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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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Danelectro Back Talk Reverse Delay-homepage

Danelectro Back Talk: The Premier Guitar Review

July 2, 2020
A welcome reverse delay reissue is a mind melt in a box.
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Fender Acoustasonic Strat homepage review guitar

Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster: The Premier Guitar Review

June 19, 2020
Convincing acoustic images, sweet single-coil tones, and slinky playability make up an impressively utilitarian hybrid instrument.
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What Will Replace Classic Tonewoods?

June 18, 2020
There are no simple substitutes for beloved and threatened woods, but the guitar industry is responding resourcefully, building extraordinary instruments and new supply and communication networks, and—quite likely—creating new classics in the process.
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Abernethy Sonic Empress homepage

Comfort Is King in This ’60s-Inspired Offset That’s Full of Surprises

April 20, 2020
Mutant forces converge in a super-playable solidbody. The PG Abernethy Sonic Empress review.
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Wren and Cuff Garbage Face - homepage

Melt Faces with a Muff-y Machine Made for Mascis

April 9, 2020
Ram’s Head-style circuit meets germanium treble booster in a stomp built to deliver Dinosaur Jr.’s wall of sound: The PG Wren and Cuff Garbage Face review.
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J. Rockett APE: The Premier Guitar Review

March 17, 2020
Liven up your lame digital delay with the ultimate EP-3-style booster.
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