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Aug18-MM-FEAT

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Bass Review

July 12, 2018
An iconic bass design undergoes a subtle yet significant refresh, both inside and out.
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Blackstar Unity 500 Review

July 4, 2018
After more than a decade serving the needs of guitarists, U.K.-based Blackstar opens their doors to bassists with a new series of amps.
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Aug18-PRS-FEAT

PRS Mark Tremonti MT15 Review

July 2, 2018
The Alter Bridge guitarist's signature amp dishes serious punch and high headroom with just 15 watts.
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EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Review

June 15, 2018
There’s no end to the adventures in flanging made possible by this deep, DSP-driven modulator.
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Swope Guitars Dakota Review

June 14, 2018
Crafted by a builder with a serious shop pedigree, this unique detour from the standard P formula is style-rich, tone-wealthy, and ultra-comfortable.
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Jul18-Taylor-FEAT

Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Review

June 11, 2018
This Grand Auditorium-sized flattop boasts a new bracing system with instantly perceptible sonic consequences.
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Hartke HD500 Review

June 4, 2018
For a 35-pound lightweight, Hartke’s new 2x10 combo can throw some air—with 500 watts under the hood and a smart command central.
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Jul18-Two-Rock-FEAT

Two-Rock Bloomfield Drive Review

June 1, 2018
An impressive modern take on a Dumble.
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Jul18-Fender-FEAT

Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline Review

May 25, 2018
A classic design filtered through the preferences of an iconic Strat player.
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Diminutive Darlings: Short-Scale Bass Review Roundup

May 15, 2018
We check out three downsized rumblers—the Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang, Spector Bantam 4, and Supro Huntington II.
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Jun18-Source Audio-FEAT

Source Audio Ventris Review

May 1, 2018
A powerful dual reverb that packs big blendable voices that feel like vintage treasures—or keys to infinity.
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Jun18-PRS-FEAT

PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Review

April 27, 2018
The look is unconventional, but the vintage Stratocaster tones are dead accurate.
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May18-Massive-FEAT

Massive FX G.O.A.F. Review

April 20, 2018
Massive FX pairs an octave-up effect with the rare and splendid Buzzaround circuit to create distinctive and potent fuzz.
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May18-Dr Z-FEAT

Dr. Z Z-PLUS Review

April 17, 2018
A versatile low-watt monster with a whole lotta roar.
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Modulus Graphite Funk Unlimited RevOLite Review

April 13, 2018
Modulus is back with a flyweight bass that’s easy on the shoulders but heavy in tone—and couldn’t care less about how cold it is outside.
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Koll Super Cub Review

April 9, 2018
Humble 1960s designs are reborn in a high-performance boutique gem.
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Subdecay Vector Review

April 6, 2018
Analog dirt tones and digital control equal a crunchy to fuzzy to metallic distortion jack-of-all-trades.
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May18-Tech21-FEAT

Tech 21 SansAmp GED-2112 Review

April 4, 2018
A partnership with Rush’s legendary bassist results in a dual preamp unit that earns his mark of approval and brings big, analog bass tone.
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Apr18—Todd Sharp-FEAT

Todd Sharp JOAT 20 Review

March 13, 2018
A studio ace's decades of session experience informed this combo's galaxy of tones—and all without a traditional tone stack.
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Apr18-Sublime-FEAT

Sublime Chieftain Deluxe Review

March 12, 2018
A budget-friendly semi-hollowbody with something rare in its price range: a unique personality.
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