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Gear Award 2018

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ARTICLES

Quick Hit: Seafoam Pedals Lighthouse

February 16, 2018
A boost that’s more than a boost.
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Electro-Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff Review

February 5, 2018
The famed pedal builders revive a legend that delivers authentic Sovtek sounds at a rock-bottom price.
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Quick Hit: Guild Jumbo Junior Bass

February 4, 2018
An acoustic bass that’s easy to transport, has big tones, is well constructed, and priced right.
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Nolatone Club Master Review

January 18, 2018
Paul Sanders’ compact and excellent pedal platform delivers much more than mere headroom. It also sounds awesome, all by itself.
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API TranZformer LX Review

January 11, 2018
A pair of top-shelf studio weapons are transformed into one DI pedal that gives bassists formidable tone-sculpting power.
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Boss MD-500 Review

January 8, 2018
Classic Boss stompbox effects in a progressive package.
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G&L Doheny Review

January 4, 2018
Leo's other company finally enters the offset realm with a forward-looking and unique-sounding evolution of the form.
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Quick Hit: SoundBrut DrVa

January 3, 2018
A Swedish outfit’s debut op-amp drive and “Varitone”-style MOSFET boost serves up a refreshing array of lush-to-sick sounds.
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Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Review

December 25, 2017
The Oregon-based company hones their excellent Echoplex EP-3-inspired sounds and delivers a horde of warbling, whooshing analog-style echo textures on top.
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Martin D-28 (2017) Review

December 15, 2017
An American classic undergoes a modest makeover.
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Gretsch G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster Review

December 5, 2017
New-design Full’Tron pickups turn a familiar semi-hollowbody into a potent axe that’ll wow fans of both vintage Gretsch sounds and sparkling modern tones.
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RainSong CH-WS Review

November 24, 2017
A more accessibly priced RainSong also delivers nuance, balance, and tones that rival solid wood flattops.
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Wooly Coats Spanky MkII Review

November 23, 2017
A throwback combo that combines modern volume control with classic vibes.
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Serek Midwestern 2 Review

November 21, 2017
A short-scale exercise in bass design that doesn’t come up short on classic style or versatility.
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Grez Guitars Mendocino Review

November 17, 2017
God-like gold-foil tones from a boutique beauty.
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