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Articles by Rich Osweiler

Buffalo Tom: “Lonely Fast and Deep” Song Premiere

February 9, 2018
Seasoned and wiser, one of Boston’s finest early indie bands proves it hasn’t lost its step.
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Quick Hit: Guild Jumbo Junior Bass

February 4, 2018
An acoustic bass that’s easy to transport, has big tones, is well constructed, and priced right.
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Tools for the Task: Ring Modulators

February 2, 2018
Take a walk on the wild side—or an interesting float trip through deep space—with the dark magic of a ring modulator.
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Quick Hit: Vox Adio Air BS

January 7, 2018
A compact and suave bass amp with a Vox full of useful goods inside.
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Tools for the Task: ABY Boxes

January 5, 2018
Open up a world of routing options by getting to know the ABCs of ABYs.
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Quick Hit: Traveler Guitar LTD EC-1

December 11, 2017
If you’re burned out on TSA hassles or have even given up on traveling with a guitar, here’s a way to fret more and fret less at the same time.
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Tools for the Task: Micro Amps

December 6, 2017
Ten very little amps that won’t blow any doors down, but might inspire more practice.
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Tools for the Task: Volume Pedals

November 12, 2017
Ten volume pedal options aimed at making guitarists feel swell.
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Quick Hit: Fluid Audio Strum Buddy

November 2, 2017
Look ma! There’s an amp on my guitar!
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Tools for the Task: Filter’Tron-style Pickups

October 8, 2017
Ten modern-day pickups aimed at delivering the classic Filter’Tron sound.
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Quick Hit: Korg AW-LT100B

September 28, 2017
A lightweight, accurate, easy-to-read tuner made specifically for bassists.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboards

September 8, 2017
Ten pedalboards primed to provide a happy home for your growing stompbox family.
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Tools for the Task: Headphone Amps

August 18, 2017
Ten easy-to-stow—and silent—solutions that’ll keep you practicing when inspired, and keep your family and neighbors happy when they aren’t inspired to listen.
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SNAMM '17 - Henretta Engineering H-Bomb Drive & H-Bomb Trembrato Demos

August 8, 2017
Kevin Henretta's new dirtbox combines two of his classics—Orange Whip compressor and Pinkman boost—while his trem emulates the warble circuits from our favorite classic amplifiers.
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SNAMM '17 - Old Blood Noise Endeavors Fault and Whitecap Demos

August 7, 2017
PG columnist Brady Smith and his crew show off a new gnarly distortion and a trippy trem.
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SNAMM '17 - Todd Sharp Amplifiers JOAT Combo Demo

August 7, 2017
The longtime pro player debuts a combo that features an EL84 output stage at 20 watts into a custom 12” Alnico speaker.
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SNAMM '17 - Hi-Tone LoWatt Lead, Custom LoWatt & Eclipse Series Cabinets Demos

August 7, 2017
The Hiwatt legacy brand packs Dave Reeve's iconic tone into a 18-watt combo. Plus, they release a line of cabinets designed after David Gilmour's WEM Starfinders.
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Quick Hit: Rocket Surgeon Labs Seratone—Mood Altering Bass Fuzz

August 3, 2017
This fuzz box for bassists takes a pass on the clean and goes all-in on the dirt.
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SNAMM '17 - JHS Pedals Pink Panther Delay, Moonshine Overdrive, Sweet Tea, and Double Barrel Demos

July 15, 2017
See and hear what their new delay, updated drive, and two stomps with dual circuitry can offer your tone.
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SNAMM '17 - Olsson Amps Studio 18 Demo

July 13, 2017
The Swedish amp company makes a splash at his first U.S. tradeshow with a mighty-little beast that runs on EL84s.
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