December 2019

Reviews

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Vox Starstream 1H Artist Bass Review

Vox Starstream 1H Artist Bass Review

December 10, 2019
Examining the other-worldly aesthetics and Music Man-esque flavors of a futuristic single-pickup bass.
Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Operation Overlord Review

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Operation Overlord Review

December 6, 2019
Mike Matthews’ feature-packed latest aims for budget-conscious MVP status as an overdrive for guitar, bass, and beyond.
Markbass Little Mark Vintage Review

Markbass Little Mark Vintage Review

December 4, 2019
This black and yellow tube-based machine delivers plenty of vintage-bass warmth, with modern flavors to boot.
Quick Hit: Cort Action HH4 Review

Quick Hit: Cort Action HH4 Review

December 3, 2019
A dual-humbucker 4-string with plenty of switching options defies its price with a tight, light build.
Silktone Amp Review

Silktone Amp Review

November 29, 2019
Class A in every regard.
Quick Hit: MXR Clone Looper Review

Quick Hit: MXR Clone Looper Review

November 27, 2019
Looping made stupidly simple ... and lot more fun.
Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Custom Telecasters Review

Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Custom Telecasters Review

November 25, 2019
Explore the surprisingly profound differences between these foundational fixtures of Fender’s sprawling new Vintera Series.
Godin Metropolis LTD Review

Godin Metropolis LTD Review

November 22, 2019
High quality, classy design, and adaptable L.R. Baggs Anthem electronics yield an intriguing mid-priced dreadnought.
The Year in Gear 2019

The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
Take a gaze in the rear view as we revisit the guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that made the grade.
Paradox Futura Review

Paradox Futura Review

November 20, 2019
A Jekyll and Hyde of modulation uses envelope-driven dynamics to open up pretty-to-twisted chorus frontiers.
EBS MicroBass 3 Review

EBS MicroBass 3 Review

November 18, 2019
This versatile outboard preamp/DI combines the flavors of two classic amps for tone-sculpting nirvana.
Quick Hit: Prescription Electronics C.O.B. Review

Quick Hit: Prescription Electronics C.O.B. Review

November 17, 2019
The boutique 1990s octave-fuzz is back, with mouthwatering tones and improved pedalboard friendliness.
Quick Hit: Spaceman Polaris Review

Quick Hit: Spaceman Polaris Review

November 15, 2019
Creative filtering options make an uncommonly versatile overdrive.
Chase Bliss Dark World Review

Chase Bliss Dark World Review

November 13, 2019
A smorgasbord of reverb tones, from familiar to freakazoid.
Quick Hit: Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Set Review

Quick Hit: Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Set Review

November 12, 2019
Unleash yourself from the shackles of cords and roam the stage in style.
Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay Review

Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay Review

November 11, 2019
A classic bass gets a short-scale makeover, but doesn’t come up short anywhere else.
Comins GCS-16-2 Review

Comins GCS-16-2 Review

November 8, 2019
A relatively affordable archtop from a high-end artisan.
Peavey Invective.MH Review

Peavey Invective.MH Review

November 6, 2019
Misha Mansoor’s own mini head is as savage as you want it to be, with a less rowdy side that surprises.
Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 V2 Review

Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 V2 Review

November 4, 2019
New player- and performance-centric features make a compact tone toolbox even more powerful and flexible.
Quick Hit: Korg Pitchclip 2+ Review

Quick Hit: Korg Pitchclip 2+ Review

November 3, 2019
Clip on, tune up, play guitar.