December 2016

Videos

Henriksen Bud Review

April 7, 2016
Mighty tones from a miniscule box.
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Rig Rundown: Uli Jon Roth

April 6, 2016
One of the pioneers of neo-classical metal demonstrates his exotic guitars through his ear-splitting setup.
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Eastwood Surfcaster Review

April 5, 2016
A cult-classic bass from the early 1990s makes its return.
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Allen Eden 1987 Review

April 1, 2016
This entry-level shred machine flirts with greatness at a rock-bottom price.
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Echopark F-1 Fuzz Review

March 31, 2016
Vintage voodoo and rich tones abound in this dual-transistor germanium fuzz.
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Rig Rundown: Dave Stewart

March 30, 2016
The famed guitarist shares the tools he uses to craft the classic pop-rock riffs that fueled the Eurythmics, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, and more.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Scotty Moore-Style Banjo Rollin'

March 29, 2016
The Lee Brice sideman straps on a stunning Gretsch White Falcon and shows you how to invoke Elvis Presley’s legendary sideman with a series of galloping pull-offs you can use in I–IV–V progressions.
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Rig Rundown: Andy Timmons

March 23, 2016
For decades, Timmons has wowed fans with his versatility and musicality. Watch as he demonstrates how he gets studio-quality sounds onstage.
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Ventura Valve Amps VVA50 Review

March 21, 2016
An ultra-versatile boutique head at a musician-friendly price.
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Rig Rundown: All Them Witches

March 16, 2016
The Nashville psych-rockers demo the bastardized, oddball vintage gear that fuels their sonic mayhem.
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Tyyster Pelti 12-String Review

March 15, 2016
A bold, beautiful jangle machine that blends electric and acoustic sounds.
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Rig Rundown: Kurt Vile & The Violators

March 9, 2016
The Philly-based group explains how they use vintage Fender gear, classic tube amps, and a few homemade pedals to produce their brand of psychedelic folk-rock.
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NAMM '16 - Yamaha FG180 50th Anniversary Demo

March 4, 2016
The Japanese brand celebrates an anniversary be reintroducing a limited run of a fan favorite.
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NAMM '16 - Washburn Heritage Series, Comfort Series, and Woodline Series Acoustics

March 3, 2016
The 100-year-old company celebrates a new year by expanding three of their most popular families of flattops.
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NAMM '16 - Ritter 20th Anniversary "Red Dragon" Princess Isabella

March 3, 2016
Celebrating a 20th anniversary, luthier Jens Ritter decks out his jazz guitar with a flamboyant print from China and white gold inlays.
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NAMM '16 - Aclam Guitars 20:14 Demo

March 2, 2016
See and hear how this ultra-flexible 6-string uses piezo, MIDI, and standard magnetic pickups for tonal exploration.
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Rig Rundown: Children of Bodom

March 2, 2016
It’s all about ESP guitars and cranked Marshalls for one of death metal’s most melodic shredders.
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NAMM '16 - Cusack Music Never Off Series Scream and Scruzz Demos

March 2, 2016
The Michigan-based tone tinkerer releases a new line of stompboxes aiming to save valuable pedalboard real estate.
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NAMM '16 - Nik Huber Guitars Rietbergen Bass

March 1, 2016
The German luthier tries his hand at a bass design taken off from his popular 6-string design.
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NAMM '16 - Guild M-20 and D-20 Demos

March 1, 2016
The company's new California-based factory starts to bear fruit with these two new flattops.
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