EFX Reviews: Father and son Ritchie and Jack Fliegler tag-team a current slice of an audio engineer’s worst nightmare – an array of stunning new effects devices.
The Electro-Harmonix Talking Pedal is something new and unique; it’s also useful and familiar — no easy feat.
The Boost Fuzz has a nice palette of modern and vintage tones and excels at true fuzz. Try the Boost Distortion for that extra bit of mayhem.
Voodoo Lab’s take on the Tube Screamer, the Sparkle Drive can also layer a clean tone with an overdriven tone. The Giggity serves as a “mastering preamp.”
A studio-grade compressor in stompbox form, the Deep Six works for clean, crunch, and destruct-o. The Iron Horse provides thick, punchy, classic distortion.
Low-capacitance cables, treble bleed caps, buffer amps, true bypass versus non-bypass versus buffer inputs – what’s a guitarist to do? Read on . . .
EFX Reviews: These pedals aren’t your garden-variety tone shapers or time adjusters. Obviously aiming for something different, Boss hit the bull’s-eye.
Taylor’s 918e Grand Orchestra model sports the company’s biggest body – and it sounds big. Big volume, big tone. We review a gorgeous 2013 First Edition.
What happens to wire as it ages can make a pickup sound better than even the best master-built reproduction. It can also cause open coils and failed pickups.
Pure Guitar magazine’s first father-son product review! Ritchie and Jack Fliegler test drive Fender’s ’57 Bandmaster 5E7 reissue.
How to use Moog Music’s Animoog app and Keith McMillen Industries’ 12 Step controller to replicate the classic Taurus pedal sound.
Keith Richards inspires Joe Gore to experiment with using a lavalier microphone to record a guitar. With audio samples.
With this early-1940s Martin OOO-28 repair challenge, the story is really about how the original must have been produced and how to replicate that.
A DIY guide on what to do – and what to not even think about doing! – when it comes to vintage amp restoration.
Curious about high-priced guitar picks? We put them to the test, and recorded the results.