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Brandon Highfill

Brandon Highfill

Brandon Blane Highfill is a multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, husband, and father of two who works with the PG crew on Review Demo and First Look videos. He also owns and operates Eastside Music Supply and Earth Sonic Studio in Nashville. He plays in Nashville-based groups Kinhin and Fragments of God, among other projects.

ARTICLES

First Look: Mad Professor Double Moon

July 15, 2019
With 11 different modulation sounds under its hood, the Finnish tone-chaser's newest box bridges classic faux Leslie and spacey swoosh sounds to the wobbly weirdness needed for the 21st-century guitarist.
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First Look: Wren and Cuff De La Riva

June 24, 2019
With over a million possible combinations, this tweaker's dream promises all the Muff flavors and raunch under the sun.
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First Look: Fuzzrocious Knob Jawn

June 10, 2019
South Jersey’s sonic sorcerers conjure a devil of a stompbox that blends dirty analog octave sounds and cleaner digital octave tones.
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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay

May 27, 2019
Based on the early '80s original oddball, this rebirth has pin-point control on the bloom and fade of your notes. In addition, V2 furthers the weird with tape-reverse effects, delayed volume swells, abrupt note death, ability to affect each individual note, and a built-in fuzz circuit.
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First Look: Catalinbread Coriolis

March 25, 2019
We find out how three knobs and a toggle help this stomp mimic a wah, filter, harmonizer, pitch shifter, and sustainer.
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First Look: Strymon Volante

March 7, 2019
We ecstatically wander the maze of delay, 'verb, and looping possibilities in the digital mastermind's latest stomp.
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First Look: Walrus Audio Lillian

January 21, 2019
A cousin to their popular Julia, the all-analog, multi-stage phaser (either 4- or 6-stage mode) that features a D-P-V blend (dry, phase, vibrato).
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First Look: Supro 1313 Analog Delay

January 15, 2019
Our advance-look at the all-analog, MN3005-powered time machine co-designed with Howard Davis, who helped create the Deluxe Memory Man.
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First Look: Emma Electronic Navigator Delay

January 7, 2019
The Danish-born stomp's second delay generator (beat-split repeats), modulation capabilities (lush chorus and spacy flanging), and hybrid circuitry make it more than your standard echo machine.
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Top 10 First Looks of 2018

December 31, 2018
You voted with your clicks! Here are PG's most-watched gear-demo videos of the year.
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First Look: Mythos Pedals Positron Collider

December 10, 2018
We test out the Nashville-based tone wizard's take on a "ram's head" Big Muff with both classic silicon and LED clipping—plus an added tone stack for a fuller, beefier ripping rage.
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First Look: Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2

December 5, 2018
Just like its name says, this pedal takes whatever signal you feed it, chews it up, and beautifully destroys it. Oh, and it works as a mean fuzz, too.
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First Look: Third Man Records + Mantic Flex

December 3, 2018
Jack White first used the Mantic Flex on his solo for "Why Walk the Dog?" and now his label and self-proclaimed "pro-tique" pedal builder have collaborated on a zippery, gated (radical) troublemaker.
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First Look: Dunable SplatterBlaster

October 15, 2018
To see what Sacha Dunable's first pedal—a stereo fuzz and distortion co-designed with Damnation Audio—can muster, we throw a Tele Deluxe, P bass, and Greco LP copy at it.
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First Look: Boss DC-2W Dimension C

October 6, 2018
The Waza-Craft evolution of the chorus pairs the original DC-2 with the SDD-320 and adds modern switching that unleashes a multitude of sonic wrinkles.
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First Look: Walrus Audio DEFCON4

September 3, 2018
We investigate whether Ryan Adams' new signature EQ/preamp/boost can bring tonal harmony to single-coils and humbuckers.
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First Look: Seymour Duncan Fooz

August 27, 2018
We got our mitts on the pickup gurus' brand-new stomp to see what sort of (awesome) racket we could make with its trifecta of tools—fuzz, analog synth, and LFO filter.
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