December 2016

Gear

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Vintage Vault: 1959 Rickenbacker 360

Vintage Vault: 1959 Rickenbacker 360

December 4, 2016
A classic Rick stays sharp thanks to European styling and its historic “glo.”
KHDK Electronics Introduces the Dark Blood Overdrive

KHDK Electronics Introduces the Dark Blood Overdrive

December 3, 2016
The Dark Blood delivers an angry, merciless amp-like distortion, with tube-like, mid-heavy tone.
Godin Summit Classic CT Convertible Review

Godin Summit Classic CT Convertible Review

December 2, 2016
Here’s a well-crafted triple-threat axe that lives up to the do-it-all hype.
Hughes & Kettner Introduces the GrandMeister Deluxe 40

Hughes & Kettner Introduces the GrandMeister Deluxe 40

December 2, 2016
The amp pairs analog all-tube tone with smart control features.
Supro Unveils Tremolo Pedal

Supro Unveils Tremolo Pedal

December 2, 2016
An analog tremolo designed to recreate two of the most desirable vacuum-tube-based modulation effects.
Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Worn Regal’s Royal Tone

Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Worn Regal’s Royal Tone

December 2, 2016
Some new components and a speaker might make an old Canadian tuber sound über.
Lollar Pickups Introduces the Senn Model One Pickup

Lollar Pickups Introduces the Senn Model One Pickup

December 1, 2016
A humbucker in function, but with the voice of a single-coil pickup.
The Stone Guitar Company Launches in the US

The Stone Guitar Company Launches in the US

December 1, 2016
The range initially comprises of four models: Revenge, California, Liberty, and Crossroads
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: A Wing and a Player

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: A Wing and a Player

December 1, 2016
If imitation is flattery, there’s plenty of flattery in guitar design. And that’s okay.
Rig Rundown: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Rig Rundown: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

November 30, 2016
Psychedelia reigns with the band’s stash of boutique guitars, workhorse amps, and tone-shaping stomps.
Elektron Unveils the Analog Drive

Elektron Unveils the Analog Drive

November 30, 2016
An analog distortion stompbox featuring eight different distortion circuits.
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Churchill Cigar Box Guitar

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Churchill Cigar Box Guitar

November 30, 2016
A simple bridge replacement makes for a killer, totally tunable tone machine.
ESO Strap Expands Line with Bass Model

ESO Strap Expands Line with Bass Model

November 29, 2016
Their patent-pending designs are offered in seven colors and manufactured in Seattle, WA.
Gruhn Guitars to Sell 29 Clapton-Owned Guitars

Gruhn Guitars to Sell 29 Clapton-Owned Guitars

November 29, 2016
The wide-ranging collection features both vintage and modern guitars.
Crazy Tube Circuits Introduces the Planet B Bass Overdrive

Crazy Tube Circuits Introduces the Planet B Bass Overdrive

November 29, 2016
A '70s-style overdrive designed specifically for the low end.
Quick Hit: Cusack Screamer V2

Quick Hit: Cusack Screamer V2

November 29, 2016
Three clipping modes and no mid hump take this three-knobber way beyond typical TS tones.
The Year in Gear 2016

The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
ZenZero Electronics Introduces the 2KP

ZenZero Electronics Introduces the 2KP

November 28, 2016
A versatile preamp/boost pedal that's dead simple to use.
Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Lester G Deluxe

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Lester G Deluxe

November 28, 2016
We dig into Mike Matthews' sweetly swirling and huge-sounding new streamlined rotary simulator.
Yamaha Revstar RSP20CR Review

Yamaha Revstar RSP20CR Review

November 25, 2016
Top-flight quality and go-fast looks in a sweet-sounding solidbody.