December 2019

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Mithans Guitars Announces the Kyoto Explode

Mithans Guitars Announces the Kyoto Explode

December 9, 2019
The new models feature a maple burl top, African mahogany body, and Häussel 1959 humbuckers.
Wizard of Odd: Molto Bene Mustang!

Wizard of Odd: Molto Bene Mustang!

December 9, 2019
It may not be your dad’s ’Stang from the 1960s—unless he’s from Italy—but this axe has a unique look and flavor that’s begging for surf rock.
First Look: Meris Hedra

First Look: Meris Hedra

December 9, 2019
It’s a bit complex, but this multifaceted shifter of undulating pitches rewards creative persistence with fascinating sonics.
Amptweaker and Bassist Tim Lefebvre Collaborate on Limited-Edition TightFuzz

Amptweaker and Bassist Tim Lefebvre Collaborate on Limited-Edition TightFuzz

December 6, 2019
The pedal is tweaked to Lefebvre's favorite settings, which he uses as an "always on" pedal.
Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Operation Overlord Review

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Operation Overlord Review

December 6, 2019
Mike Matthews’ feature-packed latest aims for budget-conscious MVP status as an overdrive for guitar, bass, and beyond.
Love and Sockets: A Busy Nashville Producer’s Solid-State Sound

Love and Sockets: A Busy Nashville Producer’s Solid-State Sound

December 6, 2019
Dave Coleman’s Quilters and Pathfinders are the foundation of his hard-working tone.
Boss Introduces the Waza-Air Wireless Personal Guitar Amplification System

Boss Introduces the Waza-Air Wireless Personal Guitar Amplification System

December 5, 2019
An over-the-ear headphone with built-in amp sims and effects.
Mad Professor Amplification Unveils the Super Black

Mad Professor Amplification Unveils the Super Black

December 5, 2019
An amp-in-a-box interpretation of a classic American circuit.
The World’s Weirdest Guitar Mods and Builds

The World’s Weirdest Guitar Mods and Builds

December 5, 2019
Feast your eyes and ears on these 6-string mutants, monsters, and mooncalves—approved by Dr. Frankenstein, but ready to make great music.
Heather Brown Electronicals Launches Blessed Mother V2 Overdrive Pedal

Heather Brown Electronicals Launches Blessed Mother V2 Overdrive Pedal

December 5, 2019
Updated features include increased output and headroom with broader-ranging tone control.
Reader Guitar of the Month: Yamaha Pacifica

Reader Guitar of the Month: Yamaha Pacifica

December 5, 2019
This model’s swimming-pool routing makes it a great candidate for modding.
Boss Introduces the SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

Boss Introduces the SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

December 5, 2019
The pedal features a newly developed Dynamic Synth and refreshed versions of historic Boss/Roland instrument modeling and synthesizer technologies.
Rig Rundown: Tiny Moving Parts

Rig Rundown: Tiny Moving Parts

December 4, 2019
Enthusiastic, nimble-fingered Dylan Mattheisen dances between technical mathcore and catchy rock with Teles and a trusty DL4.
Epiphone Releases the Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul Outfit

Epiphone Releases the Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul Outfit

December 4, 2019
The limited-edition model features an Electric Blue finish with mirrored pickguard, Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers, and Grover Rotomatic tuners.
Way Huge Unveils the Smalls Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive & Fuzz

Way Huge Unveils the Smalls Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive & Fuzz

December 4, 2019
A mini combo of the Pork Loin and Russian Pickle.
Kiesel Guitars Introduces the Type-X Series

Kiesel Guitars Introduces the Type-X Series

December 4, 2019
All of the new models will be available in 6-, 7-, and 8-string versions along with the option for multiscale.
Markbass Little Mark Vintage Review

Markbass Little Mark Vintage Review

December 4, 2019
This black and yellow tube-based machine delivers plenty of vintage-bass warmth, with modern flavors to boot.
Mojotone Introduces the ’59 P.A.F. Humbucker Set

Mojotone Introduces the ’59 P.A.F. Humbucker Set

December 3, 2019
A replica of one of the most desirable humbuckers of all time.
Obsidian Wire Unveils the Custom 7 Way for Strat

Obsidian Wire Unveils the Custom 7 Way for Strat

December 3, 2019
A pre-wired switching system that gives even more options to a standard Strat-style setup.
Quick Hit: Cort Action HH4 Review

Quick Hit: Cort Action HH4 Review

December 3, 2019
A dual-humbucker 4-string with plenty of switching options defies its price with a tight, light build.