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EHX 1440 Stereo Looper Review homepage

Electro-Harmonix 1440 Stereo Looper: The Premier Guitar Review

January 25, 2021
The middle kid in EHX’s expansive family of loopers inhabits a sweet spot between deep functionality and accessible, intuitive operation.
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Carl Martin PlexiRanger homepage

Plexi Punch Meets Rangemaster Burn: The Premier Guitar Carl Martin PlexiRanger Review

January 19, 2021
An already great Marshall-in-a-box is made more potent with the addition of a killer treble booster.
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Dusky Augustus Review homepage

Vintage Octave Fuzz ... Without the Fear

January 14, 2021
Thanks to a flexible EQ, this old-school-minded beauty is fantastic at nastying-up leads—but also works great with chords. The PG Dusky Augustus review.
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Walrus Audio Julianna Review homepage

Walrus Audio Julianna: The Premier Guitar Review

January 13, 2021
Digital-control-enabled features makes Walrus’s already immersive modulation machine a scalpel for carving precise waveforms.
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Carr Super Bee review homepage

Carr Super Bee: The Premier Guitar Review

January 11, 2021
Crave big black-panel Fender feel in an amp that doesn’t bust eardrums? This little brute delivers the substance and the sting.
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MXR Tremolo review homepage

MXR Tremolo: The Premier Guitar Review

December 24, 2020
Immersive sounds and a nice price make this fine modulator a multi-trem for the masses.
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Gibson Lukas Nelson ’56 Les Paul Junior Review_homepage

Gibson Lukas Nelson ’56 Les Paul Junior: The Premier Guitar Review

December 21, 2020
Design economy doesn’t stand in the way of delicious, wide-ranging tones on this straight-ahead rock machine.
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The Year in Gear 2020

December 17, 2020
It may be the understatement of the century, but this year was weird. Even so, the killer gear kept coming. Here are the goods that stood out as extra-great amongst our annual haul of Premier Guitar reviews.
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Warm Audio Jet Phaser Review homepage

Warm Audio Jet Phaser: The Premier Guitar Review

December 10, 2020
The masters of affordable analog mimicry resurrect one of Roland’s most far-out ’70s effects.
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Balthazar Cabaret 13 Review homepage

13 Watts of Ringing, Raging Splendor

December 2, 2020
This unique, low-wattage combo produces a potent mélange of Vox and Fender sounds—and sings with a loud and outsized voice. The PG Balthazar Cabaret 13 review.
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PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo review homepage

PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo: The PG Review

November 26, 2020
With a blendable piezo pickup, Annapolis’ affordable electric hollowbody becomes extra versatile.
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Guild X-175 Manhattan Special Review homepage

Guild X-175 Manhattan Special: The Premier Guitar Review

October 22, 2020
An extroverted hollowbody that deftly spans styles—and the ages.
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Danelectro 3699 Fuzz Review homepage

Danelectro 3699: The Premier Guitar Review

October 19, 2020
One of the furriest, foxiest fuzz machines ever is reborn in a compact and more capable incarnation.
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Origin Effects RevivalTREM review homepage

Origin Effects RevivalTREM: The Premier Guitar Review

October 16, 2020
A positively luxurious stomp nails the liquid textures of brown-panel Deluxe bias tremolo.
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EHX Oceans 12 Review homepage

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12: The Premier Guitar Review

October 15, 2020
A compact and powerful multi-verb offers abundant options and probes abyssal reverb realms.
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Cascade Pedals Hosstortion review homepage

An ’80s Cult-Classic Reborn

October 12, 2020
Warm, articulate, natural overdrive and distortion tones offer an alternative to the same old OD blues. The PG Cascade Hosstortion review.
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Flower Pedals Hosta Auto Wah review homepage

An Auto-Wah That Aims for More

October 8, 2020
This soulful filtering machine dishes warm fundamental tones, smooth envelope effects, and rich, throbbing modulation textures. The PG Flower Pedals Hosta review.
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Fender MTG Tremolo review homepage

Fender MTG Tube Tremolo: The Premier Guitar Review

October 6, 2020
A toneful trembler packed with vintage tics and new tricks.
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Keeley Eccos review homepage

Keeley Eccos Delay/Looper: The Premier Guitar Review

October 4, 2020
This Jimi-in-a-Box mixes analog delay colors, flange effects, and 60 seconds of stereo looping.
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Fano Omnis GF6 review homepage

A Nouveau Nod to the Other ’Caster

October 2, 2020
Breaking with style dogma delivers new sonic, ergonomic, and aesthetic joys. The PG Fano Omnis GF6 review.
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