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May 2014

ARTICLES

Builder Profile: The Mu-tron Story

September 12, 2013
Mike Beigel talks about the rise and fall of his company Musitronics—a pioneering stompbox outfit that helped shape the sound of the 1970s.
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Endangered Audio Research AD4096 Analog Delay Review

August 31, 2013
An old-school analog delay with a few new tricks.
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JHS Pedals SuperBolt Overdrive Review

August 23, 2013
An overdrive that mimics the low-wattage department store amps of the ’60s.
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Fargen Blackbird VS2 Amp Review

August 2, 2013
The Blackbird draws inspiration from Fender’s blackface era (with much in common with the rare Vibroverb) and is an amazing platform for pedal-heavy rigs.
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Inside EMMA Electronics

June 18, 2013
The Danish designers behind the ReezaFRATzitz have a shop that lives up to their quirky product names—from a vintage amp collection to die for, to grandma wielding a soldering iron.
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Albion Gulfstream 30 Amp Review

May 11, 2013
The GS30C combo from Albion is targeted to the guitarist looking for a boutique amp that bridges the American/British tone divide, but may not have the budget for one.
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Interview: Meat Puppets - The Flesh of It

April 10, 2013
Hailing from the “middle of nowhere” in Arizona, brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood continue the Meat Puppets’ irreverent psychedelic grunge on "Rat Farm," solidifying a legacy of desert-punk songcraft that influenced a generation.
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Carr Impala Amp Review

March 11, 2013
Carr’s new Impala is a take on the great blackface incarnation of the Fender Bassman—and like a lot of Carr amps, they’ve taken a great idea and run in some very interesting directions.
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Reuss RSH-02 Pedal Review

March 11, 2013
Like the first incarnation RSH-01, the Reuss RSH-02 pedal combines Distortion + and Blue Box-style circuits in a single enclosure, but is made in China and more affordable.
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VanAmps Sole-Mate Jr. Pedal Review

February 4, 2013
The vintage reverb tones from the new Van Amps Sole-Mate Jr. can breathe new life into old or stale-sounding amps, or can add a second spring-reverb option to a chain instead of a digital replication.
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