December 2020

First Look

ARTICLES

H&K Nano

First Look: Hughes & Kettner Spirit Nano Series

November 23, 2020
Three mighty miniature amps that crank out three flavors of crunch and up to 50 watts of clobber.
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Taylor GT Urban Ash Grand Theater Demo - First Look

First Look: Taylor GT Urban Ash Grand Theater

November 16, 2020
Reclaimed urban ash, compact dimensions, and a slinky-feeling 24 1/8" scale add up to an evolutionary Taylor with a big voice.
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Dunlop CBJ95 Wah First Look

First Look: Dunlop CBJ95 Cry Baby Junior Wah

November 12, 2020
A wailing wah classic with three killer voices and a footprint built for modern pedalboards.
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PRS Hollowbody II SE Piezo Demo

First Look: PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo

November 9, 2020
Sweet with the resonance and abundant overtones of true hollowbody construction, this light and powerful PRS enables unique blends of electric and acoustic tones.
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1440 Looper First Look

First Look: Electro-Harmonix 1440 Stereo Looper

November 2, 2020
Twenty-four minutes of looping, reverse and octave effects, and storage for up to 20 loops make the 1440 a compact powerhouse for performance and composition.
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fender Brent Mason Telecaster

First Look: Fender Brent Mason Telecaster

October 26, 2020
B-bender, mini-bucker, and copious switching options make this session master's signature Telecaster a twanging tone chameleon.
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Gibson Lukas Nelson Les Paul JUnior

First Look: Gibson Lukas Nelson Signature Les Paul Junior

October 19, 2020
Streamlined and straight ahead—this little Gibby oozes vintage vibes and no-frills attitude at a price mere mortals can afford.
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Walrus Audio Julianna

First Look: Walrus Audio Julianna Deluxe Chorus/Vibrato

October 15, 2020
Modulating ever outward, Walrus adds tap tempo, stereo I/O, random wave forms, ramping, and drift to the Julia to build a bigger, badder mod' machine.
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Fender American Professional II Strat

First Look: Fender American Professional II Stratocaster

October 13, 2020
The world’s most iconic electric evolves again—this time with a roasted pine body, contoured heel, rolled fretboard edges, and more articulate pickups.
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eventide blackhole first look

First Look: Eventide Blackhole

October 5, 2020
One of the H9 and Space Reverb pedals’ most popular algorithms gets busted out into a very out-there standalone stomp.
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MXR M305

First Look: MXR M305 Tremolo

October 1, 2020
Throbbing options from vintage to weird abound in MXR's new, smaller multi-tremolo machine.
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Fender Player Series Duo-Sonic demo

First Look: Fender Player Duo-Sonic

August 10, 2020
A streamlined, short-scale solidbody that spans Stratocaster tones and Telecaster simplicity.
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JHS Crimson Legends of Fuzz Yvette Young First Look Demo

First Look: JHS Crimson

June 15, 2020
The Muff-style entry from the new Legends of Fuzz series revisits the very earliest Sovtek circuit—and adds a switch for enhanced mids.
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yvette young earthquaker devices afterneath v3 reverb video

First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath V3

May 18, 2020
Guitar phenom ​Yvette Young tap dances around the ethereal, ambient, cavernous world of EQD's latest reverb.
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First Look Seymour Duncan Polaron

First Look: Seymour Duncan Polaron

April 6, 2020
Mountains of modulation are amassed in a stomp that goes way beyond basic phasing.
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Guild X-175

First Look: Guild X-175 Manhattan Special

March 30, 2020
Thanks to its DeArmond Dynasonic pickups, true hollowbody tone delights await in this classy and handsomely styled 6-string that won't break the bank.
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JHS PG-14

First Look: JHS PG-14 Paul Gilbert Signature Distortion

March 23, 2020
Unleash Paul Gilbert's distortion tones—from smooth to super-saturated—with this signature stomp.
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Supro Conquistador

First Look: Supro Conquistador

March 16, 2020
Tones and vibes abound in a super-handsome, semi-hollow Supro that scales a classic body shape up to 335-like dimensions.
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Suhr Hombre homepage

First Look: Suhr Hombre

March 2, 2020
Sweet simplicity meets tasty tremolo in a brownface-inspired tone machine.
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epiphone bonamassa norm les paul

First Look: Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard "Norm Burst"

February 24, 2020
Fat tones, fast neck, and scads of vintage Les Paul vibe at an easy-to-own price.
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