October 2016

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MXR Reverb Review

MXR Reverb Review

September 30, 2016
A compact digital reverb that delivers deep tones and shape-shifts with ease.
Ibanez Analog Delay Mini Review

Ibanez Analog Delay Mini Review

September 29, 2016
This little purple prize packs killer classic analog delay sounds in a bulletproof and super-affordable package.
Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut

Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut

September 28, 2016
The instrumental post-rock group shows how they mix tried-and-true instruments with modeling technology for an expansive soundscape set for orbit.
TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Review

TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Review

September 27, 2016
The far reaches of octave-effect capabilities are made accessible via this compact new digital box.
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.