Streamlined simplicity belies a capacity for appetizing spring-style reverb tones.

Evocative and lively spring-style tones that work across disparate styles. Simple!

Pulsing reflections come on sooner than on some digital emulations. Some might like a darker basic voice.

$149

Eastwood Dusty Spring
eastwoodguitars.com

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If, like many of us, you hail from a style-minded and vintage-oriented but budget-constrained segment of the populace, you’re probably grateful that Eastwood Guitars exists. Though the company’s offerings tend to favor the obscure, Eastwood is good at building functionally unique, well-made, and practical homages to weirdo styling. I know players who make Eastwood instruments front-line, first-choice guitars as much for their unique sound and feel as their looks.

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Multiple Marshall voices in an amp-in-a-box that doesn’t disappoint.

Surprisingly authentic Marshall tones and feel. Flexible EQ. On-board boost and a cool variac control.

Less flexibility with high-gain amps.

$246

Tsakalis AudioWorks Room #40
tskalisaudioworks.com

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Like a lot of amp-in-a-box pedals, the Room #40 from Tsakalis AudioWorks makes some pretty lofty claims. Specifically, it alleges to capture the soul and essence of a Marshall plexi and, with the flip of a switch, a JCM800, too. There’s a lot of reasons to try to replicate the sound and feel of these amps in a pedal—not least their resale values of late. I’ve played a slew of Marshall-in-a-box pedals. And while many of them deliver convincing-enough bark, they’re rarely dynamic enough to stay on my pedalboard for long. The Room #40, however, often escapes that trap and offers a lot of flexibility for matching it to changing backlines.

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You could WIN a pair of KRK Classic 5 Monitors in this week's PG Perks Exclusive giveaway! Ends October 6, 2022.

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