January 2019

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Dusky Hypatia Review

Dusky Hypatia Review

January 17, 2019
Rowdy and refined distortion tones come naturally to Dusky’s newest stompbox.
BC Audio Bel Air 40 Review

BC Audio Bel Air 40 Review

January 15, 2019
A stellar 6V6 combo with inspiring, innovative options.
Free the Tone Black Vehicle BV-1V Review

Free the Tone Black Vehicle BV-1V Review

January 11, 2019
A meticulously designed, quiet black box that churns out an impressive palette of amp-like overdrive.
ESP LTD GB-4 Review

ESP LTD GB-4 Review

January 8, 2019
An offset-design 4-string that charms with both attitude and tone-sculpting power.
Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Review

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Review

January 1, 2019
EHX revisits the Muff that started it all.
Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2 Review

Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2 Review

December 28, 2018
Death By Audio’s original weapon of sonic destruction returns in enhanced and surprisingly manageable and musical form.
Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH Review

Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH Review

December 18, 2018
With this new workhorse, adding a double dose of humbucker to the Jazz formula equals a whole lotta bass.
Seymour Duncan Fooz Review

Seymour Duncan Fooz Review

December 14, 2018
Filtering, fuzz, and modulation meet to make a powerful and petite synth for guitar.
Sadowsky MetroExpress Review

Sadowsky MetroExpress Review

December 11, 2018
A premium brand unveils a new model with an accessible price of entry.
Dunable SplatterBlaster Review

Dunable SplatterBlaster Review

December 6, 2018
Two fuzzes, one box—and zillions of tones.
Tone King Sky King Review

Tone King Sky King Review

December 4, 2018
A shape-shifting evolution of Mark Bartel’s original design dishes scads of tone and performance possibilities.
Carr Telstar Review

Carr Telstar Review

November 27, 2018
A thrilling Fender/Vox hybrid.
MXR EVH 5150 Chorus Review

MXR EVH 5150 Chorus Review

November 26, 2018
Eddie’s chorus pedal is full of idiosyncrasies and interesting tonal surprises.
Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review

Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review

November 20, 2018
Vast libraries of IRs and amp and effect models, as well as improvements in interface, memory, and connectivity, make the III tough to beat.
Acoustic B100C Review

Acoustic B100C Review

November 16, 2018
Best known in the ’70s for their big bass stacks on big stages, Acoustic shows they can play small ball, too.
Fano JM4 Standard Review

Fano JM4 Standard Review

November 12, 2018
Though it’s been kissed by a Thunderbird, this surprisingly versatile handbuilt 4-string has a vibe all its own.
Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Review

Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Review

November 9, 2018
A dual-source setup is extra terrific on one of Fishman’s finest amplification pickup/preamp systems yet.
Vox Mini Superbeetle Review

Vox Mini Superbeetle Review

November 5, 2018
Cute, compact, and dressed to kill, with a wealth of old-school Vox tones.
Gibson Les Paul Standard Review

Gibson Les Paul Standard Review

October 26, 2018
A not-so-standard Standard offers a multitude of sonic options.
Nutter Astro Captain Review

Nutter Astro Captain Review

October 23, 2018
Cheap-chic retro meets modern playability.