Read the September 2018 Issue
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

Quick Hit: G7th Newport 12-String Capo

August 13, 2018
A clever compensated string pad improves intonation.
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Jam Pedals Ripply Fall Review

August 9, 2018
Phaser, chorus, vibrato, and ring modulation meet in a subtle-to-strange modulation mélange.
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Wren and Cuff Two-Five Review

August 6, 2018
Explosive meets expressive in an overdrive powerful enough to be measured in megatons.
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Spaceman Mercury IV Review

July 19, 2018
Spaceman’s magical tone masseuse has a way of making everything sound just plain better.
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Yamaha CSF3M Review

July 16, 2018
Silky playability, sublime sounds, and top quality add up to a small-body super value.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic AEON

July 12, 2018
A more affordable ticket to infinite sustain.
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Jext Telez Jonathan Wilson’s Canyon Climber Review

July 2, 2018
The studio wizard and Roger Waters road guitarist teams with the pedal outfit to expand the horizons of a famously brutish fuzz circuit.
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Quick Hit: MXR Classic 108 Fuzz (Mini)

June 21, 2018
Searing silicon Fuzz Face sounds in a mini enclosure with a buffer to boot!
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Blackbird Savoy Review

June 19, 2018
A flax-composite design marvel delivers wooden looks and tones in a near-indestructible instrument full of personality.
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EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Review

June 15, 2018
There’s no end to the adventures in flanging made possible by this deep, DSP-driven modulator.
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Quick Hit: Dusky Mandorla

May 22, 2018
A great amp builder builds a boost that—surprise—feels like a seamless extension of your amplifier.
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Graham Coxon: The Curious Flights of an Art-Pop Aerialist

May 15, 2018
Blur’s shape-shifting guitar wizard scores the soundtrack to The End of the F***ing World and reflects on a career as a superstar art-punk, fingerstyle folk ace, and noise-pop maven.
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Land Devices HP-2 Review

May 8, 2018
This fine Harmonic Percolator derivative leaves you wondering why the circuit remains a relative secret.
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Source Audio Ventris Review

May 1, 2018
A powerful dual reverb that packs big blendable voices that feel like vintage treasures—or keys to infinity.
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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.
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Quick Hit: Gamechanger Audio PLUS

April 18, 2018
Old-world piano design drives a forward-looking sustain pedal that opens up unexpected sonic possibilities.
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Quick Hit: Neunaber Iconoclast

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