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Gear

TC Electronic Unveils the K-115 Bass Cab

March 29, 2016
The cab features a 15" custom-made driver.
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Michael Kelly Guitars Introduces the Hybrid 55

March 29, 2016
The stealthy acoustic guitar sonic option is possible thanks to a Fishman VT Powerbridge and a Fishman Powerchip.
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Quick Hit: Vick Audio V-2 Distortion

March 29, 2016
Vick Audio’s take on an elusive and pricey Pete Cornish classic churns up buttery, delicious overdrive and low- to mid-gain distortion.
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Levy's Leathers Introduces M317HPR Harper Designer Strap

March 28, 2016
The strap is available in rust only with a soft suede backing and is adjustable from 37” to 51”.
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GHS Unveils Limited-Edition Infinity Steels Bass Strings

March 28, 2016
The E and B strings have been made with tapered ends to produce a totally new sound.
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Recording: Going Mobile

March 28, 2016
Configured with the right accessories and apps, today’s smartphones, tablets, and laptops let you track virtually anywhere you happen to be. Here’s what you need to know.
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Quick Hit: Chellee Odie Classic Overdrive

March 27, 2016
Diode switching, enhanced EQ voicing, and wide-ranging controls conspire in an overdrive of expansive potential.
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Tone King Amplification Releases the Royalist 45 Mk II and the Ironman II Mini Precision Reactive Power Attenuator

March 25, 2016
The MK II features a single channel preamp and an all-tube signal path with three 12AX7A preamp tubes and two EL34 output tubes.
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Dr. Z Amps Introduces the DB4

March 25, 2016
A British-sounding amp designed in collaboration with Brad Paisley.
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TWA Releases the WR-3 Wah Rocker Envelope Filter

March 25, 2016
The circuit is based on the original Guyatone WR-3, but with a few key updates.
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Keeley Electronics Unveils the Monterey

March 24, 2016
Three modulation effects that have vintage elements, but with modern control.
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Gibson Introduces the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard

March 24, 2016
A replica of Nielsen’s favorite stage and studio guitar.
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Fano Guitars Announces Launch of Standard Series Line

March 24, 2016
The JM6 and SP6 both offer custom-shop features at an affordable price.
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Fender Announces The Edge Signature Stratocaster and Deluxe

March 24, 2016
Also available is a 2.5” leather strap personally designed by The Edge.
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Trash or Treasure: A Pre-Fender Fender

March 24, 2016
A visit to a yard sale and $50 yield a rare amp with some very cool history behind it.
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Rig Rundown: Andy Timmons

March 23, 2016
For decades, Timmons has wowed fans with his versatility and musicality. Watch as he demonstrates how he gets studio-quality sounds onstage.
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660 Guitars Unveils the Aviator

March 23, 2016
A modern approach to the classic "V" guitar design.
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Two-Rock Amplification Introduces the Cardiff

March 23, 2016
A 15-watt EL84 amp with less compression, fuller/fatter midrange and stout low end.
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Bergantino Audio Systems B|Amp & HD Cabinets Review

March 23, 2016
A 6-1/2 pound monster of a bass amp that packs in features galore.
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Dwarfcraft Announces the Necromancer

March 22, 2016
The fuzz circuit from the Silver Rose v2 combined with a powerful EQ section.
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