October 2020

 

October 2020

ARTICLES

Fuzzrocious Croak Review homepage

Add Filter to Fuzz … and Freak Out

September 28, 2020
Gazillions of tone colors lurk in this box of swampy fuzz and funky filters. The PG Fuzzrocious Croak review.
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State of the Stomp Power Supply homepagea

Even If You Hate Modelers, You Probably Owe 'Em a Debt of Gratitude

September 28, 2020
How first-generation DSP pedals from Line 6, Eventide, and Strymon forced a power-supply revolution.
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DSM Noisemaker Review homepage

Skin-Melting Bass Grind via Mini-Format Monster

September 27, 2020
The PG DSM Noisemaker Sub Atomic review.
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Lizzo's Celisse Henderson Shares Her No. 1 Pedal

September 25, 2020
The badass wielder of the white SG joins PG editors and reader Joe Contento to talk about our go-to stomps and latest musical obsessions.
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Source Audio EQ2 Review homepage

Source Audio EQ2: The Premier Guitar Review

September 25, 2020
It may not seem as "cool" as a raging fuzz or a complicated modeler, but this programmable wonder can unlock literally thousands of tones lurking within your existing rig.
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Esoterica Electrica October 2020 homepage

The Tale of the Hamer DuoTone—an Innovative Model That Satisfied Zero Demand

September 24, 2020
How—despite being embraced by Jeff Tweedy, Stone Gossard, Ty Tabor, Dweezil Zappa, and other luminaries—this acoustic-electric hybrid was somehow DOA.
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Caroline Megabyte Review homepage

Friendly Alien Seeks Echo Romance with the Digi-Curious

September 24, 2020
Need help overcoming irrational analog-delay addiction? This PT2399-driven fox will sweetly, gently (or not) lead the way. The PG Caroline Guitar Company Megabyte review.
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DryBell Engine Review homepage

Rangemaster Boost Meets Marshall Muscle

September 23, 2020
If you dig English non-master-volume amps, this "foundation preamp" will drive you straight to heaven. The PG Dry Bell Engine review.
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Korora Audio Merlo review homepage

Classic-to-Wacky Trem Sounds, Easy ‘n’ Breezy

September 22, 2020
The PG Korora Merlo review.
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Idles Ultra Mono Lee Kiernan Mark Bowen homepage

Idles—to the Max, on Ultra Mono!

September 21, 2020
Guitarists Lee Kiernan and Mark Bowen shove the envelope on the band’s new album, stomping in sonic mud puddles and mashing electronic music and hip-hop as they abandon their comfort zone.
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Becos Compressor homepage

Studio-Grade Compression for Your Pedalboard?

September 21, 2020
A dual-band/stacked floor unit with 15 knobs and five toggles that will make compression control freaks giddy. The PG Becos CompIQ TWAIN review.
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Strymon Compadre Compressor Boost review homepage

Strymon Compadre: The Premier Guitar Review

September 20, 2020
A dual-function compressor that’s way more than simple squish.
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Mojotone BlackOut British review homepage

Mojotone BlackOut British: The Premier Guitar Review

September 18, 2020
This intriguingly flexible take on the 18-watt formula serves up vintage authenticity while upping the EQ power considerably.
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Killing the Bass, Part 2 - homepage

Killing the Bass, Part 2

September 18, 2020
Why you should take the time, money, and effort necessary to dress your studio space for success.
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Agents of Change homepage

When Exactly Did "Boutique Pedals" Become a Thing?

September 17, 2020
Travel back in time 30+ years and meet the circuit-tweakers who started a stompbox craze.
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Seamoon FX Funk Machine review

If This Stomp Doesn’t Get Your Booty Shaking, You're Probably Dead

September 17, 2020
The PG Seamoon FX Funk Machine review.
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Orange Little Bass Thing review homepage

Orange Little Bass Thing: The Premier Guitar Review

September 14, 2020
With 500 powerful watts and an exceptional optical compression circuit, there’s nothing little about this Thing's tone.
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Surf with a Space-Age Samurai Yamaha guitar homepage

Surf with a Space-Age Samurai

September 14, 2020
Up close and personal with a mint-condition 1968 Yamaha SG-5.
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Stone Deaf Noise Reaper noise gate review homepage

Smashes Hum Dead!

September 13, 2020
This crafty noise gate removes unwanted racket with minimal effect on dynamics. The PG Stone Deaf Noise Reaper review.
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Bottom Feeder King Stang homepage

Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Scoring a King T-Stang

September 13, 2020
Three offers and a partial refund—the beginning of a beautiful 6-string friendship.
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