October 2020

 

Gear

Eventide

Eventide Releases the Blackhole Reverb Pedal

September 15, 2020
The Blackhole algorithm was introduced in Eventide's DSP4000 Ultra-Harmonizer hardware processor and is now available in a pedal format.
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Fender KWS

Fender Announces the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Stratocaster

September 15, 2020
It features a chambered ash body, Transparent Faded Sonic Blue lacquer finish and early ‘60s “C”-shaped maple neck.
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Black Volt Amplification Hawk Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

September 15, 2020
Handmade in Los Angeles, the Black Volt Hawk features reclaimed wood and grille cloths and aims to meld Fender and Marshall tones in a low-wattage design that can accommodate any octal power tube without re-biasing.
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Orange Little Bass Thing review homepage

Orange Little Bass Thing: The Premier Guitar Review

September 14, 2020
With 500 powerful watts and an exceptional optical compression circuit, there’s nothing little about this Thing's tone.
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IK Multimedia AXE I/O Solo Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

September 14, 2020
The digital-recording outfit's latest features a Rupert Neve-designed preamp, a Z-Tone impedance-adapting circuit for transforming your guitar's voice from single-coil-like to humbucker-esque (or vice versa), and Amp Out jack, and a host of free software, including AmpliTube 4 Deluxe.
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Surf with a Space-Age Samurai Yamaha guitar homepage

Surf with a Space-Age Samurai

September 14, 2020
Up close and personal with a mint-condition 1968 Yamaha SG-5.
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Stone Deaf Noise Reaper noise gate review homepage

Smashes Hum Dead!

September 13, 2020
This crafty noise gate removes unwanted racket with minimal effect on dynamics. The PG Stone Deaf Noise Reaper review.
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Bottom Feeder King Stang homepage

Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Scoring a King T-Stang

September 13, 2020
Three offers and a partial refund—the beginning of a beautiful 6-string friendship.
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Skreddy

Skreddy Pedals Releases the Super 100

September 11, 2020
Designed to emulate the sound of a cranked British 100-watt amp.
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Mod Garage HSH Mod homepage

How to Get the Most out of Hum-Sing-Hum Wiring

September 11, 2020
This circuit lets you get HSH and SSS-like tones from a single guitar.
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Faith Guitars Neptune review homepage

Mango Smoothie

September 11, 2020
A surprising alternative Indonesian tonewood gives this fingerstyle-friendly baby jumbo a clear, powerful low-mid voice. The PG Faith Blue Moon Neptune review.
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Jackson

Jackson Expands Pro Series Dinky DK Platform

September 10, 2020
Updates include the brand-new Pro DK Modern EverTune 7 and Pro DK Modern HT6 MS plus several new finishes.
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Freeman Vines homepage

Freeman Vines and the Hanging Tree Guitars

September 10, 2020
How a rural North Carolina luthier’s instruments unearthed a buried story of the American South.
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Neunaber

Neunaber Audio Releases the Elements Series

September 10, 2020
All three new pedals offer a small footprint, simple knob layouts, and an analog dry signal.
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Walrus Audio

Walrus Audio Releases the Julianna Deluxe Chorus/Vibrato

September 9, 2020
This release packs an all analog, digital LFO, stereo chorus/vibrato with expanded features.
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STL Tones

STL AmpHub Plug-In Now Available

September 9, 2020
An all-new subscription & perpetual plugin platform that is host to a collection of amplifiers, pedals, cabinets, and multi-effects.
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Enterprise Earth Gabe Mangold Rig Rundown homepage

Rig Rundown: Enterprise Earth's Gabe Mangold

September 9, 2020
The death-metal nomad welcomes us into his converted-cargo-trailer home/studio to detail his extended-range rumblers and mobile recording setup.
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Guitarfetish

Guitarfetish Unveils the Xaviere Brand PRO500 Series Guitars

September 9, 2020
The PRO500 Series guitars come stock with GFS Pickups and exclusively feature the GFS Kwikplug system, which allows to easily switch pickups.
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Walrus Audio Ages review homepage

Walrus Audio Ages: The Premier Guitar Review

September 9, 2020
Copious clipping options and a wet/dry control make for a most multifaceted overdrive.
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FU Tone

FU-Tone Releases Black Titanium Hardware and Saddle Inserts

September 8, 2020
The new hardware is designed for players that prefer a traditional look but want the performance of titanium.
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