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Charles Saufley

Charles Saufley

Charles Saufley is a writer, editor, and musician from San Francisco. He has been the gear editor at Premier Guitar since 2010 and previously served as an editor at Acoustic Guitar magazine.

ARTICLES

Orange Dual Dark 100

NAMM '14 - Orange Dual Dark 100 Demo

January 25, 2014
Watch Monte Pittman demo the new Dual Dark 100 from Orange.
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NAMM '14 - Fender Vaporizer, '57 Deluxe Head, and Ramparte Demos

January 24, 2014
Check out a demo of Fender's three newest tube amps.
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Boss ME-80 Guitar Multiple Effects Review

January 20, 2014
This affordable, battery- or DC-powered multi-effector is a sonic smorgasbord for guitarists on the go.
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Spaceman Sputnik Review

January 2, 2014
A beautifully built, ferocious-to-freakish fuzz.
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PureSalem Electric End Review

December 25, 2013
New direct-buy builder combines confrontational looks with expansive sounds
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Feb14_DutchKazoo_FEAT

CMandell Dutch Kazoo Review

December 20, 2013
This “prettiest stompbox ever” contender is a monstrous fuzz of many colors.
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Crazy Tube Circuits Pin Up Review

December 6, 2013
An octave fuzz that makes even humble rigs sound monstrous.
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Neil Young's "Live at the Cellar Door" Album Review

December 5, 2013
Young's songs stripped bare reveal a songwriter at his height.
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Skreddy Little Miss Sunshine Phaser Review

November 22, 2013
A vintage-simple optical phaser that delivers uncommonly rich swirl.
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Best Gear of 2013

November 5, 2013
35 axes, amps, effects, and accessories that’ll rock your rig
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Daredevil Pedals Atomic Cock Review

October 26, 2013
Daredevil delivers a versatile variable-fixed wah brimming with attitude and originality.
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Stomp Under Foot Civil Unrest

Stomp Under Foot Civil Unrest Review

September 18, 2013
Find out if this Sovtek Muff-style fuzz succeeds in its mission to restore mid presence to the recipe without sacrificing oomph.
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Fano Alt de Facto GF6 Review

September 14, 2013
Inspired by oddball semi-hollows of yesteryear, Dennis Fano’s latest features neo-classic aesthetics and an intoxicating blend of lead and rhythm tones.
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EarthQuaker Devices The Depths

EarthQuaker Devices The Depths Review

September 13, 2013
An analog modulation pedal inspired by the Uni-Vibe—but with some compelling new twists.
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Magnetic Effects Electrochop Review

September 7, 2013
This sly update of a cult tremolo effect offers a cool new option: subtlety.
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Death by Audio Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload Review

September 5, 2013
Built for Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer, this update of the Fuzz War platform may be the ideal middle ground between a Sovtek Muff and a Tone Bender.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Electra Guitars Omega Electric Guitar and USA Custom Shop Bass

August 16, 2013
Check out Electra Guitars newest offerings - Omega Electric Guitar, USA Custom Shop Bass.
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fxconnectx

Summer NAMM '13 - FxConnectx Wireless Pedalboard and Wireless Body Pack Controller Demos

August 16, 2013
Watch demos of FxConnectx wireless pedalboard, wireless bodypack controllers, and wireless control systems.
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eastman

Summer NAMM '13 - Eastman Guitars E10-SS Acoustic and T486B-SB Semi-Hollowbody Demos

August 15, 2013
Hear demos of Eastman's two newest guitars -- E10-SS Acoustic & T486B-SB Semi-Hollowbody.
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Seagull

Summer NAMM '13 - Seagull Guitars Excursion Series Natural SG, Folk, and Grand Demos

August 13, 2013
Hear demos of Seagull's newest acoustic models from the brand's Excursion Series --Natural SG, Folk, & Grand.
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