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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.
Tone Tips: Hangin' with Muhammad Ali and POTUS

Tone Tips: Hangin' with Muhammad Ali and POTUS

July 21, 2016
Beyond the obvious perks, playing guitar for a living can lead to some seriously amazing brushes with both famous and regular, everyday people.
SNAMM '16 - Ironess Pedals the Woodsman & the Charcuterie Demos

SNAMM '16 - Ironess Pedals the Woodsman & the Charcuterie Demos

July 20, 2016
The Clarksville, Tennessee, shop makes its first trade-show appearance with a new distortion and fuzz.
Rig Rundown: Black Pistol Fire

Rig Rundown: Black Pistol Fire

July 20, 2016
As one half of a two-piece outfit, guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown shows how a few hollowbodies, Fender combos, and a packed pedalboard help him create a blues-rock ruckus.
SNAMM '16 - EVH 5150 III S Demo

SNAMM '16 - EVH 5150 III S Demo

July 20, 2016
Eddie gets another monster head—this one is loaded with EL34s.
SNAMM '16 - Jackson Guitars Scott Ian King V KVT, SLAT7-FF, & SLAT8-FF Demos

SNAMM '16 - Jackson Guitars Scott Ian King V KVT, SLAT7-FF, & SLAT8-FF Demos

July 20, 2016
Learn about some new extended-range instruments and get the scoop on the new signature axe for Anthrax's head thrasher.
Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom

July 20, 2016
A close-up look at a classic Black Beauty, with all the appointments.
SNAMM '16 - Atomic Amps Amplifire Demo

SNAMM '16 - Atomic Amps Amplifire Demo

July 19, 2016
It's small enough for the front pocket of your gigbag, but powerful enough to replace your amp and stompboxes.
Brooklyn’s Artful Dodgers: Woods’ Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere

Brooklyn’s Artful Dodgers: Woods’ Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere

July 19, 2016
The genre-defying New Yorkers take us inside their elegantly eclectic City Sun Eater in the River of Light.
Panama Guitars Announces Extended-Range Cabinets

Panama Guitars Announces Extended-Range Cabinets

July 19, 2016
Designed to meet the needs of extended-range instruments.
SNAMM '16 - Washburn AG20CEK Demo

SNAMM '16 - Washburn AG20CEK Demo

July 19, 2016
Get introduced to this budget-friendly grand auditorium made with a spruce top and rosewood back and sides.
SNAMM '16 - Journey Instruments the Overhead Demo

SNAMM '16 - Journey Instruments the Overhead Demo

July 19, 2016
This guitar-on-the-go is purportedly impervious to the elements and designed for easy stowing on a plane.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Aspirational Guitarist

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Aspirational Guitarist

July 19, 2016
Is that beautiful, expensive piece of gear performing to its potential in your hands?