December 2016

What's New

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher

August 10, 2016
A simple-to-use 2-knob compressor for bassists that’ll set you back less than $100.
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Cowboy Jazz: Corey Christiansen

August 9, 2016
The Utah State University director of jazz studies takes us inside his latest quest to form a fresh musical crossbreed.
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GALLERY: Lollapalooza 2016

August 9, 2016
Relive all the guitar highlights from one of the longest-running U.S. festivals that celebrated its silver anniversary with sun, fun, and tunes.
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State of the Stomp: How to Become a Well-Adjusted Gearhead

August 9, 2016
Listen up! That’s the best way to discover how to get the most out of your gear.
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Alexander La Calavera Phaser Review

August 8, 2016
See how this new stomp conjures classic phasing sound and adds some cool, quirky twists.
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Magnetic Effects Introduces the Buzzer

August 8, 2016
A limited-edition clone of the Baldwin Burns Buzzaround fuzz.
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Ernie Ball Introduces Overdrive and Ambient Delay Expression Pedals

August 8, 2016
Each expression pedal offers dynamic foot control with more sonic expression.
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The Recording Guitarist: Trashy Good Tones

August 8, 2016
Can you get great studio sounds from crappy guitars?
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Guitar Shop 101: Using Super Glue in Guitar Repair

August 7, 2016
The fast-acting adhesive can work wonders ... if you know how to handle it safely.
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Digging Deeper: The Other Side of Paganini

August 6, 2016
Neo-classical shredders aren’t the only ones able to glean inspiration from Paganini. Learn how a simple theme can cross genres and styles.
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Tools for the Task: Single-Coil Replacement Pickups

August 5, 2016
Ten passive single-coil options for a total tonal makeover.
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GMF Music Announces the AT-1 Acoustic Transducer Pickup

August 5, 2016
Designed to pick up vibrations from any acoustic soundboard.
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Crazy Tube Circuits Introduces the Golden Ratio Phi

August 5, 2016
Two studio-grade compressors, optical and FET, in a single stompbox.
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Fender American Elite Telecaster Review

August 5, 2016
An American classic reconsidered.
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Bergantino Audio Systems Announces the HG310

August 4, 2016
A lightweight cabinet designed for a wealth of instruments.
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The Gray Area: Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi

August 4, 2016
On how they reached new outliers on To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere by experimenting with amps, tunings, and overdrives—and embracing their never-ending quest to create music with passion.
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Universal Audio Introduces the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier Plugin

August 4, 2016
An emulation of the combo delivered a warm and fat fundamental note that laid the foundation for ’60s and ’70s rock, funk, and soul.
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Vintage Vault: 1974 Gibson L-5S

August 4, 2016
This svelte solidbody pays homage to a classic archtop.
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Rig Rundown: Modest Mouse's Jim Fairchild

August 3, 2016
The alt-rocker details and demos his wide-ranging guitar collection, expansive pedalboard, and dual-amp setup.
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Lollar Unveils Staple Pickup

August 3, 2016
A modern interpretation of Gibson's famed pickup from the 1950s.
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