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April 2015

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Visual Sound Changes Name to Truetone and Announces Jekyll & Hyde V3

Visual Sound Changes Name to Truetone and Announces Jekyll & Hyde V3

March 30, 2015
The first Truetone-branded products also include two new 1 SPOT Pro power supplies.
Acoustic Soundboard: Grading Tonewoods - Back and Sides

Acoustic Soundboard: Grading Tonewoods - Back and Sides

March 30, 2015
There’s more to consider than tone when choosing wood for a guitar’s back and sides.
Quick Hit: GoGo Caliber Pedal Tuner
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Quick Hit: GoGo Caliber Pedal Tuner

March 29, 2015
A new pedal tuner with a display you can’t miss.
Future Rock: Pentatonic Transitions
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Future Rock: Pentatonic Transitions

March 28, 2015
Unlock the fretboard with a few key shapes, some practice, and a healthy dose of experimentation.
John Renbourn: 1944-2015

John Renbourn: 1944-2015

March 27, 2015
The prodigiously talented and influential British guitarist helped shape modern folk through his fusion of jazz, blues, psychedelia, medieval song, and ethnic music.
GALLERY: SXSW 2015

GALLERY: SXSW 2015

March 27, 2015
See performance shots of AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Elder, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Nikki Lane, and more!
Oakland Axe Factory Introduces Line of Headless Guitars

Oakland Axe Factory Introduces Line of Headless Guitars

March 27, 2015
The new models will be available in 6-, 7-, and 8-string versions.
Mod Garage: Trad Strat and Bridge 'Bucker Tones

Mod Garage: Trad Strat and Bridge 'Bucker Tones

March 27, 2015
A standard Strat pickup set—and—a switchable humbucker.
Aaron Bruno’s Brutal Breakdowns
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Aaron Bruno’s Brutal Breakdowns

March 26, 2015
AWOLNATION’s musical architect searches for riffs so good they make him cry.
Chase Bliss Audio Unveils the Warped Vinyl mkII, Wombtone mkII, and Gravitas

Chase Bliss Audio Unveils the Warped Vinyl mkII, Wombtone mkII, and Gravitas

March 26, 2015
The Gravitas features an all-analog signal path and offers harmonic and standard modes.