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MXR Tremolo review homepage

MXR Tremolo: The Premier Guitar Review

December 24, 2020
Immersive sounds and a nice price make this fine modulator a multi-trem for the masses.
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Gibson Lukas Nelson ’56 Les Paul Junior Review_homepage

Gibson Lukas Nelson ’56 Les Paul Junior: The Premier Guitar Review

December 21, 2020
Design economy doesn’t stand in the way of delicious, wide-ranging tones on this straight-ahead rock machine.
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Vick Audio Lucky 13 Review - homepage

Must Love Volume Knobs

December 20, 2020
Power to the pinky—the variety of sounds in this homage to the 1960s Colorsound Fuzz is damn near astounding. The PG Vick Audio Lucky 13 review.
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Gretsch G6636TSL Players Edition Silver Falcon-homepage

Gretsch G6636TSL Silver Falcon: The Premier Guitar Review

December 18, 2020
How does the Players Edition upgrade stack up on the brand’s sleek 6-string “Cadillac”?
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The Year in Gear 2020

December 17, 2020
It may be the understatement of the century, but this year was weird. Even so, the killer gear kept coming. Here are the goods that stood out as extra-great amongst our annual haul of Premier Guitar reviews.
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Warm Audio Jet Phaser Review homepage

Warm Audio Jet Phaser: The Premier Guitar Review

December 10, 2020
The masters of affordable analog mimicry resurrect one of Roland’s most far-out ’70s effects.
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Schecter Banshee Review homepage

Schecter Banshee: The Premier Guitar Review

December 7, 2020
This 30"-scale 4-string has a velvety voice, vintage vibes, and comfort for both the hands and wallet.
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Cort Manson META MBM-1 Review homepage

Budget-Friendly Rock Machine for the Masses: The Manson META MBM-1 Premier Guitar Review

December 6, 2020
Muse's guitar leader's latest namesake model looks stripped-down, but offers many practical extras.
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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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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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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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Boss OC-5 Review homepage

Boss OC-5 Octave: The Premier Guitar Review

November 20, 2020
Convincing 12-string tones, anyone? The compact-stomp vets retreat from less-used OC-3 features while preserving vintage octave vibes and serving up stunning new capabilities.
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Nordstrand Acinonyx Bass review homepage

How Do You Make a Cheetah Purr?

November 19, 2020
With a decidedly unique design, this cool and quirky short-scale bass appears to have the answer. The PG Nordstrand Acinonyx review.
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JHS Supreme fuzz review homepage

JHS Supreme: The Premier Guitar Review

November 13, 2020
Classic fuzz-pedal chaos meets modern tone shaping.
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Aria Pro II Detroit review homepage

Mind Your Ps and Js

November 10, 2020
This well-constructed 4-string takes cues from yesteryear’s sounds, looks, and price tags. The PG Aria Pro II Detroit review.
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Revv G20 Review homepage

Restoring Balance to the Blazing Tube-Amp/Digital Galaxy

November 5, 2020
If you’re a diehard devotee of tube-amp filth but want in on IR action, this innovative architecture may be just what you’ve been waiting for. The PG Revv G20 review.
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RainSong V-DR1100N2 Review homepage

Carbon + Wood Looks and Sounds Good

November 1, 2020
A spruce-and-carbon-fusion top yields a tough, sweetly ringing dread with a more traditional look. The Premier Guitar RainSong V-DR1100N2 review.
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Guild X-175 Manhattan Special Review homepage

Guild X-175 Manhattan Special: The Premier Guitar Review

October 22, 2020
An extroverted hollowbody that deftly spans styles—and the ages.
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Danelectro 3699 Fuzz Review homepage

Danelectro 3699: The Premier Guitar Review

October 19, 2020
One of the furriest, foxiest fuzz machines ever is reborn in a compact and more capable incarnation.
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Ananasounds Ages Review homepage

Tweaker or Freaker?

October 18, 2020
It can strain the brain, but this incredibly flexible (and fun) harmonic trem stands out in a multitude of modulated ways. The PG Anasounds Ages review.
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