Richard Purvis

Review: Audient Evo 4

This little box from studio brand Audient promises to bridge the gap between guitar and computer in the simplest, most user-friendly way yet.

Review: Echoline Silicon Hi-Gain Fuzz

This independent UK maker has revamped its range of pedals to make them more board-friendly, but a small footprint doesn’t have to mean small fuzz tones.

Review: DryBell The Engine

This ‘foundation preamp’ packs both a Plexi-style overdrive and a versatile boost circuit for a full suite of 1960s British rock and blues tones.

Review: Warm Audio Foxy Tone Box

From an American brand known for its recording equipment comes an authentically hirsute take on one of the wildest fuzz boxes of the 1970s.

Review: Joe Doe by Vintage Jailbird

Indie spirit meets mainstream muscle in this quirky collaboration between Joe Doe Guitars and John Hornby Skewes… but is the Jailbird good enough to be a breakout hit? 

Review: Fender Mustang GTX100

Fender has set out to raise its digital modelling game with this 100-watt evolution of the Mustang amp line – but does it have the tone to match its impressive line-up of emulations?

Review: ThorpyFX Field Marshal & The Bunker

Two of the biggest brains in British pedal-building combine forces once again to create updated versions of a pair of legendary dirt machines.

Review: Redbeard Effects Honey Badger Octave Fuzz

The second offering from this collaboration between Skindred guitarist Mikey Demus and pedal guru Adrian Thorpe promises assorted flavours of slavering doom.

The Big Review: Fender Player Mustang & Player Duo-Sonic

Two more Fender gems get the Player Series treatment – and you don’t have to be a beginner to get a kick out of these short-scale ‘student’ models.

Review: Stone Deaf Noise Reaper

British indie pedal-builder Stone Deaf believes in high gain without the pain of a high noise floor, so the Noise Reaper is here to slam the gate on your background bedlam.
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