December 2016

Gear

Two-Rock Cardiff Review

November 14, 2016
Can you have EL84 sparkle and bounteous bottom?
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Organic Timbre Releases the Rhapsody G12F Guitar Speaker

November 14, 2016
This 12" speaker is specially-designed to handle 300W and provides transparent headroom necessary to work well with modeling amplifiers.
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Quick Hit: Radial JDX Direct Drive

November 13, 2016
No amp? No problem. This DI offers a wealth of options for those who want to leave their amp at home.
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KRK Debuts V Series Monitors

November 11, 2016
The new monitors come in three sizes—4", 6", and 8"—and offer49 user-selectable equalizer settings.
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Chasing Vintage Challenger Review

November 11, 2016
A handmade hybrid fusing Gibson, Fender, and Mosrite influences.
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Matthews Effects Unveils The Cosmonaut V1.5

November 11, 2016
A spacious modulated ambient reverb with controls over the amount/speed of the modulation on your reverb trails and its travel time.
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Flying Mo-Jo Announces the JimiLee Fuzz

November 11, 2016
The company's first pedal uses PNP-3 transistors to help recreate the gnarliness of the Tone Bender.
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Ask Amp Man: Restoring Electrical Flow to Peavey Combos

November 11, 2016
Although certainly not a benchmark of tone, these amps delivered affordable reliability.
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Epiphone Releases Limited Edition Korina Flying-V, Korina Explorer, and Korina Explorer Bass

November 10, 2016
These old favorites have been updated with critically-acclaimed pickups and a solid Korina body.
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Rig Rundown: Band of Skulls

November 9, 2016
The English rock band travels heavy with Fender solidbodies and Gretsch semi-hollows while proving that pedal swaps make a group closer.
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NEXI Industries Releases the Solution Pedalboard

November 9, 2016
A unique plug-and-play system that connects up to eight effects pedals in one resilient, splash-proof pedalboard.
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EBS Magni 500 MA15 Review

November 9, 2016
EBS delivers a new bass combo aimed at working musicians keen on a light load.
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Wampler Pedals Releases the Faux Tape Echo V2, Pinnacle Deluxe V2, and Mini Ego Compressor

November 8, 2016
A pair of updated models and a smaller version of the company's classic compressor.
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State of the Stomp: A Pedal Builder’s Pet Peeves

November 8, 2016
Dwarfcraft Devices' Ben Hinz serves up a checklist of how to royally piss him off.
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Axes & Artifacts - Fender Bassman Shoot Out (1958, 1959 & 1960)

November 7, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger and Gruhn Guitars' Lloyd Nicely plug into not just one but three of Leo's most coveted vintage tweed amps.
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EarthQuaker Devices Unveils V2 Updates of Dispatch Master, Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and Afterneath

November 7, 2016
All four of the new V2 pedals feature soft-touch, relay-based switching.
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Seymour Duncan Releases Jimi Hendrix Signature Strat Pickup Set

November 7, 2016
Each pickup has a reverse magnet stagger to simulate the effect of playing a right-handed guitar upside down and restrung for a lefty.
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Shin-Ei Vibe-Bro Review

November 4, 2016
Fans of the legendary Uni-Vibe rejoice—the revived brand's new offering yields ravishing tones from a setup that's remarkably like the original.
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BC Audio Introduces the Octal-Plex Series

November 3, 2016
The amps are based on 1960s British plexi circuits that have been adapted for octal preamp tubes.
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Black Widow Audio Designs Unveils the MGP-1A Modeling Preamp

November 3, 2016
The unit features 18 preamplifier models which are derived from the most iconic guitar amplifiers in history.
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