October 2020

 

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

Stone Deaf Noise Reaper noise gate review homepage

Smashes Hum Dead!

September 13, 2020
This crafty noise gate removes unwanted racket with minimal effect on dynamics. The PG Stone Deaf Noise Reaper review.
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Walrus Audio Ages review homepage

Walrus Audio Ages: The Premier Guitar Review

September 9, 2020
Copious clipping options and a wet/dry control make for a most multifaceted overdrive.
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Hylight Custom 50 Review homepage2

Massive Headroom, Sweet Cleans & Vintage Style

July 30, 2020
Whether it’s power or an impeccable pedal platform you seek, this upscale take on Dave Reeves’s 50-watt Hiwatt circuit is a rock-solid performer. The PG Hylight Custom 50 VR504H review.
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Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V Review Magnatone Vibrato homepage2

Maggie Vibe and Amp Tones in a Single Stomp

July 23, 2020
Intoxicating pitch-shifting vibrato and mid-gain drive tones unite in an impressive homage to vintage Magnatone powers. The PG Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V review.
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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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Jam Delay Llame Extreme Analog Delay homepage

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 - homepage

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 - homepage

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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one control BJF-S66 - homepage

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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EBMM Mariposa homepage

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 - homepage

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 - homepage

MidValleyFx Double-Amp Distorter Review

September 18, 2019
Two wide-ranging op-amps with a delightfully rowdy edge.
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teisco-homepage

Teisco Delay Review

September 12, 2019
An analog delay that’s happy at the outer limits.
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tsakalis homepage

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 homepage

Keeley Fuzz Bender Review

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

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes Review

August 29, 2019
The company takes the TS beyond simple screaming.
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supro-homepage

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-homepage

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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