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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.
GHS Reintroduces Tapewound Bass Guitar Strings

GHS Reintroduces Tapewound Bass Guitar Strings

September 24, 2018
The strings are wrapped with a black nylon cover, which aims to give the string an ultra-smooth feel with a deep tone.
Death By Audio Deep Animation Review

Death By Audio Deep Animation Review

September 24, 2018
Filter turns filthy and gets spun on its head in this awesomely powerful and unconventional envelope follower.
Line 6 HX Effects Review

Line 6 HX Effects Review

September 23, 2018
A wickedly versatile multi-effect unit with remarkable flexibility.
Wizard of Odd: Late-’60s TeleStar Doubleneck

Wizard of Odd: Late-’60s TeleStar Doubleneck

September 21, 2018
Here’s another beautiful weirdo from the Kawai Enshu factory.
Cort CJ Retro Jumbo Review

Cort CJ Retro Jumbo Review

September 21, 2018
Style and plugged-in performance come cheap in Cort’s handsome and inexpensive big-body flattop.
Modulation Nation: Chorus, Phasing, and Flanging

Modulation Nation: Chorus, Phasing, and Flanging

September 20, 2018
Explore the history and mystery of three classic effects.
Adventure Audio Unveils the Glacial Zenith II

Adventure Audio Unveils the Glacial Zenith II

September 20, 2018
A dual-stage overdrive with a 3-band EQ.
Epiphone and Slash Team Up for New Firebirds

Epiphone and Slash Team Up for New Firebirds

September 20, 2018
Slash’s Premium Outfit Limited to 100 guitars, each hand-signed and numbered by Slash, plus a hard case and custom leather strap.
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.
Mid Valley FX Unveils the Mad Robot

Mid Valley FX Unveils the Mad Robot

September 19, 2018
An oscillating fuzz pedal that is designed to deliver arpeggiating tones that wrap around the notes.
Supro and Keeley Electronics Collaborate on New Amp

Supro and Keeley Electronics Collaborate on New Amp

September 19, 2018
A 25-watt combo designed specifically to be a versatile pedal platform.
Escape Plan Launch Code Review

Escape Plan Launch Code Review

September 19, 2018
An Atari-inspired glitch box that also serves up rich, resonant tones and unexpected musical surprises.
Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Mod Rex Polyrhythmic Modulator Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Mod Rex Polyrhythmic Modulator Pedal

September 18, 2018
The pedal is equipped with four independent modulation sections that are synched in tempo.
Mastro Valvola LFO Optical Tremolo Review

Mastro Valvola LFO Optical Tremolo Review

September 18, 2018
Optical analog tremolo and a digital brain make this Italian trem’ a grab bag of modulation tricks.
MXR Sugar Drive Review

MXR Sugar Drive Review

September 17, 2018
Klone tones in a baby box with a teeny-tiny price.
ThroBak Announces the ’64 MXV Stratocaster Pickup Set

ThroBak Announces the ’64 MXV Stratocaster Pickup Set

September 17, 2018
The pickups were wound on the same vintage ME-481A pickup winder that was used to wind early '60s Fender Stratocaster pickups.
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.
Tsakalis AudioWorks Phonkify Review

Tsakalis AudioWorks Phonkify Review

September 15, 2018
Envelope filter and octave combine to reach realms beyond the same old jam and funk riffs.