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What's New

Quick Hit: MXR Carbon Copy Bright

March 8, 2016
Enhanced top end makes this take on a classic delay a cool way to bridge the digital/analog divide.
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Hofner Releases the 60th Anniversary 500/1 Violin Bass

March 8, 2016
A strictly limited edition of 60 instruments to celebrate 60 years of the 500/1 Violin Bass.
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SIB Unveils the Charger

March 8, 2016
A fully-functional amp housed inside a pedal.
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Parliament Funkadelic: A Funk Guitar Roundtable

March 8, 2016
George Clinton, Blackbyrd McKnight, Michael Hampton, and Ricky Rouse discuss the storied history of 6-string within P-Funk.
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Fuzzrocious Pedals Announces the Anomalies and Feed Me

March 7, 2016
A lo-fi, dirty delay based on the PT2399 chip and a tone shaper boasting four 12-position rotary pots.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Originality Quandary

March 7, 2016
“All original” is a desired trait in a vintage guitar, but what if that guitar is essentially unplayable?
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Reader Guitar of the Month: "Nagel" Kramer Baretta

March 7, 2016
A reader scores his ideal ’80s guitar, with historic art included.
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Beyond Blues: CAGED Developments

March 5, 2016
Supercharge your solos with the potent fretboard approach used by legendary players like Robben Ford.
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D'Addario Announces Nickel Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

March 4, 2016
The strings feature NY Steel cores and are designed to improve tuning stability and resistance to string breaks.
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Mission Engineering Unveils the SP1-L6

March 4, 2016
A collaboration with Line 6 specifically designed to work with the Helix.
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Jazz Innovator: Liberty Ellman

March 4, 2016
An emerging 6-string titan on developing his distinct style and sound, fanning the flames of inspiration, composing and improvising, and his cool guitar collection.
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Mod Garage: Riptide Stratocaster Wiring

March 4, 2016
Can you merge the best qualities of a Strat and Tele?
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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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Technically Free: Intronaut’s Sacha Dunable and Dave Timnick

March 3, 2016
On exploring the power-soaked fringes of adventurous metal, changing rigs to nail fresh tones, building tough road guitars, and live-tracking their incendiary new album, The Direction of Last Things.
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Taurus Amplification Introduces the Stomp-Head 5.CE

March 3, 2016
An ultra light, compact floor amplifier with integrated footswitches.
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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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Radial Headload Review

March 3, 2016
A high-quality load box and guitar D.I. with many pro features.
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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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