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First Look: Harmony Silhouette

First Look: Harmony Silhouette

August 19, 2019
The pawnshop prize of yore gets relaunched with a boutique touch—and at about the same price as an inflation-adjusted original.
First Look: Mojotone BlackOut Tweed Select

First Look: Mojotone BlackOut Tweed Select

August 12, 2019
The sweet sounds of screaming tweed and a raft of even bigger tones live in this affordable take on the 5E3 classic.
First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Plumes

First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Plumes

August 3, 2019
Jamie Stillman and his cast of weirdos take the TS beyond simple screaming.
First Look: Supro Silverwood

First Look: Supro Silverwood

July 30, 2019
We inspect the new "old" guitar based on the brand's 1960 flagship model.
First Look: Boss DD-200 Digital Delay

First Look: Boss DD-200 Digital Delay

July 22, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger explore 12 modes that go from tame and traditional to wacky and adventurous.
First Look: Mad Professor Double Moon

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.
First Look: Aclam Dr. Robert

First Look: Aclam Dr. Robert

July 1, 2019
Spanish stompbox specialists conjure the biting, stinging, and fab-fuzzy spirit of the '66 Beatles and the rare Vox UL730.
First Look: Wren and Cuff De La Riva

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.
First Look: Henry Amplification SRT+

First Look: Henry Amplification SRT+

June 17, 2019
The sounds of a rare but potent little Vox live again in this EL84-driven overachiever.
First Look: Fuzzrocious Knob Jawn

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.
First Look: MXR Carbon Copy Mini

First Look: MXR Carbon Copy Mini

June 1, 2019
PG goes from rockabilly slapback to freakout oscillation to properly test out the itty-bitty edition of the popular green delay.
First Look: Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay

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.
First Look: Gibson SG Modern

First Look: Gibson SG Modern

May 21, 2019
We take the maple-capped, ’bucker-splitting, ebony-boarded 24-fretter for a spin, PG-style!
First Look: Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster

First Look: Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster

April 29, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger use and abuse the guitar god's signature Tele that's based on a '59 that was gifted to him from Jeff Beck and helped build Led Zeppelin I.
First Look: Kay Barney Kessel K6700V Artist

First Look: Kay Barney Kessel K6700V Artist

April 22, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger try out the revamped, reintroduced signature model designed for the jazz guitar giant.
First Look: Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe

First Look: Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe

April 15, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger enjoy his initial jam session on the acoustic icon's newest orchestra model that blends old-world craftsmanship with modern upgrades for maximum fingerstyle playability and tone.
First Look: PRS Paul's Guitar & SE Paul's Guitar

First Look: PRS Paul's Guitar & SE Paul's Guitar

April 8, 2019
We compare and contrast the affordable and upscale versions of the signature axe for the man behind the Maryland gear outfit.
First Look: Alexander Pedals Radical Delay DX

First Look: Alexander Pedals Radical Delay DX

April 1, 2019
See and hear how the expanded time machine warps your tone with six delay functions resulting in subtle swells and sweeps, mind-bending pitch-shifted repeats, and modulated video-game soundtracks.
First Look: Fender '62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

First Look: Fender '62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

March 28, 2019
Witness John Bohlinger try a '50s Strat, a Gibson Vegas, and a Filter'Tron-loaded Gretsch to demo the classic-designed, tremolo-rich combo for country music's outlaw superstar.
First Look: Catalinbread Coriolis

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.