December 2016

What's New

DR Strings Introduces Veritas Series

October 21, 2016
Veritas strings will be offered in both standard and hybrid gauges.
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Ask Amp Man: Fattening Up a Vox AC30C2X

October 21, 2016
Find out how redirecting resistors and adding a DPDT switch to your Brit combo will yield bigger tones and more control.
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F.E.A.R Monger: Marillion’s Steve Rothery

October 20, 2016
Armed with uncommon axes and amps, a raft of stompboxes, and mojo borrowed from his 6-string heroes, the veteran prog-rocker creates a world of vivid soundscapes on the band’s new crowd-funded album.
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Spector Announces the Timbre Series

October 20, 2016
The company's first line of acoustic basses.
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Cort B5 Plus AS Review

October 20, 2016
A modern 5-string with classic features brings the booty without busting the bank.
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Rig Rundown: Pierce the Veil's Tony Perry

October 19, 2016
The lead guitarist behind the post-hardcore band discusses what specs he likes in his signature ESPs and why he prefers going digital on the road.
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IK Multimedia Announces MODO Bass

October 19, 2016
A completely customizable physically modeled virtual bass for Mac and PC.
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On Bass: The Challenges of Travel

October 19, 2016
For bassists on the road, size does matter.
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Friedman Amplification Launches the Sir-Compre Pedal

October 18, 2016
Compression and gain in a single stompbox.
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The Descendents’ Stephen Egerton: Pop-Punk Papa

October 18, 2016
How the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, stripped-down 6-strings, classical training, high-gain amps, and the rush of survival helped fuel the bands’ first album in 12 years.
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Satellite Amplifiers Introduces New Effects Pedals

October 18, 2016
The Eradicator tube guitar preamp and Fogcutter distortion/boost are the first pedals from the San Diego-based company.
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Chuck Berry Celebrates 90th Birthday with New Album

October 18, 2016
Chuck Berry's first album in nearly four decades will be released in 2017 on Dualtone.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Cognac Flying V

October 18, 2016
French luthier DasViken builds a guitar out of oak barrels used to mature Cognac.
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Cort Launches Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

October 17, 2016
The Action DLX AS model advances the active electronics of its series counterpart, the Action DLX.
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Experimental Noize Aphazing Review

October 17, 2016
This multifaceted phaser is a tweaker’s delight—and a big, big bargain.
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Seymour Duncan Announces the High Voltage Humbuckers

October 17, 2016
The High Voltage humbucker set was developed for one of rock’s most iconic and devilish guitarists.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The New Tone Generation

October 17, 2016
How pedals have challenged the dominance of organic guitar tone.
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Quick Hit: Coppersound Telegraph Stutter

October 16, 2016
Much more than a cute homage to Samuel Morse, the Stutter frees your hands to deliver stunning sound blasts that no kill switch can conjure.
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The Art of the Ensemble: Crafting Awesome Arrangements

October 15, 2016
A great song consists of more than just notes and rhythms. Here’s how to put the pieces together to create that extra sonic magic.
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Sam Bush’s Mondo Mando

October 14, 2016
The expressive mandolin pioneer has a lot to say on his new album, Storyman—and he plays a little guitar, too.
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