December 2016

Articles by Charles Saufley

Caroline Guitar Company Haymaker Review

October 3, 2014
This wildly versatile overdrive ranges from organic amp OD to tough and fuzzy sounds.
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Black Cat Pedals Vibe Review

September 19, 2014
Killer photocell-driven homage to the Uni-Vibe sounds deep, organic, and authentic.
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EarthQuaker Devices Pitch Bay Review

September 18, 2014
This polyphonic pitch harmonizer’s intuitive design makes it doubly rewarding.
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Neo Instruments Mini Vent Review

September 17, 2014
A gorgeously realistic faux-Leslie swirl in a compact package.
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MXR Custom Shop La Machine Review

September 15, 2014
This re-imagined classic octave fuzz is mean, massive, and musical.
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Stomp Under Foot Serenity Overdrive Review

September 13, 2014
This simple twist on the TS template delivers a clean-to-mean OD that sings—loud!
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Way Huge Havalina Review

September 5, 2014
Colorful germanium fuzz in a high-quality, affordable, stable package.
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TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Review

September 4, 2014
Ambitious multi-delay tackles tough-to-simulate, oddball analog echo units.
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EarthQuaker Devices Terminal Review

August 14, 2014
Extra gain, mids, and high end make this Shin-Ei FY-2-inspired fuzz a rowdy and refined monster.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Blue Note Woodworks Acousta-Electra “Crossover” Demo

August 11, 2014
Oregon-based luthier shows off his latest piezo-equipped 6-string electric.
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Stomp Under Foot Hellephant Review

August 8, 2014
This killer silicon Fuzz Face-style stomp is dynamic and brimming with colors.
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Summer NAMM '14 - La Bella Olinto Bass Demo

August 7, 2014
The La Bella family introduces a handmade 4-string model that was made in their Lower East Side shop.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Saint Blues Guitars Scoundrel, 30th Anniversary Bluesmaster, Memphis 10 Demos

August 7, 2014
The Memphis crew break out two new guitars, an all-tube 15-watt combo, and a solid-state amp built into a hip, retro piece of luggage.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Walden Guitars CD741CE Acoustic Demo

August 6, 2014
The acoustic brand delivers a new limited-edition run of their updated 740 series.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Zemaitis Guitars Generation 2 Metal Top Demo

August 6, 2014
Tony Zematitis' company returns with a 2nd generation of instruments that offer the handmade axes at a lower price point.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Übermut Tone Pack Overdrive Demo

August 6, 2014
Pedal-builder Gordon Crum brings a stompbox to the market with an interchangeable overdrive that let's you switch germanium to MOSFET to silicon diodes in seconds.
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Beigel Sound Lab/Mu-FX Tru-Tron 3X Review

August 3, 2014
Mike Beigel updates his classic Mu-Tron III envelope filter.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Warrior Guitars 20th Anniversary Dran Michael Demo

August 1, 2014
The Georgia shop celebrates their platinum anniversary with an extra special 6-string.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Dialtone Pickups Prototype Humbucker Demo

July 31, 2014
See and hear brand new humbuckers that have onboard controls to alter and change frequencies on the fly.
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Summer NAMM '14 - MTD Norm Stockton Signature Saratoga & Rubicon 622 T Demos

July 31, 2014
Luthier Michael Tobias unveils two new instruments.
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