PAF Humbucker Pickup Guide and Review: Clones and Reissues Examined

With so many P.A.F. winders coming out of the woodwork these days its easy to get lost in the sea of “exceptionally accurate” clones. Be kinder to your wallet by using this guide to help you navigate the waters and decide for yourself what makes a truly exceptional recreation of the historic Gibson Humbucker pickup.

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VHT Valvulator V1 FRYETTE Amplification Review

Take a listen on a decent system and experience the capabilities of the VHT Valvulator…

If you don’t already know about this curiously weighty and immensely useful piece of gear then prepare to be enlightened as to what smart design and solid engineering can accomplish…

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AnalogMan Sun Face List of Transistor Options GERMANIUM


The AnalogMan Sunface has always been a favourite among boutique Fuzz Face enthusiasts.  It is well built, sounds amazing and, relative to the cost of an original vintage example, quite a bargain.  There are numerous forum threads popping up on the topic of transistor choice lately (among other options) and it’s only heating up. With the return of the Red Dot NKT’s availability, the choice has become harder than ever…

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FullTone O.C.D.

For an overdrive pedal to be considered a classic in today’s immense world of boutique gear is a feat in and of itself.  To be considered a great pedal in a product line as revered as Fulltone is something of an entirely different animal.  Think about the gear that has come from this Michael Fuller:  the Deja Vibe, the Fulldrive (1, 2 n’3) and the even the ’69 and 70’s Fuzzes…and many of them have a highly desirable status among collectors.  So today, we are going to look at yet another design that has become so sought after that Web articles have been dedicated to deciphering its many versions:  The Fulltone O.C.D.. Continue reading “FullTone O.C.D.”