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NAMM '16 - Yamaha FG180 50th Anniversary Demo

March 4, 2016
The Japanese brand celebrates an anniversary be reintroducing a limited run of a fan favorite.
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NAMM '16 - Washburn Heritage Series, Comfort Series, and Woodline Series Acoustics

March 3, 2016
The 100-year-old company celebrates a new year by expanding three of their most popular families of flattops.
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Technically Free: Intronaut’s Sacha Dunable and Dave Timnick

March 3, 2016
On exploring the power-soaked fringes of adventurous metal, changing rigs to nail fresh tones, building tough road guitars, and live-tracking their incendiary new album, The Direction of Last Things.
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Taurus Amplification Introduces the Stomp-Head 5.CE

March 3, 2016
An ultra light, compact floor amplifier with integrated footswitches.
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NAMM '16 - Ritter 20th Anniversary "Red Dragon" Princess Isabella

March 3, 2016
Celebrating a 20th anniversary, luthier Jens Ritter decks out his jazz guitar with a flamboyant print from China and white gold inlays.
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Radial Headload Review

March 3, 2016
A high-quality load box and guitar D.I. with many pro features.
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NAMM '16 - Aclam Guitars 20:14 Demo

March 2, 2016
See and hear how this ultra-flexible 6-string uses piezo, MIDI, and standard magnetic pickups for tonal exploration.
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Rig Rundown: Children of Bodom

March 2, 2016
It’s all about ESP guitars and cranked Marshalls for one of death metal’s most melodic shredders.
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Mastro Valvola Pedals Releases the Area Reverb

March 2, 2016
The Area can go from short reverberations to huge spaces and celestial atmospheres, without clouding the dry signal.
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NAMM '16 - Cusack Music Never Off Series Scream and Scruzz Demos

March 2, 2016
The Michigan-based tone tinkerer releases a new line of stompboxes aiming to save valuable pedalboard real estate.
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Ask Amp Man: Reviving an Alamo Fury

March 2, 2016
A dead amp bought for next to nothing might—with a few inexpensive fixes—become a new workhorse.
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NAMM '16 - Nik Huber Guitars Rietbergen Bass

March 1, 2016
The German luthier tries his hand at a bass design taken off from his popular 6-string design.
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Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Review

March 1, 2016
A quirky homage to Jimi’s idiosyncratic Stratocasters delivers sonic dividends at an accessible price.
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Todd Sharp Amps Unveils the JOAT 20RT

March 1, 2016
The JOAT circuit employs a unique approach to gain and tone architecture utilizing rotary selector switches.
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NAMM '16 - Guild M-20 and D-20 Demos

March 1, 2016
The company's new California-based factory starts to bear fruit with these two new flattops.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Fender Electric Mandolin

March 1, 2016
Fender’s electric mandolin was endorsed by leading musicians of the day, yet it never achieved the popularity of traditional Gibson acoustic mandos.
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NAMM '16 - Ormsby Guitars SX GTR Demo

February 29, 2016
The handbuilder out of Australia marks his first NAMM show with custom and multi-scale axes.
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The Chain Gang: Reader Pedalboards 2016

February 29, 2016
Another year means another chance to show off your pedal playground.
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Scott Walker Guitars Unveils the Katana

February 29, 2016
The Damascus steel tailpiece and pickguard give it a musically unique sound.
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Bare Knuckle Pickups Introduces the Impulse Humbucker

February 29, 2016
The Impulse has a neutral and broad-sounding midrange, which acts to enhance the natural voice of the guitar without adding any offensive frequencies.
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