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Articles by Matthew Holliman

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Laney GH50R-212 Review

June 27, 2016
Classic Laney high-gain sounds become impressively configurable in this potent new 2-channel combo.
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Keeley Multi Echo ME-8 Review

June 3, 2016
The essence of eight echo machines gets distilled into a single, super-varied stompbox.
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Blackstar Artist 15 Review

May 6, 2016
This stealthy, streamlined 15-watter sings from both sides of the Atlantic.
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Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Review

March 1, 2016
A quirky homage to Jimi’s idiosyncratic Stratocasters delivers sonic dividends at an accessible price.
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Ibanez Talman Prestige TM1730M Review

January 10, 2016
Strat-influenced resurrection of an underrated Ibanez classic yields sweet single-coil tones and killer playability.
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Hovercraft Ionostrofear Review

November 13, 2015
Hovercraft delivers sophistication and menace in this massive-sounding fuzz.
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Mission Engineering

Mission Engineering Delta III Si Tri-Stage Distortion Review

October 22, 2015
A streamlined approach for boosted-to-fuzzy dirt tones.
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Boss

Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer Review

September 30, 2015
An impressively editable, intuitive, and organic-sounding digital synth that clears the path to creativity.
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Ge Auto Wah

SviSound Ge Auto Wah Review

September 29, 2015
This germanium-driven auto wah delivers uncommon sensitivity and soft filtering effects.
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Korg

Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Review

September 18, 2015
The rack delay The Edge made famous reimagined as a versatile stompbox.
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Wampler Plexi-Drive Deluxe Review

August 27, 2015
A more versatile version of Wampler’s “plexi-in-a-box.”
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Electro-Harmonix Octavix Review

August 24, 2015
Electro-Harmonix delivers fat octave-up fuzz for aspiring Purple Hazers on a budget.
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Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter Stereo Tap Tremolo Review

August 21, 2015
Reimagined stereo tremolo readily moves from deep to demented.
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Orange Rockerverb 50 MKIII Review

May 18, 2015
Improved reverb and scalable power make an Orange stalwart more versatile than ever.
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G&L

G&L Detroit Muscle Series Fallout R/T Review

April 30, 2015
Sonic versatility and showstopping looks from a muscle car-inspired solidbody.
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Xotic

Xotic XW-1 Wah Review

March 16, 2015
Classic Italian wah tones form the sonic foundation for an altogether modern and flexible wah.
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T-Rex Effects Quint Machine Review

February 16, 2015
A powerful pitch-shifter that offers both octaves and fifths.
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Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Review

December 24, 2014
A powerful multi-effect unit small enough to fit in your guitar case.
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Amptweaker TightDrive Pro Review

November 25, 2014
The TightDrive evolves into beast of overdrive versatility.
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Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Review

September 14, 2014
This compact analog delay bubbles over with impressive modulated echo tones.
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