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Quick Hit: Red Panda Bitmap

Quick Hit: Red Panda Bitmap

July 24, 2016
Pedestrian meets provocative in this flexibly glitchy box with expression-pedal control.
Matthews Effects Astronomer Reverb Review

Matthews Effects Astronomer Reverb Review

July 21, 2016
This two-mode shimmer ’verb makes dramatic onstage texture shifts a breeze.
PHRED Instruments DockStar Flame Maple Review

PHRED Instruments DockStar Flame Maple Review

July 18, 2016
A fully hollow, offset model aims at the jam crowd and beyond.
Peavey MiniMEGA and Headliner 410 Review

Peavey MiniMEGA and Headliner 410 Review

July 14, 2016
Peavey packs 1,000 watts and tone-shaping galore into a 9-pound bass head.
Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Analog TZ Flanger Review

Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Analog TZ Flanger Review

July 11, 2016
A sophisticated analog flanger in a standard-sized stompbox.
Quick Hit: Fredric Effects Deeply Unpleasant Companion

Quick Hit: Fredric Effects Deeply Unpleasant Companion

July 8, 2016
The London boutique outfit gifts bassists with a new take on the Shin-ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz.
Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 and 112T Review

Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 and 112T Review

July 7, 2016
Jeff Genzler’s return to bass amplification with a rig offering boutique-like construction and tone, minus the boutique price.
Supro 1695T Black Magick Review

Supro 1695T Black Magick Review

July 5, 2016
A clever take on the amp that put the Led in Zeppelin.
Quick Hit: Providence Heat Blaster

Quick Hit: Providence Heat Blaster

June 30, 2016
The Japanese pedal-builders' latest is a 3-knob distortion with dynamics for days.
Laney GH50R-212 Review

Laney GH50R-212 Review

June 27, 2016
Classic Laney high-gain sounds become impressively configurable in this potent new 2-channel combo.
L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI Review

L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI Review

June 16, 2016
A bass DI that can be multi-dimensional and vibey, in addition to helping deliver great tone.
SolidGoldFX Horizon Compressor Review

SolidGoldFX Horizon Compressor Review

June 15, 2016
An optical compressor that goes way beyond a gentle squeeze.
Cole Clark FL2EC-BLBL-AE Review

Cole Clark FL2EC-BLBL-AE Review

June 14, 2016
This Australian blackwood dreadnought dishes distinctive flattop tones with style.
Martin D Jr. Review

Martin D Jr. Review

June 13, 2016
Martin shrinks its signature body shape, upending expectations of what a travel guitar can deliver.
Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

June 12, 2016
Simplicity, functionality, and tone are nestled together in DiMarzio’s passive pickup solution for acoustic guitarists.
Quick Hit: Ethos Clean-Fusion Preamp

Quick Hit: Ethos Clean-Fusion Preamp

June 9, 2016
Despite its compact size, this dual-footswitch box offers superb flexibility and surprisingly tube-like tones.
Schroeder SA9+ Review

Schroeder SA9+ Review

June 8, 2016
Tim Schroeder's spare-no-expense design serves up unreal volume and clean-headroom heaven.
Taylor 562ce 12-Fret 12-String Review

Taylor 562ce 12-Fret 12-String Review

June 7, 2016
A high-end 12-string built for comfort and speed.
Mike Lull TXB4 Review

Mike Lull TXB4 Review

June 5, 2016
This boutique 4-string puts powerful T-bird tones in an ergonomic single-cut format.
Keeley Multi Echo ME-8 Review

Keeley Multi Echo ME-8 Review

June 3, 2016
The essence of eight echo machines gets distilled into a single, super-varied stompbox.