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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

Ruppert Musical Instruments Acouswitch IQ DI Review

Ruppert Musical Instruments Acouswitch IQ DI Review

April 15, 2013
With a very effective EQ, rugged construction, and features like the body contour control that will help you manage the most harrowing feedback and garbage-PA situations, the compact Acouswitch IQ DI a powerful, performance tool.
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Breedlove Oregon Series C20/SMYe Acoustic Guitar Review

Breedlove Oregon Series C20/SMYe Acoustic Guitar Review

April 15, 2013
Bound to appeal to a wide swath of fingerstylists and singer-songwriters, Breedlove''s new Oregon Series C20/SMYe has enough range to sound feather-delicate or downright propulsive.
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Spaceman Saturn V Harmonic Booster Pedal Review

Spaceman Saturn V Harmonic Booster Pedal Review

April 15, 2013
For those who relish the profound shifts in color and mood that a little volume or tone knob tweak can provide, the Saturn V Harmonic Booster has the potential to be a very special, even indispensable piece of gear.
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Remembering Andy Johns

Remembering Andy Johns

April 8, 2013
Johns, who died Sunday at age 61, is perhaps most famously identified for engineering landmark LPs from Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones in the early ’70s,
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Godin Montreal Premiere Electric Guitar Review

Godin Montreal Premiere Electric Guitar Review

March 11, 2013
Godin''s Montreal Premiere is a cool deviation from established semi-hollow design templates that''s beautifully built and delivers a more playable, comfortable, and unique sounding guitar.
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Album Review: My Bloody Valentine - "mbv"

Album Review: My Bloody Valentine - "mbv"

March 11, 2013
Like a mirror to the sprawling gestation period that gave rise to mbv, notions like hooks, tempo, mix, and melody exist in their own exploded, drifting reality.
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Wham, Bam, Thank You, NAMM!

Wham, Bam, Thank You, NAMM!

March 11, 2013
The Sexiest Gear from the Year''s Biggest Show
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Remembering Alvin Lee: 1944 - 2013

Remembering Alvin Lee: 1944 - 2013

March 6, 2013
Alvin Lee passed away this morning after complications from routine surgery at age 68, leaving behind a legacy as the godfather of fast-and-heavy British blues.
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NAMM '13 - Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbucker

March 1, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Charles Saufley visits the Seymour Duncan booth. In this segment, we get to see the Whole Lotta Humbucker.

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NAMM '13 - Eastman Guitars E10D, E20OM, T184MX, & AR372CE Demos

February 28, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Charles Saufley visits the Eastman Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear the E10D, E20OM, T184MX, & AR372CE.

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NAMM '13 - Raimundo Classical Guitars 149 N Nylon String

February 28, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Charles Saufley visits the Raimundo Classical Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the 149 N Nylon String.

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NAMM '13 - Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36 Combo Demo

February 26, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Charles Saufley visits the Hughes & Kettner booth. In this segment, we get to learn about Hughes & Kettner's newest guitar amplifier -- the TubeMeister 36 Combo.
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NAMM '13 - L.R. Baggs Lyric Acoustic Mic Demo

February 23, 2013
PG is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Charles Saufley visits the L.R. Baggs booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the L.R. Baggs' Lyric Acoustic Microphone.
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NAMM '13 - Chris Campbell Custom Guitars CCS Series & Rockbox Brown Sugar Distortion Demos

February 21, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Chris Campbell Custom Guitars booth and Rockbox Electronics booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos from Chris Campbell Custom Guitars' CCS model and Rockbox Electronics Brown Sugar Distortion pedal.
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NAMM '13 - Bourgeois Guitars Aged Tone Series Demo

February 20, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Bourgeois Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Aged Tone Series.
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NAMM '13 - Collings Guitars 360 ST and Eastside LC Demos

February 20, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Collings Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the 360 ST and Eastside LC.
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NAMM '13 - Radial Engineering PZ-DI and Voco-Loco Demos

February 20, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Radial Engineering booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the PZ-DI and Voco-Loco Vocal Preamp. We also get to see the StageBug SB-4 Piezo, SB-1 Acoustic, SB-2 Passive, and Stage Direct.
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NAMM '13 - Traynor Amps 50th Anniversary YBA-1 Bass Master Demo & Small Block Bass Amp Series

February 18, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Traynor Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar amplifier -- the 50th Anniversary YBA-1 Bass Master, while we get to see and learn more about the entire line of Small Block Bass Amps.

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NAMM '13 - Veillette Guitars Grand 16" Baritone 12-String, Merlin, Flyer, & Gryphon 12-String Demos

February 18, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, where he visits the Veillette Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their four newest instruments -- Grand 16" Baritone 12-String, Merlin, Flyer, & Gryphon 12-String.
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NAMM '13 - Voodoo Lab Pedal Switcher PX-8, HEX Audio Loop Switcher, & Pedal Power MONDO

February 16, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Voodoo Lab booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear more about their three newest pedalboard accessories -- the Pedal Switcher PX-8, HEX Audio Loop Switcher, & Pedal Power MONDO.
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