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First Look: Mythos Pedals Positron Collider

December 10, 2018
We test out the Nashville-based tone wizard's take on a "ram's head" Big Muff with both classic silicon and LED clipping—plus an added tone stack for a fuller, beefier ripping rage.
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First Look: Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2

December 5, 2018
Just like its name says, this pedal takes whatever signal you feed it, chews it up, and beautifully destroys it. Oh, and it works as a mean fuzz, too.
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First Look: Third Man Records + Mantic Flex

December 3, 2018
Jack White first used the Mantic Flex on his solo for "Why Walk the Dog?" and now his label and self-proclaimed "pro-tique" pedal builder have collaborated on a zippery, gated (radical) troublemaker.
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First Look: Carr Telstar

October 29, 2018
John Bohlinger uses a trio of guitars (a Gretsch Black Falcon, a '60s Tele, and a humbucker-loaded Kiesel) to test this interesting combo that pairs 6L6 and EL84 output tubes.
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First Look: Tone King Sky King

October 22, 2018
John Bohlinger challenges this 6L6-powered combo with P-90s, single-coils, and humbuckers to see what luscious tones are lurking in this beaut.
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First Look: Dunable SplatterBlaster

October 15, 2018
To see what Sacha Dunable's first pedal—a stereo fuzz and distortion co-designed with Damnation Audio—can muster, we throw a Tele Deluxe, P bass, and Greco LP copy at it.
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First Look: Marshall Origin 50C

October 11, 2018
Guitarist John Bohlinger uses a '60s Strat, '50s goldtop, and a dual-humbucker Kiesel to hear the various tonal flavors residing in the British rock box.
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First Look: Boss DC-2W Dimension C

October 6, 2018
The Waza-Craft evolution of the chorus pairs the original DC-2 with the SDD-320 and adds modern switching that unleashes a multitude of sonic wrinkles.
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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Pi

October 1, 2018
Watch the Review Demo maestro battle the monster fuzz with guitars—new and old—loaded with single-coils, 'buckers, and P-90s.
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First Look: 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard

September 24, 2018
John Bohlinger plays through various settings on the new gussied-up, classic-looking singlecut that has a few dip switches and push-pull pots up its sleeve.
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First Look: Walrus Audio DEFCON4

September 3, 2018
We investigate whether Ryan Adams' new signature EQ/preamp/boost can bring tonal harmony to single-coils and humbuckers.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct

August 29, 2018
Witness John Bohlinger get trippy-hippy with the new ridiciuosly wonderful wobble box from EQD's lead wizard Jamie Stillman.
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First Look: Seymour Duncan Fooz

August 27, 2018
We got our mitts on the pickup gurus' brand-new stomp to see what sort of (awesome) racket we could make with its trifecta of tools—fuzz, analog synth, and LFO filter.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50

August 23, 2018
John Bohlinger straps on guitars new and old to test out the new 1x12 combo built with 6L6s and a lush, tube-driven reverb.
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First Look: Milkman Sound The Amp

July 30, 2018
John Bohlinger uses three guitars to dance with this 50-watt wonder that includes reverb, tremolo, and several smartly designed features.
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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb

July 23, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger grab his '54 goldtop to go spelunking to investigate the nooks and crannies of this 'verb that goes from classic to (awesomely) bizarre.
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First Look: Wilson Effects Slapback

July 16, 2018
Nashville correspondent John Bohlinger uses his custom big-bodied PRS jazzbox to demo the dual delays that swarm from subtle waves to oscillation escapades.
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First Look: EVH 5150 Chorus

July 9, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger play "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Finish What Ya Started," and a handful of his own licks to test out the swoosh box loosely based on the Roland DC-30.
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First Look: Fender Player Series Jaguar

July 2, 2018
See and hear John Bohlinger tango with the classic offset that's just been updated with modern feel, playability, and more.
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First Look: Vox AC30S1

June 27, 2018
Check out John Bohlinger throw a handful of guitars loaded with various pickups at the new EL84 combo with a single Celestion speaker and revamped digital reverb.
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