December 2020
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

Balthazar Cabaret 13 Review homepage

13 Watts of Ringing, Raging Splendor

December 2, 2020
A unique low-wattage combo, the Balthazar Cabaret 13 produces a potent mélange of Vox and Fender sounds—and sings with a loud and outsized voice.
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IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost Review homepage

IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost: The Premier Guitar Review

November 30, 2020
An understated, utilitarian buffer/boost/preamp that can profoundly reshape your tones.
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Mike Campbell homepage

Mike Campbell Rides Again

November 19, 2020
Unbridled from duties as string-slinger extraordinaire for the Heartbreakers and Fleetwood Mac, the wild gator partakes of rock’s rowdier joys with his own band the Dirty Knobs.
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JHS Supreme fuzz review homepage

JHS Supreme: The Premier Guitar Review

November 13, 2020
Classic fuzz-pedal chaos meets modern tone shaping.
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RainSong V-DR1100N2 Review homepage

Carbon + Wood Looks and Sounds Good

November 1, 2020
A spruce-and-carbon-fusion top yields a tough, sweetly ringing dread with a more traditional look. The Premier Guitar RainSong V-DR1100N2 review.
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Guild X-175 Manhattan Special Review homepage

Guild X-175 Manhattan Special: The Premier Guitar Review

October 22, 2020
An extroverted hollowbody that deftly spans styles—and the ages.
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Danelectro 3699 Fuzz Review homepage

Danelectro 3699: The Premier Guitar Review

October 19, 2020
One of the furriest, foxiest fuzz machines ever is reborn in a compact and more capable incarnation.
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Origin Effects RevivalTREM review homepage

Origin Effects RevivalTREM: The Premier Guitar Review

October 16, 2020
A positively luxurious stomp nails the liquid textures of brown-panel Deluxe bias tremolo.
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EHX Oceans 12 Review homepage

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12: The Premier Guitar Review

October 15, 2020
A compact and powerful multi-verb offers abundant options and probes abyssal reverb realms.
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HILBISH Compressimiser review homepage

A Comp Meant to Mash with the Melvins Maestro

October 14, 2020
Buzzo’s signature squish machine is surprisingly subtle. The PG Hilbish Compressimiser review.
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Death By Audio Rooms review homepage

Death By Audio Rooms: The Premier Guitar Review

October 11, 2020
Unique, complex reverb tones lurk in a fun and imaginative stomp that’s an ergonomic and utilitarian delight.
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Flower Pedals Hosta Auto Wah review homepage

An Auto-Wah That Aims for More

October 8, 2020
This soulful filtering machine dishes warm fundamental tones, smooth envelope effects, and rich, throbbing modulation textures. The PG Flower Pedals Hosta review.
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Fano Omnis GF6 review homepage

A Nouveau Nod to the Other ’Caster

October 2, 2020
Breaking with style dogma delivers new sonic, ergonomic, and aesthetic joys. The PG Fano Omnis GF6 review.
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Alexander Superball homepage

Bounce Your Way to Madness

September 29, 2020
Mad modulator? Dipsy delay? Flipped filter? Slippery sequencer? Maybe it’s a tuneful popcorn machine in a box! The PG Alexander Superball review.
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Fuzzrocious Croak Review homepage

Add Filter to Fuzz … and Freak Out

September 28, 2020
Gazillions of tone colors lurk in this box of swampy fuzz and funky filters. The PG Fuzzrocious Croak review.
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Earthquaker Devices Afterneath V3 review homepage

EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath V3: The Premier Guitar Review

September 16, 2020
Spelunkers and space voyagers, unite! Your vehicle for deep ambient exploration has arrived.
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JHS Crimson Review homepage

JHS Crimson: The Premier Guitar Review

September 7, 2020
Revisit the original Russian Muff!
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Mojo Hand Fx Dream Mender Review homepage

Digital Means for Making the Deluxe Memory Man Scene

August 31, 2020
Economical controls make this DSP-driven homage to the DMM an affordable, clever, and compact compromise. The Premier Guitar Mojo Hand FX Dream Mender review.
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Seymour Duncan Polaron Phaser Filter Review homepage

Seymour Duncan Polaron: The Premier Guitar Review

August 13, 2020
This multi-stage analog phaser/envelope filter generates a trove of mad, moody modulation flavors you can manage and store via digital control.
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Daredevil Hype Boost Review homepage

The Hype's Hype Ain't Just Hype

July 13, 2020
No knobs? No Problem! This boost delivers scads of gain, color, and dynamic control. The PG Daredevil Pedals Hype review.
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