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Gear

NAMM '16 - Aclam Guitars 20:14 Demo

March 2, 2016
See and hear how this ultra-flexible 6-string uses piezo, MIDI, and standard magnetic pickups for tonal exploration.
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Rig Rundown: Children of Bodom

March 2, 2016
It’s all about ESP guitars and cranked Marshalls for one of death metal’s most melodic shredders.
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Mastro Valvola Pedals Releases the Area Reverb

March 2, 2016
The Area can go from short reverberations to huge spaces and celestial atmospheres, without clouding the dry signal.
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NAMM '16 - Cusack Music Never Off Series Scream and Scruzz Demos

March 2, 2016
The Michigan-based tone tinkerer releases a new line of stompboxes aiming to save valuable pedalboard real estate.
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Ask Amp Man: Reviving an Alamo Fury

March 2, 2016
A dead amp bought for next to nothing might—with a few inexpensive fixes—become a new workhorse.
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NAMM '16 - Nik Huber Guitars Rietbergen Bass

March 1, 2016
The German luthier tries his hand at a bass design taken off from his popular 6-string design.
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Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Review

March 1, 2016
A quirky homage to Jimi’s idiosyncratic Stratocasters delivers sonic dividends at an accessible price.
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Todd Sharp Amps Unveils the JOAT 20RT

March 1, 2016
The JOAT circuit employs a unique approach to gain and tone architecture utilizing rotary selector switches.
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NAMM '16 - Guild M-20 and D-20 Demos

March 1, 2016
The company's new California-based factory starts to bear fruit with these two new flattops.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Fender Electric Mandolin

March 1, 2016
Fender’s electric mandolin was endorsed by leading musicians of the day, yet it never achieved the popularity of traditional Gibson acoustic mandos.
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NAMM '16 - Ormsby Guitars SX GTR Demo

February 29, 2016
The handbuilder out of Australia marks his first NAMM show with custom and multi-scale axes.
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The Chain Gang: Reader Pedalboards 2016

February 29, 2016
Another year means another chance to show off your pedal playground.
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Scott Walker Guitars Unveils the Katana

February 29, 2016
The Damascus steel tailpiece and pickguard give it a musically unique sound.
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Bare Knuckle Pickups Introduces the Impulse Humbucker

February 29, 2016
The Impulse has a neutral and broad-sounding midrange, which acts to enhance the natural voice of the guitar without adding any offensive frequencies.
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NAMM '16 - Engl Ironbass Demo

February 29, 2016
The German amp builders show up with a new Class-D bass head that features two ECC83 preamp tubes and cranks out 800 watts.
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NAMM '16 - MTD Guitars Kingston Super 5 Demo

February 28, 2016
Luthier Michael Tobias brings a new 5-string bass to this year's show.
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Quick Hit: Red Iron Amps Pedal Pusher

February 28, 2016
Heavy-duty and cleverly flexible preamp delivers subtle but super-effective signal enhancement.
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NAMM '16 - D'Angelico Guitars Master Builder New Yorker & EX-175 Deluxe Demos

February 27, 2016
See and hear the NYC-company's latest art-deco hollowbody electrics.
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Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800 & Subway Ultra-Lite Cabinets Review

February 26, 2016
Mesa/Boogie unveils a class-D powerhouse for bassists that delivers big sounds from a svelte, lightweight package.
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Korg Releases the Pitchblack Mini Tuner

February 26, 2016
The tuner is approximately the size of a credit card.
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