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Gear Award 2015

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Quick Hit: Boss DM-2w Waza Craft Delay Review

November 25, 2015
Boss’ bucket brigade delay original returns having learned new tricks—and sounds glorious.
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The Year in Gear 2015

November 24, 2015
Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
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Cort MBC-1 Matt Bellamy Review

November 22, 2015
Cort delivers an affordable, top-quality version of a Matt Bellamy Manson.
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Quick Hit: Crazy Tube Circuits Magnifier Review

November 20, 2015
Whether you need to restore vitality to a massive pedalboard, or want the immaculate boosting power of a Klon, this little gem is a compelling buy.
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Big Tone Music Brewery British Overdrive Review

November 17, 2015
Two classic Marshall-style overdrive circuits are given EQ superpowers!
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Hovercraft Ionostrofear Review

November 13, 2015
Hovercraft delivers sophistication and menace in this massive-sounding fuzz.
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Vox AC10 Custom Review

November 6, 2015
Vox resurrects the AC10 as a more modern, but still superbly simple screamer.
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Benson Monarch Review

November 3, 2015
A minimalist 1x12 combo with point-to-point wiring, explosive presence, and phenomenal dynamic response.
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MXR M238 ISO Brick Review

October 18, 2015
A compact, quiet, flexible, and stress-reducing power supply.
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Peavey 6505 MH Review

October 16, 2015
One of Peavey’s most iconic amps is reborn as a brutish little beast.
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Michael Kelly Triad 10E 10-String Review

October 6, 2015
Michael Kelly streamlines the 12-string concept, delivering dazzlingly complex sounds at an attractive price.
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5-Way Frenzy: Vintage-Style Strat Pickup Review Roundup

October 5, 2015
We test high-end sets from Amalfitano, Fender, Klein, Manlius, and Mojotone in a carefully calibrated American Vintage ’56 Stratocaster.
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Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor

September 15, 2015
An easy-to-use bass compressor that won’t put the squeeze on your wallet.
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ThorpyFX Gunshot Review

September 14, 2015
A well built, intoxicating, and organic-sounding overdrive from the U.K.
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Ampeg SCR-DI Review

September 10, 2015
Ampeg’s new DI for bassists brings flexibility and plenty more.
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EarthQuaker Devices Levitation Reverb Review

September 9, 2015
This vintage-oriented digital reverb moves from intimate to atmospheric with ease.
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MXR M85 Bass Distortion Review

September 7, 2015
This collaboration with Fuzzrocious delivers heavy loads of bass distortion.
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Crazy Tube Circuits Splash MK III Review

September 2, 2015
Inspiring and realistic reverbs in an easy-to-use box.
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Way Huge Blue Hippo MKII Review

August 31, 2015
Jeorge Tripps resurrects his analog chorus and adds vibrato—at a cool price.
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Walrus Bellwether Review

August 25, 2015
A classic-sounding analog delay with modern superpowers.
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