October 2016

Gear

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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.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Lost in Translation

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Lost in Translation

September 21, 2016
Does it matter if the person building your guitar knows how to play one?
EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Transmisser Resonant Reverb

EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Transmisser Resonant Reverb

September 20, 2016
A modulated reverb with extra-long decay fed to a highly resonant filter.
J. Rockett Audio Tranquilizer Phaser Review

J. Rockett Audio Tranquilizer Phaser Review

September 20, 2016
Find out why our reviewer pined, "The Tranquilizer delivers everything I lie awake at night wishing for in a phaser."
Nordstrand Pickups Unveils the Big J-Blade Bass Pickup

Nordstrand Pickups Unveils the Big J-Blade Bass Pickup

September 19, 2016
A J-style pickup, with a continuous sensing blade offered in two different winds.
Dunlop John Petrucci JP95 Signature Cry Baby Wah Review

Dunlop John Petrucci JP95 Signature Cry Baby Wah Review

September 19, 2016
The prog kingpin’s rack wah is the tone foundation for this powerful, high-gain wah.
Stomp Audio Labs Releases the Waves

Stomp Audio Labs Releases the Waves

September 19, 2016
A modern tremolo, with tap tempo, three waveforms, hold mode, tempo subdivision, and waveform symmetry distortion.
Dwarfcraft Devices Twin Stags Tremolo Review

Dwarfcraft Devices Twin Stags Tremolo Review

September 18, 2016
Ben Hinz and company's unique new dual tremolo delivers warm pulses, versatile controls, and synth-like power.
Electro-Harmonix Announces the Wailer Wah Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Announces the Wailer Wah Pedal

September 16, 2016
Features the circuitry, sound and tone of the award-winning Crying Tone in a traditional rack and pinion style pedal and at an extremely affordable price point.
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.
Guitar Shop 101: Touch-up a String Nut with Super Glue

Guitar Shop 101: Touch-up a String Nut with Super Glue

September 16, 2016
After replacing or upgrading a nut, finish the job with fast-acting cyanoacrylate adhesive.