February 2020

Review Demo

Tanglewood Java TWJP Review

August 15, 2017
A very pretty parlor guitar delivers midrange punch and unique tone colors from unusual tonewoods.
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J. Rockett I.Q. Compressor Review

August 11, 2017
Effective EQ adds color and flexibility to a quiet and even-handed comp.
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David Nordschow Amplification DNA-800 Review

August 9, 2017
A light and tight bass powerhouse with an impressive design pedigree.
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Victory V40 Deluxe Review

August 1, 2017
Bridging the blackface/plexi gap.
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Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini Review

July 28, 2017
A kid-sister amp with a grown-up voice.
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Martin 0-18 Review

July 20, 2017
A venerable Martin design returns, brimming with elegance, punch, class, and sass.
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Newman 6-String Review

July 18, 2017
Can’t you hear Keith knocking?
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Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone Review

July 13, 2017
EHX puts the soul of their classic chorus into a box built for bassists.
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Glockenklang Steamhammer Review

July 4, 2017
Glockenklang brings down the bass sledge with a precision-engineered, 700-watt class-D powerhouse.
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Quick Hit: Vox MV50 AC Review

June 30, 2017
Can a pint-sized hybrid head cop the arena-rocking tones of an iconic amp?
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Dunable Cyclops Review

June 27, 2017
A stripped-down, solid workhorse for those about to rock.
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Flattop Finesse: Acoustic Steel-String Review Roundup

June 15, 2017
Three new acoustics from Guild, Cort, and Art & Lutherie.
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Trace Elliot ELF Review

June 7, 2017
The wee ELF is small enough to fit in your back pocket, but possesses a voice that defies its size.
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AER Compact 60/3 TE Review

June 6, 2017
Aussie fingerstyle wizard Tommy Emmanuel gets a clear, lush, and expansive-sounding signature acoustic amp.
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Titan KR1 Review

June 1, 2017
A thinking player’s “budget boutique” guitar.
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Prestige NYS Deluxe MC Review

May 25, 2017
A glitzy, affordable ES-295 homage that's packed with way more tones than its rockabilly image implies.
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Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Review

May 22, 2017
A refresh of one of the most iconic bass designs brings some new flavor for the modern player, but keeps its Jazz soul intact.
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Ibanez SRH505F Review

May 18, 2017
This piezo-loaded fretless from Ibanez dishes out the mwah alongside its tasty semi-acoustic flavor.
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Electro-Harmonix Blurst Review

May 12, 2017
This fun and multifaceted filter goes way beyond wah.
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Strymon Riverside Review

May 10, 2017
A hybrid JFET/DSP gain machine invites creative, unorthodox playing and defies preconceptions about digital distortion.
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