October 2016

What's New

Pirate Guitar Effects Releases the Plank Preamp & Boost

July 26, 2016
Designed around two of the most well-known pedal circuits ever built.
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EVH 5150 III LBX Review

July 26, 2016
Make way for a pint-sized behemoth that’ll wow both Van Halen fans and purveyors of more aggressive styles.
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Hi-Tone Amplification: A Legacy Reborn

July 25, 2016
How Hi-Tone Amplification’s Clayton Callaway won over Dave Reeves’ family and formed an alliance to continue the late Hiwatt founder’s painstaking legacy.
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Schroeder Amplification Announces the SA9+, SA9-REC, and Formula 20

July 25, 2016
A trio of new amps with audiophile-grade components.
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Ask Amp Man: Troubleshooting a Finicky Maverick

July 25, 2016
Sudden changes in volume? Check the effects loop, sockets, and tubes.
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Quick Hit: Red Panda Bitmap

July 24, 2016
Pedestrian meets provocative in this flexibly glitchy box with expression-pedal control.
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Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

July 23, 2016
This step-by-step method will put you on the path to nailing barn-burning tempos.
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How to Buy a Used Amp

July 22, 2016
Tim Schroeder—amp builder for Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline—offers seven tips for avoiding the post-purchase blues.
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SNAMM '16 - East Amplification Duality Series Demos

July 22, 2016
PG's Ask Amp Man debuts a whole new line of tube amps that are available in a 20-, 30-, 40- and 50-watt versions.
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Seymour Duncan Announces Saturday Night Special Pickups

July 22, 2016
The humbuckers are voiced to be a little hotter and fatter in the bridge position and a little clearer and less “wooly” in the neck.
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State of the Stomp: Delay vs. Reverb

July 22, 2016
A reverb junkie searches for the perfect delay buzz.
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SNAMM '16 - Outlaw Effects Lasso Looper, Six Shooter Tuner, & Iron Horse Power Tuner Demos

July 21, 2016
Get hip to a handful of new utility items required for any pedalboard.
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Matthews Effects Astronomer Reverb Review

July 21, 2016
This two-mode shimmer ’verb makes dramatic onstage texture shifts a breeze.
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Beetronics Launches the WhoctaHell and OctaHive

July 21, 2016
Both are available in standard and custom versions.
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SNAMM '16 - Hungry Robot Pedals the Wash & the Kármán Line Demos

July 21, 2016
The Iowa-based company shows off two delays—one for the ambient player and one that has a modulating joystick that dives into oscillation madness.
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Tone Tips: Hangin' with Muhammad Ali and POTUS

July 21, 2016
Beyond the obvious perks, playing guitar for a living can lead to some seriously amazing brushes with both famous and regular, everyday people.
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SNAMM '16 - Ironess Pedals the Woodsman & the Charcuterie Demos

July 20, 2016
The Clarksville, Tennessee, shop makes its first trade-show appearance with a new distortion and fuzz.
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Rig Rundown: Black Pistol Fire

July 20, 2016
As one half of a two-piece outfit, guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown shows how a few hollowbodies, Fender combos, and a packed pedalboard help him create a blues-rock ruckus.
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SNAMM '16 - EVH 5150IIIS EL34 Demo

July 20, 2016
Eddie gets another monster head—this one is loaded with EL34s.
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SNAMM '16 - Jackson Guitars Scott Ian King V KVT, SLAT7-FF, & SLAT8-FF Demos

July 20, 2016
Learn about some new extended-range instruments and get the scoop on the new signature axe for Anthrax's head thrasher.
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