October 2016

Gear Award 2013

ARTICLES

Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster with Bigsby Review

November 10, 2013
A vibey, trem-equipped Tele at a bargain price.
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Best Gear of 2013

November 5, 2013
35 axes, amps, effects, and accessories that’ll rock your rig
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Eventide H9 Review

October 30, 2013
All the head-spinning sounds from Eventide stompboxes in one powerful package.
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Daredevil Pedals Atomic Cock Review

October 26, 2013
Daredevil delivers a versatile variable-fixed wah brimming with attitude and originality.
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Worland Prairie Review

October 15, 2013
Jim Worland’s bare-bones Prairie OM delivers top tones and handmade quality at a relatively affordable price.
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Death by Audio Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload Review

September 5, 2013
Built for Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer, this update of the Fuzz War platform may be the ideal middle ground between a Sovtek Muff and a Tone Bender.
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Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator Review

September 3, 2013
This awarding-winning modulation pedal combines two classic effects—chorus and vibrato—in a compact, pedalboard-friendly package creating a wide spectrum of tones that are precise with extraordinary clarity.
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Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Germanium FFM2 Review

August 25, 2013
Finally, a great-sounding germanium-transistor Fuzz Face at right around a hundred bucks.
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Catalinbread Echorec Review

August 7, 2013
Catalinbread’s Echorec is one of the first compact stompboxes to specifically attempt to replicate the sounds and functionality of the original Binson model.
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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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Epifani AL 112 Combo Amp Review

July 8, 2013
A futuristic-looking hybrid of Epifani’s past and present innovations that’s capable of delivering a ton of tone.
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Lakland Decade 6 Bass Review

July 4, 2013
But the 6-string bass offers a truly unique voice with a range that’s between a baritone and a standard bass.
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FU-Tone.com High Performance Titanium and Brass Bridge Package Reviews

June 18, 2013
By using stainless steel and titanium in critical parts of the unit, FU-Tone has indeed taken the Floyd Rose concept in several new directions.
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Ibanez Iron Label RGIR20FE Electric Guitar Review

May 20, 2013
The $599 RG1230FE straddles the line between the most affordable and higher-end guitars with the feel of a professional grade instrument.
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Nik Huber Rietbergen Standard Electric Guitar Review

May 11, 2013
Nik Huber''s Rietbergen is an exceptionally fine instrument that reflects the talent and equally exceptional qualities of its creator.
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Dingwall Super P Bass Review

May 11, 2013
Onstage or in the studio, the Dingwall Super P''s modern take on a legendary design can and will tackle it all.
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Ibanez Echo Shifter Pedal Review

May 11, 2013
It''s the smart layout and functionality of the controls that make the Ibanez Echo Shifter a standout and help bridge the gap between modern stompbox practicality and the quirky joys of tape delay and analog synths.
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Vigier Excalibur Special 7 Guitar Review

April 15, 2013
The tone, playability, and flawless build of the Vigier Excalibur Special 7 elevates the guitar to a level of all-around performance that few companies can touch.
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Diezel D-Moll Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The Diezel D-Moll is a 100-watt powerhouse that delivers crystal clean tones and smoldering overdrive from six ECC83 preamp tubes and a quartet of KT77 power tubes.
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Spaceman Saturn V Harmonic Booster Pedal Review

April 15, 2013
For those who relish the profound shifts in color and mood that a little volume or tone knob tweak can provide, the Saturn V Harmonic Booster has the potential to be a very special, even indispensable piece of gear.
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