October 2016

Gear

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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.
Volt Electrics Debuts The Reverse

Volt Electrics Debuts The Reverse

September 28, 2016
A raw and muscular version of a classic backwards design.
Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes 900

Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes 900

September 28, 2016
An amplifier equipped with an all-analog preamplifier and a Class D power module.
Boss VO-1 Vocoder Review

Boss VO-1 Vocoder Review

September 28, 2016
Talk box made compact and easy.
Line 6 Introduces the New Spider V Series

Line 6 Introduces the New Spider V Series

September 27, 2016
Tonally evolved amps for modern guitarists.
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.
Free The Tone Announces the Ambi Space Digital Reverb

Free The Tone Announces the Ambi Space Digital Reverb

September 26, 2016
A high-tech reverberation machine built to explore the depths of space.
Ask Amp Man: Upping the Gain on a Super Reverb

Ask Amp Man: Upping the Gain on a Super Reverb

September 26, 2016
How to get more drive with a simple mod.
EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Review

EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Review

September 26, 2016
Digital expansiveness and inviting, expressive functions add up to a potent, outer-limits echo instrument.
Panama Fuego X Review

Panama Fuego X Review

September 25, 2016
A compact, handwired powerhouse that delivers big tones and big value.
Dr. Z Z-Drive Review

Dr. Z Z-Drive Review

September 25, 2016
An impressive collaboration that combines versatility with rich, tube-like breakup.
Reader Guitar of the Month: The Grassfire Phoenix

Reader Guitar of the Month: The Grassfire Phoenix

September 23, 2016
A reclaimed Epiphone Firebird rises from the ashes.
Nordstrand Pickups Releases the Bonecrusher

Nordstrand Pickups Releases the Bonecrusher

September 23, 2016
Humbucker that's optimized for output and brutally focused power.
Empress Reverb Review

Empress Reverb Review

September 23, 2016
This intuitive deep-space machine rewards tinkerers and traditionalists alike.
Marchione Guitars Unveils the OMC Acoustic

Marchione Guitars Unveils the OMC Acoustic

September 22, 2016
Original design elements with old-world building methods.
Michael Kelly Guitars Unveils the Custom Collection 50 Deluxe

Michael Kelly Guitars Unveils the Custom Collection 50 Deluxe

September 22, 2016
A unique pickup-switching array affords 12 different sonic settings.
Toetags Electronics Toe Bender MkII Review

Toetags Electronics Toe Bender MkII Review

September 22, 2016
Uncommon touch-sensitivity and the ability to go beefy or splatty make this classic Sola Sound homage a fuzz buzz worth seeking out.
Supro Unveils the 1610RT Comet

Supro Unveils the 1610RT Comet

September 21, 2016
A high-gain, low-wattage 1x10 combo with reverb, tremolo and switchable power.
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.