November 2018

Articles by Matthew Holliman

Juliet Collective Orangecream Review

June 19, 2014
Can this distortion/fuzz chameleon deliver the larger-than-life sounds of Cream-era Clapton?
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Orange CR60C Review

April 24, 2014
Solid-state, 60-watt combo delivers great range, sweet clean tones, and copious crunch.
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SolidGoldFX Zeta Review

March 10, 2014
Amp-like overdrive, clarity, and responsiveness in a simple, rugged OD.
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Source Audio OFD Guitar microModeler Review

January 30, 2014
A compact pedal packed with overdrive, fuzz, and distortion sounds.
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TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini Review

November 3, 2013
TC Electronic’s celebrated reverbs in a tiny one-knob stompbox.
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Devilcat Amps Jimmy Review

September 22, 2013
A burly 50-watt, 1x12 combo, Devilcat Amplifier’s 2-channel, 6L6-powered Jimmy deftly walks the line between operational simplicity and sonic versatility.
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Crimsontone Moro Review

September 11, 2013
A ferocious 15-watt head inspired by Orange, Marshall, and Sovtek amps.
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Maxon AD10 Delay Review

September 9, 2013
Natural, mellow repeats and classic BBD technology meet in this lush analog delay pedal.
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Celmo Pimento Sardine Overdrive Review

September 8, 2013
A unique-sounding overdrive designed to emulate tube amp sag.
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Daredevil Effects L.S.D. Fuzz Review

September 6, 2013
A handmade, Fuzzrite-inspired dirt box at a bargain price.
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Wren and Cuff Mercy Phuk Overdrive Review

August 20, 2013
Despite its minimal one-knob design, this innovative overdrive delivers many exciting, amp-like tones.
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Buffalo FX Ram's Head Review

August 14, 2013
Buffalo FX's new Ram's Head will satisfy the tastes of players who lust after Gilmour's tone on Animals and The Wall.
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Devi Ever FX Drone F*** Drone Review

August 6, 2013
Devi’s pedals sound great, and her creative streak yields many unusual tones and control sets. The all-analog Drone F*** Drone combines two of Devi’s most heralded fuzzes, the Bi-Fuzz and the Soda Meiser/Noise Floor.
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Dr. Z Antidote Amp Review

July 30, 2013
The Antidote is a 45-watt, two-voice head that delivers soaring KT66-driven tones reminiscent of everything from early JTM45s to ’70s JMPs.
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MXR Super Badass Distortion Pedal Review

July 26, 2013
While the Super Badass lives up to its name on the basis of the savage distortion and authoritative overdrive that’s on tap, it’s the powerful EQ that makes this pedal truly badass.
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Jaguar HC50 Amp Review

July 2, 2013
Jaguar's new HC50 dodges delivers a minimalist, potent, distinctly English-voiced EL34 amp that’s happy dishing immaculate clean tones and more ferocious sounds alike.
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Roland Cube 80GX Amp Review

June 28, 2013
The 80GX builds on with the company’s COSM (composite object sound modeling) audio software to hone a formula that’s always delivered a lot of bang for the buck to players who need to cover a lot of musical ground on a budget.
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Electro-Harmonix Epitome Pedal Review & Demo

June 27, 2013
A digitally controlled system that harnesses an impressive reverb and modulation trio—the Holy Grail Plus, Stereo Electric Mistress, and Micro POG.
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Electro-Harmonix Epitome Pedal Review

June 26, 2013
A digitally controlled system that harnesses an impressive reverb and modulation trio—the Holy Grail Plus, Stereo Electric Mistress, and Micro POG.
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Viktorian Grace Status Electric Guitar Review

June 15, 2013
The hollowbody Status is a single-mold composite instrument that packs a highly diverse range of tones.
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