April 2020

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Feb18-Catalinbread-FEAT

Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Review

December 25, 2017
The Oregon-based company hones their excellent Echoplex EP-3-inspired sounds and delivers a horde of warbling, whooshing analog-style echo textures on top.
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Feb18-Epiphone-FEAT

Epiphone Les Paul SL Review

December 22, 2017
Epi’s bargain-basement solidbody is full of surprises and inspiration.
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Feb18-Warwick-FEAT

Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic 8 Review

December 18, 2017
We are entering brave new territory here, and the chime-y goodness emanating from the Basic 8 was a treat even before I plugged in.
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Jan18-Gretsch-FEAT

Gretsch G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster Review

December 5, 2017
New-design Full’Tron pickups turn a familiar semi-hollowbody into a potent axe that’ll wow fans of both vintage Gretsch sounds and sparkling modern tones.
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Jan18-OBNE-FEAT

Old Blood Noise Endeavors Fault Review

December 1, 2017
A cascading overdrive/distortion that moves from reserved to blistering.
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Jan18-KHDK-FEAT

KHDK Abyss Review

November 27, 2017
Bi-amp technology and a secret-weapon voicing switch combine to unearth a treasure trove of bass overdrive flavors.
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Jan18-Raingsong-FEAT

RainSong CH-WS Review

November 24, 2017
A more accessibly priced RainSong also delivers nuance, balance, and tones that rival solid wood flattops.
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Jan18-Wooly-FEAT

Wooly Coats Spanky MkII Review

November 23, 2017
A throwback combo that combines modern volume control with classic vibes.
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jan18-Serek-FEAT

Serek Midwestern 2 Review

November 21, 2017
A short-scale exercise in bass design that doesn’t come up short on classic style or versatility.
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Dec17-Fender-64-FEAT

Fender ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Review

November 9, 2017
A long-overdue handwired classic knocks it out of the park with tones and no-brainer mods that more than justify the price.
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Dec17-HK-FEAT

Hughes & Kettner Era 1 Review

November 7, 2017
A mainstay rock ‘n’ roll amplifier maker delivers an impressive acoustic surprise.
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Dec17-Boss-GT1B-FEAT

Boss GT-1B Review

November 3, 2017
A Pandora’s box full of tools and effects that might move a bassist to the front of the stage.
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Dec17-Prism-FEAT

Jackson Audio Prism Review

October 30, 2017
Three badass boosters in one shiny box.
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Dec17-SUF-Alabaster-FEAT

Stomp Under Foot Alabaster Review

October 29, 2017
A Sovtek-styled Muff clone and a cool boost propel a surprisingly flexible and ferocious fuzz machine.
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Dec17-Yamaha-FEAT

Yamaha BBP34 Review

October 27, 2017
A refresh of Yamaha’s BB bass design brings power, class, and impressive playability.
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Dec17-Hahn-FEAT

Hahn Guitars 112 Review

October 25, 2017
A masterful Fender-inspired mashup with tones of its own.
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Nov17-HeadRush-FEAT

HeadRush Pedalboard Review

October 11, 2017
Intuitive design sets this impressive, powerful multi-effects unit apart from the pack.
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Nov17-Ashdown-FEAT

Ashdown SZ Funk Face Review

October 3, 2017
The Brit amp outfit teams with founding Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender to deliver a 12AX7-fueled drive pedal that's seriously funky.
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Nov17-Boss-FEAT

Boss Acoustic Singer Live Review

October 2, 2017
Impressive value and features add up to a versatile acoustic amplification solution.
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Nov17-keeley-FEAT

Keeley Compressor Plus Review

September 29, 2017
Joe Gore takes a look at the expanded range and newfound subtleties available in this '70s-style squeezebox.
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