October 2016

What's New

Supro 1695T Black Magick Review

July 5, 2016
A clever take on the amp that put the Led in Zeppelin.
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SNAMM '16 - Michael Tobias Design AG6 Synth and Rubicon 7-String Demos

July 4, 2016
Luthier Michael Tobias dips his toe into the 7-string arena and brings an ultra-versatile bass that can go from traditional low-end tones, to synth, and even guitar, in a flash.
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SNAMM '16 - Action Figure Studios Knot For Everyone, Duane, The Steves, & The Eddie Demos

July 4, 2016
This luthier shows shows off a trio of handbuilt, vintage-style 6-strings that take inspiration from his favorite guitarists.
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Episode 4 – Gigs from Hell

July 4, 2016
PG fans recount live performances gone horribly awry—from club cave-ins to CD-stealing hecklers and a bar whose over-the-top, sketchy-sounding name turned out to be all too apt.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Guitars as Enablers

July 4, 2016
Are you and your instrument a perfect match, or is something missing?
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SNAMM '16 - TV Jones Starwood Series Strat Pickups and T-90 Demos

July 3, 2016
Know for Filter'Trons, Tom Jones steps outside his sweet spot and delivers delicious options for Strat players and P-90 lovers.
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Tools for the Task: Studio Monitors Under $500

July 3, 2016
Is it time to ditch those earbuds or computer speakers and upgrade?
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SNAMM '16 - Bullhead Amplification Matador Demo

July 2, 2016
Hear this handwired, single-channel head that can either come with 6V6s (20W) or EL34s (40W).
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Hand Jive! Master the Fundamentals of Lap Steel

July 2, 2016
A crash course in the fundamentals of lap steel guitar: bar control, muting, intonation, slurs, and vibrato.
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Gator Cases Unveils the GPB Series Aluminum Pedalboard

July 1, 2016
The increased pedal surface provides enough space to customize your setup to include up to 20 pedals.
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SNAMM '16 - Faith Guitars Mars Dreadnought Demo

July 1, 2016
The company's latest drop-shoulder flattop features all solid woods and streets for about $1,000.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: A Hen’s Tooth

July 1, 2016
A reader stumbles upon a Gretsch Duo Jet hardtail built as a prototype for Cars guitarist Elliot Easton.
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Batson Announces New Acoustic Models

July 1, 2016
The new models are designed to replicate the looks, sound, and feel of the more expensive handmade guitars.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender '57 Classic Tweed Champ, Deluxe, Pro, and Twin Demos

July 1, 2016
Check out three old favorites with modern updates, and get introduced to a brand-new reissue.
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Amptweaker Introduces the Bass TightDrive Jr., Bass TightRock Jr., and Bass TightMetal Jr.

July 1, 2016
A trio of new bass-centric pedals that span from mild dirt to hi-gain saturation.
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SNAMM '16 - Yamaha TransAcoustic LS-TA Demo

July 1, 2016
See and hear how the veteran guitar builders added chorus and reverb to a flattop.
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Mod Garage: Rewiring a Fender Mustang

July 1, 2016
Here’s how to streamline the pickup switching scheme on an underrated Fender.
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SNAMM '16 - Eastman Guitars E40D SB & MD415 BK Demos

June 30, 2016
Learn about a new 45-style dreadnought and a mandolin built with mahogany back and sides.
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Sturgill Simpson’s Laur Joamets: From the Baltic Sea to Nashville

June 30, 2016
How an Estonian string slinger went country—and beyond—with a psychedelic roots visionary … and learned pedal steel in three months.
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SNAMM '16 - Dwarfcraft Devices Happiness Demo

June 30, 2016
Get a taste of this resonant filter, which features high-, low-, and band-pass modes, continuous-controller capability, and LFO-wave scrambling.
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