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Fulltone OCD
"Adam Rey couldn't choose just his Tonebone, so he also sent in his Fulltone OCD. ""If I could only bring one pedal to a gig this might be it! (or a desert island for that matter, uhhh... if they have electricity of course!),"" he explains. ""I have been living with this tone machine for the past five years and it delivers all that I need in a mid-gain tone box for my rhythm guitar duties especially. I call it my Marshall-in-a-box, as it gives me a pleasant girth that cleans up real well. It's great for getting that 'hair of the dog' rhythm edge, and it nails that bluesy, Texas-approved neck/middle tone that makes you want to play for days! Has a killer tight solo voice with humbuckers!"""

A chambered body and enhanced switching make this affordable Revstar light and loaded with tones.

Scads of cool tone combinations. Articulate pickups. Relatively light. Balanced and comfortable. Well built.

Some P-90 players might miss the extra grit the Revstar trades for articulation.

Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS02T
usa.yamaha.com

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While the Yamaha name is famous in circles beyond the guitar world, they’ve made first-class guitars since the 1960s. And while they don’t unleash new releases with the frequency of some larger guitar brands, every now and then they come down the mountain with a new axe that reminds us of their capacity to build great electric 6-strings. In 2015, Yamaha introduced the first generation Revstar. With a handsome aesthetic inspired by the company’s motorcycle racing heritage, the Revstar combined sweet playability and vintage style touchstones. This year, Yamaha gave the Revstar an overhaul—including body chambering, updated pickups, and new switching. What’s impressive is how these alterations enhance the already impressive playability and versatility of the original.

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