August

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Quick Hit: Gretsch Streamliner G2622T

July 17, 2016
An affordable classic that blends traditional styling with tonal versatility.
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SNAMM '16 - 323 Effects Steel City, Ridges, & Timbers Demos

July 16, 2016
Hear three stomps—a JFET overdrive, a MOSFET- and LED-clipping dirt box, and a 3-mode reverb.
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Dear 6-String Sensei: How Do I Improve My Chops?

July 16, 2016
In our new advice column, we tackle an age-old question with a few simple exercises and some chromatic magic.
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Xotic Guitars Introduces the California Classic Series

July 15, 2016
These guitars feature nitrocellulose finish, premium grade roasted flame maple neck, and Raw Vintage handwound pickups.
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SNAMM '16 - Mojotone '52 Tele Quiet-Coil Pickups Demo

July 15, 2016
See how close these alnico-3, blackguard-voiced single-coils get to the holy grail of T-styles.
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SNAMM '16 - Mad Professor Amplification Sweet Honey Overdrive Deluxe Demo

July 15, 2016
See how this touch-sensitive, medium-gain OD pushes a distorted amp and gives dynamically controlled low-gain overtones to a clean amp.
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J Mascis Keeps It Loud!

July 15, 2016
Alt-rock guitar hero J Mascis might be soft-spoken, but when it comes to guitar, he blasts everything to 10. Get an inside look at the making of Dinosaur Jr.’s new album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.
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Ibanez Fortifies Iron Label Line with S Series Models

July 15, 2016
Ibanez expands with two new 6-string guitars and one new 7-string model.
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Ovation Guitars Unveils the Applause Elite and Balladeer

July 15, 2016
The models feature essential Ovation features at a price that makes them ideal for beginning and intermediate players.
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Guitar Shop 101: Happy Little (String) Trees

July 15, 2016
Do the open strings buzz or sound wimpy on your Fender-style guitar? Maybe the problem lies at the headstock.
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SNAMM '16 - AJ Peat Guitars Wild Goose, Dirty Buzzard, Screaming Flamingo, and Rooster Booster Demos

July 14, 2016
The personal pedal builder for Warren Haynes, Mike Ness, and Reverend Horton Heat makes a splash at his first trade show by bringing four new stomps.
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SNAMM '16 - Amptweaker FatMetal Pro, Bass TightMetal Jr, Bass TightRock Jr, Bass TightDrive Jr Demos

July 14, 2016
The man who's created multiple memorable amp and pedal designs unveils three bass-specific dirtboxes.
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Gallery: Generation Axe Tour 2016

July 14, 2016
Take an in-depth look at the shred-tastic gear used by Vai, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, Wylde, and Abasi.
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Levy's Leathers Introduces Ryder Strap

July 14, 2016
The sleek design has been updated with a modern western twist.
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SNAMM '16 - B3 Guitars Sahara Plus 6 Demo

July 14, 2016
The seasoned luthier tries his hand at a new headless design.
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SNAMM '16 - Walrus Audio Monument Tremolo Demo

July 14, 2016
See what this new analog warble box can do with tap-tempo functionality and two different modes.
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Peavey MiniMEGA and Headliner 410 Review

July 14, 2016
Peavey packs 1,000 watts and tone-shaping galore into a 9-pound bass head.
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SNAMM '16 - Guild Jumbo Junior, S-200 T-Bird, & Bluesbird Demos

July 13, 2016
Get introduced to a new acoustic, a resuscitated rocker, and a yesteryear LP-style machine.
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Rig Rundown: Duran Duran's John Taylor

July 13, 2016
While admitting to not being a gear junkie, the new-wave bass icon explains how he came to love Peavey basses, why they’re comparable to BMWs, and what makes up his signature tone.
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