August

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SNAMM '16 - Fender '57 Classic Tweed Champ, Deluxe, Pro, and Twin Demos

July 1, 2016
Check out three old favorites with modern updates, and get introduced to a brand-new reissue.
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Amptweaker Introduces the Bass TightDrive Jr., Bass TightRock Jr., and Bass TightMetal Jr.

July 1, 2016
A trio of new bass-centric pedals that span from mild dirt to hi-gain saturation.
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SNAMM '16 - Yamaha TransAcoustic LS-TA Demo

July 1, 2016
See and hear how the veteran guitar builders added chorus and reverb to a flattop.
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Mod Garage: Rewiring a Fender Mustang

July 1, 2016
Here’s how to streamline the pickup switching scheme on an underrated Fender.
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SNAMM '16 - Eastman Guitars E40D SB & MD415 BK Demos

June 30, 2016
Learn about a new 45-style dreadnought and a mandolin built with mahogany back and sides.
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Sturgill Simpson’s Laur Joamets: From the Baltic Sea to Nashville

June 30, 2016
How an Estonian string slinger went country—and beyond—with a psychedelic roots visionary … and learned pedal steel in three months.
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SNAMM '16 - Dwarfcraft Devices Happiness Demo

June 30, 2016
Get a taste of this resonant filter, which features high-, low-, and band-pass modes, continuous-controller capability, and LFO-wave scrambling.
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SNAMM '16 - Sound City Amps Master One Hundred Demo

June 30, 2016
Hear how and why Steven Fryette relaunched an amplifier brand started by Hiwatt's Dave Reeves.
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Yamaha Unveils Limited-Edition Pacifica 612VII

June 30, 2016
A limited-edition model featuring an SSH Seymour Duncan pickup configuration.
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SNAMM '16 - Jam Pedals Tube Dreamer Supreme & Delay Llama Supreme Demos

June 30, 2016
The Athens-based stompbox junkies revamp two favorites by adding more tonal options and on-the-fly tweakability.
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Quick Hit: Providence Heat Blaster

June 30, 2016
The Japanese pedal-builders' latest is a 3-knob distortion with dynamics for days.
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SNAMM '16 - Revv Amplification Dynamis Demo

June 29, 2016
See what this 6V6-loaded combo can do with its 2-channel platform and three reverb-decay options.
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Scotty Moore: 1931–2016

June 29, 2016
As sideman to Elvis Presley, he helped define the sound of rock ’n’ roll with his fluid picking and unique blend of country, blues, and jazz, and in the process inspired everyone from rockabilly idol Eddie Cochran to guitar gods Keith Richards and Eric Clapton.
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SNAMM '16 - Daredevil Pedals Fearless & Red Light District Demos

June 29, 2016
Johnny Wator shows off a pair of flexible dirtboxes that go from Ms. Priss to gnarly in a heartbeat.
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SNAMM '16 - Broken Crow Amplification BC-T20 and BC-B30 Demos

June 29, 2016
The Kentucky tone hunters enjoy their first NAMM show by introducing a head powered by 6V6s and another working with EL84s.
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Rig Rundown: Black Mountain's Stephen McBean

June 29, 2016
This Vancouver psych-rock quintet is building quite a buzz with its vibey grooves, so we decided to find out which gear gives bandleader McBean his 6-string buzz.
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Orange Amplification Introduces the Crush Bass Series

June 29, 2016
In addition to a handy onboard tuner, the headphone output on all models features CabSim filtering to emulate the response of Orange’s stage-ready OBC bass cabinets.
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Tuning Up: Poor, Unappreciated Steel

June 29, 2016
Forget pedals, guitars, and amps! Dollar for dollar, a metal flatpick may be the most liberating and impactful tone discovery you ever make.
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On Bass: Spotlight on Sonny T.

June 28, 2016
When Prince wasn’t playing bass himself, he employed top-shelf bassists like Sonny T. to tackle the low end.
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The Kills: The Beautiful Chaos of Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart

June 28, 2016
The punch-packing duo digs into the wide-ranging influences, weird alchemy, and haunted guitars on their fifth album together, Ash & Ice.
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