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Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter is a writer and musician who has worked in both the U.S.A. and the U.K. He is the author of The Guitar Amp Handbook, The British Amp Invasion, Guitar Effects Pedals, The Fender Telecaster, The Gibson Les Paul, and a dozen other books, in addition to being a regular contributor to several prominent guitar magazines. Dave also fronts the band A Different Engine, and lives in Portsmouth, NH, with his wife and their two children.

ARTICLES

Fuchs Mantis 89 review homepage

Span the Gamut of JCM Sounds in a Single Bound

July 6, 2020
This 50-watt, dual-channel head conjures everything from ’80s metal to ’90s grunge and acres of heaviness in between. The Premier Guitar Fuchs Mantis 89 review.
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Ear-Twisting Textures Are the Cherry on Top of a Superb Analog Delay

May 22, 2020
The PG Jam Pedals Delay Llama Xtreme review.
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Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst”: The Premier Guitar Review

May 1, 2020
Deliciously vintage details distinguish an affordable Les Paul that delivers authentically old-school performance, too.
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Suhr Hombre: The Premier Guitar Review

March 24, 2020
Brownface Deluxe tones and beautiful bubbling tremolo distinguish this light but loud gigging and studio machine.
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PRS SE Hollowbody Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

February 6, 2020
The modern classic excels in its more accessibly priced guise.
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Blackface Tones in a 3.5-Pound Head?

January 21, 2020
It's a tall order, to be sure, but Bjorn Juhl’s petite, grab-and-go head packs a ferocious punch. The PG One Control BJF-S66 review.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa: The Premier Guitar Review

December 25, 2019
The signature solidbody for Omar Rodríguez-López (At the Drive-In, the Mars Volta) screams and plays as smooth as cream.
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Harmony Silhouette Review

October 15, 2019
High-quality construction and versatile mini-humbuckers help a pawnshop fixture evolve into a mid-price top-performer.
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MidValleyFx Double-Amp Distorter Review

September 18, 2019
Two wide-ranging op-amps with a delightfully rowdy edge.
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Teisco Delay Review

September 12, 2019
An analog delay that’s happy at the outer limits.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Six Review

September 4, 2019
A sextet of superior overdrive and distortion voices adds up to dirt-crafting versatility.
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Keeley Fuzz Bender Review

September 1, 2019
This stomp’s powerful bias and EQ controls go way beyond vintage sounds.
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EarthQuaker Devices Plumes Review

August 29, 2019
The company takes the TS beyond simple screaming.
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Supro Delay Review

August 20, 2019
Far-out expression-pedal sounds and handy filtering distinguish this versatile and ultra-agreeable analog delay.
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Gibson SG Modern Review

August 5, 2019
This updated solidbody is a ferocious and versatile hybrid of Les Paul, SG, and modern Gibsons.
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Dial It In: Swapping Tubes

July 23, 2019
Fine-tune your tube amp’s gain structure and headroom by experimenting with preamp and phase-inverter tubes.
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Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

July 12, 2019
A bigger speaker and a leap back to handwired brownface circuitry make Chris Stapleton’s signature Princeton a sparkling, sophisticated, and bellowing bruiser.
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PRS SE Paul’s Guitar Review

July 5, 2019
Paul Reed Smith’s own vision for the ultimate guitar comes in at an incredibly affordable price.
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Kay Barney Kessel Artist K6700V Review

June 25, 2019
Kessel’s signature Kay returns as a fun, fast-playing rock and jazz machine.
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Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay Review

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