Rickenbacker 4003S 4-string bass review

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One of the world’s most individualistic brands refreshes a model that will forever evoke Paul McCartney. Gareth Morgan takes a look… Rickenbacker’s 4003 bass will forever be associated with late Beatles and Wings-era Paul McCartney and Chris Squire from Yes. In fact, neither of these famous British groove-merchants wielded a 4003, More...

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A compact pedal platform for the home, from Russia with love….       While we don’t see that much Russian guitar technology here in the UK, Yerasov is rapidly establishing a reputation More...

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They’re all hand-made with high-quality components, custom transformers and finger-jointed cabinets, but that’s where the similarities end. Huw Price samples three contrasting slices of boutique American pie…  Although More...

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A low cost, high quality looper for the performing musician   Boss’s new entry level RC-1 is a triumph of simplicity: the top panel features just a single level control and a multi-segment loop indicator. More...

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PRS S2 Vela review

Affordable, American and original – is the Vela PRS’s coolest ever electric? Chris Vinnicombe plugs in… Launched in 2013, the S2 project was PRS’s answer to the affordable American-made electric guitar More...

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Catalinbread Topanga & Belle Epoch review

Catalinbread attempts to cram a Fender spring reverb and an Echoplex tape echo into stompbox housings. Huw Price feels the ambience… It speaks volumes about electric guitar culture that cutting-edge DSP technology More...

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Blackstar ID:Core BEAM review

Blackstar’s latest is a 20-watt practice combo and wireless hi-fi speaker in one box. Richard Purvis strums along to thin air… Bluetooth speakers = thousands of ’em! Now that most people seem to be More...

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Orange Rockerverb 100 MkIII Review

This 100-watt stack recalls an era of roadies and huge flares, but it’s not just about the overdrive sound, as Huw Price discovers… The 100 MkIII sits at the top of the power structure in the third incarnation More...

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ThorpyFx Gunshot Overdrive review

Growl control from Major Thorpe… a truly ‘bomb-proof ’ drive? Chris Vinnicombe steps on it.  Think you’ve got a stressful job? ThorpyFx was born when British Army Major Adrian Thorpe got More...

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Review: DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay pedal

DigiTech’s new delay is an analogue-style tone mangler with digital flexibility. Marcus Leadley gets down and degraded…   If you think digital delay is all about precision cleanliness, think again. More...