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Opeth: Swedish Floyd

August 26, 2014
Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt disses predictability, explains why he won’t give any musician advice, and admits loving ... Rihanna? Plus, lead guitarist Fredrik Åkesson talks about the making of Pale Communion.
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Marshall 1958X 18-Watt Review

August 26, 2014
A high-end, hand-wired version of Marshall’s little giant.
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Mastodon: A Year in the Life of the Sludge Metal Lords

August 1, 2014
Riffmeisters Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds play for the song on the quartet’s sixth album, Once More ’Round the Sun.
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Slash: Hats Off

July 31, 2014
One of the most beloved (and humble) guitarists alive opens up about capturing the humanity in music without effects, improvising off of himself, and finding someone who would push him in the studio for the first time in years.
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Ask Amp Man: Can My Fender Amp Sound More Like a Marshall?

July 31, 2014
Modding a ’80s Fender Concert for JTM-style tones.
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Boom Boxes: 5 Amps That Define the Music We Hear—and the Gear We Play

July 3, 2014
These game-changing amplifiers helped create the sounds of rock ’n’ roll.
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Top 5 Blues-Rock Rig Rundowns

April 23, 2014
Witness the gear of the gods—from Jeff Beck’s trem setup to Eric Johnson’s ’57 Strats, Warren Haynes’ arsenal of Gibsons, Sonny Landreth’s pedalboard tricks, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Dumble.
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Rig Rundown: Pat Benatar's Neil Giraldo

April 16, 2014
The hit songwriter/guitarist talks about the pickups he stole from Jeff Beck, his Marshall reject amps, and the Bradshaw rig he hardly knows how to use.
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Joe Satriani: Outside the Box

April 15, 2014
With a new autobiography and a 15-disc box set chronicling his musical past, the silver surfer reveals how he learned to really play.
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No Rest for the Wylde

April 7, 2014
Black Label Society and their bearded leader unleash their first album in four years.
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