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Interview: Bex Marshall - Need & Greed

May 11, 2013
Soulful and sultry blues songwriter Bex Marshall discusses making "House of Mercy," the evolution of her playing, and her deep love of resonator guitars.
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Dingwall Super P Bass Review

May 11, 2013
Onstage or in the studio, the Dingwall Super P''s modern take on a legendary design can and will tackle it all.
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Album Review: Middle Class Rut - "Pick Up Your Head"

May 11, 2013
MC Rut’s got gusto and this sophomore effort solidifies them as one of the most exciting true-to-form alternative rock bands in recent memory
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Album Review: Gilad Hekselman - "This Just In"

May 11, 2013
Hekselman not only embraces the freedom of the format, but also excels both as an improviser and composer.
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Baudier Roadster Electric Guitar Review

May 11, 2013
With the RatRod Roadster Custom, Baudier Guitars has successfully synthesized the design aesthetic of the rat-rod subculture and electric guitar design in an instrument that plays and sounds great.
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Album Review: Bart Walker - "Waiting on Daylight"

May 11, 2013
Bart Walker Waiting on Daylight Ruf Records If fat slide tones are your thing—like the sounds Duane Allman gave us in At Fillmore East—you’ll dig Bart Walker’s sophomore solo album.
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Album Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan - "One of Us is the Killer"

May 8, 2013
DEP’s fifth outing incorporates elements of atmospheric prog-rock and ear-relieving jazz fills to buck the musical constraints and genre rigidness rampant in the metal genre.
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Boss TE-2 Tera Echo Pedal Review

May 7, 2013
Using the company’s new MDP (multi-dimensional processing), Boss has made the TE-2 an especially dynamic delay, reverb, and modulation box that will satisfy adventurous guitarists, as well as the ambient crowd.
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DBZ Diamond Hailfire SM Electric Guitar Review

May 1, 2013
Since launching in 2008, DBZ Guitars has introduced some of the most eye-catching instruments in the industry, quickly garnering the attention of players like John Corabi, Kid Rock’s Jason
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Amptweaker Bass TightFuzz Pedal Review

April 30, 2013
This versatile bass distortion is packed with smart features and great tone.
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MJ Guitars Duke Deville Electric Guitar Review

April 19, 2013
Blending classic Tele vibe with unique tones on tap via a coil-splittable mini-humbucker.
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Gibson EB Bass Review

April 15, 2013
The new Gibson EB bass features a totally new body style, a pair of newly designed pickups, and a vibe that’s all its own.
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Vigier Excalibur Special 7 Guitar Review

April 15, 2013
The tone, playability, and flawless build of the Vigier Excalibur Special 7 elevates the guitar to a level of all-around performance that few companies can touch.
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Verellen Meatsmoke Preamp Review

April 15, 2013
An excellent tool for rock and metal players, the Verellen Amplification Meatsmoke preamp is a compact version of the all-tube Meatsmoke amp head that delivers tones very close to those of its bigger brother.
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Album Review: Leroy Justice - "Above the Weather"

April 15, 2013
Leroy Justice treads carefully into jam-band territory.
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Hartman Electronics Silicon Crystal Valve Pedal Review

April 15, 2013
The new Silicon Crystal Valve from Hartman Electronics is based in significant measure to the Colorsound Supa Tone Bender, and like the original, it’s a cool twist on a classic sound that’s full of unique fuzz flavors.
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Album Review: Cassie Taylor - "Out of My Mind"

April 15, 2013
Packed with soulful singing and blazing 6-string, Taylor’s new Out of My Mind is a mesmerizing, nuanced, and imaginatively arranged collection of blues-inflected originals.
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Eastman T185MX Electric Guitar Review

April 15, 2013
The new Eastman T185MX is an all-solid-wood 15" thinline that channels the rich sound of a full-bodied archtop.
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Breedlove Oregon Series C20/SMYe Acoustic Guitar Review

April 15, 2013
Bound to appeal to a wide swath of fingerstylists and singer-songwriters, Breedlove''s new Oregon Series C20/SMYe has enough range to sound feather-delicate or downright propulsive.
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Interview: Early Graves - Thrash in the Saddle Again

April 15, 2013
After a series of tragic setbacks—including the death of founding vocalist Makh Daniels—Chris Brock and Early Graves charge back into the metal fray and emerge triumphant with a thundering masterpiece.
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