November 2018

Articles by Charles Saufley

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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EarthQuaker Devices Erupter Review

August 31, 2017
A stupidly simple fuzz delivers artfully complex, chaotic, and controlled distortion sounds.
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Quick Hit: BSM Supreme

August 17, 2017
A Teutonic treble-booster master builds a Blackmore-inspired overdrive.
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J. Rockett I.Q. Compressor Review

August 11, 2017
Effective EQ adds color and flexibility to a quiet and even-handed comp.
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Quick Hit: Trace Elliot Transit-A

July 21, 2017
Robust EQ makes this portable preamp and effects solution an acoustic gigging ally.
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Martin 0-18 Review

July 20, 2017
A venerable Martin design returns, brimming with elegance, punch, class, and sass.
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Flattop Finesse: Acoustic Steel-String Review Roundup

June 15, 2017
Three new acoustics from Guild, Cort, and Art & Lutherie.
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Quick Hit: Way Huge Russian-Pickle

June 8, 2017
Way Huge uses more midrange to recast the ’90s Muff mold.
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Quick Hit: Boss EV-30 Dual Expression Pedal

May 5, 2017
A clever foot controller that saves space and enables sonic insanity.
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Winfield Dust Devil Review

April 25, 2017
A classy, well-crafted, and creatively recombinant distillate of classic Vox and Fender sounds.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Rusty Fuzz

April 24, 2017
A budget route to big silicon Fuzz Face-style flavors.
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