February 2019

Articles by Charles Saufley

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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Spaceman Titan II Review

April 13, 2017
A deviation from fuzztone convention brings explosive and inspiring results.
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Taylor Academy 10e Review

April 7, 2017
Meet another very refined entry-level Taylor.
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MXR Phase 95 Review

March 24, 2017
Chewy-to-subtle phase effects abound in this flexible, compact new modulator.
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Quick Hit: G7th UltraLight Capo

March 12, 2017
This feather-light, flexible, and firm-fitting capo is inexpensive too.
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EarthQuaker Devices Space Spiral Review

March 8, 2017
Digital delay and modulation mix to create uncommon echo concoctions.
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Joe Gore Gross Review

February 24, 2017
We explore an almost infinite distortion generator that beckons you to experiment.
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Quick Hit: BAE Hot Fuzz

February 23, 2017
Tone Bender- and Rangemaster-inspired circuits unite in one mean, malleable box.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Tailspin

January 29, 2017
A preposterously inexpensive analog vibrato that sounds and feels fantastic.
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Wren and Cuff Sonder Chorus/Tremolo Review

January 25, 2017
A tremolo-and-chorus combo becomes more than the sum of its parts.
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MXR EP103 Echoplex Delay Review

January 16, 2017
MXR impressively approximates Maestro EP-3 tones and dynamics in a simple, compact stompbox.
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Quick Hit: MXR Custom Shop Shin-Juku Drive

December 22, 2016
Many personalities inhabit this Dumble-inspired drive machine.
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B.A. Ferguson Classic Class Shirley Review

December 9, 2016
A sweet handbuilt solidbody deftly walks the tightrope between Fender and Gibson.
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