November 2018

Special Videos

ARTICLES

Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review

November 20, 2018
Vast libraries of IRs and amp and effect models, as well as improvements in interface, memory, and connectivity, make the III tough to beat.
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Acoustic B100C Review

November 16, 2018
Best known in the ’70s for their big bass stacks on big stages, Acoustic shows they can play small ball, too.
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Fano JM4 Standard Review

November 12, 2018
Though it’s been kissed by a Thunderbird, this surprisingly versatile handbuilt 4-string has a vibe all its own.
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Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Review

November 9, 2018
A dual-source setup is extra terrific on one of Fishman’s finest amplification pickup/preamp systems yet.
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Vox Mini Superbeetle Review

November 5, 2018
Cute, compact, and dressed to kill, with a wealth of old-school Vox tones.
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Review

October 26, 2018
A not-so-standard Standard offers a multitude of sonic options.
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Nutter Astro Captain Review

October 23, 2018
Cheap-chic retro meets modern playability.
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Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50 Review

October 22, 2018
Tweed Fender-style tones form the foundation of a flexible clean-to-mean Boogie beast.
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ZT Custom Shop Lee Ranaldo Club Review

October 18, 2018
Small, light, and super-powerful, this solid-state amp is a blank slate that brims with character.
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Marco N1 Review

October 17, 2018
A handbuilt take on the J-style formula brings modern touches to the table, yet has a price reminiscent of yesteryear.
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Marshall Origin 50C Review

October 11, 2018
A big-toned bargain that’s perfect for pedalboard tone sculptors.
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JHS Bonsai Review

September 20, 2018
Many modes of TS-style overdrive—every one a winner.
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Milkman Sound The Amp Review

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

September 10, 2018
Reverb’s depths made accessible in a small and super-economical package.
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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.
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Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Review

September 4, 2018
Treadle control of tremolo and reverb unleashes an atmosphere machine.
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EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct Review

August 29, 2018
An insane-to-elegant modulation tool that suits chaotic creators and control freaks alike.
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Walrus Audio Emissary Review

August 24, 2018
Parallel high-range and mid-boost channels add up to a surprisingly versatile boost.
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Axes & Artifacts: Rick Turner Model 1 Lindsey Buckingham Prototype

August 21, 2018
John Bohlinger plugs in the one-of-a-kind signature guitar custom-built for the Fleetwood Mac icon.
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Nunomo Grain Review

August 20, 2018
Not your dad’s tremolo—or anyone else’s.
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