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PRS SE A15AL Alex Lifeson Review

PRS SE A15AL Alex Lifeson Review

February 12, 2016
PRS honors the Rush guitarist with a slim, nimble, and fast-playing flattop.
Dusky D2O Review

Dusky D2O Review

February 10, 2016
A minimalist 32-/8-watt head with a raw, tactile feel and glorious harmonic distortion.
Mojo Hand Fx El Guapo Review

Mojo Hand Fx El Guapo Review

February 8, 2016
This silicon fuzz uses interactive controls and variable voltage to yield a fantastic array of shape-shifting sounds.
Ernie Ball/Music Man St. Vincent Review

Ernie Ball/Music Man St. Vincent Review

February 4, 2016
A light, ultra-ergonomic solidbody with bold looks and tones.
Fender Acoustic SFX Review

Fender Acoustic SFX Review

February 2, 2016
A stylish makeover of the SFX acoustic amps yields pretty sounds and sound-tweaking flexibility.
Quick Hit: Providence Bass Boot Comp

Quick Hit: Providence Bass Boot Comp

January 31, 2016
Providence delivers a little blue box for bassists that’s chock-full of compression tooling.
Sire Marcus Miller V7 Review

Sire Marcus Miller V7 Review

January 26, 2016
Sire Guitars and Marcus Miller team up to produce an impressive J-style bass at a price that doesn’t quite seem real.
PRS SE 277 Baritone Review

PRS SE 277 Baritone Review

January 19, 2016
This B-to-B-tuned 6-string is easy to play and boasts versatile, articulate, wide-ranging tones.
Quick Hit: DryBell Vibe Machine Review

Quick Hit: DryBell Vibe Machine Review

January 18, 2016
Is this pint-sized, painstaking Uni-Vibe clone the be all and end all for vintage modulation aficionados?
DLS Effects RotoSPIN Review

DLS Effects RotoSPIN Review

January 14, 2016
DLS’s more compact rotary simulator is straightforward and swirlingly authentic.
Quick Hit: TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor

Quick Hit: TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor

January 12, 2016
Digital multiband and vintage compressor voices add up to a comp for all seasons.
Carr Lincoln Review

Carr Lincoln Review

January 11, 2016
A fantasia on a theme by Vox.
Ibanez Talman Prestige TM1730M Review

Ibanez Talman Prestige TM1730M Review

January 10, 2016
Strat-influenced resurrection of an underrated Ibanez classic yields sweet single-coil tones and killer playability.
The New Switcheroo: Three Loop Switchers Reviewed

The New Switcheroo: Three Loop Switchers Reviewed

January 8, 2016
PG tests a trio of powerful new designs—from Carl Martin's plug-and-play Octa-Switch Mk3 to RJM's tricked-out Mastermind PBC and Boss' deep-but-accessibly priced ES-8.
MXR 5150 Overdrive Review

MXR 5150 Overdrive Review

January 6, 2016
Brown Sound—and a whole lot of other tone colors—in an impressive overdrive stomp.