December 2020

Gear

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LPD Pedals Unveils the New Eighty7 Deluxe

LPD Pedals Unveils the New Eighty7 Deluxe

December 4, 2020
A powerful two-channel overdrive aimed at copping hot-rod British tones.
First Look: Origin Effects MAGMA57

First Look: Origin Effects MAGMA57

December 4, 2020
Hear the stomp maker’s latest—a meticulously made box of Magnatone-style vibrato and drive magic.
Fender Introduces the Tash Sultana Signature Stratocaster

Fender Introduces the Tash Sultana Signature Stratocaster

December 3, 2020
The guitar features a matching painted headstock, custom “skull” neck plate, and Yosemite single-coil Strat pickups combined with a Double Tap humbucking bridge pickup.
Reader Guitar of the Month: Ibby

Reader Guitar of the Month: Ibby

December 3, 2020
A player shares the mods he’s made to an Ibanez ART420 to get more flexibility when playing in his church band.
Gibson Unveils the Slash “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop

Gibson Unveils the Slash “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop

December 2, 2020
The guitar features Slash’s personal touches including a C-shaped neck profile, uncovered Gibson Custom BurstBucker Alnico 2 pickups, and hand-wired electronics with Orange Drop capacitors.
Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Eddy Analog Vibrato and Chorus

Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Eddy Analog Vibrato and Chorus

December 2, 2020
A fully analog setup that offers envelope and expression control over the modulation rate and depth.
Yamaha Releases the Peter Hook Signature BB Bass

Yamaha Releases the Peter Hook Signature BB Bass

December 2, 2020
The new model combines elements of the BB1200S and the BB734A to create a new signature model.
Rig Rundown: Big Business

Rig Rundown: Big Business

December 2, 2020
Four strings, a stack of Sunns, and plentiful pedals allow Jared Warren enough viciousness and volume for bass and guitar.
Taylor Grand Theater Urban Ash Demo - <i>PG</i> Gear Spotlight

Taylor Grand Theater Urban Ash Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

December 2, 2020
Taylor Guitars master builder Andy Powers shows off a portable yet potent new 24 1/8”-scale flattop with eco-friendly woods and new C-Class bracing.
First Look: Boss GT-1000CORE

First Look: Boss GT-1000CORE

December 2, 2020
From heavy to heavenly: Hear the shrunken powerhouse on raunchy riffs, ethereal reverb clouds, pitch-shifted bass, and more.
13 Watts of Ringing, Raging Splendor

13 Watts of Ringing, Raging Splendor

December 2, 2020
A unique low-wattage combo, the Balthazar Cabaret 13 produces a potent mélange of Vox and Fender sounds—and sings with a loud and outsized voice.
Mattoverse Electronics Releases the Bad Passenger Fuzz MkII

Mattoverse Electronics Releases the Bad Passenger Fuzz MkII

December 1, 2020
A completely redesigned circuit that combines cascaded transistor and op-amp gain stages.
First Look: Wren and Cuff Blue Caprid

First Look: Wren and Cuff Blue Caprid

December 1, 2020
The Big Muff maniacs chase the holy mid-'70s Ram’s Head circuit to awesome ends.
Boss and Sola Sound Team Up for the Waza Craft TB-2W Tone Bender

Boss and Sola Sound Team Up for the Waza Craft TB-2W Tone Bender

December 1, 2020
Housed in the classic BOSS compact chassis, the TB-2W is an authentic sonic recreation of the Tone Bender Mk II.
Sitek Guitar Electronics Unveils the Fuzzie Germanium Fuzz V2

Sitek Guitar Electronics Unveils the Fuzzie Germanium Fuzz V2

November 30, 2020
Updates include a "texture" knob, improved output, and refined low-end EQ.
IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost: The <em>Premier Guitar</em> Review

IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost: The Premier Guitar Review

November 30, 2020
An understated, utilitarian buffer/boost/preamp that can profoundly reshape your tones.
Epiphone and Gibson Custom Shop Collaborate on 1959 Les Paul Standard Model

Epiphone and Gibson Custom Shop Collaborate on 1959 Les Paul Standard Model

November 30, 2020
The guitars feature a mahogany body with a maple top with a AAA figured maple veneer, comfortable 1959 hand-rolled neck profile with long neck tenon, aged finish, and Gibson USA BurstBucker 2 & 3 humbuckers.
First Look: Warm Audio Jet Phaser

First Look: Warm Audio Jet Phaser

November 30, 2020
Masters of affordable outboard studio gear execute an awesome take on one of Roland’s fuzziest, phasiest ’70s oddities.
Carstens Amplification Unveils Signature Billy Corgan Grace Amp

Carstens Amplification Unveils Signature Billy Corgan Grace Amp

November 26, 2020
A 100-watt, single channel design that cops Corgan's articulate, high-gain tones.
Victory Announces the Copper Preamp V4

Victory Announces the Copper Preamp V4

November 26, 2020
This preamp pedal is designed to sound like the chime and rock of the late-1950’s British amplifiers.