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April 2015

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Hot Rod Garage: Mods from Readers
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Hot Rod Garage: Mods from Readers

March 31, 2015
An eye-popping gallery of radically reimagined guitars.
ThroBak Pickups Unveils the DS-55 Double Slug

ThroBak Pickups Unveils the DS-55 Double Slug

March 31, 2015
A vintage-style pickup with added depth and clarity.
Recording Guitarist: In Search of Ancient Ambience

Recording Guitarist: In Search of Ancient Ambience

March 31, 2015
Cloning the otherworldly sounds of the Southwest’s ruins.
Dwarfcraft Devices Unveils the ARF

Dwarfcraft Devices Unveils the ARF

March 30, 2015
The output can also be sent out of the pedal for integration with other CV-compatible gear.
Staff Picks: All in One?
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Staff Picks: All in One?

March 30, 2015
In honor of our latest hot-rod issue, Ethan Tufts of Strymon Engineering joins us to riff on what kind of effects we’d like to put you know where.
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.