February 2019

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First Look: Abasi Pathos

First Look: Abasi Pathos

February 14, 2019
PG's Perry Bean grabs an EMG-loaded ESP to explore the spectrum of nastiness in the Animals As Leaders frontman's namesake dirt box.
Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.
Damnation Audio Ugly Twin Review

Damnation Audio Ugly Twin Review

February 11, 2019
Three cascaded distortion effects in a single box.
Trickfish Trilobite Review

Trickfish Trilobite Review

February 8, 2019
The name may suggest something aquatic, but there’s nothing watered down about this DI.
Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

February 6, 2019
The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be prominent in today’s country and Americana music.
Pro Pedalboards 2019

Pro Pedalboards 2019

February 5, 2019
From minimalist to monolithic: 16 boards from across the stylistic spectrum that wowed us during our last year of Rig Rundowns.
First Look: Dr. Z Nova

First Look: Dr. Z Nova

February 4, 2019
John Bohlinger test-drives this 5881-powered, tweed-Twin-inspired combo that lets you blend thick overdrive with its clean signal.
Third Man + Mantic Flex Review

Third Man + Mantic Flex Review

February 4, 2019
Jack White’s fave phase-locked loop machine is a ticket to fuzzy fatness and synthy chaos.
Rig Rundown: Steven Wilson [2019]

Rig Rundown: Steven Wilson [2019]

January 30, 2019
The king of modern prog rock unveils his monstrous pedalboard and surprising dual-amp setup.
First Look: Source Audio True Spring

First Look: Source Audio True Spring

January 30, 2019
John Bohlinger tests this stereo pedal that pairs authentic-sounding amp- and outboard-reverb simulations with optical-, bias-, and harmonic-tremolo sounds.
Heritage H-137SC Review

Heritage H-137SC Review

January 30, 2019
Two P-90s, four dials, and a slab of single-cutaway mahogany that are a ticket to rock ’n’ roll happiness.
NAMM '19 - Gamechanger Audio Motor Pedal Demo

NAMM '19 - Gamechanger Audio Motor Pedal Demo

January 29, 2019
The Latvian mad scientists have created another ear-twisting filter that is incredibly deep.
NAMM '19 - Chase Bliss Audio Automatone Series Preamp Mk II & Blooper Demos

NAMM '19 - Chase Bliss Audio Automatone Series Preamp Mk II & Blooper Demos

January 29, 2019
Born out of collaboration with Chris Benson, the updated preamp includes presets, fuzz, automation, and more
NAMM '19 - Beetronics Swarm Fuzz & Harmonizer Demo

NAMM '19 - Beetronics Swarm Fuzz & Harmonizer Demo

January 29, 2019
Listen to a wildly interactive octave/fuzz/harmonizer inspired by a forgotten classic.
NAMM '19 - Electro-Faustus Simulacrum & Photo Theremin Demos

NAMM '19 - Electro-Faustus Simulacrum & Photo Theremin Demos

January 29, 2019
Samples, triggers, and faux-theremin tones outline the New York-based pedal builder's offerings.
NAMM '19 - Prestige Guitars Devin Townsend Empath Prototype Signature Acoustic Demo

NAMM '19 - Prestige Guitars Devin Townsend Empath Prototype Signature Acoustic Demo

January 29, 2019
The renaissance metal man and all-around nice guy demos the dread he’ll be using on his upcoming solo acoustic tour.
NAMM '19 - Crazy Tube Circuits Limelight, Falcon & Sidekick Demos

NAMM '19 - Crazy Tube Circuits Limelight, Falcon & Sidekick Demos

January 29, 2019
The Athens, Greece, crew shows off a versatile fuzz, a tweed-/brownface-flavored overdrive, and “the ‘80s in a box.”
NAMM '19 - Ruokangas Valvebucker Demo

NAMM '19 - Ruokangas Valvebucker Demo

January 29, 2019
Finnish luthier Juha Ruokangas shares the fascinating origin story of his active pickup system driven by onboard NOS tubes.
 NAMM '19 - JAM Pedals Delay Llama, Lucy Dreamer & Doubledreamer Demos

NAMM '19 - JAM Pedals Delay Llama, Lucy Dreamer & Doubledreamer Demos

January 29, 2019
Two of the Greek builder’s classics get the shrunken-and-simplified treatment, while another now houses two drive units with flexible internal routing options.
NAMM '19 - Tsakalis AudioWorks Six B.O.D. Demo

NAMM '19 - Tsakalis AudioWorks Six B.O.D. Demo

January 29, 2019
What do you get when you mix a Timmy, a Bluesbreaker, and a King of Tone? Greek stompbox guru Chris Tsakalis shows us with his innovative capacitor-less tone circuit.