October 2016

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Rig Rundown: Allah-Las

Rig Rundown: Allah-Las

September 21, 2016
The SoCal surf-garage rockers prove an instrument, a pedal, and lots of reverb is all you need to have a raging dance party.
Orange O Bass Review

Orange O Bass Review

September 21, 2016
Vintage mojo and thick P-like thump define this sharp new 4-string.
Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus Review

Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus Review

September 16, 2016
An intuitive chorus that responds to the player’s touch.
Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor Review

Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor Review

September 15, 2016
Boss’ latest compressor for bassists aims to tame dynamics with punch and precision.
Rig Rundown: Los Straitjackets

Rig Rundown: Los Straitjackets

September 14, 2016
The masked guitarists demonstrate how a pedal-less setup is the right fit for their instrumental brand of surf rock.
Keeley Mod Workstation Review

Keeley Mod Workstation Review

September 14, 2016
An ambitious modulation machine that’s overflowing with tones.
Supro 1305 Drive Review

Supro 1305 Drive Review

September 11, 2016
Supro mimics its amp transformers’ properties to create a more organic and dynamic drive.
Wren and Cuff Elephant Skin Review

Wren and Cuff Elephant Skin Review

September 9, 2016
Wren and Cuff and Mastodon’s Troy Sanders collaborate to bring life to a bass-fuzz monster.
Rig Rundown: AC/DC

Rig Rundown: AC/DC

September 7, 2016
Angus and Stevie Young might have the simplest rigs in rock—SGs and Gretsches into Marshalls—but their techs explain the nuances that help these Aussies get their signature snarl.
Rig Rundown: Toto's Steve Lukather

Rig Rundown: Toto's Steve Lukather

August 31, 2016
The top-shelf guitarist pulls back the curtain on the high-power amps, signature guitars, and boutique pedals he uses to power his live show.
Rig Rundown: Deerhoof

Rig Rundown: Deerhoof

August 24, 2016
Despite their penchant for crazy sounds, avant-indie heroes John Dieterich and Ed Rodríguez aren't boutique snobs. Here they walk us through the tools they use to create their cerebral catharsis.
Schecter Diamond Series Michael Anthony Signature Bass Review

Schecter Diamond Series Michael Anthony Signature Bass Review

August 24, 2016
A new P-/J-style offering that delivers tones fit for the former Van Halen veteran.
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.