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Beyond Blues: Mike Bloomfield’s Manic Magic

May 14, 2016
The Chicago-born guitarist wasn’t afraid to go searching for those missing notes. In Levi Clay’s latest lesson he breaks down how one of the most influential guitarists of the ’60s combined blues, rock, and jazz.
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Pettyjohn Electronics Releases the Chime OverDrive

May 13, 2016
It draws inspiration from the right channel of the flagship signature overdrive, the PettyDrive.
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Bass Bench: A Staccato Blast from the Past

May 13, 2016
What was it about the old-school bass masters that made them so darn funky?
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Dean Zelinsky LaVoce Z-Glide Custom Review

May 13, 2016
A slim, smooth-playing solidbody aims to deliver a smorgasbord of tones.
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Tal Wilkenfeld: No Limits

May 12, 2016
As the dexterous bassist transitions from sideman to songwriter on her upcoming solo album, she’s adamant about being true to herself, her music, and her expression.
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Fender Unveils Pro In-Ear Monitors

May 12, 2016
All models except the DXA1 boast 3D-printed digital hybrid technology housings.
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Planet Waves Releases the NS Micro Soundhole Tuner

May 12, 2016
A non-marring tuner that’s perfectly concealed in the soundhole designed specifically for acoustic guitar, ukulele, and other acoustic instruments.
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Source Audio Releases the L.A. Lady Overdrive, Kingmaker Fuzz, and Aftershock Bass Distortion

May 12, 2016
All three pedals feature a compact housing and the straight-forward control surface of a traditional stompbox.
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Quick Hit: Keeley Sojourner Fuzz/Reverb Machine Review

May 12, 2016
Beautifully integrated fuzz and reverb conspire in a bubbling-over box of shoegaze delights.
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Rig Rundown: Dawes

May 11, 2016
Grimy Fenders, posh Gretsches, and handmade Gibson knockoffs meet streamlined pedalboards and vintage amps for this L.A. folk-rock outfit featuring Duane Betts on lead guitar.
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Pro Tone Pedals Introduces Essential Edition Dead Horse Overdrive

May 11, 2016
It continues to use the famed 4558 chip to create deeper bass, smoothed out mids, and biting overdrive.
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Cort Guitars Announces Grand Regal Acoustic Line

May 11, 2016
The Grand Regal line features exotic wood combinations that have never been used before in Cort's production.
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State of the Stomp: Living in Synth

May 11, 2016
Effects pedals have more in common with synthesizers than you might believe.
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Steve Dawson: Groovin’ and Slidin’

May 10, 2016
The Canadian fingerpicker jumped into the deep end of Nashville’s guitar pool, where he’s thriving as a solo artist, sideman, and producer.
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Railhammer Launches the Nuevo 90 Pickup

May 10, 2016
An evolved version of the classic P-90, but without the hum.
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Vintage Vault: 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard

May 10, 2016
A historic ’burst that’s worth the price of a Bentley Continental Supersports!
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Quick Hit: Fender Paramount PM-2 Parlor

May 9, 2016
A super-playable parlor-sized acoustic with headroom and clarity to spare.
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Last Call: What Would Jimi Do? (Ego Isn't Your Amigo)

May 9, 2016
Talking trash can get you canned. Be nice or leave.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Arched, Carved, and Laminate Tops

May 8, 2016
Is that guitar in the window really an archtop or is marketing speak just telling you it is?
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Shrapnel Shred

May 7, 2016
In her latest lesson, virtuoso Nili Brosh analyzes techniques and approaches made famous on records from the venerated '80s record label.
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