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Reviews

EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

December 29, 2017
Monophonic guitar synth? Pitch-tracking octaver? Noise box from Hell?
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Quick Hit: MXR Booster Mini

December 28, 2017
Two types of boost in a tiny box mean big, colorful, and varied drive tones.
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Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Review

December 25, 2017
The Oregon-based company hones their excellent Echoplex EP-3-inspired sounds and delivers a horde of warbling, whooshing analog-style echo textures on top.
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Epiphone Les Paul SL Review

December 22, 2017
Epi’s bargain-basement solidbody is full of surprises and inspiration.
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Quick Hit: Epigaze Audio Civic Crown

December 21, 2017
This medium-gain stomp combines a powerful EQ section with a fresh interpretation of a classic design.
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Rocket Surgeon Boris Review

December 19, 2017
The smoother side of fuzz rears its head in this interpretation of an Eastern-Bloc Big Muff.
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Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic 8 Review

December 18, 2017
We are entering brave new territory here, and the chime-y goodness emanating from the Basic 8 was a treat even before I plugged in.
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Martin D-28 (2017) Review

December 15, 2017
An American classic undergoes a modest makeover.
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Quick Hit: Traveler Guitar LTD EC-1

December 11, 2017
If you’re burned out on TSA hassles or have even given up on traveling with a guitar, here’s a way to fret more and fret less at the same time.
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Quick Hit: RJM Mastermind LT

December 7, 2017
An affordable, high-quality, and easy-to-use MIDI controller that isn’t the size of Saskatchewan.
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Gretsch G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster Review

December 5, 2017
New-design Full’Tron pickups turn a familiar semi-hollowbody into a potent axe that’ll wow fans of both vintage Gretsch sounds and sparkling modern tones.
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Old Blood Noise Endeavors Fault Review

December 1, 2017
A cascading overdrive/distortion that moves from reserved to blistering.
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Mid-Fi Electronics Magick i Review

November 30, 2017
A distortion pedal that thinks it’s a compressor. Or is it the other way around?
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Quick Hit: Baroni Lab Mini Amp 50 Review

November 28, 2017
With remarkably tube-like responsiveness and nice extras, this class-D amplifier-and-distortion-box combo packs impressive punch.
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KHDK Abyss Review

November 27, 2017
Bi-amp technology and a secret-weapon voicing switch combine to unearth a treasure trove of bass overdrive flavors.
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RainSong CH-WS Review

November 24, 2017
A more accessibly priced RainSong also delivers nuance, balance, and tones that rival solid wood flattops.
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Wooly Coats Spanky MkII Review

November 23, 2017
A throwback combo that combines modern volume control with classic vibes.
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Serek Midwestern 2 Review

November 21, 2017
A short-scale exercise in bass design that doesn’t come up short on classic style or versatility.
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Quick Hit: Mayones Hydra Elite

November 19, 2017
A headless Hydra? Yep! And with tones that kill.
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Grez Guitars Mendocino Review

November 17, 2017
God-like gold-foil tones from a boutique beauty.
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