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Gear

PRS Guitars Introduces the McCarty 594

May 24, 2016
The McCarty 594 can move from humbucker to single-coil tones thanks to the 58/15 LT pickups and push/pull coil taps on the tone controls.
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Fender American Elite Precision Bass Review

May 24, 2016
A new incarnation of the revered Fender P that brings classic Precision tones and style along with some modern enhancements.
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Schertler Amps Unveils the UNICO

May 24, 2016
A compact 5-channel amp that combines performance, power, and versatility.
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Dr. No Effects Introduces the MotherBrain Analog Delay

May 24, 2016
With three easy-to-adjust functions it’s easy to achieve rockabilly slapback or insane oscillation.
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Transistor-saurus Rex: Vintage Guitars with Onboard Amps

May 23, 2016
Flash back to an era when 6-string beasts with names like Teisco, Silvertone, Hofner, Wandre, Cipher, and Maier (quietly) roared.
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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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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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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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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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