-String.
Read More

NAMM '13 - Voodoo Lab Pedal Switcher PX-8, HEX Audio Loop Switcher, & Pedal Power MONDO

February 16, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Voodoo Lab booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear more about their three newest pedalboard accessories -- the Pedal Switcher PX-8, HEX Audio Loop Switcher, & Pedal Power MONDO.
Read More

NAMM '13 - Sterling by Music Man John Petrucci JP70, AX40D, and John Petrucci JP100D Demos

February 15, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Sterling by Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of three of Sterling's newest guitars -- John Petrucci JP70, AX40D, and John Petrucci JP100D.
Read More

NAMM '13 - Vox MINI5 Rhythm Amp & StompLab IIG Demos

February 14, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Vox Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Vox's newest guitar-specific products -- the MINI5 Rhythm Amp and the StompLab IIG modeling effects unit.
Read More

NAMM '13 - Big Joe Stompbox Company W-601 Wah Demo

February 14, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Big Joe Stompbox Company booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar effect pedal -- the W-601 Wah.
Read More

NAMM '13 - The Loar LH-319 Archtop & Recording King's Dirty Thirties Single O, RJ-06 Jumbo Demos

February 7, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the The Loar and Recording King booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest models: The Loar's LH-319 Archtop & Recording King's Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O, RJ-06 Jumbo.
Read More

NAMM '13 - Mayones Guitars Regius 6 Demo, Custom Shop Regius 7, Regius 8, Setius GTM 8

February 7, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, where he visits the 2013 NAMM Show and swings by the Mayones Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of a Regius 6 played by Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor. Also, we get to see and learn more about their newest models -- Custom Shop Regius 7, Regius 8, Setius GTM 8.
Read More

NAMM '13 - Santa Cruz Guitar Company Custom Guitars

February 6, 2013
PG's Charlie Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Santa Cruz Guitar Company booth. In this segment, we get to see some of their custom guitars.
Read More

Takamine P3MC Acoustic Guitar Review

February 4, 2013
The new Japan-crafted Takamine P3MC is a fine example of how a stage-centric, amplification-oriented acoustic can be forward looking while retaining a lot of vintage-style sound and construction virtues.
Read More

Epiphone 1962 Sheraton E212T Semi-Hollow Guitar Review

February 4, 2013
The new Epiphone 1962 Sheraton E2125 is one of the coolest convergences of vintage feel, playability, and value we’ve seen in a long time.
Read More

NAMM '13 - Z.Vex Effects Super Seek Wah, Super Seek Trem, Ringtone II, and Fat Fuzz Factory Demos

January 31, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Z.Vex Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Z.Vex's newest guitar effects pedals - Super Seek Wah, Super Seek Trem, Ringtone II, and Fat Fuzz Factory.
Read More

NAMM '13 - Magnatone Twilighter, Single V, and Super Fifty-Nine

January 30, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Magnatone booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Twilighter, Single V, and Super Fifty-Nine.
Read More

TC Electronic Ditto Looper Pedal Review

January 30, 2013
The Ditto Looper is a pedal of immense musical potential that can stretch your sound palate and inspire composition while remaining entirely intuitive.
Read More

Strymon Mobius Pedal Review

January 16, 2013
The Mobius is a pedal of very deep capabilities that exponentially widens the sound potential of a pedalboard, opens up studio and production possibilities, and can inspire whole tunes.
Read More

Way Huge Supa-Puss Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
If you’re a guitarist who wears a lot of hats—ambient texturalist one night, roots rocker the next—the Supa-Puss analog delay may just be the one pedal that stays in your rig for every occasion.
Read More

Recording King RO-310 Acoustic Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
Recording King’s new Adirondack-spruce-and-mahogany RO-310 is almost a greatest-hits fusion of popular OM and 000 features.
Read More

Pigtronix Infinity Looper Pedal Review

January 9, 2013
Infinity Looper in Series mode, moving between verse and chorus sections on loops 1 and 2. Epiphone Sheraton and Vox Pathfinder used for all loops and leads. On the
Read More

Ravi Shankar: 1920 - 2012

December 12, 2012
The Indian sitar master who profoundly influenced the work of the Beatles, John Coltrane, and the Byrds—and, by extension, a large swath of modern music—died Tuesday, December 11 at age 92.
Read More