December 2016

Articles by Charles Saufley

Fender Acoustic SFX Review

February 2, 2016
A stylish makeover of the SFX acoustic amps yields pretty sounds and sound-tweaking flexibility.
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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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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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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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Danelectro Baby Sitar Review

December 7, 2015
The ultimate raga-rock tool returns—at a price less affluent seekers can afford.
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Quick Hit: Boss DM-2w Waza Craft Delay Review

November 25, 2015
Boss’ bucket brigade delay original returns having learned new tricks—and sounds glorious.
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Big Tone Music Brewery British Overdrive Review

November 17, 2015
Two classic Marshall-style overdrive circuits are given EQ superpowers!
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Analog Man Envelope Filter Review

November 9, 2015
Analog Man improves an unsung but classic envelope filter.
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Vox AC10 Custom Review

November 6, 2015
Vox resurrects the AC10 as a more modern, but still superbly simple screamer.
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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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MXR M238 ISO Brick Review

October 18, 2015
A compact, quiet, flexible, and stress-reducing power supply.
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Catalinbread Fuzzrite Review

October 8, 2015
Catalinbread adds muscle to an underrated but classic fuzz circuit.
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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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EarthQuaker Devices Levitation Reverb Review

September 9, 2015
This vintage-oriented digital reverb moves from intimate to atmospheric with ease.
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Maxon OD808X Overdrive Extreme Review

September 8, 2015
Maxon builds a high-gain ’Screamer for heavy hitters.
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TC Electronic Helix Phaser Review

September 6, 2015
Tone Print-enabled digital phaser offers killer phase-sculpting control and rich sounds for the price.
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EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General Review

September 4, 2015
Diode switching makes this twist on the Univox Super-Fuzz a super-mean octave-buzz machine.
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MXR Custom Shop Sub Machine Octave Fuzz Review

September 3, 2015
Hip and nasty fuzz flavors and octave tones from both sides of the EQ spectrum.
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Way Huge Blue Hippo MKII Review

August 31, 2015
Jeorge Tripps resurrects his analog chorus and adds vibrato—at a cool price.
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