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What's New

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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NAMM '16 - Mojo Hand Fx M3 Wonder Filter & C-1 Buffer Demos

February 20, 2016
See and hear what lurks within this new, expressive envelope filter.
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Cram Session: Modern Legato Techniques

February 20, 2016
Stretch out those fingers and give your pick a rest with these twisted licks.
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Dr. No Road Runner Octave Fuzz Wah Flying Machina Review

February 19, 2016
A wild-looking fuzz/wah for aggressive rockers.
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NAMM '16 - Orange O Bass, 4 Stroke 500 Bass Amp, Two Stroke Boost & Amp Detonator ABY Box Demos

February 19, 2016
Adrian Emsley demos a new budget-friendly bass through the company's latest class-AB amp, which cranks out 500 watts of power.
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IK Multimedia Releases The AmpliTube MESA/Boogie App

February 19, 2016
The AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie app allows musicians to play their guitar through models of some of the manufacturer's most iconic amplifiers and cabinets.
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NAMM '16 - John Page Classic AJ & Ashburn HH Demos

February 19, 2016
The renowned custom builder shows off two axes geared for working musicians, but with his attention to detail and high-end appointments.
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Guitar Shop 101: “Decking” a Stratocaster Trem

February 19, 2016
It’s not for everyone, but locking down a Strat trem can resolve many tuning issues.
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NAMM '16 - Keeley Delay Workstation, Mod Workstation & Tone Workstation Demos

February 18, 2016
Mod scientist Robert Keeley offers tonal flexibility in a new series of multi-effect stomps.
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Ouija Lord: Neal Casal of Circles Around the Sun

February 18, 2016
The psych-roots guru conjures the spirit of the Grateful Dead with his new album, talks about playing with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, and explains the magic in Jerry Garcia’s legendary Wolf guitar.
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Tube Amp Doctor Unveils a Pair of New Tubes

February 18, 2016
The new options cover everything from high-gain to vintage tweed tones.
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Peavey Releases Headliner 1000 Bass Amp

February 18, 2016
The Headliner is a 1000-watt head that packs power and tone into a lightweight package.
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Alvarez Guitars Unveils the Blues 51 and the Delta OO

February 18, 2016
The new models feature an arched rosewood back, V profile necks, back-shifted bracing, and wider finger spacing.
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NAMM '16 - Collings Guitars 360 LTM Ash Demo

February 18, 2016
Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton plays a new single-cut outfitted with Mastery hardware and Lollar P-90s.
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Thorpy FX Muffroom Cloud Review

February 18, 2016
The Rolls Royce of Muff clones delivers unique tone-shaping capabilities and incredible articulation.
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NAMM '16 - Mojo Hand Fx M3 Wonder Filter & C-1 Buffer Demos

February 17, 2016
Jon Cusack of Cusack Music reintroduces the Mojo brand with a new envelope filter.
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Breedlove Unveils the Pursuit Concert Koa

February 17, 2016
The guitar includes built-in Fishman Isys + USB port for amplification and easy interfacing with recording software.
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Rig Rundown: Peter Frampton

February 17, 2016
One of classic rock’s most revered players walks us through his expansive collection of modded Marshalls, iconic Les Pauls, and vintage stomps.
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NAMM '16 - Bad Cat Cub 40R Demo

February 17, 2016
Get introduced to the new handwired EL34-powered head that features onboard reverb.
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Radial Engineering Introduces the Shotgun

February 17, 2016
A guitar-signal distribution amplifier that is able to drive up to four amps simultaneously.
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