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T-Rex Replicator Tape Echo Review

April 24, 2016
Compact and crazily expressive tape echo might be the most fun you’ll have with delay since you left your Echoplex by the dumpster.
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Rhythm Is King: Malcolm Young’s Rock-Solid Riffage

April 23, 2016
Malcom Young’s iconic riffs—long considered the sonic glue of AC/DC—appear deceptively simple. Look again.
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Vintage V58JDAB Jerry Donahue Review

April 22, 2016
An affordable T-style that delivers tonal versatility worthy of its namesake.
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Ernie Ball Announces 40th Anniversary StingRay

April 22, 2016
The Music Man StingRay bass has been embraced as one of the world’s classic electric bass designs.
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Prince Rogers Nelson: 1958-2016

April 22, 2016
The way to get to know Prince is through his music. A tribute to a true original on guitar, onstage, and beyond.
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Bass Bench: Myths and Facts of Cryogenic Treatment

April 22, 2016
It would be easy to call cryogenically treated hardware “snake oil,” but perhaps that’s not fair.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Unveils the Ocean Reverb

April 21, 2016
The Ocean was designed to create, a studio quality, classic and ambient reverb textures of sound in a small sized pedal.
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Perri's Leathers Introduces the Hootenanny Series

April 21, 2016
The abstract patterns of these funky woven guitar straps have a distinct traditional feel with beautiful color combinations that are reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s.
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DIY: Thurston Moore’s Drone Guitar Project

April 21, 2016
Dutch experimental builder Yuri Landman creates a microtonal avant-rock playground for the former Sonic Youth axeman.
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Staff Picks: Hair-Raising Solos

April 21, 2016
The Suffers’ Kevin Bernier joins us in saluting our current faves in scorching guitar.
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Rig Rundown: Living Colour's Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish [2016]

April 20, 2016
Armed with a boatload of pedals of every size and shape, the funk-rock tandem demonstrates the sonic mayhem they create on a nightly basis. Bonus: Bass legend Billy Cox crashes the party!
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Demeter Amps Unveils the Tremulator Plus

April 20, 2016
James Demeter decided to revisit his first pedal and add every feature that he could think of.
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Tone Tips: Ask Doctor Pete, Part 2

April 20, 2016
Tips on blending delay with overdrive, HSS Strat wiring, improving picking technique, and more.
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High Seas Shred: Axes & Anchors Cruise

April 19, 2016
Aboard an unforgettable floating workshop featuring Zakk, Yngwie, Bumblefoot, Skolnick, Friedman, and a few thousand guitar nerds.
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Louis Electric Amps Introduces the Road Runner

April 19, 2016
A low-power footprint that can truly be played at home, at small clubs, or in the studio.
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Guerrilla Warfare Unveils the Unconventional Warfare Pickup

April 19, 2016
Plenty of punch and attack for metal and hard rock players.
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Hagstrom Impala Review

April 19, 2016
Scandinavia’s answer to the Jaguar is revived in (most) of its quirky splendor.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Yellow Submarine Strat

April 18, 2016
A Beatles fan enlists a young artist to handpaint the guitar of his dreams.
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Undertone Audio Introduces the Vari-Cap Cable

April 18, 2016
Scan through 16 different tones with just one cable.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Why We Play Guitar

April 18, 2016
The veteran luthier explores the ways in which 6-strings connect us to something larger.
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