August

What's New

323 Effects Releases Timbers Overdrive Pedal

June 20, 2016
A well-rounded drive that's designed to let your guitar and amp shine.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Dollars in the Details

June 20, 2016
Aesthetically pleasing guitar details that blend high and low art with the bottom line.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: SinnerBoy Deuce

June 19, 2016
This Bo Diddley plank-style guitar was built to honor the musical bond between a father and son.
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The Guitarist’s Guide to Counterpoint

June 18, 2016
The concept of playing two melodies simultaneously has been around for centuries. Such modern masters as Ted Greene, Jerry Reed, and Jimmy Wyble have demonstrated how these ancient principles can be applied to guitar.
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Sonic Bliss: Adam Rudolph’s Guitar Orchestra

June 17, 2016
A composer’s 11-axe orchestra sets Nels Cline, Liberty Ellman, and other top improvisers free to conjure a prismatic universe of sound on a unique new album, Turning Towards the Light.
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Bass Bench: The Perils of Tech-Speak

June 17, 2016
Being a musician requires more than instrumental skill—you have to master terminology from many disciplines and understand the ideas they represent.
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Boss Announces Four New Tuners

June 16, 2016
The TU-3W provides tuning functions equivalent to the immensely popular TU-3.
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L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI Review

June 16, 2016
A bass DI that can be multi-dimensional and vibey, in addition to helping deliver great tone.
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Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1

June 16, 2016
A versatile new bass preamp that features the Vitalizer B circuit.
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Paul Gilbert: Swingin’ Carnage Blues

June 16, 2016
The shred idol looks beyond metal for inspiration on I Can Destroy, and reflects on dynamics, picking, playing with intent, and a few things he would have done different along the way.
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Ask Amp Man: Reduce Power with a Pentode/Triode Switch

June 16, 2016
How to mod a high-wattage amp for all playing situations.
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Rig Rundown: Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes

June 15, 2016
Classic rockers from Aerosmith and Ted Nugent reconnect after three decades to jam on vintage-inspired gear with modern accoutrements.
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Positive Grid Unveils BIAS Amp Standalone

June 15, 2016
It allows users to virtually design their own amp component by component and Amp Match any real amp in the world to accurately capture its tone
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SolidGoldFX Horizon Compressor Review

June 15, 2016
An optical compressor that goes way beyond a gentle squeeze.
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Alvarez Guitars Releases Artist Series Shadowburst Models

June 15, 2016
Shadowburst is a high-end, edge-burst finish with a rich gradient of balanced color.
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State of the Stomp: Overdriven to Tears

June 15, 2016
Why are there so many overdrive pedals on the market? It’s your fault!
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Cole Clark FL2EC-BLBL-AE Review

June 14, 2016
This Australian blackwood dreadnought dishes distinctive flattop tones with style.
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Fender Unveils the Mod Shop

June 14, 2016
An experience that provides consumers with the ability to design their dream guitar by choosing from a wide variety of customizable options.
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