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BluGuitar Amp1 Review

BluGuitar Amp1 Review

April 28, 2016
A mini amp with maxi power—and many great tones.
Quick Hit: Soldano Supercharger GTO

Quick Hit: Soldano Supercharger GTO

April 27, 2016
Soldano’s much-loved beast-in-a-box overdrive makes a triumphant return.
Line 6 Helix Review

Line 6 Helix Review

April 25, 2016
A powerful pedalboard-style modeler packed with great tones and clever features.
T-Rex Replicator Tape Echo Review

T-Rex Replicator Tape Echo Review

April 24, 2016
Compact and crazily expressive tape echo might be the most fun you’ll have with delay since you left your Echoplex by the dumpster.
Vintage V58JDAB Jerry Donahue Review

Vintage V58JDAB Jerry Donahue Review

April 22, 2016
An affordable T-style that delivers tonal versatility worthy of its namesake.
Hagstrom Impala Review

Hagstrom Impala Review

April 19, 2016
Scandinavia’s answer to the Jaguar is revived in (most) of its quirky splendor.
Quick Hit: Wild Custom Wildmaster Gold Foil Relic

Quick Hit: Wild Custom Wildmaster Gold Foil Relic

April 17, 2016
Sonic hints of Teisco and DeArmond come together in a top-notch boutique workhorse.
Boss VB-2W Waza Craft Vibrato Review

Boss VB-2W Waza Craft Vibrato Review

April 15, 2016
A beloved and short-lived Boss pitch wobbler makes a triumphant return.
Quick Hit: Alexander Pedals F.13 Flanger

Quick Hit: Alexander Pedals F.13 Flanger

April 12, 2016
A warped flanger with loads of spacey sounds. Sci-fi geeks unite!
Quick Hit: KHDK Ghoul Screamer

Quick Hit: KHDK Ghoul Screamer

April 10, 2016
A hot-rodded TS-style box that scores high in versatility.
Henriksen Bud Review

Henriksen Bud Review

April 7, 2016
Mighty tones from a miniscule box.
Eastwood Surfcaster Review

Eastwood Surfcaster Review

April 5, 2016
A cult-classic bass from the early 1990s makes its return.
Allen Eden 1987 Review

Allen Eden 1987 Review

April 1, 2016
This entry-level shred machine flirts with greatness at a rock-bottom price.
Echopark F-1 Fuzz Review

Echopark F-1 Fuzz Review

March 31, 2016
Vintage voodoo and rich tones abound in this dual-transistor germanium fuzz.
Quick Hit: Vick Audio V-2 Distortion

Quick Hit: Vick Audio V-2 Distortion

March 29, 2016
Vick Audio’s take on an elusive and pricey Pete Cornish classic churns up buttery, delicious overdrive and low- to mid-gain distortion.
Quick Hit: Chellee Odie Classic Overdrive

Quick Hit: Chellee Odie Classic Overdrive

March 27, 2016
Diode switching, enhanced EQ voicing, and wide-ranging controls conspire in an overdrive of expansive potential.
Bergantino Audio Systems B|Amp & HD Cabinets Review

Bergantino Audio Systems B|Amp & HD Cabinets Review

March 23, 2016
A 6-1/2 pound monster of a bass amp that packs in features galore.
Ventura Valve Amps VVA50 Review

Ventura Valve Amps VVA50 Review

March 21, 2016
An ultra-versatile boutique head at a musician-friendly price.
Quick Hit: Korg Pitchblack Custom

Quick Hit: Korg Pitchblack Custom

March 20, 2016
A sleek, space-age-looking tuner that performs as good as it looks.
Warwick Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Review

Warwick Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Review

March 17, 2016
Warwick brings a less-expensive version of their Adam Clayton Custom Shop signature model bass to the table.