April 2020

Reviews

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Hartke LX8500: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Hartke LX8500: The Premier Guitar Review

April 7, 2020
With a highly maneuverable class-A tube preamp, 800 watts, a built-in handle, and a featherweight 8 1/2 pounds, this amp was born to rumble and travel.
Orange Crush Acoustic 30: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Orange Crush Acoustic 30: The Premier Guitar Review

April 5, 2020
The British amp manufacturer’s first acoustic combo is smart and small, with plenty of juice.
Release the Yeti!

Release the Yeti!

April 3, 2020
A stylishly designed 4-string that offers unique looks, unique tones, and a uniquely pleasant playing experience. The PG Dunable Yeti review.
One Boost Pedal to Rule Them All?

One Boost Pedal to Rule Them All?

April 1, 2020
Yeah, it does “pristine,” but it also offers ferocious, incredibly touch-sensitive fuzz—minus the noise. The PG ThorpyFX Heavy Water review.
This Overdrive Has an Identity Crisis—In a Good Way

This Overdrive Has an Identity Crisis—In a Good Way

March 27, 2020
A top-notch driver built around a powerful parametric EQ. The PG Cole Music Co. Paradrive review.
Suhr Hombre: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Suhr Hombre: The Premier Guitar Review

March 24, 2020
Brownface Deluxe tones and beautiful bubbling tremolo distinguish this light but loud gigging and studio machine.
Wampler Terraform: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Wampler Terraform: The Premier Guitar Review

March 19, 2020
Myriad tones, from classic to tweaky, lurk in this one-stop modulation shop.
J. Rockett APE: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

J. Rockett APE: The Premier Guitar Review

March 17, 2020
Liven up your lame digital delay with the ultimate EP-3-style booster.
1176-Influenced Comp + 1073-Inspired Pre = Spank, Sparkle & Growl
Breedlove Wildwood Concert Cutaway CE: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Breedlove Wildwood Concert Cutaway CE: The Premier Guitar Review

March 12, 2020
Sleek, stylish, affordable, and balanced, this compact, all-solid mahogany flattop excels in amplified performance situations.
Gallien-Krueger Fusion 800S: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Gallien-Krueger Fusion 800S: The Premier Guitar Review

March 10, 2020
A wealth of tone-shaping possibilities—and not one but three 12AX7s—lurk in this featherweight 800-watt powerhouse.
Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster: The Premier Guitar Review

March 9, 2020
The Jazzmaster finally gets an upscale modern facelift—with enhanced playability and expressive potential as the payoff.
Danelectro The Breakdown: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Danelectro The Breakdown: The Premier Guitar Review

March 8, 2020
Tone freaks, take note: It’s badass—but not just for the usual “bang-for-buck” reasons.
G&L Fallout: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

G&L Fallout: The Premier Guitar Review

March 6, 2020
Racing stripes match a wicked-fast neck, while short-scale goodness and an MFD humbucker gas the machine.
Electro-Harmonix 5MM: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Electro-Harmonix 5MM: The Premier Guitar Review

March 4, 2020
It’s only 2.5 watts, but this pedal-sized amp could save the day.
AC30 Tones for the 21st Century

AC30 Tones for the 21st Century

March 3, 2020
A lighter, more flexible take on a British-voiced ’60s stalwart: The PG Victory VC35 "The Copper" review.
Ernie Ball VPJR Tuner: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Ernie Ball VPJR Tuner: The Premier Guitar Review

February 28, 2020
When it comes to obvious pedal combinations, could tuning and volume control be the new peanut butter and jelly?
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.