December 2019
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

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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Gretsch Streamliner G2420T Review

April 10, 2019
A tip-top rockabilly bomber at a bargain price.
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Dick Dale: 1937–2019

March 18, 2019
In his 60-year career, the legendary king of surf guitar and “father of heavy metal” purveyed a unique approach that influenced generations of players.
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Jim Dunlop Sr.: 1936–2019

February 7, 2019
PG remembers the guitar-accessory innovator and savior of classic electronic devices such as the Cry Baby wah.
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Tone King Sky King Review

December 4, 2018
A shape-shifting evolution of Mark Bartel’s original design dishes scads of tone and performance possibilities.
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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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Greer Amps Tomahawk Deluxe Review

September 28, 2018
Crunchy tweed tones and touch-sensitive boost in a box.
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Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Review

September 4, 2018
Treadle control of tremolo and reverb unleashes an atmosphere machine.
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