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Sep18-Ibanez-FEAT

Ibanez TCB1006 Review

July 30, 2018
It’s not for the timid or small-handed, but Thundercat’s signature 6-string bass offers a reward in tonal currency equal to its size.
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Sep18-Origin-FEAT

Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Review

July 26, 2018
This sophisticated “amp in a box” boasts countless cool tones and phenomenal build quality.
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Aug18-Spaceman-FEAT

Spaceman Mercury IV Review

July 19, 2018
Spaceman’s magical tone masseuse has a way of making everything sound just plain better.
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Aug18-Sound City-FEAT

Sound City SC30 Review

July 17, 2018
This ’60s-inspired combo is a minimalist monster.
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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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Aug18-Blackstar-FEAT

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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Jul18-EQD-FEAT

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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July18-Swope-FEAT

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-FEAT

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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Jun18-Short Scale Bass Roundup-FEAT

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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May18-Modulus-FEAT

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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May18-Koll-FEAT

Koll Super Cub Review

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