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Articles by Charles Saufley

Sonic Edge Tumbleweed Pedal Review

Sonic Edge Tumbleweed Pedal Review

November 16, 2010
The Tumbleweed compressor expands the dynamic range of low and high watt amps
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CD Review: Grinderman - "Grinderman II"

CD Review: Grinderman - "Grinderman II"

November 16, 2010
Nick Cave''s Grinderman''s latest has an extra helping of sinister savagery
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Eko Ghost VI Electric Guitar Review

Eko Ghost VI Electric Guitar Review

November 16, 2010
An affordable rendition of the classic Vox Phantom shape
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A/DA Flanger Reissue Pedal Review

A/DA Flanger Reissue Pedal Review

November 16, 2010
An impressive recreation of the original that take you from subtle to wild
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MXR '75 Vintage Phase 45 Pedal Review

MXR '75 Vintage Phase 45 Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
Reissue of a lesser-known classic
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CD Review: Rory Gallagher - "The Beat Club Sessions"

CD Review: Rory Gallagher - "The Beat Club Sessions"

October 20, 2010
A showcase for the talents of Rory Gallagher
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East Amplification Studio2 Amp and 1x10 Cab Review

East Amplification Studio2 Amp and 1x10 Cab Review

October 20, 2010
Versatility at manageable volumes
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Zakk Wylde: Dead on Target

Zakk Wylde: Dead on Target

October 20, 2010
Armed with his arsenal of bull’s-eye-themed axes and fresh on the heels of his 10th release with Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde proves he’s still one of the hungriest men of metal—even if he wouldn’t mind writing a tune for Britney Spears or the Eagles.
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5 Boutique Stompbox Builders You Should Know

5 Boutique Stompbox Builders You Should Know

October 20, 2010
They’re a little crazy. They’re a little obsessive. And they relentlessly pursue both the tones you crave and those no one’s heard yet. That’s why they’re among the most impressive pedal builders in the world today.
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Jack Deville Buzzmaster Fuzz Pedal Review

Jack Deville Buzzmaster Fuzz Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
A lot of fuzz flavors in one box
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Radial Engineering Bones Vienna Chorus Pedal Review

Radial Engineering Bones Vienna Chorus Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
Durable dual-mode chorus with wide range
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The Sword: Spaced-Out Texas Boogie Metal

The Sword: Spaced-Out Texas Boogie Metal

September 21, 2010
After two albums walking the line between heavy rock and metal, J.D. Cronise and Kyle Shutt of the Sword unabashedly indulge their taste for riffs and grooves with Warp Riders.
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Daniel Lanois: The Man with the Midas Touch

Daniel Lanois: The Man with the Midas Touch

September 21, 2010
Whether producing Neil Young, U2, and Bob Dylan, or shaping mysterious guitar textures in Black Dub, Daniel Lanois uses soul and sonic alchemy to create some of the most beautiful and distinctive sounds in rock.
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CD Review: Dwarr - "Animals" (reissue)

CD Review: Dwarr - "Animals" (reissue)

September 21, 2010
A second look at the 1986 masterpiece
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Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp Review

Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp Review

September 21, 2010
The Loudbox Mini provides acoustic volume and tone with portability and low price
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Zen Guitar for 22nd Century ... and Beyond

Zen Guitar for the 22nd Century ... and Beyond

August 17, 2010
Four tradition-flouting guitarists—Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and Rangda’s Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny—offer tips on how to take your playing into the future by freeing your mind, hands, and 6-string from the confines of orthodox guitarisms.
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Future Blues: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

Future Blues: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

July 20, 2010
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach indulges his love of killer fuzz and timeless song structures to create the soul-swinging and super-infectious new LP Brothers.
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Gorgeous Freak of Nature: Building Dweezil Zappa's Custom PRS

Gorgeous Freak of Nature: Building Dweezil Zappa's Custom PRS

June 16, 2010
Dweezil Zappa’s ongoing project to honor his father’s legacy inspires a one-of-a-kind PRS. Here Premier Guitar chronicles the making of the guitar and what inspired Zappa’s unique design.
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