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Hughes & Kettner Nano Spirit Vintage Amp Review web

Hughes & Kettner Spirit of Vintage Nano: The Premier Guitar Review

March 1, 2021
Plexi inspiration makes this tiny 50-watt amp a clean-to-crunchy overachiever.
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Eventide Blackhole Review homepage

Eventide Blackhole: The Premier Guitar Review

February 24, 2021
A popular and particularly versatile mode from the Space and H9 processors is now an easy-to-use stompbox all its own.
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Taylor GTe Urban Ash review homepage

Taylor GTe Urban Ash: The Premier Guitar Review

February 18, 2021
Inventive bracing, uncommon tonewoods, and a shorter scale make this small-bodied flattop both big voiced and super playable.
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Walrus Audio Mako Series R1 Review homepage

Walrus Audio Mako Series R1: The Premier Guitar Review

February 9, 2021
Familiar and freaked-out reverb colors live side-by-side in a powerful, sensibly sized ambience-generating tool.
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Boss GT-1000 Core Review homepage2

Boss GT-1000CORE: The Premier Guitar Review

February 8, 2021
Boss packs heavy-duty DSP horsepower into a multi-effects processor built for busy pedalboards.
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EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny Review_homepage

EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny: The Premier Guitar Review

February 5, 2021
EQD dishes deep, dimensional reverbs in an elegant package that won’t mire you in menus.
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Fender American Professional II Stratocaster review- homepage

Fender American Professional II Stratocaster: The Premier Guitar Review

February 4, 2021
The most successful electric guitar of all time evolves subtly, but substantially.
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Wren and Cuff Caprid Review homepage

Wren and Cuff Caprid Blue-Violet Special: The Premier Guitar Review

January 28, 2021
A master of Big Muff-style circuits builds a Ram’s Head clone that’ll be tough to beat at any price.
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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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