November 2018

Reviews

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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Walrus Audio ARP-87 Review

November 16, 2017
Tap tempo is king in a multi-voiced digital delay with creative echo-shaping controls.
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Quick Hit: Radial Tonebone Texas Pro

November 14, 2017
Multiple shades of overdrive and boost come alive in a compact stomp built to last.
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Fender ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Review

November 9, 2017
A long-overdue handwired classic knocks it out of the park with tones and no-brainer mods that more than justify the price.
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Hughes & Kettner Era 1 Review

November 7, 2017
A mainstay rock ‘n’ roll amplifier maker delivers an impressive acoustic surprise.
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Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Quick Hit: SviSound Techno-FA

November 6, 2017
This pint-sized, Premier Gear-winning analog phaser gives all but the most full-featured swooshers a serious run for their money.
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Boss GT-1B Review

November 3, 2017
A Pandora’s box full of tools and effects that might move a bassist to the front of the stage.
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Quick Hit: Fluid Audio Strum Buddy

November 2, 2017
Look ma! There’s an amp on my guitar!
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Jackson Audio Prism Review

October 30, 2017
Three badass boosters in one shiny box.
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