Richard Purvis

Review: Walrus Audio Mako Series ACS1

Gunning unapologetically for a certain little black box from California, Walrus’s first amp and cab sim refines the formula with some interesting tweaks.

Review: EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny

Plenty of digital reverb pedals have one or two options for adding an ethereal upper octave, but this eight-mode beast is a dedicated shimmer machine

Review: Boss Pocket GT

This smartphone-sized headphone guitar amp and multi-effects unit could be the perfect accessory for learners… or anyone with unappreciative housemates

Review: Boss Waza-Air

It wowed the crowds at NAMM 2020 with its ‘amp in a room’ spatial audio, but is Boss’s wireless headset really a groundbreaking gadget for silent strumming?

Review: Origin Effects Magma57 & RevivalTrem

What happens when Britain’s most intimidatingly high-class pedal maker branches out from compression and overdrive into vibrato and tremolo?

What guitar brands can learn from big tech in 2021 and beyond

The times they are a-changing so quickly it hurts, but guitar technology isn’t necessarily changing with them. Is it time for the people making our gear to start paying closer attention to what’s going on outside the musical bubble?

Review: Vintage 25th Anniversary Series V75, V6H & V100

The maker of affordable guitars comes of age with three commemorative limited editions in a distinctive Silverburst finish. Are they worth breaking out the bubbly for?

Review: Orange Terror Stamp

No bigger than a chunky stompbox, Orange’s latest Terror is a fully fledged 20-watt amplifier complete with valve preamp and (sort of) channel switching.

Review: DryBell Unit67

Combining compression, boost and a powerful EQ section, could this unassuming grey box from Croatia be the ultimate tone-enhancer?

The Big Review: Strymon NightSky

The Californian digital guru’s latest launch is a high-end reverb unit designed for extravagant soundscaping. Will the NightSky leave us starry-eyed?
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