June 2020

Reviews

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One of Portland’s Most Esteemed Luthiers Paves a Path to Boost/Overdrive Bliss
Ear-Twisting Textures Are the Cherry on Top of a Superb Analog Delay

Ear-Twisting Textures Are the Cherry on Top of a Superb Analog Delay

May 22, 2020
The PG Jam Pedals Delay Llama Xtreme review.
A Floyd for Those Who’d Never Want a Floyd

A Floyd for Those Who’d Never Want a Floyd

May 15, 2020
Lovely feel, easy installation, and tuning stability unite in this stainless-steel performer. The PG Vega-Trem VT1 UltraTrem review.
Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst”: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst”: The Premier Guitar Review

May 1, 2020
Deliciously vintage details distinguish an affordable Les Paul that delivers authentically old-school performance, too.
Five Knobs and the Truth

Five Knobs and the Truth

April 26, 2020
Fatter, punchier bass tone via a clean boost with two gain stages and precise 2-band EQ. The PG Xotic Bass RC Booster V2 review.
Looks Like a Rock Machine, But Delivers Much, Much More

Looks Like a Rock Machine, But Delivers Much, Much More

April 23, 2020
Flashy mid-priced solidbody covers the heavy sounds, country tones, and the acres in between. The PG Chapman ML3 Review.
Comfort Is King in This ’60s-Inspired Offset That’s Full of Surprises

Comfort Is King in This ’60s-Inspired Offset That’s Full of Surprises

April 20, 2020
Mutant forces converge in a super-playable solidbody. The PG Abernethy Sonic Empress review.
Klon vs. Klone: 5 Affordable Stomps Go Head to Head with a Gold Original

Klon vs. Klone: 5 Affordable Stomps Go Head to Head with a Gold Original

April 17, 2020
Hear how close the EHX Soul Food, J. Rockett Archer, NUX Horseman, Wampler Tumnus, and Way Huge Conspiracy Theory come to nailing the tone of a legend.
A Powerful and Sensibly Sized Wah Adds Fire to Your Filter Sweeps

A Powerful and Sensibly Sized Wah Adds Fire to Your Filter Sweeps

April 16, 2020
The PG Morley 20/20 Wah Boost Review.
Melt Faces with a Muff-y Machine Made for Mascis

Melt Faces with a Muff-y Machine Made for Mascis

April 9, 2020
Ram’s Head-style circuit meets germanium treble booster in a stomp built to deliver Dinosaur Jr.’s wall of sound: The PG Wren and Cuff Garbage Face review.
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.