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Dunlop Introduces the MXR Reverb

March 30, 2016
A Phase 90-sized housing with a simple three-knob setup and a hi-fi analog dry path.
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Ben Harper’s Arresting Developments

March 30, 2016
With his Innocent Criminals back together for a new album, Call It What It Is, the lap slide guru talks about his roots, songwriting, collaboration, and the mysteries of reggae and Neil Young.
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TC Electronic Unveils the K-115 Bass Cab

March 29, 2016
The cab features a 15" custom-made driver.
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Michael Kelly Guitars Introduces the Hybrid 55

March 29, 2016
The stealthy acoustic guitar sonic option is possible thanks to a Fishman VT Powerbridge and a Fishman Powerchip.
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Quick Hit: Vick Audio V-2 Distortion

March 29, 2016
Vick Audio’s take on an elusive and pricey Pete Cornish classic churns up buttery, delicious overdrive and low- to mid-gain distortion.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Scotty Moore-Style Banjo Rollin'

March 29, 2016
The Lee Brice sideman straps on a stunning Gretsch White Falcon and shows you how to invoke Elvis Presley’s legendary sideman with a series of galloping pull-offs you can use in I–IV–V progressions.
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Steve Dawson “Driver’s Wheel” Video Premiere

March 28, 2016
The roots guitar wizard previews his upcoming album with a stunning solo performance on Weissenborn lap steel and vocals.
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Levy's Leathers Introduces M317HPR Harper Designer Strap

March 28, 2016
The strap is available in rust only with a soft suede backing and is adjustable from 37” to 51”.
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GHS Unveils Limited-Edition Infinity Steels Bass Strings

March 28, 2016
The E and B strings have been made with tapered ends to produce a totally new sound.
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Recording: Going Mobile

March 28, 2016
Configured with the right accessories and apps, today’s smartphones, tablets, and laptops let you track virtually anywhere you happen to be. Here’s what you need to know.
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Quick Hit: Chellee Odie Classic Overdrive

March 27, 2016
Diode switching, enhanced EQ voicing, and wide-ranging controls conspire in an overdrive of expansive potential.
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Jazz Boot Camp: Walk the Line

March 26, 2016
As a solo guitarist, Joe Pass knew how to create the illusion of a bassist and guitarist playing together. Charlie Hunter and Tuck Andress continue to develop the technique, and now it’s your turn to unlock the secrets of walking bass lines.
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Tone King Amplification Releases the Royalist 45 Mk II and the Ironman II Mini Precision Reactive Power Attenuator

March 25, 2016
The MK II features a single channel preamp and an all-tube signal path with three 12AX7A preamp tubes and two EL34 output tubes.
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Quick Hit: Big Tone Music Brewery Gray Box Overdrive Review

March 25, 2016
This '70s-style stomp mates a powerfully sculpting EQ to a muscular, malleable output.
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Dr. Z Amps Introduces the DB4

March 25, 2016
A British-sounding amp designed in collaboration with Brad Paisley.
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TWA Releases the WR-3 Wah Rocker Envelope Filter

March 25, 2016
The circuit is based on the original Guyatone WR-3, but with a few key updates.
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Guitar Shop 101: The ABCs of Output Jacks

March 25, 2016
Passive pickups, active electronics, and acoustic-electric guitars with dual-pickup sources all require different types of output jacks. Do you know how to wire them up?
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Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale

March 24, 2016
The alpha guitarist on building riffs, calling the shots, and borrowing mega-rock-producer Brendan O’Brien’s guitars for his band’s new album, Victorious.
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Keeley Electronics Unveils the Monterey

March 24, 2016
Three modulation effects that have vintage elements, but with modern control.
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Gibson Introduces the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard

March 24, 2016
A replica of Nielsen’s favorite stage and studio guitar.
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