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Articles by Rich Osweiler

SNAMM '18 - IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Demo

July 19, 2018
Check out the power lurking inside the USB pedalboard controller that integrates a professional, high-resolution, MFi-certified audio interface with MIDI input/output.
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SNAMM '18 - Galloup Guitars G.9CE Demo

July 19, 2018
The Michigan-based luthier and guitar-building instructor introduces his first acoustic bass with an original bridge design.
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SNAMM '18 - Loog Guitars Paul Frank Edition & Mini Amp Demos

July 19, 2018
The brand collaborates with the cartoonist and fashion designer for a fresh-looking, mini 3-string and unveils an even smaller amp.
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Tools for the Task: P-90 Pickups

July 13, 2018
Who doesn’t love the crisp and clear sound (or raw raunch) from a P-90-packed guitar?
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SNAMM '18 - Devilcat Amps | CMG Guitars Gussie 317 & Missy Demos | Mark & Ashlee Demos

July 12, 2018
Amp and guitar builder Chris Mitchell uses his T-style and LP-style axes to rock through two growling heads loaded with spring reverb and 6L6s.
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Quick Hit: Elite Guitar Cling On Pickup Review

July 9, 2018
A magnet in a pickup is common, but this pickup’s magnet does something a bit different.
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SNAMM '18 - Yamaha Pacifica PAC612VIIFM Limited Edition Demo

July 6, 2018
The popular S-style gets a facelift with a flame-maple top and is outfitted with a Seymour Duncan-H-S-S setup.
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SNAMM '18 - Chellee Guitars Ponyboy V3 Overdrive Demo

July 6, 2018
See and hear the latest updates to the drive that inches closer to the mythical gold, 3-knob, centaur-clad stompbox.
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SNAMM '18 - Peavey Max 208 Demo

July 3, 2018
The popular bass combo series gets a facelift with sleeker preamps, recording-out options, and angled baffles for better onstage spread.
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SNAMM '18 - 3rd Power Kitchen Sink Demo

July 1, 2018
Find out how three distinct (and killer) amp voicings are packed into one box of rock.
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SNAMM '18 - Line 6 Shuriken Variax SR270 & Spider V 20 Demos

July 1, 2018
Check out updates dished out on the company's popular modeling instrument and practice combo.
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SNAMM '18 - Vox Mini Superbeetle & AC30S1 Demos

June 29, 2018
Check out the classic EL84 combo packaged in a fresh 1x12 format, and a miniaturized take on a classic setup rocking 'verb and trem.
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SNAMM '18 - MXR EVH 5150 Chorus & Dyna Comp Deluxe Demos

June 28, 2018
See how the guitar god's latest signature swoosh machine sounds and what's under the hood on the revamped squeeze box.
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SNAMM '18 - Grez Guitars Mendocino Baritone Demo

June 28, 2018
Guitarist R.J. Ronquillo jams on the extended-scale version of Grez's award-winning 6-string.
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Tools for the Task: Open-Gear Tuners

June 18, 2018
Ten open-gear tuner options to dress your acoustic for success, simply or ornately.
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Quick Hit: Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge Review

June 8, 2018
To misquote Timothy Leary: “Cut the cord, turn on, play wherever you want.”
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Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp Review

May 21, 2018
Three knobs and an optical circuit brew up mellow analog compression that fills out tone rather than choking it.
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Tools for the Task: Tune-o-matic-Style Bridges

May 18, 2018
Cross the bridge to a simple and effective guitar makeover by upgrading your axe’s string-supporting infrastructure.
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Tools for the Task: Vintage-Voiced P-Bass Pickups

April 16, 2018
Give a P-style bass new life with an old-school sound by swapping in a set of vintage-flavored pickups.
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Quick Hit: Darkglass Electronics Alpha·Omicron Review

April 2, 2018
Double the pleasure and double the fun, with two separate bass-distortion engines in a stealthy, workhorse pedal.
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