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Tuning Up: The Periodic Pedal-Purge Imperative

February 29, 2016
The straight dope on why a stripped-down sonic self-inventory is a must for every stompbox junky.
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NAMM '16 - MTD Guitars Kingston Super 5 Demo

February 28, 2016
Luthier Michael Tobias brings a new 5-string bass to this year's show.
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Quick Hit: Red Iron Amps Pedal Pusher

February 28, 2016
Heavy-duty and cleverly flexible preamp delivers subtle but super-effective signal enhancement.
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NAMM '16 - D'Angelico Guitars Master Builder New Yorker & EX-175 Deluxe Demos

February 27, 2016
See and hear the NYC-company's latest art-deco hollowbody electrics.
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Cosmic Country: Finger Rolls

February 27, 2016
Crank out rapid-fire licks by taking inspiration from the banjo.
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Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800 & Subway Ultra-Lite Cabinets Review

February 26, 2016
Mesa/Boogie unveils a class-D powerhouse for bassists that delivers big sounds from a svelte, lightweight package.
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Korg Releases the Pitchblack Mini Tuner

February 26, 2016
The tuner is approximately the size of a credit card.
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NAMM '16 - DigiTech | DOD Trio+ Band Creator/Looper and Looking Glass Overdrive Demos

February 26, 2016
DigiTech expands the capabilities of its band-in-a-box pedal, while DOD collaborates with Shoe Pedals on a class-A FET overdrive.
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Cort Guitars Releases Mahogany Acoustic Models

February 26, 2016
The new models include the AF510M, SFX-MEM, and CE304T.
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Tools for the Task: Cables

February 26, 2016
Is it time to take inventory?
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NAMM '16 - Two Notes Le Clean, Le Crunch, and Le Lead Demos

February 26, 2016
Hear three new tube-loaded, MIDI-compatible preamp/distortion/DI pedals for guitar and bass.
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NAMM '16 - Mojotone '58 Quiet Coil S-style Pickup Set, Deacon, and MT Pilot Demos

February 25, 2016
Hear a new, vintage-inspired set of S-style pickups and two new tube heads—one loaded with 6V6s and another with KT66s.
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Yellowcake Releases Your Mom

February 25, 2016
A versatile germanium/silicon transistor hybrid fuzz.
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Decoding Modern MIDI Guitar

February 25, 2016
New technologies make it easier than ever to access electronic sounds from your fretboard.
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NAMM '16 - Magnatone Panoramic Stereo and Super Fifty Nine Mk II Demos

February 25, 2016
The vintage-vibed amp company updates a popular combo with twin 10" speakers and stereo operation.
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Dwarfcraft Devices Releases the Twin Stags

February 25, 2016
The company's first foray into modulation.
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NAMM '16 - Friedman BE-OD, Sir-Compre, Fuzz Fiend, and MC Drive Demos

February 25, 2016
The amp builder breaks into the pedal world with four new stomps—two overdrives, a compressor, and a gnarly fuzz.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Little Mods, Big Results

February 25, 2016
If you’re not getting the tone you want out of your acoustic, a simple and quick tweak might get you a little closer.
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NAMM '16 - Sandberg 30th Anniversary Ken Taylor Demo

February 24, 2016
The German brand celebrates a milestone by adding some flair and fresh tonal options to one of its oldest 5-string models.
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Rig Rundown: Anders Osborne

February 24, 2016
The gypsy-Viking bluesman details his go-to road gear—including the unusual '68 Fender Strat that convinced him to become a full-time musician back in 1985.
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