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Yamaha CSF3M Review

Yamaha CSF3M Review

July 16, 2018
Silky playability, sublime sounds, and top quality add up to a small-body super value.
Quick Hit: TC Electronic AEON

Quick Hit: TC Electronic AEON

July 12, 2018
A more affordable ticket to infinite sustain.
Ernie Ball Music Man 2018 StingRay Bass Review

Ernie Ball Music Man 2018 StingRay Bass Review

July 12, 2018
An iconic bass design undergoes a subtle yet significant refresh, both inside and out.
EVH 5150III 1x12 50W 6L6 Combo Review

EVH 5150III 1x12 50W 6L6 Combo Review

July 10, 2018
Improvements to this 6L6 combo mean tone variation and versatility that transcend Van Halen sound templates.
Quick Hit: Elite Guitar Cling On Pickup

Quick Hit: Elite Guitar Cling On Pickup

July 9, 2018
A magnet in a pickup is common, but this pickup’s magnet does something a bit different.
Quick Hit: Lounsberry Amp Rescue

Quick Hit: Lounsberry Amp Rescue

July 6, 2018
An amalgamation of overdrive, treble booster, and cleverly designed gain staging.
Blackstar Unity 500 Review

Blackstar Unity 500 Review

July 4, 2018
After more than a decade serving the needs of guitarists, U.K.-based Blackstar opens their doors to bassists with a new series of amps.
PRS Mark Tremonti MT15 Review

PRS Mark Tremonti MT15 Review

July 2, 2018
The Alter Bridge guitarist's signature amp dishes serious punch and high headroom with just 15 watts.
Dwarfcraft Grazer Sample Slice Repeater Review

Dwarfcraft Grazer Sample Slice Repeater Review

June 26, 2018
Granular delay—now without a computer.
Quick Hit: Pigtronix Octava Micro

Quick Hit: Pigtronix Octava Micro

June 24, 2018
Amazing oomph and wonderfully weird ring-modulator tones somehow cram in next to classic octave sounds in this tiny treasure.
Quick Hit: MXR Classic 108 Fuzz (Mini)

Quick Hit: MXR Classic 108 Fuzz (Mini)

June 21, 2018
Searing silicon Fuzz Face sounds in a mini enclosure with a buffer to boot!
Blackbird Savoy Review

Blackbird Savoy Review

June 19, 2018
A flax-composite design marvel delivers wooden looks and tones in a near-indestructible instrument full of personality.
Dogmatek Arctic Wolf Review

Dogmatek Arctic Wolf Review

June 18, 2018
Explore a sophisticated phase shifter with unconventional options.
EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Review

EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Review

June 15, 2018
There’s no end to the adventures in flanging made possible by this deep, DSP-driven modulator.
Swope Guitars Dakota Review

Swope Guitars Dakota Review

June 14, 2018
Crafted by a builder with a serious shop pedigree, this unique detour from the standard P formula is style-rich, tone-wealthy, and ultra-comfortable.
Quick Hit: L.R. Baggs Align Series Reverb

Quick Hit: L.R. Baggs Align Series Reverb

June 12, 2018
A compact ’verb for acoustic players that bridges the gap between hall and plate.
Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Review

Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Review

June 11, 2018
This Grand Auditorium-sized flattop boasts a new bracing system with instantly perceptible sonic consequences.
Quick Hit: Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge

Quick Hit: Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge

June 8, 2018
To misquote Timothy Leary: “Cut the cord, turn on, play wherever you want.”
Framus Pro Series Teambuilt Television Review

Framus Pro Series Teambuilt Television Review

June 7, 2018
The shape of a ’60s German oddity returns in a high quality, ultra-playable, and versatile modern electric.
Hartke HD500 Review

Hartke HD500 Review

June 4, 2018
For a 35-pound lightweight, Hartke’s new 2x10 combo can throw some air—with 500 watts under the hood and a smart command central.