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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.
Spector Legend 4 Standard: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Spector Legend 4 Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

January 10, 2020
This versatile, active P/J-configured 4-string comes in at just over five bills and absolutely earns its name.
Filth and Eight Flavors of Modulated Flickering in a Single Pedal? Why Not!

Filth and Eight Flavors of Modulated Flickering in a Single Pedal? Why Not!

January 9, 2020
This true analog effect serves up distortion and tremolo—including optical—using a digital helping hand. The PG Mattoverse TremStortion review.
Destroyer of Import Semi-Hollowbody Stereotypes?

Destroyer of Import Semi-Hollowbody Stereotypes?

January 3, 2020
This exquisitely upscale and original 6-string smashes preconceptions with its super-flexible tones. The PG Eastman Romeo review.
Is a Nice Volume Pedal Worth $140?

Is a Nice Volume Pedal Worth $140?

January 2, 2020
Especially when competing designs with shrunken footprints have upped the ante? The PG Xotic 250k Volume Pedal review.
Blackstar Silverline Standard: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Blackstar Silverline Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

December 27, 2019
This fun, budget-friendly modeling amp aims for the sky with solid attempts at mimicking the response of EL84, 6V6, EL34, 6L6, KT66, and KT88 power sections.
Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa: The Premier Guitar Review

December 25, 2019
The signature solidbody for Omar Rodríguez-López (At the Drive-In, the Mars Volta) screams and plays as smooth as cream.
Meris Hedra Review

Meris Hedra Review

December 20, 2019
A trippy, triple-headed pitch shifter.
Quick Hit: Karma MTN-10 Review

Quick Hit: Karma MTN-10 Review

December 15, 2019
An updated take on the other green dirtbox.
TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 X4 Review

TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 X4 Review

December 13, 2019
Four times as famous!
Yamaha Red Label FSX3 Review

Yamaha Red Label FSX3 Review

December 12, 2019
The Yamahas you loved are back, and just might be more playable and sweet sounding than ever.
Vox Starstream 1H Artist Bass Review

Vox Starstream 1H Artist Bass Review

December 10, 2019
Examining the other-worldly aesthetics and Music Man-esque flavors of a futuristic single-pickup bass.
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.
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.
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.
Silktone Amp Review

Silktone Amp Review

November 29, 2019
Class A in every regard.
Quick Hit: MXR Clone Looper Review

Quick Hit: MXR Clone Looper Review

November 27, 2019
Looping made stupidly simple ... and a lot more fun.
Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Custom Telecasters Review

Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Custom Telecasters Review

November 25, 2019
Explore the surprisingly profound differences between these foundational fixtures of Fender’s sprawling new Vintera Series.
Godin Metropolis LTD Review

Godin Metropolis LTD Review

November 22, 2019
High quality, classy design, and adaptable L.R. Baggs Anthem electronics yield an intriguing mid-priced dreadnought.
The Year in Gear 2019

The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.