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Spaceman Saturn V Harmonic Booster Pedal Review

April 15, 2013
For those who relish the profound shifts in color and mood that a little volume or tone knob tweak can provide, the Saturn V Harmonic Booster has the potential to be a very special, even indispensable piece of gear.
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Album Review: Joe Satriani - "Unstoppable Momentum"

April 8, 2013
Not since the heyday of hearing “Satch Boogie” and “Cliffs of Dover” on the radio has instrumental guitar rock been so fun.
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Album Review: Brad Paisley - "Wheelhouse"

April 3, 2013
Country shred, double-stop licks, and G-bender pulls salvage Paisley''s most pop-sounding album to date.
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Eastman AR371CESB Archtop Review

April 3, 2013
Eastman''s affordable jazzbox puts ES-175 style in the hands of jazzers and rockers alike for under $800.
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Ibanez AFJ957 7-String Archtop Review

March 27, 2013
At just $800, this Premier Gear Award-winning 7-string jazz box from Ibanez is perhaps the least-expensive, quality 7-string hollowbody on the market.
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Z.Vex Basstortion Pedal Review

March 26, 2013
The mad scientists at Z.Vex dial up some amp-inspired overdrive tailored specifically for bassists with the Basstortion.
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Way Huge Echo-Puss Pedal Review

March 20, 2013
The Echo-Puss is designed to appeal to players who favor the delay times and modulation circuitry of delay pedals from the ’70s and ’80s
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Z.Vex Loop Gate Pedal Review

March 13, 2013
The Loop Gate combines the relatively simple and familiar principles of noise gating and effects loops in a way that opens up huge new tonal possibilities.
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Tech 21 VT Bass 1000 & B410-VT Bass Rig Review

March 11, 2013
The combination of a VT Bass 1000 head and B410-VT cab makes for a pretty incredible bass rig that gets very, very close to the sound and feel of a classic Ampeg SVT.
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H.S. Anderson Mad Cat Electric Guitar Review

March 11, 2013
If you’re looking for a masterfully built T-style with some unique quirks, the H.S. Andersen Mad Cat is a straight-up killer guitar.
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Carr Impala Amp Review

March 11, 2013
Carr’s new Impala is a take on the great blackface incarnation of the Fender Bassman—and like a lot of Carr amps, they’ve taken a great idea and run in some very interesting directions.
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Godin Montreal Premiere Electric Guitar Review

March 11, 2013
Godin''s Montreal Premiere is a cool deviation from established semi-hollow design templates that''s beautifully built and delivers a more playable, comfortable, and unique sounding guitar.
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Album Review: My Bloody Valentine - "mbv"

March 11, 2013
Like a mirror to the sprawling gestation period that gave rise to mbv, notions like hooks, tempo, mix, and melody exist in their own exploded, drifting reality.
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Interview: Dave Kilminster - Rock Revisited

March 11, 2013
U.K. guitar hero Dave Kilminster talks about the ups and downs of solo albums, explains why he shuns most effects, and reveals how an unusual altered tuning is the centerpiece of his next album.
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Reuss RSH-02 Pedal Review

March 11, 2013
Like the first incarnation RSH-01, the Reuss RSH-02 pedal combines Distortion + and Blue Box-style circuits in a single enclosure, but is made in China and more affordable.
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MXR M222 Talk Box Review

March 11, 2013
MXR''s M222 Talk Box is a rethink of the talk box formula that emphasizes reliability, circumvents the need for an additional amp, and focuses on affordability.
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Waterstone Meaden FL Fretless Bass Review

March 11, 2013
One of their most recent offerings, the Meaden bass (named after ’60s British mod icon Peter Meaden), is a fine example of familiar, new, and vintage—all rolled into one.
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EMG 66-N/57-B Humbuckers Review

March 11, 2013
Blending vintage character and EMG’s trademark fidelity, the new 57-B and 66-N humbuckers might just become modern classics.
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Interview: Lee Boys - Pickin’ and Praisin’

March 11, 2013
Roosevelt Collier and Alvin Lee of sacred-steel family band the Lee Boys take their 6-string hallelujahs beyond the church and garner praises from some of the biggest names in secular guitar and bass.
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Island Forty-Four Electric Guitar Review

March 11, 2013
Island’s Forty-Four is a handcrafted, handsome reinterpretation of the small-bodied, single-pickup Harmony H44.
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