Read the December issue online for FREE!

What's New

Quick Hit: Ananashead Meteorite

December 10, 2018
An inexpensive, sturdy silicon Fuzzrite hits the biker-fuzz bullseye.

IK Multimedia Adds 10 Branded Amp and Stompbox Models to AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad

December 10, 2018
The new models include stomps and amps from Dr. Z, Wampler, Orange, Jet City, Carvin, Seymour Duncan, and more.

Mesa/Boogie Introduces the Subway WD-800, Subway Ultra-Lite Cabinets, and Subway Preamp

December 10, 2018
The new WD-800 is in direct response to player feedback and the longstanding demand for a more powerful version of their original WalkAbout bass head.

First Look: Mythos Pedals Positron Collider

December 10, 2018
We test out the Nashville-based tone wizard's take on a "ram's head" Big Muff with both classic silicon and LED clipping—plus an added tone stack for a fuller, beefier ripping rage.

Crazy Tube Circuits Releases the Falcon Overdrive

December 10, 2018
The inspiration for this pedal came from an amp design that morphed between tweed- and blackface-style tones.

Last Call: Adaptation

December 10, 2018
In an ever-changing world, it’s evolve, resist, or both.

Wizard of Odd: Ste11a—A Story of Strange Solidbodies

December 9, 2018
You may know that Charley Patton, Lead Belly, and Doc Watson played Stella acoustics built in New Jersey in the 1930s, but these oddball post-WWII electrics hail from Tokyo.

How to Jam Out Like the Ramones

December 8, 2018
It’s way more than just power chords and long hair.

Mattoverse Electronics Inflection Point Review

December 7, 2018
A wide-ranging wobble box—and compelling analog/digital hybrid.

ZT Amplifiers Announces the Custom Shop Jazz Club Amp

December 7, 2018
The model was developed with input from several prominent jazz guitarists including Vic Juris, Dave Stryker, Charlie Apicella, and Randy Vincent.

Bass Bench: Marketing Madness

December 7, 2018
People want to sell the gear they make—that’s A-OK. But how far will some stretch the truth to make the sale?

PRS Releases the Private Stock “Graveyard II” Limited-Edition Guitar

December 6, 2018
There will be an 80-piece limited run of these guitars based on the vintage-inspired McCarty 594 model.

Epiphone Presents the Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit

December 6, 2018
The guitar features the classic ES-355 semi-hollowbody archtop profile with an Ebony finish, gold hardware, ProBucker humbuckers, Mallory Capacitors, and a Bigsby B7 Vibrato.

Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski: Shades of Black

December 6, 2018
The influential extreme-metal frontman on I Loved You at Your Darkest and why flouting the genre’s mores is essential to its survival.

C.R. Alsip Guitars Unveils the SC Carved Top

December 6, 2018
A new take on an iconic single-cut archtop.

Mad Professor Releases the Loud 'N Proud

December 6, 2018
An amp-in-a-box pedal that goes after classic British tones.

Dunable SplatterBlaster Review

December 6, 2018
Two fuzzes, one box—and zillions of tones.

Rig Rundown: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

December 5, 2018
Blues-rock firebrands Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford rely on loud amps and vintage guitars to get their message to the people.

Mitchell Guitars Offers a Pair of New Models

December 5, 2018
The MD150SB double-cutaway solidbody electric and the O120CEMB orchestra-sized acoustic-electric are now available.

Pirate Guitar Effects Releases the Peg Leg Overdrive and Compressor

December 5, 2018
A dual pedal that aims to capture the iconic amp tones of the '60s and '70s.