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Cole Clark FL2EC-BLBL-AE Review

June 14, 2016
This Australian blackwood dreadnought dishes distinctive flattop tones with style.
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Fender Unveils the Mod Shop

June 14, 2016
An experience that provides consumers with the ability to design their dream guitar by choosing from a wide variety of customizable options.
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Ibanez Introduces Artwood Vintage Thermo-Aged Acoustics

June 14, 2016
Thermo-Aged tonewood becomes light, hard and stable while providing notably stronger acoustic response.
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How to Record Crushing Tones

June 14, 2016
Monster producers Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Shadows Fall, Rob Zombie) share their secrets on gear, gain, pedals, layering, microphones, and more.
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Last Call: Dyeing to Entertain

June 14, 2016
Classic rockers, we know how old you are. So why keep up the charade?
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Todd Sharp Amplifiers Introduces the JOAT 30RT

June 13, 2016
Expands upon award winning flagship model the JOAT 20RT with 30 watts of power with two additional output tubes in unique output stage configuration.
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Staff Picks: Best Guitar Performance

June 13, 2016
Guitarist Daniel Kongos catches lightning in a bottle with us as we discuss the best live guitar we’ve seen this year.
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Gary Lucas: Sincerely Strange

June 13, 2016
The NYC avant guitarist discusses collaborating with Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley, cartoons, monsters, fingerpicking, alternate tunings, and the limitless musical passions reflected in three new albums.
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Martin D Jr. Review

June 13, 2016
Martin shrinks its signature body shape, upending expectations of what a travel guitar can deliver.
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Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

June 12, 2016
Simplicity, functionality, and tone are nestled together in DiMarzio’s passive pickup solution for acoustic guitarists.
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The Secret of Subtractive Rhythms

June 11, 2016
A simple three-step process is all it takes to go from stale to swinging.
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Dave Rusan: Building Prince’s Cloud Guitar

June 10, 2016
For his career-defining film Purple Rain, Prince envisioned a strange new guitar to announce his arrival. The Minneapolis luthier who was hired for the job shares the story of how it was made.
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Bogner Unveils the La Grange Overdrive/Boost Pedal

June 10, 2016
The wide variety of controls and switches give you decades of legendary plexi tones.
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Tools for the Task: Alternative Material Picks

June 10, 2016
No dis on plastic, but there are many more ways to skin a pick.
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ESP Guitars Unveils Bill Kelliher Signature Model

June 9, 2016
The new ESP Bill Kelliher and LTD BK-600EC are single-cutaway designs that employ a mahogany body with a traditional full thickness, and no waist cut.
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The Recording Guitarist: Basic Audio Editing—The Way of the Waveform

June 9, 2016
Create your ultimate performance (and hide dumb-ass mistakes).
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Rocktron Launches the MicroHush

June 9, 2016
Wipe out hiss and unwanted feedback while maintaining signal integrity.
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Thurston Moore Gets His Yuri Landman / Premier Guitar DIY Drone Guitar

June 9, 2016
Check out the new video footage of Yuri and Thurston chatting about the instrument’s unusual design, then watch Moore test the guitar at a gig the same night.
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Lukas Nelson: The Genuine Article

June 9, 2016
Boasting a prominent bloodline and an enviable gig backing Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real demonstrate how to deliver on a moniker.
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Quick Hit: Ethos Clean-Fusion Preamp

June 9, 2016
A super-flexible faux-tube preamp that’s literally stompbox-sized.
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