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First Look: 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard

First Look: 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard

September 24, 2018
John Bohlinger plays through various settings on the new gussied-up, classic-looking singlecut that has a few dip switches and push-pull pots up its sleeve.
JHS Bonsai Review

JHS Bonsai Review

September 20, 2018
Many modes of TS-style overdrive—every one a winner.
Rig Rundown: Henry Kaiser's Five Times Surprise

Rig Rundown: Henry Kaiser's Five Times Surprise

September 19, 2018
A studio visit with the new gear-heavy improv/art-rock supergroup that includes Henry Kaiser, Andy West, and Anthony Pirog.
Way Huge Pork & Pickle Review

Way Huge Pork & Pickle Review

September 16, 2018
Two distinct dirt circuits come together in one pedal for bassists who appreciate freedom of choice for their grit.
Aguilar Grape Phaser Review

Aguilar Grape Phaser Review

September 13, 2018
Two knobs on a purple box is a ticket to low-end modulation—from slow and sublime to all-out space travel.
Rig Rundown: Widespread Panic

Rig Rundown: Widespread Panic

September 12, 2018
A chilled-out look at the road rigs of guitarists Jimmy Herring and John “JB” Bell, and bassist Dave Schools—32 years after the legendary jam band’s first gig in Athens, Georgia.
Milkman Sound The Amp Review

Milkman Sound The Amp Review

September 11, 2018
This handwired hybrid amp is a powerhouse in a pedal enclosure.
Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Review

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Review

September 10, 2018
Reverb’s depths made accessible in a small and super-economical package.
PG Jams: Jason Mraz and Molly Miller

PG Jams: Jason Mraz and Molly Miller

September 10, 2018
The nylon-string-loving Grammy winner talks about his secret songwriting club and, together with two bandmates, plays unique renditions of tracks from his latest album, Know.
Eastwood Airline Pocket Bass Review

Eastwood Airline Pocket Bass Review

September 6, 2018
A short-scale Valco-made bass oddity from the 1960s flies again as a reissue, but with some contemporary improvements.
Rig Rundown: Whitey Morgan and the 78's

Rig Rundown: Whitey Morgan and the 78's

September 5, 2018
The modern country outlaws follow only a few rules: beefy Teles, American-voiced amps, and a healthy addiction to compression and phaser.
Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Review

Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Review

September 4, 2018
Treadle control of tremolo and reverb unleashes an atmosphere machine.
First Look: Walrus Audio DEFCON4

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.
Rig Rundown: Todd Rundgren

Rig Rundown: Todd Rundgren

August 29, 2018
The multi-instrumentalist, producer, and all-around sonic shaman explains the origin story on his No. 1 “Foamy," discusses fixing Clapton’s “Fool” SG, and reveals how he stays musically energized after nearly 50 years.
First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct

First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct

August 29, 2018
Witness John Bohlinger get trippy-hippy with the new ridiciuosly wonderful wobble box from EQD's lead wizard Jamie Stillman.
EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct Review

EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct Review

August 29, 2018
An insane-to-elegant modulation tool that suits chaotic creators and control freaks alike.
First Look: Seymour Duncan Fooz

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.
Walrus Audio Emissary Review

Walrus Audio Emissary Review

August 24, 2018
Parallel high-range and mid-boost channels add up to a surprisingly versatile boost.
First Look: Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50

First Look: Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50

August 23, 2018
John Bohlinger straps on guitars new and old to test out the new 1x12 combo built with 6L6s and a lush, tube-driven reverb.
Rig Rundown: Joe Bonamassa [2018]

Rig Rundown: Joe Bonamassa [2018]

August 22, 2018
One of blues-rock’s biggest draws walks us through his staggering setup of Dumbles and signature tweed combos, holy grail Les Pauls and Fenders, and just a handful of off-the-rack pedals.