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What's New

On Bass: The Song Guys, Part 2

February 15, 2016
They might not be household names, but these four stellar bassists offer a wealth of inspiration to tap into.
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NAMM '16 - Michael Kelly Guitars TV50 FOR, Mod Shop Series & Custom Collection Demos

February 14, 2016
Get a taste of the brand's newest T-style that's loaded with TV Jones Duo-Trons.
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Quick Hit: PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2015 Review

February 14, 2016
The classic accompaniment software brings in some real players like Brent Mason and Pat Martino to create an immensely useful practice tool.
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NAMM '16 - Alexander Pedals Super Radical Delay & Oblivion Vintage Delay Demos

February 13, 2016
See and hear two vastly different but potent new delays handmade in North Carolina.
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The Rumble Seat: A Bass Groove Toolbox

February 13, 2016
Invent a whole new low-end vocabulary by combining cues from classic George Porter Jr. and James Jameson licks with modern rhythms and beats.
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PRS SE A15AL Alex Lifeson Review

February 12, 2016
PRS honors the Rush guitarist with a slim, nimble, and fast-playing flattop.
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Straptight Releases New Straplock

February 12, 2016
Straptight installs in mere seconds and removal is just a twist and a pull.
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ModTone Releases MT-CD Classic Valve Distortion Pedal

February 12, 2016
The MT-CD is a standard three-knob arrangement that lets users dial in anything from a mild crunch to a full on incendiary tubepocalypse.
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NAMM '16 - Zemaitis A24DF 2H Buccaneer Island, ZAG 200 & A22B MF Bass Demos

February 12, 2016
The famed Japanese brand re-releases a model first made popular by Faces and Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.
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Andrews Amplification Releases the Spectraverb 16

February 12, 2016
The Spectraverb 16 is the smallest and most portable amp available from Andrews.
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NAMM '16 - Kevin Michael Guitars Sable Demo

February 12, 2016
Inspired by its parent company, McPherson Guitars, Kevin Michael unveils a new full-size, carbon-fiber model and updates its travel-friendly composite flattop.
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Bass Bench: Passive Distortion

February 12, 2016
Can you generate onboard overdrive with no batteries?
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NAMM '16 - Faith Guitars Venus Blood Moon & Nomad Series Demos

February 11, 2016
Famed U.K. luthier Patrick Eggle brings a booming, auditorium-sized beauty made from Indonesian trembesi, and a series of flattops geared for those on the move.
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NAMM '16 - PureSalem Guitars Attack Captain, Pink Beard & Honey Bunny Demos

February 11, 2016
The retro-inspired, futuristic guitar company joins forces with 323 Effects to create three new fuzzboxes.
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Joyful Noisemakers: Sun Club’s Mikey Powers and Shane McCord

February 11, 2016
The guitar tag-team uses bright tones, cheap gear, and a nearly lifelong friendship to craft the feel-good music on their debut album, The Dongo Durango.
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NAMM '16 - Hahn Guitars Model 112 Demo

February 11, 2016
Luthier Chihoe Hahn collaborates with Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker on his first new guitar design in a decade.
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Scott Eric Olivier Unveils the PEDALpUNK!

February 11, 2016
Use any analog device, such as guitar effects pedals, to interact with computers without any quality loss.
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Milkman Sound Introduces the Dairy Air

February 11, 2016
A simple straightforward amp that serves as the perfect pedal platform.
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NAMM '16 - Knaggs Guitars Steve Stevens SSC, Severn HB & Choptank HSS HB Demos

February 11, 2016
The Maryland-based luthier shows off his latest 6-string creations including an updated model for Billy Idol's guitar slinger.
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Big Joe Stomp Box Company Releases the Power Box Rechargeable Power Supply

February 11, 2016
Smart Battery technology provides visual indication of current draw, battery charge status, and battery time remaining.
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