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NAMM '16 - ESP Guitars LTD M 400,TE 200 & B 1005SE Multiscale Demos

February 24, 2016
The Japanese brand ushers in 2016 with a whole batch of new shred machines and classical-styled 6-strings.
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Dr. Z Z-Lux Review

February 24, 2016
Dr. Z tinkers with a classic template and delivers a delicious combo with headroom and grit.
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NAMM '16 - Marshall Amplification Code Series Amps & 2525 Mini Jubilee Demos

February 23, 2016
The British amp outfit shows off a line of flexible new modeling amps, and an homage to the brand's popular late-'80s tube series.
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Stomp Stations of the Stars

February 23, 2016
A behind-the-scenes look at eight of the most remarkable pedal collections we’ve seen in quite some time.
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NAMM '16 - Joe Gore Pedals Filth, Duh Remedial Fuzz, Cult & Boring Demos

February 23, 2016
The longtime guitar journalist takes a minute to stop writing about gear to build his own line of stompboxes.
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NAMM '16 - Takamine CP7MO-TT, EF740FS-TT, EF450C-TT & LTD 2016 Decoy Demos

February 23, 2016
See and hear four new acoustic models that cover a wide gamut.
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Ask Amp Man: Diagnosing an Ailing Blues Junior

February 23, 2016
A blown fuse can mean your amp has bigger problems. Here’s how to find them.
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NAMM '16 - Red Witch Zeus Fuzz Suboctave Bass Demo

February 22, 2016
See and hear about Ben Fulton's new bass-friendly fuzz/octave tool. Plus, learn about his new tone workshops.
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Massive Unity Reveals the T.A.E. Pedal Unit

February 22, 2016
The T.A.E pedal is a full-analog amp simulator for direct line connection.
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Quick Hit: F-Pedals Eddie Kramer Series PhazeVibe Lite

February 22, 2016
A light and compact modulation machine that delivers unique phase and vibrato textures.
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NAMM '16 - JHS Pulp 'N' Peel V4, “See Saw” Modular Volume Control, SuperBolt V2 Demos

February 22, 2016
JHS main man Josh Scott walks us through some updated stomps and shows us a new volume pedal geared for gigging musicians.
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NAMM '16 - Recording King Dirty Thirties Parlor & EZ Tone Plus RD A9M Demos

February 22, 2016
Check out two new affordable-but-dependable flattops.
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Tone Tips: Overdrives and Distortions and Boosts, Oh My

February 22, 2016
Demystifying the wizardry of the most popular pedal family.
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NAMM '16 - Yamaha FG830 and FS850 Demos

February 21, 2016
Get introduced to the company's revamped FG series and the first all-mahogany guitar in its FS line.
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NAMM '16 - Seymour Duncan Palladium Gain Stage and Catalina Chorus Demos

February 21, 2016
The pickup giant releases two boxes—one that aims to recreate an overdriven tube amp, and one that serves up chorus.
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NAMM '16 - Willcox Stylus Upright Electric Bass Demo

February 21, 2016
The high-end guitar company makes a splash with their first standard upright electric bass model.
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NAMM '16 - Morgan Amps The Fuzz, MkII, OD & NKT275 Demos

February 21, 2016
The charming amp builder turns his attention to the pedal world by releasing four new stompboxes ranging from a slight overdrive to a burly fuzz.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Frankenstein Jazzcaster

February 21, 2016
This reader made his own fusion of the Telecaster, Jazzmaster, and Stratocaster.
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NAMM '16 - Synergy Amps SYN - 001 Friedman BE Module Demo

February 20, 2016
Some of the biggest boutique amp builders put their heads together to create interchangeable tone modules for your tweaking delight.
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NAMM '16 - Electro-Harmonix Soul POG, Lester G, Lester K, Bass Preacher & Cock Fight Demos

February 20, 2016
Mike Matthews and his NYC crew welcome a handful of new stompboxes to their zany family.
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