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Reviews

Aguilar Tone Hammer 700 Review

March 20, 2019
This svelte class-D powerhouse churns out 700 watts, yet keeps it light and tight at less than five pounds.
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3 Leaf Chromatron Review

March 19, 2019
A sinfully fun filter effect with extraordinary range.
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Quick Hit: Adventure Audio Glacial Zenith II Review

March 17, 2019
An expertly tuned 3-band EQ and pre- and post-drive switching options make this dirt-plus-boost box a potent board buddy.
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Schecter SLS Elite-4 Review

March 15, 2019
A lightning-fast neck and a solid electronics package grace this 4-string with a boutique vibe.
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Source Audio True Spring Review

March 12, 2019
The digital gurus’ super-authentic spring reverb emulation offers plug-and-play simplicity and deep-diving customizability.
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Quick Hit: MXR Vintage Bass Octave Review

March 8, 2019
Exploring the deep with a pedal that won’t file an eminent domain claim on your board.
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IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Review

March 6, 2019
This audio interface/MIDI controller is perfect for iOS devices—and lots of other things.
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Quick Hit: Friedman Golden Pearl Review

March 3, 2019
The amp guru for heavyweights like Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell debuts a low-gain dirt box.
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Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

March 1, 2019
Fender tweaks the traditional Tele template to accommodate contemporary tastes.
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Electro-Harmonix Grand Canyon Review

February 27, 2019
The Grand Canyon’s core sound quality is excellent. Echoes are smooth and detailed, devoid of graininess or harsh resonance.
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Peavey Max 150 Review

February 22, 2019
A familiar combo gets a refresh as a stealthy-looking, feature-packed machine.
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Takamine EF360SC TT Review

February 19, 2019
A torrefied top makes this classy and super-playable Takamine a sweet-sounding alternative to vintage.
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Quick Hit: Ashdown Tone Pocket Review

February 17, 2019
Paired with headphones and a bass, this little black box can create a freeing experience.
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Quick Hit: Way Huge Purple Platypus Review

February 13, 2019
New octave shades from a more evolved Platypus.
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Damnation Audio Ugly Twin Review

February 11, 2019
Three cascaded distortion effects in a single box.
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Trickfish Trilobite Review

February 8, 2019
The name may suggest something aquatic, but there’s nothing watered down about this DI.
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Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 Review

February 7, 2019
Solid-state circuitry makes this programmable powerhouse light, and super-flexible, too.
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Third Man + Mantic Flex Review

February 4, 2019
Jack White’s fave phase-locked loop machine is a ticket to fuzzy fatness and synthy chaos.
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Quick Hit: Bogner Ecstasy Blue Mini Review

February 3, 2019
A wildly useful distortion that stretches far beyond the company’s hard-rock roots.
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Balthazar Film Noir 50 Review

February 1, 2019
Shine on, you crazy Selmer clone!
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