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Articles by Charles Saufley

Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

March 1, 2019
Fender tweaks the traditional Tele template to accommodate contemporary tastes.
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Quick Hit: Way Huge Purple Platypus Review

February 13, 2019
New octave shades from a more evolved Platypus.
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Third Man + Mantic Flex Review

February 4, 2019
Jack White’s fave phase-locked loop machine is a ticket to fuzzy fatness and synthy chaos.
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Dusky Hypatia Review

January 17, 2019
Rowdy and refined distortion tones come naturally to Dusky’s newest stompbox.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Review

January 1, 2019
EHX revisits the Muff that started it all.
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Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2 Review

December 28, 2018
Death By Audio’s original weapon of sonic destruction returns in enhanced and surprisingly manageable and musical form.
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Seymour Duncan Fooz Review

December 14, 2018
Filtering, fuzz, and modulation meet to make a powerful and petite synth for guitar.
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Quick Hit: Ananashead Meteorite

December 10, 2018
An inexpensive, sturdy silicon Fuzzrite hits the biker-fuzz bull’s-eye.
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Eastman T64/v Review

November 30, 2018
Vintage thinline sounds abound in an impressively relic’d and smooth-playing hollowbody.
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Quick Hit: String Theory EFX KE/64 Overdrive Review

November 14, 2018
Raw and super rich—the KE/64 packs a punch that never overpowers.
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Vox Mini Superbeetle Review

November 5, 2018
Cute, compact, and dressed to kill, with a wealth of old-school Vox tones.
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ZT Custom Shop Lee Ranaldo Club Review

October 18, 2018
Small, light, and super-powerful, this solid-state amp is a blank slate that brims with character.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Op-Amp Big Muff

October 2, 2018
The black sheep of the Big Muff family returns—as brash and beastly as ever.
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Wren and Cuff Super Russian Review

September 26, 2018
A multifaceted Muff clone offers brutalizing and beautiful sides of the Sovtek coin.
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Joe Gore Porkolator Review

September 25, 2018
Meet a Harmonic Percolator-inspired powerhouse that dazzles with dynamics, sonic complexity, and the clout of a heavyweight.
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Death By Audio Deep Animation Review

September 24, 2018
Filter turns filthy and gets spun on its head in this awesomely powerful and unconventional envelope follower.
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Escape Plan Launch Code Review

September 19, 2018
An Atari-inspired glitch box that also serves up rich, resonant tones and unexpected musical surprises.
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MXR Sugar Drive Review

September 17, 2018
Klone tones in a baby box with a teeny-tiny price.
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ZVEX Vibrophase Review

September 14, 2018
ZVEX’s phaser/vibrato retains the rich, immersive modulation tones of its candle-driven design concept predecessor.
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ThorpyFX Fat General Review

September 7, 2018
Parallel compression equals transparency and copious options in a top-flight British squeezebox.
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