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Reviews

Quick Hit: Gervana Ji Wei Distortion

November 2, 2018
Five EQ bands and footswitchable mid-scoop boost converge in a stomp inspired by high-gain Mesas.
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Chase Bliss Audio Thermae Review

October 31, 2018
It’s pricey and slightly daunting, but Joel Korte’s brilliant bastardization boldly goes where no analog delay has gone before.
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Paradox Effects Terran Review

October 29, 2018
A beastly ’70s amp favored by the stoner-metal set is reincarnated as a brutally effective stompbox.
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Review

October 26, 2018
A not-so-standard Standard offers a multitude of sonic options.
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Nutter Astro Captain Review

October 23, 2018
Cheap-chic retro meets modern playability.
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Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50 Review

October 22, 2018
Tweed Fender-style tones form the foundation of a flexible clean-to-mean Boogie beast.
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Quick Hit: SviSound RetroZoid Germanium Fuzz

October 19, 2018
From Bulgaria with love, this tiny wonder puts convincing Bender, Muff, and Fuzzrite tones in a single, pedalboard-liberating package.
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ZT Custom Shop Lee Ranaldo Club Review

October 18, 2018
Small, light, and super-powerful, this solid-state amp is a blank slate that brims with character.
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Marco N1 Review

October 17, 2018
A handbuilt take on the J-style formula brings modern touches to the table, yet has a price reminiscent of yesteryear.
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Quick Hit: Fender Rumble Studio 40

October 15, 2018
A feature-packed practice amp for low enders, with an impressive network of connections.
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Alexander Pedals Colour Theory Review

October 12, 2018
Otherworldly synth-sequenced sounds congregate in a brilliantly designed, board-friendly box for the brave.
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Marshall Origin 50C Review

October 11, 2018
A big-toned bargain that’s perfect for pedalboard tone sculptors.
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Orange Terror Bass and OBC112 Review

October 8, 2018
This one-two combination for bassists doles out the thunder, but takes almost no room in the band van.
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Quick Hit: ValveTrain PowerTrain Studio 20

October 7, 2018
An incredibly simple cabinet that adds glowing tube warmth to your digital setup.
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Malekko Thicken Review

October 5, 2018
Wobbling for weirdos.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Op-Amp Big Muff

October 2, 2018
The black sheep of the Big Muff family returns—as brash and beastly as ever.
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Greer Amps Tomahawk Deluxe Review

September 28, 2018
Crunchy tweed tones and touch-sensitive boost in a box.
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Wren and Cuff Super Russian Review

September 26, 2018
A multifaceted Muff clone offers brutalizing and beautiful sides of the Sovtek coin.
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Joe Gore Porkolator Review

September 25, 2018
Meet a Harmonic Percolator-inspired powerhouse that dazzles with dynamics, sonic complexity, and the clout of a heavyweight.
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Death By Audio Deep Animation Review

September 24, 2018
Filter turns filthy and gets spun on its head in this awesomely powerful and unconventional envelope follower.
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