John Page Classic Ashburn review

John page

A boutique-style S-Type with a name that will be familiar to students of Fender’s recent history. Chris Vinnicombe does a turn… These days, John Page designs and builds a small number of custom instruments each year at his forest workshop in southern Oregon, but once upon a time he was on Fender’s payroll. Joining the company in 1978, More...

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Guitar And Bass April 2016-18
By On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Tone King Falcon Grande review

Retro looks, 20 watts of all-valve power, an attenuator, spring reverb and three distinct tones. Huw Price hails the King… I can’t help but admire amps that look like vintage TVs or hi-fi consoles. More...

By On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Orange O Bass & Orange OB1-300 combo review

One of the world’s most distinctive amp brands turns its attention to building basses – and there’s a new bass combo to boot. Gareth Morgan takes both for a spin… Orange, with its distinctive styling More...

Guitar & Bass February 2016-12
By On Friday, March 18th, 2016

Gretsch Streamliner Collection review round-up

Grown-up Gretsches at pocket-money prices? Huw Price finds out what the new-for-2016 Streamliner Collection has to offer… The Streamliner moniker arrived in the Gretsch catalogue in 1955 with a range More...

By On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Hartke VXL Bass Attack Tone-Shaper Preamp review

Hartke’s new bass pedal soups up the humble preamp formula. Gareth Morgan puts it to the test… If you only ever use one pedal, a tone fixer – whether in the form of a booster, line driver or preamp – More...

By On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Blackstar Artist 30 & Artist 15 review

These two combos offer a flavour of Blackstar’s handwired Artisan series at prices that won’t scare away those without deep pockets. Will Richard Purvis be starstruck? Since its launch nine years ago, Blackstar More...

Guitar & Bass January-14
By On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Elektra The 185 review

Elektra’s replica of the Gibson EH-185 suggests pre-WWII amps could be pretty sophisticated beasts, as Huw Price discovers… In 2012, Michiel Helsloot and a bunch of friends set about the task of recreating More...

By On Monday, February 29th, 2016

Pigtronix Echolution 2 Ultra Pro review

Looking for the ultimate delay pedal? This just might be your new best friend… Once you’ve swallowed the manual and navigated your way past the slightly scary exterior (six knobs, eight buttons, More...

By On Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Fryette Power Station review

More sophisticated than passive attenuators, reactance amplifiers can boost as well as reduce your amp’s output level, opening up a world of possibilities. Huw Price tests out the Fryette Power Station. The More...

By On Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Keeley Electronics 30ms Double Tracker, Abbey Chamber Verb & Memphis Sun Reverb reviews

Capturing the sound of the world’s most famous studios in a stompbox is an ambitious task. Sam atkins checks out the results… Abbey Road. The Beatles. Pink Floyd. Elvis Presley. Sun Studio. Johnny Cash. Double More...