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Rig Rundown: Big Business

December 2, 2020
Four strings, a stack of Sunns, and plentiful pedals allow Jared Warren enough viciousness and volume for bass and guitar.
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Taylor Urban Ash

Taylor Grand Theater Urban Ash Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

December 2, 2020
Taylor Guitars master builder Andy Powers shows off a portable yet potent new 24 1/8”-scale flattop with eco-friendly woods and new C-Class bracing.
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Boss GT-1000CORE

First Look: Boss GT-1000CORE

December 2, 2020
From heavy to heavenly: Hear the shrunken powerhouse on raunchy riffs, ethereal reverb clouds, pitch-shifted bass, and more.
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Balthazar Cabaret 13 Review homepage

13 Watts of Ringing, Raging Splendor

December 2, 2020
This unique, low-wattage combo produces a potent mélange of Vox and Fender sounds—and sings with a loud and outsized voice. The PG Balthazar Cabaret 13 review.
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Mattoverse

Mattoverse Electronics Releases the Bad Passenger Fuzz MkII

December 1, 2020
A completely redesigned circuit that combines cascaded transistor and op-amp gain stages.
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Wren and Cuff Caprid First Look

First Look: Wren and Cuff Blue Caprid

December 1, 2020
The Big Muff maniacs chase the holy mid-'70s Ram’s Head circuit to awesome ends.
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Boss

Boss and Sola Sound Team Up for the Waza Craft TB-2W Tone Bender

December 1, 2020
Housed in the classic BOSS compact chassis, the TB-2W is an authentic sonic recreation of the Tone Bender Mk II.
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Sitek

Sitek Guitar Electronics Unveils the Fuzzie Germanium Fuzz V2

November 30, 2020
Updates include a "texture" knob, improved output, and refined low-end EQ.
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IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost Review homepage

IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost: The Premier Guitar Review

November 30, 2020
An understated, utilitarian buffer/boost/preamp that can profoundly reshape your tones.
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Epiphone

Epiphone and Gibson Custom Shop Collaborate on 1959 Les Paul Standard Model

November 30, 2020
The guitars feature a mahogany body with a maple top with a AAA figured maple veneer, comfortable 1959 hand-rolled neck profile with long neck tenon, aged finish, and Gibson USA BurstBucker 2 & 3 humbuckers.
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warm audio phaser

First Look: Warm Audio Jet Phaser

November 30, 2020
Masters of affordable outboard studio gear execute an awesome take on one of Roland’s fuzziest, phasiest ’70s oddities.
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Carstens

Carstens Amplification Unveils Signature Billy Corgan Grace Amp

November 26, 2020
A 100-watt, single channel design that cops Corgan's articulate, high-gain tones.
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Victory

Victory Announces the Copper Preamp V4

November 26, 2020
This preamp pedal is designed to sound like the chime and rock of the late-1950’s British amplifiers.
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PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo review homepage

PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo: The PG Review

November 26, 2020
With a blendable piezo pickup, Annapolis’ affordable electric hollowbody becomes extra versatile.
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Morton

Morton Pedalboards Introduces Customizable Pedalboard System

November 26, 2020
The system includes 18 unique parts and a standard mounting system so you can build a layout that meets all of your specific needs.
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Dr Z

Dr. Z and Carol Ann Amps Collaborate on the CAZ-45

November 25, 2020
The amp's unique design has three different controls over the texture, response, and saturation of the distortion.
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Sammy Boller RR homepage

Rig Rundown: Sammy Boller

November 25, 2020
The atmospheric shred instrumentalist shows us his unusual mix of modern gear and not one but two killer vintage axes.
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Friedman

Friedman Unveils the Smallbox Overdrive

November 25, 2020
A pedal-sized circuit based on the company's British-flavored amp.
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Kyro

Kyro Audio Introduces the Dulo Pedalboard Amp

November 25, 2020
A class-D amp that aims to be a handy pedal platform.
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Boss

Boss Unveils the Nextone Special & Cable Accessories

November 23, 2020
The amp also features the debut of Boss’s custom Waza B12W 12-inch speaker, which combines the sought-after tone of “blue bell” speakers from the 1960s with modern power handling capacity.
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