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Articles by Charles Saufley

Summer NAMM '14 - Lanikai Sailor Jerry, Tuna Uke, and Makau Series

July 20, 2014
Check out a trio of new ukes from the esteemed Hawaiian builder.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Bad Seed Guitars TiLP Aqua Demo

July 20, 2014
See and hear the New Zealand-based company's titanium-bodied model.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Red Rocket Guitars RocketMaster Demo

July 20, 2014
See and hear the latest sparkle-covered creation from luthier Matt Nowicki.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Schecter USA PT Custom Ace Burst & Jeff Loomis JL-7 FR Demos

July 20, 2014
Watch Jeff Loomis walk us through his updated signature model.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Tone Bakery Creme Brulee Demo

July 19, 2014
The gourmet-tone shop gives us a taste of their latest boost pedal creation.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Carbonetti Guitars Gauntlet Demo

July 17, 2014
The NYC-based boutique builder walks us through his newest solidbody 6-string.
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Summer NAMM '14 - TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay, Shaker Mini Vibrato Demos

July 17, 2014
The Danish company brings four new small-footprint stomps to this year's show.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Lumberjack Log Overdriver

July 13, 2014
An overdrive that runs from musical to downright damaged.
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Ibanez TS808DX Review

July 10, 2014
Ibanez expands the capabilities of the venerable TS808 with a boost circuit.
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MXR M68 Uni-Vibe Review

July 1, 2014
An FET-driven vibrato and chorus that captures the sound and spirit of a classic.
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Gibson J-15 and J-29 Reviews

June 27, 2014
Two new “slope-shouldered” acoustics offer new variations on a classic design.
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Quick Hit: MXR Echoplex Preamp Mini-Review

June 9, 2014
This Echoplex preamp in stompbox form can enhance dynamics and adds organic-sounding dirt.
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ZVEX Fuzzolo Review

May 30, 2014
This bite-sized box delivers big, boss fuzz tones with that twisted ZVEX touch.
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Electro-Harmonix East River Drive Review

May 13, 2014
EHX delivers the tones of an overdrive classic at a dime store price.
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ISP Theta Preamp Review

April 11, 2014
Formidable distortion/preamp/noise suppressor combo that’s flexible, practical, and explosively potent.
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Black Cat OD-Boost Review

April 7, 2014
This boost/overdrive combo generates myriad tones, from near clean to distorted.
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DiPinto Melody Mach IV Review

March 31, 2014
This sexy synthesis of vintage Gibson and Mosrite is punky and rocking, yet surprisingly civilized.
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TC Electronic Ditto X2 Review

March 27, 2014
The new, bigger looper is even easier to use than its predecessor and now includes effects.
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