October 2020

 

Articles by Charles Saufley

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Step Into the Bizarre with This Chaos Generator

January 31, 2020
This LFO-driven tone mangler expands the vocabularies of expression-pedal-enabled stomps. The PG TWA Side Step review.
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Quick Hit: MXR Clone Looper Review

November 27, 2019
Looping made stupidly simple ... and a lot more fun.
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Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Custom Telecasters Review

November 25, 2019
Explore the surprisingly profound differences between these foundational fixtures of Fender’s sprawling new Vintera Series.
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Paradox Futura Review

November 20, 2019
A Jekyll and Hyde of modulation uses envelope-driven dynamics to open up pretty-to-twisted chorus frontiers.
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Quick Hit: Spaceman Polaris Review

November 15, 2019
Creative filtering options make an uncommonly versatile overdrive.
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Prescription Electronics Yardbox Review

October 27, 2019
Prescription reanimates their beastly take on the legendary Tone Bender MkII.
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Boss DD-200 Digital Delay Review

October 25, 2019
Boss strikes a smart compromise between digital options, compact design, and operational simplicity.
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Quick Hit: Nanolog Orbital Fuzz Review

October 20, 2019
The nano-molecular sandwich returns in a fuzz that ranges from full and ferocious to fractured.
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Crazy Tube Limelight Review

September 30, 2019
Flexible bias and gain controls extend the Maestro FZ-1 voice to awesomely utilitarian ends.
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Spaceman Gemini IV Review

September 28, 2019
Blendable germanium and silicon circuits open portals to almost infinite fuzz shadings.
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Kleissonic Howl Review

September 26, 2019
A made-in-Greece phase-shifting machine offers alternatives to familiar filter, phase, and modulation tones.
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Source Audio C4 Synth Review

September 21, 2019
A streamlined synth pedal and its accompanying app open up a treasure trove of guitar-synth possibilities.
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Coppersound Loma Prieta Review

September 20, 2019
Unusual, dirty harmonic tremolo tones and more from a most unorthodox modulator.
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Aclam Dr. Robert Review

September 11, 2019
Turn off your mind, relax, and float the treble stream!
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MXR Carbon Copy Mini Review

September 10, 2019
MXR cuts the Carbon Copy down to size—and it’s every bit as excellent as the original.
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Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster Review

September 3, 2019
Pagey’s Yardbirds- and Led Zeppelin-era axe is a fountain of endless inspiration.
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Quick Hit: Farm Bucket of Nails Review

August 23, 2019
An outwardly understated germanium boost conceals monstrous overdrive and treble-boost tones within.
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Emma Electronic Navigator Review

August 22, 2019
A double delay opens up oodles of texture possibilities.
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Fuzzrocious Knob Jawn Review

August 21, 2019
Analog and digital octave effects meld, creating unique and complex octave tones.
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DryBell Unit67 Review

August 1, 2019
Croatia’s masterful tone tailors use the Urei 1176 compressor and Dallas Rangemaster as inspiration for a super-flexible sound-sculpting machine.
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