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MXR EP103 Echoplex Delay Review

MXR EP103 Echoplex Delay Review

January 16, 2017
MXR impressively approximates Maestro EP-3 tones and dynamics in a simple, compact stompbox.
Dunlop CBM105Q Cry Baby Mini Bass Wah Review

Dunlop CBM105Q Cry Baby Mini Bass Wah Review

January 13, 2017
The new Cry Baby for bassists proves big, tasty wah sounds can be tapped from a mighty small pedal.
Milkman Pint Review

Milkman Pint Review

January 12, 2017
A 10-watt amp that’s “class A” in every regard.
Collings OM2H T Review

Collings OM2H T Review

January 10, 2017
A tradition-minded orchestra model with magnificent tone, looks, feel, and craftsmanship.
Quick Hit: Spector Timbre

Quick Hit: Spector Timbre

January 9, 2017
An acoustic bass guitar from Spector that marries sophisticated looks with a build designed for responsiveness.
Fender ’57 Custom Pro-Amp Review

Fender ’57 Custom Pro-Amp Review

January 6, 2017
A 15" speaker makes this reborn tweed machine a warm, pedal-friendly platform for clean to mean sounds.
Eastwood Jeff Senn Model One Review

Eastwood Jeff Senn Model One Review

January 4, 2017
Traditional touchstones and forward-looking design unite in a functional, playable, and hip-sounding whole.
Sandberg Forty Eight Review

Sandberg Forty Eight Review

January 2, 2017
Classic inspirations gleam in Sandberg’s Forty Eight bass, but this versatile machine is in a class of its own.
Quick Hit: Free the Tone Ambi Space

Quick Hit: Free the Tone Ambi Space

January 1, 2017
A powerful but straightforward route to six ’verbs, ranging from subtle to subterranean.
Lollar Staple P-90 Pickup Review

Lollar Staple P-90 Pickup Review

December 29, 2016
A fine replica of a “forgotten” pickup.
Quick Hit: Vick Audio Hypocenter Delay

Quick Hit: Vick Audio Hypocenter Delay

December 25, 2016
This moderately priced digital stomp aims for lo-fi cool via a handwired PT2399 circuit.
Boss GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor Review

Boss GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor Review

December 23, 2016
An impressively compact and inexpensive unit packed with convincing digital models.
Quick Hit: MXR Custom Shop Shin-Juku Drive

Quick Hit: MXR Custom Shop Shin-Juku Drive

December 22, 2016
Many personalities inhabit this Dumble-inspired drive machine.
Hartke TX600 Review

Hartke TX600 Review

December 21, 2016
This 7-pound amp rewards bassists with an easy-to-carry design, a tube preamp, and a very nice price.
Fractal Audio Systems AX8 Review

Fractal Audio Systems AX8 Review

December 19, 2016
The sounds of Axe-Fx are now available in a compact pedalboard format.
Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Review

Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Review

December 16, 2016
Long known primarily for their classic active basses, the historic builder debuts a strong new passive 4-string.
Batson GC22 Americana Review

Batson GC22 Americana Review

December 13, 2016
A Nashville guitar designer delivers a lower-price boutique spin-off.
JAM Pedals Delay Llama Supreme Review

JAM Pedals Delay Llama Supreme Review

December 12, 2016
Wicked modern twists give this true analog delay a big palette.
Quick Hit: Tsakalis AudioWorks Ocean Reverb

Quick Hit: Tsakalis AudioWorks Ocean Reverb

December 11, 2016
This forward-thinking reverb moves from ambient to traditional with ease.
B.A. Ferguson Classic Class Shirley Review

B.A. Ferguson Classic Class Shirley Review

December 9, 2016
A sweet handbuilt solidbody deftly walks the tightrope between Fender and Gibson.