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Gear

Todd Sharp Amplifiers Introduces the JOAT 30RT

June 13, 2016
Expands upon award winning flagship model the JOAT 20RT with 30 watts of power with two additional output tubes in unique output stage configuration.
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Martin D Jr. Review

June 13, 2016
Martin shrinks its signature body shape, upending expectations of what a travel guitar can deliver.
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Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

June 12, 2016
Simplicity, functionality, and tone are nestled together in DiMarzio’s passive pickup solution for acoustic guitarists.
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Dave Rusan: Building Prince’s Cloud Guitar

June 10, 2016
For his career-defining film Purple Rain, Prince envisioned a strange new guitar to announce his arrival. The Minneapolis luthier who was hired for the job shares the story of how it was made.
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Bogner Unveils the La Grange Overdrive/Boost Pedal

June 10, 2016
The wide variety of controls and switches give you decades of legendary plexi tones.
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Tools for the Task: Alternative Material Picks

June 10, 2016
No dis on plastic, but there are many more ways to skin a pick.
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ESP Guitars Unveils Bill Kelliher Signature Model

June 9, 2016
The new ESP Bill Kelliher and LTD BK-600EC are single-cutaway designs that employ a mahogany body with a traditional full thickness, and no waist cut.
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Rocktron Launches the MicroHush

June 9, 2016
Wipe out hiss and unwanted feedback while maintaining signal integrity.
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Thurston Moore Gets His Yuri Landman / Premier Guitar DIY Drone Guitar

June 9, 2016
Check out the new video footage of Yuri and Thurston chatting about the instrument’s unusual design, then watch Moore test the guitar at a gig the same night.
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Quick Hit: Ethos Clean-Fusion Preamp

June 9, 2016
A super-flexible faux-tube preamp that’s literally stompbox-sized.
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660 Guitars Introduces the CT/52

June 8, 2016
A modern slant on a classic, single-cut guitar design.
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Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Vintage Ultra

June 8, 2016
A versatile preamp for bassists aimed at creating a rich, articulated sound.
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Schroeder SA9+ Review

June 8, 2016
Clean headroom heaven!
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Taylor 562ce 12-Fret 12-String Review

June 7, 2016
A high-end 12-string built for comfort and speed.
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GMF Music Announces SH-1 Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup

June 7, 2016
An easy-to-install pickup for singer/songwriters and folky strummers alike.
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PRS Guitars Celebrate Experience PRS Event with Limited-Edition Custom 24-08

June 7, 2016
The simple and intuitive switching system, also featured on the PRS 408 model, allows for eight distinct pickup combinations.
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Yamaha Unveils the TransAcoustic Guitar

June 6, 2016
A guitar that recreates the experience of playing in a rich, live room without needing any external amplification or effects.
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Mitchell Introduces the MO120CESB Acoustic-Electric Guitar

June 6, 2016
The model features a select spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a three-band EQ.
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Conversations in the Key of Life Podcast: Episode 3 – Guitar As Therapy

June 6, 2016
In this episode, fans share inspiring and touching accounts of the mysterious healing properties of their 6-strings.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Fender “Bluesbird” Telecaster

June 6, 2016
When you find a guitar that’s been modified exactly how you like, buy it.
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