October 2016

Gear

Matthews Effects Astronomer Reverb Review

July 21, 2016
This two-mode shimmer ’verb makes dramatic onstage texture shifts a breeze.
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Beetronics Launches the WhoctaHell and OctaHive

July 21, 2016
Both are available in standard and custom versions.
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SNAMM '16 - Hungry Robot Pedals the Wash & the Kármán Line Demos

July 21, 2016
The Iowa-based company shows off two delays—one for the ambient player and one that has a modulating joystick that dives into oscillation madness.
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SNAMM '16 - Ironess Pedals the Woodsman & the Charcuterie Demos

July 20, 2016
The Clarksville, Tennessee, shop makes its first trade-show appearance with a new distortion and fuzz.
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Rig Rundown: Black Pistol Fire

July 20, 2016
As one half of a two-piece outfit, guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown shows how a few hollowbodies, Fender combos, and a packed pedalboard help him create a blues-rock ruckus.
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SNAMM '16 - EVH 5150IIIS EL34 Demo

July 20, 2016
Eddie gets another monster head—this one is loaded with EL34s.
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SNAMM '16 - Jackson Guitars Scott Ian King V KVT, SLAT7-FF, & SLAT8-FF Demos

July 20, 2016
Learn about some new extended-range instruments and get the scoop on the new signature axe for Anthrax's head thrasher.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom

July 20, 2016
A close-up look at a classic Black Beauty, with all the appointments.
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SNAMM '16 - Atomic Amps Amplifire Demo

July 19, 2016
It's small enough for the front pocket of your gigbag, but powerful enough to replace your amp and stompboxes.
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Panama Guitars Announces Extended-Range Cabinets

July 19, 2016
Designed to meet the needs of extended-range instruments.
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SNAMM '16 - Washburn AG20CEK Demo

July 19, 2016
Get introduced to this budget-friendly grand auditorium made with a spruce top and rosewood back and sides.
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SNAMM '16 - Journey Instruments the Overhead Demo

July 19, 2016
This guitar-on-the-go is purportedly impervious to the elements and designed for easy stowing on a plane.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Aspirational Guitarist

July 19, 2016
Is that beautiful, expensive piece of gear performing to its potential in your hands?
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SNAMM '16 - BA Ferguson Grifter Classic Demo

July 18, 2016
The handmade shop shows off a lower-priced alternative that still rocks and rolls.
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Hotone Introduces the XTOMP Modeling Pedal

July 18, 2016
A rugged pedal that models over 300 iconic classic, vintage, and modern effects.
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Esoterik Guitars Unveils LK27 Baritone Model

July 18, 2016
A neck-thru baritone loaded with Seymour Duncan pickups.
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PHRED Instruments DockStar Flame Maple Review

July 18, 2016
A fully hollow, offset model aims at the jam crowd and beyond.
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SNAMM '16 - Colby Amplification Lil' Darlin | Park Amplifiers Little Rock Demos

July 18, 2016
Mitch Colby serves up a modded Champ-style combo and a Park head that mixes the power section from the company's Little Head with the preamp of the Park 50.
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SNAMM '16 - Tone Lounge Guitars Wedge and Quest Demos

July 18, 2016
Luthier Brian Swerdfeger expands his line by offering two new offset body styles.
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Lucero Unveils Classical and Acoustic-Electric Models

July 18, 2016
Both of these nylon-stringed instruments are carefully inspected and set up at Lucero's U.S. facilities.
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