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Rig Rundown: Deerhoof

Rig Rundown: Deerhoof

August 24, 2016
The band’s avant-garde jams don’t require a pile of boutique gear. John Dieterich and Ed Rodríguez walk us through the e tools they use to great their brand of noisy rock.
Schecter Diamond Series Michael Anthony Signature Bass Review

Schecter Diamond Series Michael Anthony Signature Bass Review

August 24, 2016
A new P/J offering from Schecter that delivers tones fit for the name it bears.
Source Audio Nemesis Delay Review

Source Audio Nemesis Delay Review

August 22, 2016
A super-potent echo machine that’s easy to use at both the deepest and most basic levels of functionality.
Rig Rundown: Mutemath

Rig Rundown: Mutemath

August 17, 2016
Nashville’s electronica alt-rock quartet explains how they cover guitar and bass needs with three instruments, one amp, and lots of pedals.
Ashdown Rootmaster RM-500-EVO and RM-210T-EVO Review

Ashdown Rootmaster RM-500-EVO and RM-210T-EVO Review

August 15, 2016
Ashdown’s new 500-watt, 11-pound bass amp brings tweakability aplenty for less than 500 bucks.
Alvarez Delta00EDLX/SHB Review

Alvarez Delta00EDLX/SHB Review

August 11, 2016
A pre-war style blues machine with a modern-leaning sound.
Rig Rundown: Intronaut

Rig Rundown: Intronaut

August 10, 2016
The prog-metal upstarts demonstrate the handmade tools they use and prove that it always helps to have a bona fide luthier in the band.
Fender American Elite Telecaster Review

Fender American Elite Telecaster Review

August 5, 2016
An American classic reconsidered.
Rig Rundown: Modest Mouse's Jim Fairchild

Rig Rundown: Modest Mouse's Jim Fairchild

August 3, 2016
The alt-rocker details and demos his wide-ranging guitar collection, expansive pedalboard, and dual-amp setup.
What Bohlinger Plays: Fretting Behind the Slide

What Bohlinger Plays: Fretting Behind the Slide

July 28, 2016
The Lee Brice guitarist unpacks a simple technique that opens the portal to vast new worlds in slide playing.
Walrus Audio Vanguard Dual Phase Review

Walrus Audio Vanguard Dual Phase Review

July 28, 2016
Make no mistake: Despite its sophisticated-sounding name, this box houses a two-headed modulation monster.
Rig Rundown: Esmé Patterson

Rig Rundown: Esmé Patterson

July 27, 2016
The up-and-coming singer-songwriter discusses her penchant for cheap guitars, her favorite ESP Ron Wood T-style, and the boutique-stocked pedalboard she built with her dad.
EVH 5150 III LBX Review

EVH 5150 III LBX Review

July 26, 2016
Make way for a pint-sized behemoth that’ll wow both Van Halen fans and purveyors of more aggressive styles.
SNAMM '16 - East Amplification Duality Series Demos

SNAMM '16 - East Amplification Duality Series Demos

July 22, 2016
PG's Ask Amp Man debuts a whole new line of tube amps that are available in a 20-, 30-, 40- and 50-watt versions.
SNAMM '16 - Outlaw Effects Lasso Looper, Six Shooter Tuner, & Iron Horse Power Tuner Demos

SNAMM '16 - Outlaw Effects Lasso Looper, Six Shooter Tuner, & Iron Horse Power Tuner Demos

July 21, 2016
Get hip to a handful of new utility items required for any pedalboard.
SNAMM '16 - Hungry Robot Pedals the Wash & the Kármán Line Demos

SNAMM '16 - Hungry Robot Pedals the Wash & the Kármán Line Demos

July 21, 2016
The Iowa-based company shows off two delays—one for the ambient player and one that has a modulating joystick that dives into oscillation madness.
SNAMM '16 - Ironess Pedals the Woodsman & the Charcuterie Demos

SNAMM '16 - Ironess Pedals the Woodsman & the Charcuterie Demos

July 20, 2016
The Clarksville, Tennessee, shop makes its first trade-show appearance with a new distortion and fuzz.
Rig Rundown: Black Pistol Fire

Rig Rundown: Black Pistol Fire

July 20, 2016
As one half of a two-piece outfit, guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown shows how a few hollowbodies, Fender combos, and a packed pedalboard help him create a blues-rock ruckus.
SNAMM '16 - EVH 5150IIIS EL34 Demo

SNAMM '16 - EVH 5150IIIS EL34 Demo

July 20, 2016
Eddie gets another monster head—this one is loaded with EL34s.
SNAMM '16 - Jackson Guitars Scott Ian King V KVT, SLAT7-FF, & SLAT8-FF Demos

SNAMM '16 - Jackson Guitars Scott Ian King V KVT, SLAT7-FF, & SLAT8-FF Demos

July 20, 2016
Learn about some new extended-range instruments and get the scoop on the new signature axe for Anthrax's head thrasher.