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Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut [2021]

February 10, 2021
See the transformation from digital efficiency to a sprawling setup for Ghost Tapes #10 that now includes Gretsches, Jazzmasters, traditional tube heads, and more stomps than a store.
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Fender Trapper Bass Distortion homepage

Fender Trapper Bass Distortion: The Premier Guitar Review

January 18, 2021
Separate, stackable custom-voiced circuits make a strong and crunchy case for two being better than one.
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The Year in Gear 2020

December 17, 2020
It may be the understatement of the century, but this year was weird. Even so, the killer gear kept coming. Here are the goods that stood out as extra-great amongst our annual haul of Premier Guitar reviews.
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Rig Rundown: Big Business

December 2, 2020
Four strings, a stack of Sunns, and plentiful pedals allow Jared Warren enough viciousness and volume for bass and guitar.
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Boss GT-1000CORE

First Look: Boss GT-1000CORE

December 2, 2020
From heavy to heavenly: Hear the shrunken powerhouse on raunchy riffs, ethereal reverb clouds, pitch-shifted bass, and more.
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State of the Stomp Hondo Felder homepage

For the Love of Demos, Pt. 1

November 2, 2020
Bassist Hondo Felder looks for the versatility factor.
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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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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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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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Xotic RC Bass Booster homepage

Five Knobs and the Truth

April 26, 2020
Fatter, punchier bass tone via a clean boost with two gain stages and precise 2-band EQ. The PG Xotic Bass RC Booster V2 review.
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EBS

EBS OctaBass Blue Label: The Premier Guitar Review

February 16, 2020
The Swedish bass pros slim down their octaver while imbuing it with gut-shaking low end and analog warmth.
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Your Pedalboards 2020: Part Deux

February 14, 2020
We received so many submissions from readers, we had to do a round two. PG's axe-wielding disciples show us their personal pedal masterpieces.
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Darkglass Harmonic Booster - homepage

Darkglass Electronics Harmonic Booster: The Premier Guitar Review

January 24, 2020
The Finnish company revives its first pedal and packs it with even more tone-shaping functionality.
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Nu X

Nu-X Melvin Lee Davis Bass Preamp + DI Demo | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The Lee Ritenour and Chaka Khan bass guru gets a signature DI optimized for extreme low end.
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EBS MicroBass 3 Review

November 18, 2019
This versatile outboard preamp/DI combines the flavors of two classic amps for tone-sculpting nirvana.
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Ashdown

Ashdown Type 23 Review

October 16, 2019
Forget space-cadet sounds. This road-tough envelope filter is all about dialing fat funkiness with minimal hassle.
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Fender downtown homepage

Fender Downtown Express Review

September 22, 2019
Three of the most useful tone tools for bassists in a tidy, variable-XLR-equipped box.
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Darkglass X homepage

Darkglass Microtubes X Review

September 5, 2019
The Finnish bass experts distill much of their X7 distortion pedal’s magic into a smaller, lighter, more affordable box.
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Nordstrand-Slider

Rocket Surgeon StarLifter Review

July 10, 2019
A combination preamp/DI with a host of goodies takes bass tone-sculpting to celestial heights.
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One Control Blue 360 Review

June 13, 2019
The ghost of a storied bass rig finds a home in a compact pedal.
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