December 2016

Articles by Rich Osweiler

NAMM '16 - Reverend Guitars Billy Corgan Signature BC-1, Airwave-12 & Rick Vito RT Demos

January 24, 2016
The Smashing Pumpkins leader gets a new signature axe and Joe Naylor releases two rockin' machines.
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NAMM '16 - Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig Demo

January 24, 2016
The popular multi-effect unit gets adapts for bassists.
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NAMM '16 - The Loar LH-1280-CBK Demo

January 23, 2016
Get a taste of what this hollowbody archtop has to offer.
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NAMM '16 - Yamaha RevStar and THR100H Dual Demos

January 23, 2016
See and hear the company's new 6-string that's influenced by their past and motorcycles.
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NAMM '16 - Source Audio Nemesis Delay Demo

January 22, 2016
Get the low down on the high-powered pedal that is a tweaker's paradise.
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NAMM '16 - Randall Kirk Hammett KH103 Signature Amp Demo

January 22, 2016
Get a taste of what the Metallica lead guitarist's signature head is all about.
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Tools for the Task: Fretboard Care

December 18, 2015
Show your fretboard some love, and it will love you right back. Check out this sampling of conditioners.
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Quick Hit: Red Witch Zeus Bass Fuzz Suboctave Review

December 15, 2015
A fuzz/suboctave combo for bassists that’ll scare the paint off the wall.
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Tools for the Task: Capos

November 20, 2015
Ten capo options to open up your repertoire.
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Quick Hit: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Review

November 5, 2015
A svelte little practice combo with loads of onboard features for acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
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Quick Hit: Maxon BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver

October 23, 2015
A new bass overdrive with excellent tweakability and natural-sounding tones.
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Tools for the Task: PAF-Style Pickups

October 16, 2015
Ten PAF-style options to freshen your tone.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboards

September 4, 2015
10 pedalboard options that’ll help you protect your loved ones and keep things tidy at your feet.
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Tools for the Task: Multi-Guitar Stands

August 7, 2015
Ten top-notch cradles for your guitar and bass collection.
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SNAMM '15 - Mad Professor Evolution Orange Underdrive and Simble Predriver Demos

August 5, 2015
The Finnish company releases two new pedals—a preamp/distortion and an OD designed for cleaner tones.
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SNAMM '15 - 3rd Power Amplification Dual Citizen Demo

August 5, 2015
See and hear how this EL34-driven head delivers authentic British- and American-inspired tones.
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SNAMM '15 - Chase Bliss Audio Gravitas and Spectre Demos

August 3, 2015
Pedal maker Joel Korte introduces two new analog effects—a flanger and tremolo.
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SNAMM '15 - Caroline Guitar Company Wave Cannon Mk II and Meteore Demos

August 3, 2015
The pedal mastermind Philippe Herndon shows off two of his company's newest stompboxes—a distortion and a lo-fi reverb.
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SNAMM '15 - Earthquaker Devices Intersteller Orbiter, Levitation Reverb, The Dunes & Tentacle Demos

August 3, 2015
The Akron-based effects company unleashes a new reverb, OD, and octave-up stomps.
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SNAMM '15 - ESP Guitars LTD SN-1000W TSB-F, EC-1000 Koa, M-1000 Koa, & H-1007 B Demos

August 2, 2015
Greg Koch talks about and cranks out some hot licks on the LTD S-style that comes loaded with Fishman Fluence pickups.
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