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Dusky D2O Review

February 10, 2016
A minimalist 32-/8-watt head with a raw, tactile feel and glorious harmonic distortion.
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NAMM '16 - L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI Demo

February 9, 2016
The acoustic pickup and preamp pioneers dip their toe in the bass DI world to help gigging bassists.
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Cage the Elephant’s Brad Shultz and Daniel Tichenor

February 9, 2016
For their new album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, the group took a trip to the ’60s in producer Dan Auerbach’s Wayback Machine.
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Babicz and AP International Introduce the Z Series Babicz 4-String Bass Bridge

February 9, 2016
The bridge is a direct replacement upgrade for Fender Precision Bass or Jazz Bass-style bridges.
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NAMM '16 - Two-Rock Amplification Cardiff Demo

February 9, 2016
The California tone creators offer an EL84 amp with less compression, fuller/fatter midrange, and a stout low-end sound.
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Suhr Unveils the Dual Boost

February 9, 2016
The Dual Boost features two independent modes each with their own Boost and Hi-Cut controls.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

February 9, 2016
Though introduced 67 years ago, this classic archtop is still embraced by professional jazz guitarists.
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NAMM '16 - Tone King Amplifiers Royalist 45 MK II Head & Combo, and Ironman II Mini Demos

February 8, 2016
Amp builder Mark Bartel adds some tweaks and updates to an old favorite for more of a sweet, singing JTM45 to raging Plexi/Super Lead sound and downsizes the footprint of his attenuator.
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Ride’s Andy Bell: Addicted to Noise

February 8, 2016
The shoegaze vet details his subversive sonic strategies and the creation of the reunited band’s '90s classics.
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Vintage Guitars Unveils the V501 and VEC501

February 8, 2016
Both models benefit from the addition of a rosewood bridge with a Graph Tech NuBone saddle.
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NAMM '16 - Boss | Roland VB-2W, Waza Amp, VO-1, and Blues Cube Hot Demos

February 8, 2016
The stompbox kingpins release two new noise makers—a vibrato and vocoder—and a pair of flexible amps.
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NAMM '16 - Gretsch Golden Era, Players, and Streamliner Series Demos

February 8, 2016
The rockabilly kings turn out some flashy hollowbodies and semi-hollow 6-string beauties.
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Charvel Announces New San Dimas and So-Cal Guitars

February 8, 2016
The models offer six discrete tonal variations by using the push-pull volume control in conjunction with the three-way switch.
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Mojo Hand Fx El Guapo Review

February 8, 2016
This silicon fuzz uses interactive controls and variable voltage to yield a fantastic array of shape-shifting sounds.
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NAMM '16 - Sadowsky Guitars Single Cut Bass, Satin Series, SA200 Bass Amplifier, LS 13, & SS 13 Demos

February 7, 2016
The legendary luthier presents a few new handmade instruments and a new bass amp.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 1999 Yamaha AEX-502

February 7, 2016
A different set of pickups can bring a potentially great guitar to life.
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NAMM '16 - Jackson Pro Monarkh SC Demo & 2016 Models Demos

February 6, 2016
See and hear what these hard-rockin' shred machines can offer.
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Beyond Blues: Billy Gibbons

February 6, 2016
Learn a few secrets about how the king of Texas boogie-rock combines attitude with soul.
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Staff Picks: Pedal Impressions

February 5, 2016
DMA’s guitarist Johnny Took joins the PG staff in discussing the stomps we weren’t smitten with at first sight, but later ended up loving.
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NAMM '16 - Analog Alien Effects Joe Walsh Double Classic & Bucket Seat Demos

February 5, 2016
Take a ride with us as we check out a compressor-drive pedal designed for the Eagles guitarist and a new variation on their popular Rumble Seat dirtbox.
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