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Wren and Cuff De La Riva BM20-Ultra Review

Wren and Cuff De La Riva BM20-Ultra Review

August 16, 2019
Muff to the Nth Power!
Mesa/Boogie Subway WD-800 Review

Mesa/Boogie Subway WD-800 Review

August 15, 2019
A Mesa bass powerhouse that brings bells and whistles galore, but remains true to the fat tube-based tone of the WalkAbout preamp that helped inspire it.
Jackson Audio Broken Arrow Review

Jackson Audio Broken Arrow Review

August 14, 2019
The most versatile boost/overdrive combo ever? Probably.
Henry Amplification SRT+ Review

Henry Amplification SRT+ Review

August 13, 2019
A modern take on an obscure Vox gem.
Eastwood Sidejack Pro JM Bass Review

Eastwood Sidejack Pro JM Bass Review

August 9, 2019
This short-scale looker takes visual cues from a ’60s Mosrite, while raising the playability level.
Quick Hit: Phil Jones Bass Micro 7 Review

Quick Hit: Phil Jones Bass Micro 7 Review

August 6, 2019
The company known for big bass sounds from small speakers delivers its smallest combo to date.
Gibson SG Modern Review

Gibson SG Modern Review

August 5, 2019
This updated solidbody is a ferocious and versatile hybrid of Les Paul, SG, and modern Gibsons.
Quick Hit: Ground Control Tsukuyomi Review

Quick Hit: Ground Control Tsukuyomi Review

July 29, 2019
Is this midrange booster from Montreal a panacea for getting transparent boosts and ripping leads out of your single-coils?
Blackstar HT20RH MkII Review

Blackstar HT20RH MkII Review

July 25, 2019
The English builder’s affordable mid-wattage star gets leaner, meaner, and more versatile.
Quick Hit: Teisco Fuzz Review

Quick Hit: Teisco Fuzz Review

July 23, 2019
The first fuzz from the newly relaunched brand pumps out mind-searing octave tones.
Quick Hit: Laney Mini-Bass-NX Review

Quick Hit: Laney Mini-Bass-NX Review

July 15, 2019
What’s smaller than a half-loaf of bread, runs on batteries, and just may inspire you to practice more?
Audient Sono Review

Audient Sono Review

July 14, 2019
A recording interface packed with guitar-friendly features.
Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

July 12, 2019
A bigger speaker and a leap back to handwired brownface circuitry make Chris Stapleton’s signature Princeton a sparkling, sophisticated, and bellowing bruiser.
Rocket Surgeon StarLifter Review

Rocket Surgeon StarLifter Review

July 10, 2019
A combination preamp/DI with a host of goodies takes bass tone-sculpting to celestial heights.
Eventide Rose Review

Eventide Rose Review

July 8, 2019
A vibey echo box with vast sonic range.
Quick Hit: Keeley DDR Review

Quick Hit: Keeley DDR Review

July 7, 2019
A few of Keeley’s greatest hits reimagined and packed into a supremely useful box.
PRS SE Paul’s Guitar Review

PRS SE Paul’s Guitar Review

July 5, 2019
Paul Reed Smith’s own vision for the ultimate guitar comes in at an incredibly affordable price.
Warwick RockBass Idolmaker Review

Warwick RockBass Idolmaker Review

July 4, 2019
A 5-string rock machine with a unique look serves up a variety of tones.
Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage Review

Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage Review

July 3, 2019
Plexi tone in a petite package.
Quick Hit: RPS Vitamin C Boost Review

Quick Hit: RPS Vitamin C Boost Review

June 27, 2019
Kick your signal up with a 27 dB citrus splash.