Dawner Prince Electronics Boonar

The Binson Echorec is one of the most revered vintage echo units and the Boonar promises to capture its magic in a stompbox format. Huw Price finds out if DSP beats the drum… Many vintage echo effects were great sounding units, so long as you had the expertise, budget and patience to keep them running. They were also bulky, required mains power More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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Fender ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb

A hand-wired Deluxe Reverb with blackface AB763 innards and a solid pine cabinet is the reissue many players have been dreaming of. Huw Price discovers if it’s worth the wait… The Fender Deluxe Reverb is More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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G&L ASAT Classic

As Mr Fender’s ‘other’ single-cut solidbody powers on into its fourth decade, Richard Purvis finds out if it’s still got that George and Leo magic… Long, long ago, the great Leo Fender created a single-cutaway More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Satellite Neutron

Still slightly under the radar, Satellite amps offer great value in the hand-wired world, but does the Neutron live up to its promise as a boutique bomb? Huw Price finds out… Based in San Diego, Satellite More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster

Radiohead star Ed O’Brien’s collaboration with Fender is an intriguing mix of old and new. Chris Vinnicombe finds out if playing it makes you fitter, happier, more productive… By colouring outside the More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Orange Getaway Driver & Fur Coat

Orange’s art department has been having fun again, this time decorating an amp-style overdrive and a wild octave fuzz. Richard Purvis takes a trip back to the 1970s… Up until now, the Orange stompbox venture More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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Art & Lutherie Roadhouse Review

This new parlour guitar blends tone and playability with a vintage vibe and bargain price. James Stevens gets his blues on… Small-bodied guitars are cool. Their portability, sweet dynamic range, and comfortable-to-play More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Keeley Compressor Plus Review

The pedal that kicked off the boutique boom has gained an invisible ‘Plus’. Richard Purvis finds out what it adds up to… Compressors make your loud bits quieter and your quiet bits louder. Not much fun More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Honeyboy Amps 18 & 5 Review

They may be dressed like psychedelic reptiles, but these hand-wired British combos are tweed on the inside… Richard Purvis samples a pair of pint-size powerhouses. Do you like reptiles? If so, please don’t More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Eastman Antique Varnish T64/V

Will Eastman’s factory-aged homage to a hitmaking hollowbody help Chris Vinnicombe wind back the clock? Regular readers will be familiar with Eastman, but for first-timers, here’s a precis: After studying More...