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First Look: Wren and Cuff De La Riva

June 24, 2019
With over a million possible combinations, this tweaker's dream achieves all the Muff flavors and raunch under the sun.
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First Look: Henry Amplification SRT+

June 17, 2019
The sounds of a rare but potent little Vox live again in this EL84-driven overachiever.
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First Look: Fuzzrocious Knob Jawn

June 10, 2019
South Jersey’s sonic sorcerers conjure a devil of a stompbox that blends dirty analog octave sounds and cleaner digital octave tones.
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First Look: MXR Carbon Copy Mini

June 1, 2019
PG goes from rockabilly slapback to freakout oscillation to properly test out the itty-bitty edition of the popular green delay.
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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay

May 27, 2019
Based on the early '80s original oddball, this rebirth has pin-point control on the bloom and fade of your notes. In addition, V2 furthers the weird with tape-reverse effects, delayed volume swells, abrupt note death, ability to affect each individual note, and a built-in fuzz circuit.
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First Look: Gibson SG Modern

May 21, 2019
We take the maple-capped, ’bucker-splitting, ebony-boarded 24-fretter for a spin, PG-style!
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First Look: Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster

April 29, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger use and abuse the guitar god's signature Tele that's based on a '59 that was gifted to him from Jeff Beck and helped build Led Zeppelin I.
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First Look: Kay Barney Kessel K6700V Artist

April 22, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger try out the revamped, reintroduced signature model designed for the jazz guitar giant.
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First Look: Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe

April 15, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger enjoy his initial jam session on the acoustic icon's newest orchestra model that blends old-world craftsmanship with modern upgrades for maximum fingerstyle playability and tone.
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First Look: PRS Paul's Guitar & SE Paul's Guitar

April 8, 2019
We compare and contrast the affordable and upscale versions of the signature axe for the man behind the Maryland gear outfit.
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First Look: Alexander Pedals Radical Delay DX

April 1, 2019
See and hear how the expanded time machine warps your tone with six delay functions resulting in subtle swells and sweeps, mind-bending pitch-shifted repeats, and modulated video-game soundtracks.
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First Look: Fender '62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

March 28, 2019
Witness John Bohlinger try a '50s Strat, a Gibson Vegas, and a Filter'Tron-loaded Gretsch to demo the classic-designed, tremolo-rich combo for country music's outlaw superstar.
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First Look: Catalinbread Coriolis

March 25, 2019
We find out how three knobs and a toggle help this stomp mimic a wah, filter, harmonizer, pitch shifter, and sustainer.
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First Look: Taylor Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 717

March 21, 2019
John Bohlinger flatpicks bluegrass, strums cowboy chords, and even thumbpicks the Peanuts theme as he tries out Andy Powers' newest body style with the company's proprietary V-Class bracing.
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First Look: Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage

March 18, 2019
PG's lovable picker John Bohlinger uses the Page formula (Les Paul and Tele) to test out the new 1x10 combo based on a heralded stadium-filling 1959 Super Lead.
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First Look: Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay

March 14, 2019
Hear how Chicago's Jonny Wator uses a Princeton 2399 IC digital chip to reproduce an analog-voiced echo machine dripping with pleasantly nasty repeats.
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First Look: Keeley Synth-1

March 11, 2019
The hippie-zen cowboy saddles up his custom PRS to tussle with one of the mod scientist's weirdest pedals to date.
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First Look: Strymon Volante

March 7, 2019
We ecstatically wander the maze of delay, 'verb, and looping possibilities in the digital mastermind's latest stomp.
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First Look: Gibson G-45 Standard

March 4, 2019
John Bohlinger has a trial run with the storied guitar maker's new American-made flattop reminiscent of the iconic J-45, but with a solid Sitka spruce top, walnut back and sides, and a welcoming price tag.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie California Tweed

February 25, 2019
With a 1955 Fender Strat, 1960 Gibson Les Paul Special, and a humbucker-loaded PRS DGT, John Bohlinger faces off with the 6V6-loaded combo that has spring reverb, five power levels, and includes two operating-classes.
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