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Future Rock: Demented Diminished

December 5, 2012
Understand the basics of the diminished scale and develop a more fluid legato technique with Justin Derrico''s latest lesson.
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Eastwood Airline ’59 Coronado Electric Guitar Review

November 27, 2012
The latest retro creation from Eastwood channels vintage Supros with a voice that''s all its own.
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Beyond Blues: Keeping it Simple with Blues-Scale Transitions

November 27, 2012
Learn to develop singable melodies to play over a blues.
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RogerThat Guitar Electronics Bass OD/DIS Pedal Review

November 20, 2012
Holland’s RogerThat Guitar Electronics may be relatively unknown to musicians in the States. But since 2010, they’ve developed a multitude of all-analog tools for guitarists, bassists, drummers, and studio
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Deep Blues: Quartal Blues

November 14, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn the principles of quartal harmony. • Play three- and four-note quartal voicings. • Construct quartal harmony based on the Dorian mode.
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Mooer ShimVerb, Green Mile, Black Secret, and Pitch Box Pedal Reviews

November 13, 2012
Mooer Audio Company is a rather ambitious instrument-manufacturing entity. The China-based outfit builds everything from electric drum pads to pedalboard cases, vocal processors, and compact, AC30- and Bassman-style heads.
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Kick Out the Jams: Pick Up the Pieces - Funk Guitar 101

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the basics of funk guitar. • Create two- and three-note voicings that imply dominant and minor harmony. • Learn how to
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Markbass Big Bang Bass Amplifier Review

November 5, 2012
The recently released Big Bang—a 500-watt, solid-state amp head—represents the next step in Markbass’ continued pursuit of providing full, warm, bass tones from a unit that’s as light and small as possible.
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Egnater Armageddon Amp Review

November 5, 2012
The pairing of Egnater''s Armageddon and AR-412 cab is a fantastic setup for the modern metal guitarist who wants extreme gain, total control, and exceptionally tight delivery.
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Normandy Alumicaster Bass Review

November 5, 2012
Offering exceptional sonic and visual quality, Normandy’s Alumicaster bass is a great combination of vintage and contemporary.
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Andrews Amplification Para-Dyne 50 Combo Review

November 5, 2012
With its copious power and all the easy-to-use tone-control tools that it puts at your fingertips, the Para-Dyne 50 Combo is an amp that will have your back in just about any stage situation you can imagine.
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Album Review: Ed Gerhard - "There and Gone"

November 5, 2012
The solo guitarist’s tunes and beautifully articulated counterpoint unfold slowly, like flower petals opening to the sunrise.
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Martin OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
With the OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar, there’s no denying that Martin and Fishman have created a formidable stage and studio instrument that bristles with pure Martin beauty and vintage glow.
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Electro-Harmonix Crying Tone Wah Pedal Review

November 5, 2012
Electro-Harmonix went to great lengths to make their new Crying Tone wah virtually indestructible and create a vintage tonality that harkens back to the wah’s psychedelic heyday.
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Album Review: Vinyl Williams - "Lemniscate"

November 5, 2012
Blending ambient shoegaze, space pop, and fierce psychedelia, Williams brings tones of chaos and desperation into a beautifully presented and mystically charged work.
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Beyond Blues: Beck's Blues, Pt. 2

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the key elements of Jeff Beck’s unique style. • Learn how to use rhythmic motifs to create interesting phrases. • Create
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Fretboard Workshop: Increasing a Lick's ROI

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Develop techniques to milk everything from your go-to phrases. • Learn how to tailor each phrase to specific chords. • Create simple
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Fulltone Secret Freq Pedal Review

November 5, 2012
The Seek Freq is especially good at nailing the midrange-boosted tones that define a lot of classic rock.
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SolidGoldFX Apollo Tap Tempo Phaser Pedal Review

October 31, 2012
We review the tonally-versatile phaser that''s packed with features like tap tempo with a multiplier switch.
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Eastwood Stormbird Bass Review

October 24, 2012
The Stormbird offers a stylish nod to classic bass designs with an affordable, sub-$500 price tag.
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