December 2016

Gear

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Lost in Translation

September 21, 2016
Does it matter if the person building your guitar knows how to play one?
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EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Transmisser Resonant Reverb

September 20, 2016
A modulated reverb with extra-long decay fed to a highly resonant filter.
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J. Rockett Audio Tranquilizer Phaser Review

September 20, 2016
Find out why our reviewer pined, "The Tranquilizer delivers everything I lie awake at night wishing for in a phaser."
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Nordstrand Pickups Unveils the Big J-Blade Bass Pickup

September 19, 2016
A J-style pickup, with a continuous sensing blade offered in two different winds.
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Dunlop John Petrucci JP95 Signature Cry Baby Wah Review

September 19, 2016
The prog kingpin’s rack wah is the tone foundation for this powerful, high-gain wah.
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Stomp Audio Labs Releases the Waves

September 19, 2016
A modern tremolo, with tap tempo, three waveforms, hold mode, tempo subdivision, and waveform symmetry distortion.
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Dwarfcraft Devices Twin Stags Tremolo Review

September 18, 2016
Ben Hinz and company's unique new dual tremolo delivers warm pulses, versatile controls, and synth-like power.
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Electro-Harmonix Announces the Wailer Wah Pedal

September 16, 2016
Features the circuitry, sound and tone of the award-winning Crying Tone in a traditional rack and pinion style pedal and at an extremely affordable price point.
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Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus Review

September 16, 2016
An intuitive chorus that responds to the player’s touch.
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Guitar Shop 101: Touch-up a String Nut with Super Glue

September 16, 2016
After replacing or upgrading a nut, finish the job with fast-acting cyanoacrylate adhesive.
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IK Multimedia Announces iRig HD 2

September 15, 2016
A pro digital guitar interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC.
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Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor Review

September 15, 2016
Boss’ latest compressor for bassists aims to tame dynamics with punch and precision.
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Rig Rundown: Los Straitjackets

September 14, 2016
The masked guitarists demonstrate how a pedal-less setup is the right fit for their instrumental brand of surf rock.
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Fredric Effects Announces the Accomplished Badger

September 14, 2016
An original two-stage boost with an opamp buffer/boost driving a germanium transistor gain stage.
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Gibson Announces Limited-Edition Pete Townshend Gold Top ’76 Les Paul

September 14, 2016
The model is inspired by one of Townshend’s iconic stage guitars and was created using construction techniques very similar to those used in the ‘70s.
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AER Introduces the Tommy Emmanuel Signature Amp

September 14, 2016
The signature amp is based on AER's best-selling Compact 60.
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Keeley Mod Workstation Review

September 14, 2016
An ambitious modulation machine that’s overflowing with tones.
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Ibanez Introduces New Steve Vai Signature Model

September 13, 2016
The latest edition features a rosewood top with a distinctive wood pickguard.
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TC Electronic Introduces the Mimiq Doubler

September 13, 2016
An easy way to add depth and heaviness to your riffs and solos.
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J. Rockett Audio Designs Unveils the Lenny Color Boost

September 13, 2016
The pedal emulates a Steel String Singer being pushed to create color, texture, and feel versus just loud and clean.
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