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Quick Hit: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Zi

Quick Hit: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Zi

February 20, 2018
A simple means of massaging acoustic tones through impedance control.
Nanolog Audio The WaveFunction Review

Nanolog Audio The WaveFunction Review

February 19, 2018
Not your dad’s diode-clipping distortion.
Quick Hit: Seafoam Pedals Lighthouse

Quick Hit: Seafoam Pedals Lighthouse

February 16, 2018
A boost that’s more than a boost.
Epiphone Embassy PRO Review

Epiphone Embassy PRO Review

February 15, 2018
A classic Epi bass from the ’60s is reimagined and reissued with a price that harkens back to the same era.
Orange Fur Coat Review

Orange Fur Coat Review

February 13, 2018
A classic octave fuzz design revived.
Dunlop Geezer Butler Cry Baby Review

Dunlop Geezer Butler Cry Baby Review

February 12, 2018
A rock-bass pioneer gets one of his signature tone spices bottled up in a new wah pedal.
Chellee Compy Review

Chellee Compy Review

February 9, 2018
A Ross/Dyna Comp variant with all the mods—and a remarkably low price.
Hagstrom Fantomen Review

Hagstrom Fantomen Review

February 7, 2018
A legendary Swedish axe maker teams with Swedish metal merchants Ghost to deliver a thunderous and surprisingly adaptable solidbody.
Electro-Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff Review

Electro-Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff Review

February 5, 2018
The famed pedal builders revive a legend that delivers authentic Sovtek sounds at a rock-bottom price.
Quick Hit: Guild Jumbo Junior Bass

Quick Hit: Guild Jumbo Junior Bass

February 4, 2018
An acoustic bass that’s easy to transport, has big tones, is well constructed, and priced right.
Quick Hit: Lehle Mono Volume 90

Quick Hit: Lehle Mono Volume 90

February 1, 2018
Seventies sneaker vibes meet 21st-century fidelity and flexibility in this quality German design.
Fender Ed O’Brien Stratocaster Review

Fender Ed O’Brien Stratocaster Review

January 23, 2018
Musical possibilities abound in a sustainer-equipped Stratocaster.
Nolatone Club Master Review

Nolatone Club Master Review

January 18, 2018
Paul Sanders’ compact and excellent pedal platform delivers much more than mere headroom. It also sounds awesome, all by itself.
API TranZformer LX Review

API TranZformer LX Review

January 11, 2018
A pair of top-shelf studio weapons are transformed into one DI pedal that gives bassists formidable tone-sculpting power.
Boss MD-500 Review

Boss MD-500 Review

January 8, 2018
Classic Boss stompbox effects in a progressive package.
Quick Hit: Vox Adio Air BS

Quick Hit: Vox Adio Air BS

January 7, 2018
A compact and suave bass amp with a Vox full of useful goods inside.
G&L Doheny Review

G&L Doheny Review

January 4, 2018
Leo's other company finally enters the offset realm with a forward-looking and unique-sounding evolution of the form.
Quick Hit: SoundBrut DrVa

Quick Hit: SoundBrut DrVa

January 3, 2018
A Swedish outfit’s debut op-amp drive and “Varitone”-style MOSFET boost serves up a refreshing array of lush-to-sick sounds.
ValveTrain Thunder/Train Review

ValveTrain Thunder/Train Review

January 1, 2018
A Supro Thunderbolt-inspired design that adds versatility to a classic tone recipe.
EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

December 29, 2017
Monophonic guitar synth? Pitch-tracking octaver? Noise box from Hell?