April 2020

Reviews

Jun19-Walrus-FEAT

Walrus Audio Lillian Review

May 23, 2019
Wide-ranging, multi-stage phaser enables access to subdued phase zones.
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Jun19-MidValleyFx-FEAT2

Quick Hit: MidValleyFx Mad Robot Review

May 20, 2019
This raunchy, oscillating-octave fuzz wants you to do naughty, naughty things.
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Jun19-Fender-FEAT

Fender American Performer Precision Review

May 17, 2019
The venerable P’s latest incarnation brings some modern tweaks, but retains the versatility this classic is known for.
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Jun19-Daredevil-FEAT

Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay Review

May 15, 2019
Filthy delays—when regular analog dirt just won’t do.
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June-Abasi-FEAT

Abasi Concepts Pathos Review

May 14, 2019
An uncommonly articulate and detailed high-gain machine.
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Keeley Synth-1 Review

May 13, 2019
Glitches galore from this stripped-down mini-synth.
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June19-Caroline-FEAT

Caroline Hawaiian Pizza Review

May 10, 2019
Don’t hold the pineapple!
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June19-Xotic-FEAT

Quick Hit: Xotic Super Sweet Booster Review

May 8, 2019
A dynamic boost that is way more than a one-knob wonder.
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Taurus

Taurus Vandall-500 Review

May 6, 2019
This dual-preamp class-D bass beast boasts toughness through its build and finesse with its EQ.
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Peterson

Quick Hit: Peterson StroboStomp HD Review

May 3, 2019
It won’t mix a margarita, but it will likely cover all your tuning needs.
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Jun19-MesaBoogie-FEAT

Mesa/Boogie California Tweed Review

May 2, 2019
A spectacular new spin on a 1950s formula.
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Wampler

Wampler Fuzztration Review

April 26, 2019
A beast of an octave fuzz with versatility in mind.
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May19-EQD-Swiss Things-FEAT

Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Swiss Things Review

April 25, 2019
Simplifying switching for switcher haters.
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May19-Farida-FEAT

Farida OT-65 Review

April 23, 2019
Vintage style and excellent build quality in an affordable, all-solid, slope-shoulder dread.
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May19-Reverend-FEAT2

Reverend Triad Bass Review

April 21, 2019
Joe Naylor's latest 4-string is a triple-pickup champion of versatility, playability, and lookin’ good.
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Magnetic

Magnetic Effects Lonely Robot Review

April 19, 2019
A malleable, many-headed RAT clone that can be menacing or mellow.
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Carvin

Quick Hit: Carvin X1 Tube Preamp Review

April 18, 2019
Vai’s “Blue Powder” amp gets distilled into a hefty-ass pedal with convenient recording and practice capabilities.
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May19-GR Bass-FEAT

GR Bass ONE800 and GR 212 Review

April 14, 2019
A bass rig from Italia that cooks up a tonal dish of tasty low-end flavors with plenty of power.
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May19-Gretsch-FEAT

Gretsch Streamliner G2420T Review

April 10, 2019
A tip-top rockabilly bomber at a bargain price.
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May19-EHX-Battalion-FEAT

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Battalion Review

April 7, 2019
A slimmed-down version of EHX’s tone toolbox for bassists didn’t lose any weight in the functionality department.
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