Read the Latest Issue online now
Charles Saufley

Charles Saufley

Charles Saufley is a writer, editor, and musician from San Francisco. He has been the gear editor at Premier Guitar since 2010 and previously served as an editor at Acoustic Guitar magazine.

ARTICLES

Massive FX G.O.A.F. Review

April 20, 2018
Massive FX pairs an octave-up effect with the rare and splendid Buzzaround circuit to create distinctive and potent fuzz.
Read More

Quick Hit: Gamechanger Audio PLUS

April 18, 2018
Old-world piano design drives a forward-looking sustain pedal that opens up unexpected sonic possibilities.
Read More

Quick Hit: Neunaber Iconoclast

March 19, 2018
Space constrained? This compact simulator delivers many realistic speaker sounds for practice, performance, and recording.
Read More

PureSalem Mendiola Review

March 16, 2018
A graceful and thoughtfully executed mashup of Fender, Gibson, and Eko elements adds up to a lean, clean, and mean performance 6-string.
Read More

Quick Hit: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Zi

February 20, 2018
The pro-audio gurus serve up a super-simple means of massaging acoustic tones through impedance control.
Read More

Electro-Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff Review

February 5, 2018
The famed pedal builders revive a legend that delivers authentic Sovtek sounds at a rock-bottom price.
Read More

Fender Ed O’Brien Stratocaster Review

January 23, 2018
Musical possibilities abound in a sustainer-equipped Stratocaster.
Read More

G&L Doheny Review

January 4, 2018
Leo's other company finally enters the offset realm with a forward-looking and unique-sounding evolution of the form.
Read More

Quick Hit: MXR Booster Mini

December 28, 2017
Two types of boost in a tiny box mean big, colorful, and varied drive tones.
Read More

Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Review

December 25, 2017
The Oregon-based company hones their excellent Echoplex EP-3-inspired sounds and delivers a horde of warbling, whooshing analog-style echo textures on top.
Read More

Rocket Surgeon Boris Review

December 19, 2017
The smoother side of fuzz rears its head in this interpretation of an Eastern-Bloc Big Muff.
Read More

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.
Read More

Walrus Audio ARP-87 Review

November 16, 2017
Tap tempo is king in a multi-voiced digital delay with creative echo-shaping controls.
Read More

Quick Hit: Radial Tonebone Texas Pro

November 14, 2017
Multiple shades of overdrive and boost come alive in a compact stomp built to last.
Read More

Stomp Under Foot Alabaster Review

October 29, 2017
A Sovtek-styled Muff clone and a cool boost propel a surprisingly flexible and ferocious fuzz machine.
Read More

Quick Hit: Coppersound Foxcatcher

October 17, 2017
An airy, eager to-please overdrive/boost that moves from transparency to sparkling growl with style and ease.
Read More

MOD Duo Review

October 13, 2017
A compact multi-effects unit conceals a vast world of fun, functional programmability.
Read More

Bigfoot Engineering King Fuzz XL Review

October 12, 2017
A potent, uniquely voiced fuzz and a burly but flexible British-style overdrive in a simple but powerful stomp.
Read More

Rainger FX Deep Space Pulsar Review

September 21, 2017
Creative side-chaining functions come to life in a super-compact and powerful stomp.
Read More

MXR Dyna Comp Mini Review

September 19, 2017
An elegant, economical comp classic made miniature.
Read More