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Rig Rundown: Best Coast’s Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino

September 30, 2015
California surf-rockers Best Coast use tons of fun effects and interesting guitars to create their shimmers and other layered tones.
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Stomp Under Foot Sonic Warfare Review

September 24, 2015
This stupidly simple silicon fuzz delivers punky grind and singing lead tones.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Hybrid-Picking Double-Stop Chromaticism

September 23, 2015
In this installment, the Lee Brice sideman pairs sophisticated-sounding chromatic-scale moves with a hybrid-picking technique you can easily move around the fretboard for a unique sound in a variety of styles and keys.
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Guild M-140E Review

September 21, 2015
This concert-sized flattop offers all-solid construction, slick playability, and quality electronics in a more affordable package.
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Moog MF Chorus Review

September 17, 2015
The all-analog chorus is a feast of rich modulation sounds.
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Rig Rundown: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill [2015]

September 16, 2015
The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
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Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor

September 15, 2015
An easy-to-use bass compressor that won’t put the squeeze on your wallet.
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Ampeg SCR-DI Review

September 10, 2015
Ampeg’s new DI for bassists brings flexibility and plenty more.
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Rig Rundown: Social Distortion [2015]

September 9, 2015
Guitarists Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham show off their tried-and-true rock ’n’ roll machines.
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MXR M85 Bass Distortion Review

September 7, 2015
This collaboration with Fuzzrocious delivers heavy loads of bass distortion.
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