August

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Rig Rundown: Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba

June 17, 2015
Take a look at the vintage electrics, delectable Martins, and essential effects that help power the band’s brand of emo rock.
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Failure’s Monster Comeback

June 16, 2015
After almost two decades, Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards reunite for an album that picks up right where they left off.
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Ask Amp Man: Fattening Up a Fender Super-Sonic 60

June 9, 2015
Simple circuit tweaks to fatten the vintage channel and balance the burn channel.
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Rig Rundown: Death Cab for Cutie

May 27, 2015
The Pacific Northwest alt rockers talk short-scale Fenders and Lakeland Ps.
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Ask Amp Man: Beefing Up a Vintage Fender Vibrolux Reverb

May 27, 2015
Can you turn a vintage Fender Vibrolux Reverb into a mini Super Reverb?
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Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Review

May 25, 2015
A versatile humbucker/single-coil Strat with pickups by tone guru Tim Shaw.
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Rig Rundown: Slipknot

May 20, 2015
We get the scoop on the gear behind Mick Thomson’s and Jim Root’s brutal sound thanks to their signature guitars and 100-watt rock-boxes.
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Boom-Boom Beyond the Bedroom: 1x12 Bass Combo Review Roundup

May 20, 2015
We size-up four surprisingly versatile sub-$500 amps from Ampeg, Hartke, Fender, and Ashdown.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 2002 Folk-Art Fender Strat

May 17, 2015
Can you get a good deal if you buy a guitar on the sidewalk?
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Raw Gems: John McCauley of Diamond Rugs

May 14, 2015
Deer Tick’s guitarist/frontman discusses Cosmetics, the new album from his all-star second band.
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Rig Rundown: John Fogerty Band

May 13, 2015
We get the lowdown on the former CCR frontman’s rather surprising road gear (including his vintage Les Pauls and rare “bat guitar”), and talk to son and co-guitarist Shane Fogerty about his setup.
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Violent Invention: The Creatively Aggressive Guitar Work of Mackenzie “Torres” Scott

May 12, 2015
The woman known as Torres is a singer, songwriter, and 6-string sound designer.
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Tools for the Task: String Changing Accessories

May 8, 2015
Take the hassle of changing strings down a few notches.
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Courtney Barnett: The New Sensation

April 30, 2015
The rising Aussie guitarist with wonderfully weird tones and an oddball sense of humor.
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Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch: The Lure of Limitations

April 23, 2015
The first album in six years from Idaho’s greatest export since the potato.
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The Gear Behind SXSW

April 21, 2015
Get familiar with some hot, new bands and their road-tested rigs.
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Ask Amp Man: Restoring a 1979 Fender Twin Reverb

April 19, 2015
A modded monster regains its former “glory.”
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Swervedriver: Shoegazers Ride Again

April 14, 2015
After 17 years of studio silence, Adam Franklin and Jim Hartridge bring back the noise.
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Noel Gallagher: High Flying Birdman

April 7, 2015
Twenty years after Oasis’s biggest hits, Noel Gallagher isn’t looking back—in anger or otherwise.
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