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Amptweaker Announces the FatMetal Pro

May 23, 2016
A design that's based on the TightMetal and packed with effects loops, a 3-band EQ, and lots of tonal flexibility.
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On Bass: How to Impersonate a Synth Bass

May 23, 2016
Tips for conjuring synth bass sounds without bringing a keyboard to the show.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Seafaring Seagull

May 22, 2016
A guitarist in Ocean City shows off his converted 8-string bearing Aphrodite, Poseidon’s trident, and a tsunami strap to boot.
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Cram Session: The Ups and Downs of String Skipping

May 21, 2016
Legendary rock guitarists such as Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan, Shawn Lane, and Nuno Bettencourt created wildly interesting and provocative lines by simply skipping over the obvious choice.
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Fender Bassbreaker 45 Review

May 20, 2016
Marshall founded its empire on Fender’s Bassman circuit. Now Fender returns the favor with an Anglicized 2x12 combo.
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Soul Tramp Amplification Unleashes the Havoc

May 20, 2016
The Havoc features cascading gain stages that can move the tone from crystal clean to insane high-gain.
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Guitar Shop 101: Curing Sticky-Neck Syndrome

May 20, 2016
Do you feel like you’re fighting your guitar’s neck? Here’s how to create that smooth, “played-in” feel.
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Esperanza Spalding: Soul Mining

May 19, 2016
The bass phenomenon goes electric and eclectic to chase her muse through a childhood-inspired wonderland of music, poetry, dance, and theater.
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Shin-ei Unveils the Vibe-Bro

May 19, 2016
A faithful reissue that features vintage-style preamp switching.
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Guild Guitars Reissues the S-200 T-Bird

May 19, 2016
A replica of the original versions produced between 1964 and 1968 that feature an asymmetrical all-mahogany body.
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Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra Review

May 19, 2016
A sturdy box for bassists that delivers wide-ranging drive and an impressive EQ section.
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Rig Rundown: The Darkness

May 18, 2016
Fueled by a pair of brothers rocking Les Pauls and the bass rumbling thanks to Gibson Thunderbirds, this U.K. outfit is here to rock and roll.
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Cordoba Guitars Adds Exotic Wood Option to Mini Guitar Line

May 18, 2016
The Cordoba Mini SM-CE features a soft cutaway and Cordoba 2Band pickup.
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The Jelly Jam’s Profit Sessions Video Premiere

May 18, 2016
This PG exclusive shows new, behind-the-scenes studio footage of the prog-rock supergroup featuring Ty Tabor (King's X), Rod Morgentstein (Dixie Dregs, Winger), and John Myung (Dream Theater).
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Cheap Trick: ... But Don’t Give Yourself Away

May 17, 2016
Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, and Robin Zander on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, and … time travel?
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Guild Introduces the Jumbo Junior

May 17, 2016
Guild's classic aesthetic for those who love the look of a jumbo, but may not love the size.
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Ask Amp Man: Modding a Pro Junior for an Extension Cab

May 16, 2016
Here’s how to install a new transformer and impedance switch to use a second speaker with this little workhorse.
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Daredevil Pedals Releases the Fearless Distortion

May 16, 2016
The pedal features Hi- and Low-gain settings and a unique clipping section giving it a warm, vintage feel but with modern output and cut.
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Sanford Magnetics Introduces the Aeronaut Amp

May 16, 2016
A new 30-watt with an unusual low-voltage, high-current design.
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