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Articles by Charles Saufley

Quick Hit: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Zi

February 20, 2018
A 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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Fender Ed O’Brien Stratocaster Review

January 23, 2018
Musical possibilities abound in a sustainer-equipped Stratocaster.
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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.
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Quick Hit: MXR Booster Mini

December 28, 2017
Two types of boost in a tiny box mean big, colorful, and varied drive tones.
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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.
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Rocket Surgeon Boris Review

December 19, 2017
The smoother side of fuzz rears its head in this interpretation of an Eastern-Bloc Big Muff.
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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.
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Walrus Audio ARP-87 Review

November 16, 2017
Tap tempo is king in a multi-voiced digital delay with creative echo-shaping controls.
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Quick Hit: Radial Tonebone Texas Pro

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

October 13, 2017
A compact multi-effects unit conceals a vast world of fun, functional programmability.
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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.
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Rainger FX Deep Space Pulsar Review

September 21, 2017
Creative side-chaining functions come to life in a super-compact and powerful stomp.
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MXR Dyna Comp Mini Review

September 19, 2017
An elegant, economical comp classic made miniature.
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Stone Deaf Tremotron Review

September 18, 2017
A VCA-driven, digitally controlled dual tremolo probes the deepest depths and broadest possibilities of volume modulation.
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JHS VCR Review

September 17, 2017
Ryan Adams and JHS team up to design a utilitarian mash-up of modulation, reverb, and boost.
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TC Electronic Echobrain Review

September 16, 2017
A fantastically colorful and expressive bucket brigade analog delay at a ridiculously low price.
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Way Huge Conquistador Review

September 11, 2017
A gated fuzz brims with unexpected complexity and surprising vintage voices.
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