December 2016

What's New

Shin-Ei Vibe-Bro Review

November 4, 2016
Fans of the legendary Uni-Vibe rejoice—the revived brand's new offering yields ravishing tones from a setup that's remarkably like the original.
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Bass Bench: Straight or Bowed Neck?

November 4, 2016
Here’s how to adjust your truss rod for a low-action setup.
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BC Audio Introduces the Octal-Plex Series

November 3, 2016
The amps are based on 1960s British plexi circuits that have been adapted for octal preamp tubes.
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Korn: Got the Life

November 3, 2016
James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch riff about how producer and longtime fan Nick Raskulinecz convinced them to bring back funky, detuned guitars on The Serenity of Suffering.
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Black Widow Audio Designs Unveils the MGP-1A Modeling Preamp

November 3, 2016
The unit features 18 preamplifier models which are derived from the most iconic guitar amplifiers in history.
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Mitchell Guitars Introduces the MD400 Series

November 3, 2016
The series features a double-cutaway mahogany body, set neck, and versatile pickup configuration.
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Vintage Vault: 1985 Paul Reed Smith Custom

November 3, 2016
A pre-production PRS that foreshadowed the guitar builder’s future successes.
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Rig Rundown: Nada Surf

November 2, 2016
The alt-rock group packs a punch with Les Pauls, cranked amps, and just a few essential stomps.
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J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases the Tour Series Blue Note Overdrive

November 2, 2016
A small, compact version of the current production Pro Series Blue Note.
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Breedlove Guitars Introduces the Concerto

November 2, 2016
The new body shape offers the volume of a dreadnought with complex tonal resonance via Sound Profiling technology.
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Last Call: Don’t Be Dogged by Gear Dogma

November 2, 2016
Beware: Guitar mythology can become a tar pit.
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Moon Bros: Ready to Launch

November 1, 2016
Fingerstyle guitarist Matthew Schneider’s longtime project appeals to a wider audience with These Stars, an album which showcases his acoustic virtuosity.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Wiretap Riff Recorder

November 1, 2016
This tiny stompbox recorder enables real-time riff capture and fast file sharing via Bluetooth.
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V Boutique Releases the V Board Pro

November 1, 2016
A rugged pedalboard designed for both recording and touring professionals.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Water’s War on Wood

November 1, 2016
Taylor Guitars master luthier Andy Powers explains weather and humidity's affects on guitars so you can help your instruments live less stressful lives.
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Dean Markley Unveils Blackhawk Coated Guitar Strings

October 31, 2016
The wound strings on the electric sets have a hexagonal core made of high-carbon steel.
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Parson 1975HW Review

October 31, 2016
A mid-’70s Marshall-style head at a budget-friendly price.
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Chemistry Design Werks Announces the Holeyboard Dragonfly

October 31, 2016
The pedalboard offers 10 configurations possible with no additional parts needed.
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Xotic Effects Announces the Soul Driven AH

October 31, 2016
The pedal offers creamy boost and overdriven tones that enhance the harmonics while maintaining the transparency of your guitar tone.
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Studious Amplifiers Introduces the Moseley

October 31, 2016
A simple and pure amplifier that’s perfect for anything from jazz to classic rock.
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