Read the September 2018 Issue

October 2018

Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis and Andy Molholt: Guitar Heroes

September 4, 2018
With a fleet of overdrive pedals and workhorse guitars, this 6-string tag team shines an angular, abrasive—yet highly melodic—spotlight on rock’s possible future on the new album, Twerp Verse.
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Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Review

September 4, 2018
Treadle control of tremolo and reverb unleashes an atmosphere machine.
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Stacks FX Thsee Anomaly Review

September 3, 2018
This Long Beach builder's latest features cool real-time control options and demented delay for days.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Jade

September 3, 2018
A PG fan designs a killer 5-way circuit for all his tonal needs.
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Terry Audio White Rabbit Review

September 2, 2018
From subtle tone polishing to distinctive distortion.
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Trash or Treasure: Danelectro Centurion

September 2, 2018
A groovy dorm-room amp from the early ’60s finds its way back to its owner—ready for rock, and a little repair.
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Stomp Under Foot Sonic Generator Review

September 1, 2018
Maximum muffery and more!
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Wilson Effects Slapback Review

August 31, 2018
Dual digital delay engines drive a simple and super-colorful device.
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Dimed & Dangerous: How Bright Caps Shape Tone

August 31, 2018
Discover the sound-sculpting properties of bright caps and how to tame treble acoustically.
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Rich Robinson and Marc Ford: Organic Chemistry

August 30, 2018
Ex-Black Crowes guitarists wing it with grace in their rocking band, the Magpie Salute.
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Revv G3 Review

August 30, 2018
Metal-melting high-gain tones are the tip of the iceberg in Revv’s purple amp-inspired monster stomp.
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EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct Review

August 29, 2018
An insane-to-elegant modulation tool that suits chaotic creators and control freaks alike.
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Alice in Chains: Looking Toward Home

August 28, 2018
Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall embrace the past and move forward on Rainier Fog, the guitarists’ third album together and a fitting tribute to Emerald City.
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Seymour Duncan Silver Lake Review

August 28, 2018
Dynamic response makes a dynamite reverb.
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Album Spotlight: Patrick Droney

August 27, 2018
A virtuoso guitarist with heart delivers a charged debut.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Retronym March

August 27, 2018
If it looks like a guitar and sounds like a guitar, then it’s just a “guitar,” right? Kind of.
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Boss/JHS JB-2 Angry Driver Review

August 26, 2018
Two overdrive titans combine to become a hydra-headed beast of dirt tones.
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Southampton Pedals Utility Knife Review

August 25, 2018
A multi-modulator that’s simple, but doesn’t skimp on sounds.
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Ed King: 1949-2018

August 24, 2018
The Lynyrd Skynyrd and Strawberry Alarm Clock guitarist put his licks on rock history, cowriting hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Saturday Night Special,” and playing on the original recording of “Free Bird.”
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Walrus Audio Emissary Review

August 24, 2018
Parallel high-range and mid-boost channels add up to a surprisingly versatile boost.
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