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Quick Hit: Dusky Mandorla

Quick Hit: Dusky Mandorla

May 22, 2018
A great amp builder builds a boost that—surprise—feels like a seamless extension of your amplifier.
Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp

Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp

May 21, 2018
Three knobs and an optical circuit brew up mellow analog compression that fills out tone rather than choking it.
Cort GB75JH Review

Cort GB75JH Review

May 17, 2018
Cort delivers a 35"-scale, 5-string beast of a bass that offers snap, pop, and sustain galore through a smart pickup combo and mindful construction.
Diminutive Darlings: Short-Scale Bass Review Roundup

Diminutive Darlings: Short-Scale Bass Review Roundup

May 15, 2018
We check out three downsized rumblers—the Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang, Spector Bantam 4, and Supro Huntington II.
Orange Brent Hinds Terror Review

Orange Brent Hinds Terror Review

May 14, 2018
The Mastodon mayhem lord’s signature amp dishes killer clean tones as readily as filthy ones.
Quick Hit: Lovell Shakey

Quick Hit: Lovell Shakey

May 11, 2018
Myriad subtleties lurk within this lovely-sounding pedal named after Neil Young’s filmmaking alter ego.
Land Devices HP-2 Review

Land Devices HP-2 Review

May 8, 2018
This fine Harmonic Percolator derivative leaves you wondering why the circuit remains a relative secret.
Hü Tonelabs Psychlone Jr. Review

Hü Tonelabs Psychlone Jr. Review

May 7, 2018
Custom-shop style and quality collide in a unique axe that references Fender and Gibson via George Jetson and Lindy Fralin.
Quick Hit: Fender The Bends Compressor

Quick Hit: Fender The Bends Compressor

May 3, 2018
Need some squish? The revered company’s new compressor combines flexibility with features.
Source Audio Ventris Review

Source Audio Ventris Review

May 1, 2018
A powerful dual reverb that packs big blendable voices that feel like vintage treasures—or keys to infinity.
Meris Polymoon Review

Meris Polymoon Review

April 30, 2018
Take a spin in an ambient washing machine.
PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Review

PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Review

April 27, 2018
The look is unconventional, but the vintage Stratocaster tones are dead accurate.
Blackstar HT Club 40 MkII Review

Blackstar HT Club 40 MkII Review

April 24, 2018
A budget-friendly combo with countless crunch tones plus studio-friendly features.
Massive FX G.O.A.F. Review

Massive FX G.O.A.F. Review

April 20, 2018
Massive FX pairs an octave-up effect with the rare and splendid Buzzaround circuit to create distinctive and potent fuzz.
Quick Hit: Gamechanger Audio PLUS

Quick Hit: Gamechanger Audio PLUS

April 18, 2018
Old-world piano design drives a forward-looking sustain pedal that opens up unexpected sonic possibilities.
Dr. Z Z-PLUS Review

Dr. Z Z-PLUS Review

April 17, 2018
A versatile low-watt monster with a whole lotta roar.
Pigtronix Mothership 2 Review

Pigtronix Mothership 2 Review

April 16, 2018
Badass synth tones from a petite pedal.
Modulus Graphite Funk Unlimited RevOLite Review

Modulus Graphite Funk Unlimited RevOLite Review

April 13, 2018
Modulus is back with a flyweight bass that’s easy on the shoulders but heavy in tone—and couldn’t care less about how cold it is outside.
Quick Hit: Fender CN-60S

Quick Hit: Fender CN-60S

April 11, 2018
Nylon-string tones meet steel-string playability in this affordable entry-level model.
Koll Super Cub Review

Koll Super Cub Review

April 9, 2018
Humble 1960s designs are reborn in a high-performance boutique gem.