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Cort CJ Retro Jumbo Review

Cort CJ Retro Jumbo Review

September 21, 2018
Style and plugged-in performance come cheap in Cort’s handsome and inexpensive big-body flattop.
JHS Bonsai Review

JHS Bonsai Review

September 20, 2018
Many modes of TS-style overdrive—every one a winner.
Escape Plan Launch Code Review

Escape Plan Launch Code Review

September 19, 2018
An Atari-inspired glitch box that also serves up rich, resonant tones and unexpected musical surprises.
Mastro Valvola LFO Optical Tremolo Review

Mastro Valvola LFO Optical Tremolo Review

September 18, 2018
Optical analog tremolo and a digital brain make this Italian trem’ a grab bag of modulation tricks.
MXR Sugar Drive Review

MXR Sugar Drive Review

September 17, 2018
Klone tones in a baby box with a teeny-tiny price.
Way Huge Pork & Pickle Review

Way Huge Pork & Pickle Review

September 16, 2018
Two distinct dirt circuits come together in one pedal for bassists who appreciate freedom of choice for their grit.
Tsakalis AudioWorks Phonkify Review

Tsakalis AudioWorks Phonkify Review

September 15, 2018
Envelope filter and octave combine to reach realms beyond the same old jam and funk riffs.
ZVEX Vibrophase Review

ZVEX Vibrophase Review

September 14, 2018
ZVEX’s phaser/vibrato retains the rich, immersive modulation tones of its candle-driven design concept predecessor.
Aguilar Grape Phaser Review

Aguilar Grape Phaser Review

September 13, 2018
Two knobs on a purple box is a ticket to low-end modulation—from slow and sublime to all-out space travel.
RMI Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive Review

RMI Basswitch Enhanced Overdrive Review

September 12, 2018
A bass OD that shows the combo of German engineering, top-quality parts, and modern design isn’t only for luxury cars.
Milkman Sound The Amp Review

Milkman Sound The Amp Review

September 11, 2018
This handwired hybrid amp is a powerhouse in a pedal enclosure.
Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Review

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Review

September 10, 2018
Reverb’s depths made accessible in a small and super-economical package.
OnkartGromt FunkyFellow Review

OnkartGromt FunkyFellow Review

September 9, 2018
An envelope filter for bassists that demonstrates Norwegian farmers can be quite funky.
Beetronics Royal Jelly Review

Beetronics Royal Jelly Review

September 8, 2018
Double trouble from a 2-channel fuzz and overdrive blender.
ThorpyFX Fat General Review

ThorpyFX Fat General Review

September 7, 2018
Parallel compression equals transparency and copious options in a top-flight British squeezebox.
Eastwood Airline Pocket Bass Review

Eastwood Airline Pocket Bass Review

September 6, 2018
A short-scale Valco-made bass oddity from the 1960s flies again as a reissue, but with some contemporary improvements.
Fender Marine Layer Review

Fender Marine Layer Review

September 5, 2018
An affordable, well-made reverb pedal that nails vintage tones and dips into the ethereal.
Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Review

Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Review

September 4, 2018
Treadle control of tremolo and reverb unleashes an atmosphere machine.
Stacks FX Thsee Anomaly Review

Stacks FX Thsee Anomaly Review

September 3, 2018
This Long Beach builder's latest features cool real-time control options and demented delay for days.
Terry Audio White Rabbit Review

Terry Audio White Rabbit Review

September 2, 2018
From subtle tone polishing to distinctive distortion.