November 2018

What's New

ThorpyFX Fat General Review

September 7, 2018
Parallel compression equals transparency and copious options in a top-flight British squeezebox.
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Dophix Presents the David Distortion

September 7, 2018
A three-knob distortion that's part of the company's Three Naked Men series.
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Mooer Releases Three Micro Preamp Pedals

September 7, 2018
The new additions aim to cop tones that range from dark, high-gain crunch to California sparkle, and more.
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Bass Bench: The Inherent Limitations of Acoustic Bass Guitar

September 7, 2018
In terms of unamplified volume, can low-enders ever compete with their flattop-wielding cohorts?
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Electro-Harmonix Re-Releases the Classic Triangle Big Muff Pi

September 6, 2018
The reissued pedal features an LED to indicate effect status, true bypass switching, and the option of being powered by a 9-volt AC adapter.
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Fender Releases the Engager Boost, Pelt Fuzz, and Full Moon Distortion Pedals

September 6, 2018
The new pedals feature all-original circuits designed by in-house experts.
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Eastwood Airline Pocket Bass Review

September 6, 2018
A short-scale Valco-made bass oddity from the 1960s flies again as a reissue, but with some contemporary improvements.
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Song Premiere: Doyle Bramhall II’s “Love and Pain”

September 6, 2018
The second single from DB2’s forthcoming album, Shades, is an introspective, fuzz-laden groover that tackles tragedy and celebrates collaboration.
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Rig Rundown: Whitey Morgan and the 78's

September 5, 2018
The modern country outlaws follow only a few rules: beefy Teles, American-voiced amps, and a healthy addiction to compression and phaser.
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Gibson Unveils 2019 Lineup

September 5, 2018
The famed company updates 30 new models across their Nashville, Memphis, and Montana lines.
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Hughes & Kettner Announces the Black Spirit 200

September 5, 2018
Every pot setting can be saved and recalled in up to 128 presets using any compatible MIDI footswitch.
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Walrus Audio Unveils the DEFCON4

September 5, 2018
A collaboration with Ryan Adams combines '80s nostalgia with a preamp/EQ/boost circuit.
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Magnetic Effects Introduces the Solar Bender V3

September 5, 2018
The pedal uses carefully selected and tested germanium and silicon transistors that aim to cop an authentic vintage-style tone.
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Fender Marine Layer Review

September 5, 2018
An affordable, well-made reverb pedal that nails vintage tones and dips into the ethereal.
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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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Carvin Unveils the X1 Tube Preamp Pedal

September 4, 2018
The X1 aims to put the tone of the company's X100B amp in an all-tube pedal design.
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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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BMF Effects Releases the Marc F’N Ford OD/Boost

September 3, 2018
BMF Effects and guitarist Marc Ford have teamed up to produce a dual-channel pedal built that runs the gamut from a gritty/clean boost to a mild fuzz with Tweed-like breakup.
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First Look: Walrus Audio DEFCON4

September 3, 2018
We investigate whether Ryan Adams' new signature EQ/preamp/boost can bring tonal harmony to single-coils and humbuckers.
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