October 2016

What's New

Carol-Ann Amps Introduces the Triptik V2

September 6, 2016
It is the first amplifier to feature the new AutoBiasMon system, a fully automatic biasing and tube monitoring system.
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Cort Guitars Releases the AB850F Acoustic Bass

September 6, 2016
The AB850F’s spruce top has a versatile sonic character that makes it ideal for a variety of musical genres and playing styles.
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Stone Deaf Kliptonite Review

September 6, 2016
A schizophrenic fuzz/overdrive that’s as malleable as it is manic.
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Morgan Pedals NKT275 Fuzz Review

September 5, 2016
New old-stock germanium makes this Fuzz Face clone sing.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Why Buy Vintage?

September 5, 2016
Vintage-guitar buying and collecting isn’t a recent phenomenon, but the reasons why folks buy vintage have changed dramatically since the ’70s.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Fabulous “Focus Knob”

September 4, 2016
A studio-savvy wiring mod that’s quick, easy, and cheap.
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EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe Review

September 4, 2016
A new drive pedal for bass that boxes up the tone of one of the greats and offers customization galore.
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Beyond Blues: Larry Carlton

September 3, 2016
The studio master walks a fine line between jazz, blues, and rock with ferocious chops and a unique view on improvisation.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Percussion

September 2, 2016
Put those feet to work and lay down some solid beats to accompany your playing.
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Devon Allman “Say Your Prayers” Song Premiere

September 2, 2016
Hear the rocking debut track from the 6-stringer’s brawny upcoming third solo album, Ride or Die.
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Tim Commerford: Wakrat and the Power of Now

September 1, 2016
The celebrated Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bassist explains how his other band's in-your-face, jazz-inspired music is making him play better than ever.
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Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Review

September 1, 2016
Coax trippy Mellotron tones from your 6-string or bass!
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Rig Rundown: Toto's Steve Lukather

August 31, 2016
The top-shelf guitarist pulls back the curtain on the high-power amps, signature guitars, and boutique pedals he uses to power his live show.
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3Leaf Audio Octabvre Mini Review

August 31, 2016
Designed for session bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, John Mayer), this stomp serves up both classic octave thump and synth-like glory.
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Fuzzrocious Feed Me Review

August 30, 2016
This award-winning tone-shaper avails 20,736 tone-stack recipes and is magic before or after dirt and fuzz pedals.
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Charvel Releases the USA Select Series

August 30, 2016
The four new models tap straight into original-era Charvel DNA.
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Forgotten Heroes: Sonny Sharrock’s Footprints on the Moon

August 30, 2016
How the father of free-jazz guitar fought for his uncompromising musical vision—and changed the landscape of improvisation.
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Hungry Robot The Wash Review

August 29, 2016
Plugging a delay into heavy reverb usually yields a big, ugly mess. But with the Wash, you get a nice, pretty mess—and that’s the whole point.
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Quilter Amplification Announces the Bass Block 800

August 29, 2016
The amp tips the scales at a mere 3.75 pounds and delivers a staggering 800 watts.
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State of the Stomp: Say “Yes” to New Sounds

August 29, 2016
With electric guitar, tone is as important as content.
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