Reviews

Review: Mooer Air P10

Wireless systems used to be reserved for gigging musicians but more and more players are finding them useful at home. How does this affordable, low-profile system from Mooer stack up?

The Big Listen: Neil Young – Return To Greendale

Shakey and Crazy Horse return to a 2003 concept album that left many critics scratching their heads for a 78-minute live recording captured in Toronto

Review: Turnstone Guitar Company TGE

Unusual tonewoods and painstaking attention to detail combine on an acoustic instrument with a distinctly English accent.

The Genius Of…  Insomniac by Green Day

Why Billy Joe Armstrong tossed the sunny post-Dookie expectations in the bin for a “cocktail of bad vibes and a final bitter dalliance with the straight-ahead punk scene that had borne them."

Review: SoloDallas The Schaffer Replica Storm

Looking to replicate the unmistakeable crunch of /Back In Black/? This pedal could be the missing piece of the puzzle.

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gibson SG Special

The SG Special took over from the single- and double-cutaway Les Paul Special models in 1961. This example features the short-lived Maestro Vibrola.

The Big Listen: Elvis Costello – Hey Clockface

The prolific songwriter, Jazzmaster enthusiast and uncompromising innovator returns with a new solo album recorded in three separate sessions across the globe. Does it work as a coherent whole?   

Review: Phil Robinson Advanced Circuitry Silicon Phuzz

A hand-made modern take on expressive fuzz, inspired by vintage David Gilmour tones

Review: Award-Session 5E3-Extra 22

Award-Session is a British institution in the field of analogue solid-state amps… but can you really replicate the sound of a tweed Fender Deluxe without valves?

​The Genius Of… We Are Paintermen by The Creation

Celebrating a cult UK singles band who rode the wave of the mid-60s musical revolution just long enough to forge a handful of mercurial tracks and showcase the originality and fire of their unique guitarist, Eddie Phillips – a pioneer of the violin-bow guitar and feedback.
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