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State of the Stomp: In Defense of Noise

April 1, 2016
In the real world, noise happens.
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Janet Feder: Prepared for All Genres

March 31, 2016
A free-thinking experimental guitarist talks about creating surprising sounds with her baritone guitars, sans stompboxes, on her adventurous new album, THISCLOSE.
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Pigtronix Announces the Pigtronix Power Isolated Power Supply

March 31, 2016
A multi-voltage analog power supply designed to provide quiet, stable power for high-end guitar effects pedals.
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Echopark F-1 Fuzz Review

March 31, 2016
Vintage voodoo and rich tones abound in this dual-transistor germanium fuzz.
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Rig Rundown: Dave Stewart

March 30, 2016
The famed guitarist shares the tools he uses to craft the classic pop-rock riffs that fueled the Eurythmics, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, and more.
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EurekaSound Unveils the MIDIMizer

March 30, 2016
A cable adapter that allows multiple MIDI connections to be carried over a single CAT5 cable.
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Dunlop Introduces the MXR Reverb

March 30, 2016
A Phase 90-sized housing with a simple three-knob setup and a hi-fi analog dry path.
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Ben Harper’s Arresting Developments

March 30, 2016
With his Innocent Criminals back together for a new album, Call It What It Is, the lap slide guru talks about his roots, songwriting, collaboration, and the mysteries of reggae and Neil Young.
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TC Electronic Unveils the K-115 Bass Cab

March 29, 2016
The cab features a 15" custom-made driver.
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Michael Kelly Guitars Introduces the Hybrid 55

March 29, 2016
The stealthy acoustic guitar sonic option is possible thanks to a Fishman VT Powerbridge and a Fishman Powerchip.
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Quick Hit: Vick Audio V-2 Distortion

March 29, 2016
Vick Audio’s take on an elusive and pricey Pete Cornish classic churns up buttery, delicious overdrive and low- to mid-gain distortion.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Scotty Moore-Style Banjo Rollin'

March 29, 2016
The Lee Brice sideman straps on a stunning Gretsch White Falcon and shows you how to invoke Elvis Presley’s legendary sideman with a series of galloping pull-offs you can use in I–IV–V progressions.
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Steve Dawson “Driver’s Wheel” Video Premiere

March 28, 2016
The roots guitar wizard previews his upcoming album with a stunning solo performance on Weissenborn lap steel and vocals.
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Levy's Leathers Introduces M317HPR Harper Designer Strap

March 28, 2016
The strap is available in rust only with a soft suede backing and is adjustable from 37” to 51”.
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GHS Unveils Limited-Edition Infinity Steels Bass Strings

March 28, 2016
The E and B strings have been made with tapered ends to produce a totally new sound.
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Recording: Going Mobile

March 28, 2016
Configured with the right accessories and apps, today’s smartphones, tablets, and laptops let you track virtually anywhere you happen to be. Here’s what you need to know.
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Quick Hit: Chellee Odie Classic Overdrive

March 27, 2016
Diode switching, enhanced EQ voicing, and wide-ranging controls conspire in an overdrive of expansive potential.
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Jazz Boot Camp: Walk the Line

March 26, 2016
As a solo guitarist, Joe Pass knew how to create the illusion of a bassist and guitarist playing together. Charlie Hunter and Tuck Andress continue to develop the technique, and now it’s your turn to unlock the secrets of walking bass lines.
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Tone King Amplification Releases the Royalist 45 Mk II and the Ironman II Mini Precision Reactive Power Attenuator

March 25, 2016
The MK II features a single channel preamp and an all-tube signal path with three 12AX7A preamp tubes and two EL34 output tubes.
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Quick Hit: Big Tone Music Brewery Gray Box Overdrive Review

March 25, 2016
This '70s-style stomp mates a powerfully sculpting EQ to a muscular, malleable output.
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