March 2020

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Strymon Iridium: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Strymon Iridium: The Premier Guitar Review

February 26, 2020
Intrigued but also daunted by sophisticated amp modelers? Strymon's latest brilliantly bridges the gap with a simple stompbox-style interface boasting a handful of stellar amp emulations.
This Minimalist Multi-Effector Is Made for Metal

This Minimalist Multi-Effector Is Made for Metal

February 23, 2020
Revocation's Dave Davidson commissioned a signature stomp that unites boost, reverb, and delay. The PG Dunable Eidolon review.
Source Audio Collider: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Source Audio Collider: The Premier Guitar Review

February 21, 2020
The greatest hits from a powerhouse digital reverb and an equally potent digital delay are distilled into a single, super-convenient space-and-time manipulator.
This Bass Head Redefines What It Means to "Get in the Pocket"

This Bass Head Redefines What It Means to "Get in the Pocket"

February 20, 2020
This innovative head-and-cab pairing musters impressive thunder for its size. The PG Quilter Bass Block 802 and BassDock 12 review.
Dean Thoroughbred Select Quilt Top TCS: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Dean Thoroughbred Select Quilt Top TCS: The Premier Guitar Review

February 18, 2020
Flashy and fabulously playable, this single-cut boasts a surprising number of tonal personalities.
EBS OctaBass Blue Label: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

EBS OctaBass Blue Label: The Premier Guitar Review

February 16, 2020
The Swedish bass pros slim down their octaver while imbuing it with gut-shaking low end and analog warmth.
This Stompbox Wants to Be Your Bass Player

This Stompbox Wants to Be Your Bass Player

February 14, 2020
It offers low-octave action on your three bottom strings, leaving the top three alone—but does it sound like a bass? The PG OPFXS Dig Deep Quick Hit review.
An 18V Mistress for the Rest of Us

An 18V Mistress for the Rest of Us

February 13, 2020
Looking for a Gilmour-esque flanger? Here's a compact and buttery-sounding take on the Pink Floyd legend's Animals-era modulation machine. The PG Retro-Sonic Flanger review.
Five Upscale Ambient Reverb Voices, One Very Entry-Level Price

Five Upscale Ambient Reverb Voices, One Very Entry-Level Price

February 11, 2020
This Spin FV-1-driven stomp from Italy delivers expansive sounds for just over a Benjamin. The PG Foxgear Rainbow review.
Amp in a Box? This Thing Feels More Like a Baby Recording Console

Amp in a Box? This Thing Feels More Like a Baby Recording Console

February 9, 2020
Expansive EQ- and drive-shaping capabilities meet studio-level precision. The PG Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Compact review.
Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb: The Premier Guitar Review

February 7, 2020
A DSP-driven blackface Deluxe that dares players to differentiate between tube and digital.
PRS SE Hollowbody Standard: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

PRS SE Hollowbody Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

February 6, 2020
The modern classic excels in its more accessibly priced guise.
Looking for Skindred Guitar Tones in a Box? This Pedal Might Be for You

Looking for Skindred Guitar Tones in a Box? This Pedal Might Be for You

February 5, 2020
Reggae-metal guitarist Mikey Demus and ThorpyFx's Adrian Thorpe help create a dirt pedal dripping with tonal possibilities. The PG Redbeard Effects Red Mist MkIV review.
Electro-Harmonix Ram’s Head Big Muff: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Electro-Harmonix Ram’s Head Big Muff: The Premier Guitar Review

February 3, 2020
Matthews and company chase the sound of the most coveted vintage Big Muff and come dang close to hitting the mark—and for less than 100 bucks.
Step Into the Bizarre with This Chaos Generator

Step Into the Bizarre with This Chaos Generator

January 31, 2020
This LFO-driven tone mangler expands the vocabularies of expression-pedal-enabled stomps. The PG TWA Side Step review.
Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass: The Premier Guitar Review

January 30, 2020
An iconic bass undergoes a few tweaks to its formula, but make no mistake—this 4-string is all Jazz and then some.
Darkglass Electronics Harmonic Booster: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Darkglass Electronics Harmonic Booster: The Premier Guitar Review

January 24, 2020
The Finnish company revives its first pedal and packs it with even more tone-shaping functionality.
Blackface Tones in a 3.5-Pound Head?

Blackface Tones in a 3.5-Pound Head?

January 21, 2020
It's a tall order, to be sure, but Bjorn Juhl’s petite, grab-and-go head packs a ferocious punch. The PG One Control BJF-S66 review.
Form Factor Bi1000Di: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Form Factor Bi1000Di: The Premier Guitar Review

January 20, 2020
Many class-D bass amps promise "tube warmth," but this sleek contender unabashedly proffers a meticulously clean take on your instrument's innate voice.
Is This the Most Versatile Compressor Ever?

Is This the Most Versatile Compressor Ever?

January 14, 2020
Bonus: This squeeze box includes an amazing EQ and boost. The PG Jackson Audio Bloom review.