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Rig Rundown: Esmé Patterson

Rig Rundown: Esmé Patterson

July 27, 2016
The singer/songwriter gives a concise look at the tools she uses to craft her brand of reverb-drenched rock.
Doomabilly: Opossum Holler’s Lloyd Nicely and Shelby Smith

Doomabilly: Opossum Holler’s Lloyd Nicely and Shelby Smith

July 27, 2016
A rockabilly and metal-fueled guitarist from Kentucky packs B-movie inspiration, grade-A riffs, smarty-pants chord choices, vintage gear, and adrenalized energy into his raging trio.
KHDK Electronics Unveils the Scuzz Box

KHDK Electronics Unveils the Scuzz Box

July 26, 2016
A germanium-voiced fuzz pedal with two distinct modes.
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser Branson Model

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser Branson Model

July 26, 2016
Sometimes it pays to step back and do a little homework before bidding on an eBay guitar.
Pirate Guitar Effects Releases the Plank Preamp & Boost

Pirate Guitar Effects Releases the Plank Preamp & Boost

July 26, 2016
Designed around two of the most well-known pedal circuits ever built.
EVH 5150 III LBX Review

EVH 5150 III LBX Review

July 26, 2016
Make way for a pint-sized behemoth that’ll wow both Van Halen fans and purveyors of more aggressive styles.
Hi-Tone Amplification: A Legacy Reborn

Hi-Tone Amplification: A Legacy Reborn

July 25, 2016
How Hi-Tone Amplification’s Clayton Callaway won over Dave Reeves’ family and formed an alliance to continue the late Hiwatt founder’s painstaking legacy.
Schroeder Amplification Announces the SA9+, SA9-REC, and Formula 20

Schroeder Amplification Announces the SA9+, SA9-REC, and Formula 20

July 25, 2016
A trio of new amps with audiophile-grade components.
Ask Amp Man: Troubleshooting a Finicky Maverick

Ask Amp Man: Troubleshooting a Finicky Maverick

July 25, 2016
Sudden changes in volume? Check the effects loop, sockets, and tubes.
Quick Hit: Red Panda Bitmap

Quick Hit: Red Panda Bitmap

July 24, 2016
Pedestrian meets provocative in this flexibly glitchy box with expression-pedal control.
Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

July 23, 2016
This step-by-step method will put you on the path to nailing barn-burning tempos.
How to Buy a Used Amp

How to Buy a Used Amp

July 22, 2016
Tim Schroeder—amp builder for Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline—offers seven tips for avoiding the post-purchase blues.
SNAMM '16 - East Amplification Duality Series Demos

SNAMM '16 - East Amplification Duality Series Demos

July 22, 2016
PG's Ask Amp Man debuts a whole new line of tube amps that are available in a 20-, 30-, 40- and 50-watt versions.
Seymour Duncan Announces Saturday Night Special Pickups

Seymour Duncan Announces Saturday Night Special Pickups

July 22, 2016
The humbuckers are voiced to be a little hotter and fatter in the bridge position and a little clearer and less “wooly” in the neck.
State of the Stomp: Delay vs. Reverb

State of the Stomp: Delay vs. Reverb

July 22, 2016
A reverb junkie searches for the perfect delay buzz.
SNAMM '16 - Outlaw Effects Lasso Looper, Six Shooter Tuner, & Iron Horse Power Tuner Demos

SNAMM '16 - Outlaw Effects Lasso Looper, Six Shooter Tuner, & Iron Horse Power Tuner Demos

July 21, 2016
Get hip to a handful of new utility items required for any pedalboard.
Matthews Effects Astronomer Reverb Review

Matthews Effects Astronomer Reverb Review

July 21, 2016
This two-mode shimmer ’verb makes dramatic onstage texture shifts a breeze.
Beetronics Launches the WhoctaHell and OctaHive

Beetronics Launches the WhoctaHell and OctaHive

July 21, 2016
Both are available in standard and custom versions.
SNAMM '16 - Hungry Robot Pedals the Wash & the Kármán Line Demos

SNAMM '16 - Hungry Robot Pedals the Wash & the Kármán Line Demos

July 21, 2016
The Iowa-based company shows off two delays—one for the ambient player and one that has a modulating joystick that dives into oscillation madness.